George is a Podiatrist with 16 years of clinical experience. He is a current Honorary Associate at La Trobe University where he collaborates on world-class research trials investigating foot pain, foot and leg biomechanics, foot orthoses and rehabilitation.

Recently, George was recognised for his accomplishments in podiatry and was awarded Fellowship of the Faculty of Podiatric Medicine at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in Glasgow​. George holds a PhD in the field of foot posture, foot orthoses and biomechanics. He has published 27 international journal articles and a book chapter. George is a very keen sportsman. He worked with A-League Football Team Melbourne City FC as the team Podiatrist between 2012-2015 and the Commonwealth Youth Games in 2004.

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George appeared on ABC Science program 'Catalyst' as an expert discussing the hot topic barefoot running

Aside from his career in podiatry and research, he has competed in cricket and football and was a state-level middle distance runner, mainly competing in the 800m event. These days however he just plays golf at every opportunity.

George is experienced in treating athletes from several sports including track and field athletics, AFL, soccer, basketball and netball. George is down-to-earth and loves the range of clients and problems that he encounters in private practice. ​​

Book chapters

Murley GS, and Landorf KB. Effects of Footwear on Muscle Function, In The Science of Footwear. Ravindra S. Goonetilleke, 2012 by CRC Press

Journal publications

Menz HB, Allan JJ, Bonanno DR, Landorf KB, Murley GS. Custom-made foot orthoses: an analysis of prescription characteristics from an Australian commercial orthotic laboratory. Journal of Foot and Ankle Research, 2017.

​Bonanno DR, Landorf KB, Munteanu SE, Murley GS, Menz HB. Effectiveness of foot orthoses and shock-absorbing insoles for the prevention of injury: a systematic review and meta-analysis. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 2016. In press.

Hagen M, Schwiertz G, Landorf KB, Menz HB, Murley GS. Selective activation of lower leg muscles during maximum voluntary isometric contractions. Human Movement Science. 2016; 50:30-37.

Buldt AK, Murley GS, Levinger P, Menz HB, Nester CJ, Landorf KB. Are clinical measures of foot posture and mobility associated with foot kinematics when walking? Journal of Foot and Ankle Research. 2015, 24;8:63.

​Bonanno DR, Landorf KB, Murley GS, Menz HB. Selecting control interventions for use in orthotic trials: The methodological benefits of sham orthoses. Contemporary Clinical Trials. 2015;42:257.

Buldt AK, Levinger P, Murley GS, Menz HB, Nester CJ, Landorf KB. Foot posture and function have only minor effects on knee function during barefoot walking in healthy individuals. Clinical Biomechanics 2015;30(5):431-7.

Buldt AK, Levinger P, Murley GS, Menz HB, Nester CJ, Landorf KB. Foot posture is associated with kinematics of the foot during gait: A comparison of normal, planus and cavus feet. Gait & Posture. 2015;42(1):42-8.

​Dowling GJ, Murley GS, Munteanu SE, Smith MM, Neal BS, Griffiths IB, Barton CJ, Collins NJ. Dynamic foot function as a risk factor for lower limb overuse injury: a systematic review. Journal of Foot and Ankle Research. 2014, 19;7(1):53.

Neal BS, Griffiths IB, Dowling GJ, Murley GS, Munteanu SE, Franettovich Smith MM, Collins NJ, Barton CJ. Foot posture as a risk factor for lower limb overuse injury: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Foot and Ankle Research. 2014, 19;7(1):55.

Murley GS, Menz HB, Landorf KB. Electromyographic patterns of tibialis posterior and related muscles when walking at different speeds. Gait and Posture 2014, 39:1080-5.

Semciw AI, Green RA, Murley GS, Pizzari T. An intramuscular EMG investigation of anterior and posterior segments during gait. Gait and Posture 2014, 39:822-6.

Semciw AI, Pizzari T, Murley GS, Green RA. Gluteus medius: An intramuscular EMG investigation of anterior, middle and posterior segments during gait. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiololgy 2013, 23:858-864.

Buldt AK, Murley GS, Butterworth P, Levinger P, Menz HB, Landorf KB. The relationship between foot posture and lower limb kinematics during walking: A systematic review. Gait and Posture 2013, 38:363-72.

Murley GS, Tan JM, Edwards RM, De Luca J, Munteanu SE, Cook JL. Foot posture is associated with morphometry of the peroneus longus muscle, tibialis anterior tendon, and Achilles tendon. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports. 2013, 24:535-54.

Scott LA, Murley GS, Wickham JB. The influence of footwear on the electromyographic activity of selected lower limb muscles during walking. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology 2012, 22:1010-1016.

Franettovich MM, Murley GS, David BS, Bird AR. A comparison of augmented low-Dye taping and ankle bracing on lower limb muscle activity during walking in adults with flat-arched foot posture. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport. 2011, 15:8-12.

Levinger, P, Murley GS, Barton CJ, Cotchett M, McSweeney SR, Menz HB. A comparison of foot kinematics in people with normal- and flat-arched feet using the Oxford Foot Model. Gait and Posture 2010, 32:519-23.

Murley GS, Landorf KB, Menz HB. Do foot orthoses change lower limb muscle activity in flat-arched feet towards a pattern observed in normal-arched feet? Clinical Biomechanics 2010, 25:728-36.

Murley GS, Menz HB, Landorf KB, Bird AR. Reliability of lower limb electromyography during overground walking: A comparison of maximal- and sub-maximal normalisation techniques. Journal of Biomechanics 2010,43:749-56.

Murley GS, Menz HB, Landorf KB. Foot posture influences the electromyographic activity of selected lower limb muscles during gait. Journal of Foot and Ankle Research 2009, 2:35.

Semple R, Murley GS, Woodburn J, Turner DE. Tibialis posterior in health and disease: a review of structure and function with specific reference to electromyographic studies. Journal of Foot and Ankle Research 2009, 2:24.

Murley GS, Menz HB, Landorf KB. A protocol for classifying normal- and flat-arched foot posture for research studies using clinical and radiographic measurements. Journal of Foot and Ankle Research 2009, 2:22.

Murley GS, Landorf KB., Menz HB., Bird AR. Effect of foot posture, foot orthoses and footwear on lower limb muscle activity during walking and running: a systematic review. Gait and Posture 2009 29:172-87.

Munteanu SE, Strawhorn AB, Landorf, KB, Bird AR, Murley GS, 2009. A weightbearing technique for the measurement of ankle joint dorsiflexion with the knee extended is reliable. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport 2009, 12:54-9.

Murley GS, Buldt AK, Trump PJ, Wickham JB. Tibialis posterior EMG activity during barefoot walking in people with neutral foot posture. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology 2009, 19:e69-e77

Murley, GS. Letter to Editor. Re: Anomalous tibialis posterior muscle, functional or functionless? The Foot 2007, 18:119-120.

Murley, GS., Bird, AR. The effect of three levels of foot orthotic wedging on the surface electromyographic activity of selected lower limb muscles during gait. Clinical Biomechanics 2006, 2:1074-80.

Awards (while employed as a Lecturer at La Trobe University between 2003-2014)

  • The Stephen Duckett Graduate Research Prize for Higher Degree by Research (2010) — Awarded to the Doctor of Philosophy or Professional Doctorate by Research candidate who completes the most outstanding Higher Degree by Research thesis in the Faculty of Health Sciences each year

 

  • Best New Investigator Award — Australasian Podiatry Conference (2011)

 

  • ​La Trobe University Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning (2013) — Flexible online learning in research for health sciences