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Associate Professor
Anitra Carr,
Associate Professor Anitra Carr is a Sir Charles Hercus Health Research Fellow and Director of the Nutrition in Medicine Research Group at the University of Otago's Christchurch School of Medicine, NewZealand.

Dr Carr first started researching the role of vitamin C in human health and disease whilst carrying out an American Heart Association Post-doctoral Fellowship at the Linus Pauling Institute, Oregon State University, USA. Currently, Dr Carr is undertaking research funded by the Health Research Council of New Zealand and the Canterbury Medical Research Foundation investigating the role of vitamin C in severe infection, including pneumonia and sepsis.

Associate Professor
Craig Hassed

Associate Professor Craig Hassed OAM has been with the Faculty of Medicine and Monash University since 1989. He teaches across numerous faculties and integrated the world's first mindfulness based course into the Monash medical curriculum.

His teaching, research and clinical interests include mindfulness, mind-body medicine, lifestyle medicine, integrative medicine and medical ethics. Hehas authored more than 100 papers in peer-reviewed journals and is a regular speaker in Australia and overseas.

Assoc Prof Hassed was the founding President of Meditation Australia and is a regular media commentator and has published 13 books.

Dr David O. Carpenter

Prof. Carpenter is a public health physician who serves as Director - Institute for Health and the Environment (a collaborating center of the WHO) at the School of Public Health, at Albany, USA. He is an internationally renowned expert in human health effects of environmental contaminants including metals, organic compounds and non-ionizing radiation. He also serves as professor of environmental health sciences at Albany School of Public Health. He was Director of the Wadsworth Center for Laboratories and Research, New York State Department of Health. Prof. He has been Editor-in-Chief for Reviews on Environmental Health (2012-present) and in the past for

Environmental Pollution and Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology.

He has authored more than 450 peer-reviewed publications, 6 books and 50 reviews.
Leigh Ackland

Professor Leigh Ackland is the Personal Chair at Biomolecular Sciences and the Director of the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, School of Life and Environmental Sciences, Deakin University.  She holds a PhD University of Melbourne, MSc. Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne and a BSc(Hons) Department of Physiology, University of Melbourne.

In 2014 Prof Ackland attended the Ernst Strungmann Forum on Heavy Metals and Infectious Diseases in Germany.

Dr Kaylene J. Evers
Dr Kaylene J. Evers' PhD developed the Bio Psychosocial Model of Chronic Illness and scale to measure it. She is a well published researcher and conference presenter in psychological aspects of multiple sclerosis and other chronic conditions.

Dr Evers has a special interest in trauma especially sexual assault and homicide and has worked very
closely with a team of providers in cases of Workover, TAC, Victims of Crime and DVA.

Her assessments and reports are regularly sought within all levels of courts in a variety of matters.

Associate Professor
Vicki Kotsirilos AM

Assoc Prof Kotsirilos is a respected holistic general practitioner passionate about lifestyle and preventative medicine. In 2016, Ass Prof Kotsirilos was awarded a Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia and in 2017 she was awarded an Australia Day Environmental Award by Bayside City Council.

She currently holds two adjunct Associate Professorial positions at La Trobe University and Western Sydney University at NICM and formerly at Monash University. She is a regular lecturer and has published numerous articles.

Dr Janet Kim

Dr Kim graduated from medicine from the University of New South Wales in 1987 and went on to complete a certificate of family planning, Diploma of Counselling Psychotherapy and a certificate in general practice through the Royal Australasian College of General Practitioners in 1993. She has also completed a certificate in Medical Acupuncture through the NSW Medical Acupuncture Course.

In 2011 she completed an ACNEM Fellowship and in 2015 completed the Shoemaker certification in
management of Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS) and related biotoxin illnesses.

Karen Kiang

Dr Karen Kiang initially trained in the US in paediatrics, adult medicine, and public health, and moved to Australia in 2004. Her interest has always been in international child health, and it was here where her interest in climate change and child health begun.

