Graduating from University of South Australia in 1998, Darren initially began his career as podiatrist the following year in private practice following a move to Newcastle. While completing his degree on a part-time basis on account of sporting commitments, he was able to use his time away from University to do a varied range of placements outside his University commitments with some of Adelaide’s leading Podiatrists, contacts that have been continued through both post-graduate studies at UniSA and regular attendance at national and state conferences.
In 2003, Darren established Total Podiatry Solutions in Adamstown with his colleague, Susan Reid, whilst also spending 2 years working in the public sector at the Royal Newcastle Hospital, including time at the Diabetes High Risk foot clinic. Around that time, he also spent time as a director of the NSW Podiatry Association, where key achievements included negotiating a major reworking of the legislation affecting NSW podiatrists.
Darren has since returned to Total Podiatry Solutions full-time, where he enjoys the diversity of caseload that private practice offers, with key areas of interest in sports and neuromuscular disorders affecting the feet and lower limbs.
Outside of work, Darren has previously spent his time as a senior rowing coach for Newcastle Grammar School. More recently, and since becoming married and a father of two children, he can frequently be found indulging in his other two loves of cycling and running outside of work.