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Who Am I?

I graduated with a BSc(Hons) in Osteopathic Medicine and a Diploma in Naturopathy from the British College of Osteopathic Medicine (BCOM) in 1996. Later in 2004 I gained an MSc in Public Health Nutrition from University of London. This put me at either end of the spectrum of health approaches, and my career since has been a process of seeking balance between the evidence based approach and the less well proven philosophies. In 2018 I undertook the Foundation course with the Institute of Functional Medicine (Applied Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice) which helped me to integrate the two extreme ends of the nutrition continuum.

 

I am part of a team that wrote, developed and taught an undergraduate program in Functional Nutrition at BCOM. I deliver lectures on Gut Function and a broad range of Nutrition topics as well as tutor in the student Nutrition Clinic.

 

I have been in clinical practice as an osteopath since 1996, as well as teaching in various osteopathic roles at BCOM since 2000. I taught Visceral Osteopathy for nearly 10 years and wrote a course that integrated the visceral approach with the nutritional aspect of the curriculum. In this respect I occupy an excellent position to advise on gut issues from both a nutritional and osteopathic perspective.

 

Additionally I am a qualified Pilates Equipment Rehabilitation Instructor through the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute (APPI), and have undertaken a mentorship with Cor Kinetic, a movement and rehabilitation program based around movement and pain science. This enables me to assist people out of chronic pain and back into movement.

I am fascinated by the human condition and how this influences the experience of pain, ill health and wellbeing. My years as a tutor, experience as a practitioner and more recent training in systemic constellations inform my collaborative approach to any presentation.