Since moving to Australia, while repeating her general paediatrics training and raising a family, she has been very active in the international child health and refugee/asylum seeker health space. She is an active member of both Doctors for the Environment Australia and the RACP Climate Change and Health Reference Group.

Dr Sanjeev Sharma
Dr Sanjeev Sharma in a consultant Psychiatrist. Dr Sharma trained in India, then worked at the National
Institute of Mental Health and Neuroscience (NIHMANS) in Bangalore. In 2002 he relocated to Perth and in 2011 completed his RANZCP Fellowship.

Dr Sharma has worked at the Royal Perth Hospital across various streams. He continues to work in acute settings in the public sector, along with his dedicated practice at Abbortsford Psychiatry. He is currently completing his Fellowship in Addiction Medicine from the Royal College of Physcians (RACP), ACNEM Fellowship and Masters of Clinical Nutrition.

Julian Cribb

Julian Cribb is an Australian author and science communicator. He is the principal of Julian Cribb & Associates an international consultancy in the communication of science, agriculture, food, mining, energy and the environment.

He is a Fellow of the UK Royal Society for the Arts, the Australian Academy of Technological Science and Engineering (ATSE) and the Australian National University Emeritus Faculty.

He was the scientific editor for The Australian newspaper, director of national awareness for CSIRO, editor of several newspaper including the National Farmer and Sunday Independent.

Leah Bisiani

Leah Bisiani is a highly skilled RN1 and aged care and dementia consultant with more than 35 years experience. She holds a RN1, MHlthSc and DipBus and started Uplifting Dementia to promote uplifting and joyous environments for people living with dementia.

Ms Bisani has successfully demonstrated how reconsidering the medical paradigm and creating

environments in which persons living with dementia continue to thrive, enables continuation of life based on recognition of self and the valuing of individual uniqueness.

Nicole Bijlsma

Nicole Bijlsma is a woman of passion and her passion lies in environmental medicine. As a result of her own infertility issues and noticing a strong connection between many of her patient's illnesses and hazards in the home, Nicole established the Australian College of Environmental Studies in 1999. The College is a registered training organisation to educate people about the health hazards in the built environment.

Nicole is an accomplished naturopath and acupuncturist, has been published in medical journals and is a columnist for Body+Soul newspaper. She is the author Healthy Home Healthy Family and is regularly consulted by the media to discuss electromagnetic fields and toxic chemicals. 
Alan Hayes

Professor Hayes is a muscle and exercise physiologist with more than 20 years experience in conducting clinical and mechanistic trials investigating the effects of exercise and nutraceutical supplements for the treatment of muscle wasting conditions.

He has completed his doctoral studies at The University of Melbourne and has been a teaching and research academic at Victoria University since 1997.

Professor Hayes is currently the Assistant Dean of the Western Centre for Health Research and Education at Sunshine Hospital and the 
Deputy Director of the Australian Institute for Musculoskeletal Science (AIMSS).

Marc Cohen

Professor Marc Cohen (aka Dr Marc) is a pioneer of wellness and integrative medicine. He is a medical doctor with PhDs in Chinese Medicine and biomedical engineering and has published over 100 peer-reviewed
scientific papers and multiple books on wellness topics. Marc is a Board Member of the Global Wellness
Summit, Co-founder of the Bathe the World Foundation and Founder of the Extreme Wellness Institute.

Dr Sandeep Gupta

Dr Gupta is a registered general practitioner, nutritional and environmental medicine specialist and researcher. He graduated from Medical school at the University of Queensland in 1999 and has worked as a cardiology, medical and anaesthetic registrar.

Dr Gupta has received specialised training in 
integrative medicine and was awarded an ACNEM Fellowship in 2008 and a Fellowship of the Australian College of General Practitioners in 2010. He has also actively lectured at the University of Queensland Medical Course in Brisbane, the Australian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine and for A5M, and the Australian College of Medical Nutrition.


