Our Team

The Feet First Podiatry staff is made up of professional podiatrists trained in all aspects of foot care. Our staff focus on offering advice and excellent service for healthier feet. For 100% customer service, we stay up-to-date with modern podiatry procedures, and believe we can serve you better by providing the safest treatment possible.

All our staff are highly skilled health professionals trained to deal with the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of medical and surgical conditions of the feet and lower limbs. If you have concerns regarding your leg, foot and ankle, feel free to consult with us immediately. Make an appointment by calling us at (03) 348 7910.

Regular visits to Feet First Podiatry can help prevent foot problems, alleviate pain and keep you on your feet to lead an active lifestyle.

Charlotte Russell

B.Sc. (Hons), Dip. Pod. (NZ) NZ Reg.Pod

Charlotte has been a Podiatrist since 1983 and is the Owner and Director of Feet First Podiatry. Having studied in Wellington and the University of Brighton (UK) for her Post Graduate BSc, Charlotte went on to study the management of the diabetic foot with a Winston Churchill Scholarship in 1995. Charlotte previously worked for 13 years as a Senior Podiatrist at the Christchuch Diabetes Centre, alongside her practice, formerly Charlotte Russell Podiatry which was started over 20 years ago, to Feet First Podiatry which was formed in 2002. 

Andrew Hawkey

BHSc.Pod NZ Reg.Pod

Andrew joined Feet First Podiatry in 2006. Andrew trained in Wellington, graduating in 2001, and spent time in both Private and Hospital practice in Queenstown and Invercargill. Outside of Feet First Podiatry, Andrew enjoys playing Squash and follows New Zealand sports scene.   

Louise Aubrey

BHSc(POD),PGDip Sports Med NZ Reg. Pod

Louise lives in Timaru and will be working on Tuesdays and Wednesday.  She has been practicing podiatry for nearly 12 years and has a Postgraduate Diploma of SportsMed (2006).  Louise is no stranger to Christchurch, she started her podiatry career at Sportsmed.  Louise has worked in the Private Practice and Oamaru Hospital treating and managing diabetic foot care. Louise enjoys running, swimming, fishing and spending time with her family. 

Erin Marsden

BSc(Pod), NZ Reg. Pod

Erin qualified in Western Australia in 2004, working across Australia in both the hospital and private sectors. She moved to NZ with her Cantabrian husband in 2010 to begin practicing in Christchurch; they live near Oxford with their 2 children. Her previous hospital based work focused on the high risk foot, and child development. Private practice work includes customised orthotics and palliative care. Erin enjoys looking after their many farm animals, mountain trekking on her horse, and not discussing Australia vs NZ sporting events

Delwyn Whelan

Receptionist

Delwyn is our Christchurch local. Delwyn will happily arrange your appointment bookings for you and is eager to help with any enquiries you may have. Delwyn is the fountain of knowledge when it comes to who’s who in the local area and directions on how to get to places  

Courtney Rhodes

Practice Manager

Courtney joined the Feet First Podiatry team in late August 2016 and is the Practice Manager. Courtney is originally from the USA, married a Kiwi and now resides in Christchurch. Courtney helps handle the administration side of the business and is happy to assist with any of your enquiries.