Simon Bartold is a graduate of Adelaide University where he gained a Bachelor Degree in Science with majors in Physiology and Zoology. His degree in Podiatry was gained at the University of South Australia. He was awarded the University prize for dux of the course. Simon holds postgraduate fellowships in Sports Podiatry with the Australian Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine and in Sport Sciences with Sports Medicine Australia.
In 1998 he was awarded the prestigious Best Clinical Paper award for original research at the Australasian Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport. He repeated this feat in 2002 with a paper entitled “A Numerical Foot Model to Predict Sole Stability Parameters in Athletic Footwear”.
In July 2009, Simon was awarded the Richard O Schuster Award by the American Podiatric Medical Association for outstanding contributions to Education and Research in the field of Biomechanics. It is the only time the recipient has been a non-North American native.