Will Steffan

Will Steffen is an Earth System scientist and a Councillor on the publicly funded Climate Council of Australia. He is an Emeritus  Professor at the Australian National University (ANU) Canberra, a Senior Fellow at the Stockholm Resilience Centre, Sweden, and a member of the Anthropocene
Working Group.

From 1998 to mid-2004, Steffen was Executive Director of the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme, based in Stockholm. His research interests span a broad 
range within Earth System science, with an emphasis on sustainability and climate change.

Dr Ruth Edwards
Dr Ruth Edwards has been practicing Integrative Medicine for nearly 20 years. She treats people with symptoms of nutritional and environmental imbalances, such as chronic fatigue syndrome, autism, fibromyalgia, ADHD, neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative issues. She has a special interest in the effects of mould and mycotoxin exposure as well as mast cell activation syndrome (MCAS).

Dr Edwards graduated from the University of Newcastle and spent years working in emergency
medicine before moving into General Practice. She is a Fellow of both the RACGP and ACRRM.

Kerry Bone

Kerry Bone has always been driven by the desire to deliver efficacious, superior and quality herbal treatment solutions. A herbal therapist, associate professor and research and industrial chemist, he is at the forefront of excellence and innovation, making discoveries that help patients achieve better health outcomes.

A frustration with poor quality herbal extracts led Kerry to develop a unique manufacturing method, 1:2 Cold Percolation, which delivers extracts of consistent quality and guaranteed minimum levels of active constituents. In the early 1990s, Kerry discovered adulteration of Skullcap raw materials and developed methods to identify the correct species.

Dr Daniel Weber
Daniel Weber DSc , PhD is visiting professor at Tianjin University of Chinese Medicine, where he conducts research into breast cancer and botanical isolates. He is the vice-chair of oncology with the World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies and president/director at the Association for Integrative Oncology and Chinese Medicine.

Daniel has acted as consultant to the International Consortium for Chinese Medicine and Cancer, at the Office of Cancer Complementary and Alternative Medicine, the National Cancer Institute. Daniel has written a number of books, articles and databases on complementary oncology, and lectures extensively to both medical doctors and CAM practitioners on the subject.

Emeritus Professor
Mustafa Djamgoz
Djamgoz was born in Cyprus and came to the UK in 1970. He is a graduate of Imperial College London (BSc in Physics and PhD in Biophysics). He became Professor of Neurobiology in 1995, and later (2005), Professor of Cancer Biology. With his highly unusual scientific background in neuroscience, he has introduced novel techniques aiming at early diagnosis and non-toxic therapy of solid cancers. This work – neuroscience solutions to cancer - has led to a new vision of the metastatic process. His approach is 'integrated' and a new drug has reached a pre-clinical stage. He 'retired' from academia in February 2020 to set up Celex Oncology Innovation Ltd. Djamgoz has published 5 books, more than 200 primary research papers and has trained more than 30 PhDs. His book aimed at the public, called "BEAT CANCER" was published in 2014.

Dr Carmel Harrington
 Dr Carmel Harrington, an Australian sleep scientist, has been researching the mysteries of sleep for more than 20 years. She is the Managing Director of Sleep for Health and a Research Fellow at The Children's Hospital Westmead, Sydney. She has authored numerous academic papers as well as two best-selling, popular, sleep books, "The Sleep Diet" and "The Complete Guide to a Good Night's Sleep".

An internationally renowned sleep expert, Carmel regularly consults with government and industry in efforts to better combat the effects, not only of occupational fatigue, but the effects of fatigue more generally in the community.

Omer Kucuk
Professor Omer Kucuk's research focuses on investigating the modulation of genetic and epigenetic pathways of cancer development and progression by nutritional interventions, with emphasis on soy isoflavones and lycopene. His expertise is in the area of chemoprevention, nutrition and cancer, particularly in the area of genitourinary cancers with a focus on prostate cancer.

