Dr Butterworth is the course co-coordinator of the Podiatry and Pedorthics programs in the School of Health and Human Sciences at Southern Cross University. Dr Butterworth completed his Bachelor of Podiatry in 1997; Master of Podiatry in 2008. In 2012 he developed the Bachelor of Podiatry and Bachelor of Pedorthics programs at Southern Cross University (SCU). Following AHPRA accreditation, he developed the first double degree in Podiatry and Pedorthics in Australia. In 2015, he was awarded fellowship with the Faculty of Podiatric Medicine, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. In 2016, he completed his Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice. His PhD was completed in the same year.
Dr Butterworth has published multiple peer-reviewed papers in highly respected journals: Obesity; Obesity Reviews; Arthritis Care and Research, and; Journal of Rheumatology.