Prof Kucuk works in conducting translational research investigating the potential use of natural compounds, including lycopene and soy isoflavones, in the prevention and treatment of cancer. He has conducted the first clinical trials with lycopene and soy isoflavones in prostate cancer patients and discovered that they are potent anti-cancer agents.

Dr Philip Blair

Dr Philip Blair, MD, (Colonel USArmy retired) is a Family Physician and consultant in disease management in the Northwest. He graduated from West Point 1972 and University of Miami School of Medicine 1974, trained in Family Medicine and served as combat physician in the 1st Gulf War. After medical assignments in three continents and 29 years in uniform he retired from the Army and has been consulting on complex disease management.

Since 2014 Dr. Blair has been studying, treating, writing and lecturing about cannabidiol and the human body's natural endocannabinoid system (ECS). ECS dysfunction appears closely associated with many chronic medical problems including inflammation. He is clinical advisor for Elixinol, LLC, and Pro Health Advisor, Inc.

Dr Richard Cheng

Richard Cheng, M.D., Ph.D. is the founder of Cheng Integrative Health Center in Columbia, SC and is also a consultant to BaoAn Central Hospital, and Shenzhen Medical Society, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China. Richard received his medical education and training from Shanghai Medical University, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and the NIH, and is a Fellow and board-certified in anti-aging and integrative cancer therapy by the American Academy of Anti-Aging & Regenerative Medicine. He also serves on the board of International Society for Orthomolecular Medicine. Richard has authored several papers and translated and edited several books in the field of anti-aging and orthomolecular medicine. Richard has been giving invited presentations to many national and international medical conferences. 

Dr Ron Ehrlich
Dr Ehrlich is one of Australia's leading holistic health advocates and President of ACNEM. Over 35 years of clinical practice he has developed a holistic approach to health and wellness, as well as a comprehensive model of how stress impacts on our lives, and the many, often surprising connections between oral and systemic health. His 2018 book A Life Less Stressed: the 5 pillars of health and wellness has been published internationally. His weekly podcast Unstress with Dr Ron Ehrlich explores and expands on themes of his book. In 2007

Dr Ehrlich co-founded Nourishing Australia, a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to informing, educating and inspiring people about the critical importance of healthy soils, nutrient-dense foods and regenerative agriculture.

Kylie O'Brien
 Kylie is Director of Education at ACNEM and a registered Chinese medicine practitioner in Australia. She is an Adjunct Professor at Torrens University. Kylie has held senior academic positions in the university and private tertiary education sector, as well as working for the Victorian Dept of Human Services.

Kylie has been leading doctor education in medicinal cannabis for the past two years in Australia. She is a member of the Specialty Committee of Cancer Rehabilitation of the World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies, a member of the TEQSA Expert Panel and a member of the TGA's Advisory Committee for Complementary Medicines. Her first book, A Clinician's Guide to Integrative Oncology, was published in the US 2017. She is currently writing her second book on medicinal cannabis and mental health.

Sandra Dillon
Sandra Dillon has been practising Naturopathy, Homoeopathy, Iridology, Herbal Medicine, Vitamin and Mineral Therapy, Remedial Therapies and Bach Flower Essences since graduating from the Southern School of Natural Therapies in 1979.

Sandra lectured during the 1980s/90's in Naturopathy and Homoeopathy at the Southern School of Natural Therapies, Blackmore's and Brauer Natural Medicines.

Sandra was Administrator/Vice-Principal of the Southern School of Natural Therapies from 1981-1983. She has been a Board Member and Director since 1980 and in 2014 became Secretary/Treasurer of the Jacka Foundation of Natural Therapies.

John Hewson
Dr Hewson is currently a Professor in the Crawford School of Public Policy at ANU, and an Adjunct Professor at Curtin, UTS, Canberra and Griffith Universities. He has worked for The Australian Treasury, the IMF, the Reserve Bank, the UN (UNESCAP), and the ADB.

In Business, he was a Founder of Macquarie Bank, Chairman ABN Amro Australia, and Chair/Director of public and private companies. He is Chair, Business Council for Sustainable Development Australia, Chair, BioEnergy Australia, and a Patron of the Smart Energy Council and the Ocean Nourishment Foundation.
In Politics he has served two Federal Treasurers and Prime Minister, held Shadow Ministries, was Leader of the Liberal Party, and of the Federal Coalition in Opposition.
Dr Hewson is very active in charities and not-for-profits.

Dr Damian Wojcik
Since 2001 Dr Damian Wojcik has directed the Northland Environmental Health Clinic, Whangarei, New Zealand, as a GP, Integrative medical practitioner, Environmental Medicine specialist, and clinical metal toxicologist.

In addition he has a Master of Forensic Medicine from Monash University. He has particular expertise in mercury toxicology, having co-authored two published research papers in this field, and continues to research and speak on this topic.

Dr Julie McCredden
Dr Julie McCredden PhD is a cognitive science researcher and educational designer. She has a BSc in mathematics and psychology, an honours degree in human perception and received a PhD in cognitive science from the University of Queensland in 2001.

She has worked in research into human perception at the Queensland Institute of Technology and cognitive development and human reasoning at the University of Queensland and at Griffith University.

Dr Jodie Lowinger
Dr Jodie Lowinger is the CEO and Founder of the Sydney Anxiety Clinic. She holds a Doctor of Clinical Psychology and a Master of Science (University of Sydney) and was awarded the University Medal for Psychology (UNSW).

Jodie developed her skills in anxiety treatment at the Anxiety Disorders Clinic at St Vincent's Hospital, the Boston Children's Hospital, Sutherland Hospital, The Child Behaviour Research Clinic in Randwick and other community settings.

Jodie is also a Management Consultant and highly experienced Performance and Mindset Coach. 

Dr Don Maisch
Dr. Don Maisch has been directly involved in standard setting specific to possible health effects from exposure to electromagnetic radiation (EMR) since 1993. He has served on the Standards Australia committee for telecommunications EMR exposure standards and was a consultative committee member for a revised Australian government powerline exposure standard (now concluded). In 2010 he received a PhD from the University of Wollongong for his thesis on conflict of interest and bias in telecommunications standard setting. He has published a number
of papers in the ACNEM Journal on various health aspects of EMR exposure and is a member of
the Oceania Radiofrequency Scientific Advisory Association Inc.  (ORSAA).

Luis Vitteta
Luis Vitetta is Director of Medical Research at Medlab and Adjunct Professor at the University of Sydney, Sydney Medical School. Luis was a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Molecular Biology and Medicine, Epworth Medical Centre in Melbourne.

Between the years of 2000-2005 Luis was the Deputy Head and Director of Research of the Graduate School of Integrative Medicine at Swinburne University. He has served as a member of the Cancer Council's epidemiology group, has been an alternate director of the Victorian Public Health Research and Education Council and a member of its research committee.

Avni Sali
Founder and Director of the National Institute of Integrative Medicine (NIIM), and Member of the Scientific Board of the European Congress for Integrative Medicine. He is the former Head of Graduate School of Integrative Medicine, Swinburne University and the University of Melbourne Dept of Surgery, Heidelberg Hospital.

Prof Sali has pioneered leading research and education in the field of Integrative Medicine, as well as being a specialist in the clinical treatment of cancer and chronic

Dr Swami Saraswatī
Dr Swami Shankardev Saraswatī is an integrative medical practitioner, psychotherapist, author, lecturer, and an authority on yoga and meditation (yoga acharya). 

After attaining his medical degree in 1977 from the University of Sydney, he travelled to India where he remained for 10 years studying the application of yoga and meditation in the treatment of chronic physical and mental illness.

He returned to Australia in 1985 to research the physiology of yoga at the University of New South Wales, completing a Master of Science degree in 1990.

Dr Paul Mason
Dr Paul Mason obtained his medical degree with honors from the University of Sydney, and also holds
degrees in Physiotherapy and Occupational Health. He is currently a Specialist Registrar in the Australasian College of Sports and Exercise Medicine.

Dr Mason has experience in treating both members of the general public, and elite athletes in a number of sports. Teams he has worked with include Penrith Panthers, Sydney FC, Australian Men's Waterpolo team and the Futsalroos.

Dr Mason has an interest in treating persistent back pain and tendon pain. His physiotherapy background assists him in providing a holistic approach while remaining up to date with the latest treatment approaches.

Dr Denise Furness
Dr Denise Furness PhD is a pioneer in the field of nutrigenomics and personalized health with over 15 years' experience in the area. She has published her work in peer reviewed journals and has won numerous awards for her research and conference presentations. In 2012 she founded Your Genes and Nutrition and began applying her knowledge in private practice. Denise provides education for health practitioners drawing on her own clinical trials, the latest evidence-based research as well as government and peak health body guidelines in relation to nutrigenomics, lifestyle and environmental medicine.

Dr Lisa Matriste
Dr. Matriste has personally experienced the negative health effects of mercury due to occupationally induced mercury poisoning. This experience led to becoming an expert in understanding the global scale of mercury pollution and advocating a comprehensive roadmap of abatement solutions.
She founded Say No to Mercury to protect public health, dental workers, and the environment from mercury pollution. She is an independent health and environmental activist, who participates in stakeholder negotiation sessions of the new global action known as the United Nations Environment Program Minamata Convention on Mercury. She advises industry and lobbies Australian and International Governments and their agencies. 

Dr Robyn Cosford
Dr Robyn Cosford is an integrative medical practitioner with a particular interest in nutritional biochemistry, children's neurodevelopmental and general health disorders and chronic fatigue syndrome. She lectures regularly at conferences both nationally and internationally, and has written numerous articles for peer-reviewed medical journals and the public. She convened the two international Mind of a Child conferences, in 1999 and 2002, the first in Australia addressing biomedical issues in ADHD and autism. She founded and directs Northern Beaches Care Centre, a multidisciplinary medical centre, and is also involved in ongoing research into chronic fatigue and children's neurodevelopmental disorders.

Dr Leila Masson
Dr Leila Masson is a Sydney based specialist paediatrician and author of "Children's Health A-Z" a parent's guide to natural therapies for common childhood ailments. She specializes in nutritional and environmental medicine for children's health issues, including allergies, asthma, behavior problems, autism spectrum disorders and ADHD. She received her medical doctorate from the Free University of Berlin and did her paediatric specialist training at the University of California in San Francisco. She received her Master in Public Health from Harvard University and her Diploma in Tropical Medicine from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.   

Dr Peter Deadman
Peter Deadman has studied, practised and taught Chinese medicine and traditional Chinese health cultivation for nearly 50 years. He is founder of The Journal of Chinese Medicine, co-author of A Manual of Acupuncture and author of Live Well Live Long: Teachings from the Chinese Nourishment of Life Tradition.

Dr Jason Hawrelak
Dr Jason Hawrelak is a researcher, educator, and naturopath with over 20 years' clinical experience. He did his PhD examining the capacity of probiotics, prebiotics and herbal medicines to modify the gastrointestinal tract microbiota and teaches widely, both in Australia and internationally, on these topics. Dr Hawrelak is on the Medical Nutrition Council of the American Society for Nutrition and is a Fellow of both the American College of Nutrition and the Naturopaths and Herbalists Association of Australia. He is currently the Senior Lecturer in Complementary and Alternative Medicines at the University of Tasmania's College of Health & Medicine, where he coordinates the Evidence-based Complementary Medicine post-graduate programs.

Nathan Rose
Nathan is the Clinical Education Manager at Metagenics and plays a central role in the development of seminars, technical data and educational programs. Nathan has a passion for following the latest scientific research and synthesising this into clinically meaningful information and tools for Practitioners. The combination of many years of clinical Naturopathic experience and a focus on evidence-based practice makes Nathan's presentations highly relevant and informative.

Dr Tim Ewer
Dr Tim Ewer has been working in integrative medicine for over 25 years and he is vocationally registered as both a specialist physician and a general practitioner. He has a health centre near Nelson, New Zealand, with 22 staff, where he is also involved in teaching medical students and GP registrars. Prior to this he was a hospital physician for 10 years after gaining his medical degree and specialist qualifications in the UK.

He has been an advisor to the World Health Organisation on natural medicine and to the New Zealand government on CAM. He is the vice-president of the Australasian Integrative Medicine Association (AIMA) and has been a member of the educational faculty of the Australian College of Nutrition and Environmental Medicine (ACNEM).

Dr Iggy Soosay
Dr Soosay has been practicing Nutritional and Herbal medicine for over 35 years. He was the founding member of the Australasian College of Nutritional & amp; Environmental Medicine and was it's Chairman and senior lecturer for over 15 years. He was also a part-time lecturer at the Graduate School of Integrative Medicine at Swinburne University and at Monash University's Faculty of Medicine. He has served on the editorial boards of both of the International and Australian Journals of Nutritional & Environmental Medicine.

Dr Priyanka Bandara
Priyanka (Pri) Bandara PhD is a Sydney-based medical researcher/educator. As a former academic clinical and basic researcher at Westmead and Royal Prince Alfred Hospitals; Medicine she worked in the areas of biochemistry & molecular genetics, molecular pharmacology and clinical hepatology. Dr. Bandara subsequently served as a senior manager in the NSW health system coordinating a dynamic research team and a clinical team at Westmead Children's Hospital.

Pri studied genetic regulation of cellular oxidative stress responses for her doctoral studies at UNSW in

the late 1990s and has continued her interest in this area. Investigating cytotoxic effects of various environmental pollutants via complex cellular pathways, she furthers the understanding of the health impact of our rapidly changing world.

Dr Shideh Pouria
Dr Pouria qualified in 1991from King's College School of Medicine, London, UK and has worked in numerous clinical and academic posts within the National Health Service. Most recently she held a consultant post in Renal Medicine at Guy's Hospital. She has extensive experience in general and specialist medicine as well as in medical research in the field of glycobiology of IgA. It was through her PhD project in mucosal immunology that she became interested in the role of environmental factors in health and disease. She embarked on her training with the British Society for Ecological Medicine in 2006, was the Medical Director at the Burghwood Clinic for Allergy, Environmental and Nutritional Medicine, until she joined Grace Medical, Belgravia in November 2013.

Dr Rosalba Courtney
Dr. Rosalba Courtney ND, DO, PhD is an osteopath with over 40 years' experience as a practitioner, teacher, researcher and writer. She has a PhD in breathing and deep interest in the ways that breathing and airway function affect health. She received her PhD from RMIT University for her research on the topic of "Dysfunctional Breathing: Its Parameters, Measurement and Clinical Relevance" in 2011.  She is internationally recognized for her work in this field, having published over 20 peer reviewed articles and several book chapters on this topic.  Rosalba is renowned for her ability to synthesis complex information from the scientific literature to extract its practical significance for the clinician.

Robbie Clark
Robbie is a Sydney-based Functional Dietitian and Sports Nutritionist who graduated with a Bachelor of Exercise Science and Nutrition and a Masters in Nutrition and Dietetics. He has over 15 years' experience in the health and fitness industry and is the Director and Co-founder of the all-in-one practice management system and telehealth platform,

Robbie has already had a diverse career in nutrition, working in the areas of clinical and community dietetics and health, corporate health and private practice. He combines his clinical skills with a functional and integrative approach to treating his
patients for best results. Robbie has worked in many multi-disciplinary clinics and has a very thorough understanding of what practitioners want and need in practice management software and technology.

Dr Andrew Saul
Andrew Saul is on the editorial board of the Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine and is Editor-in-Chief of the peer-reviewed Orthomolecular Medicine News Service. He is also a member of the board of the Japanese College of Intravenous Therapy. He was on the faculty of the State University of New York for nine years, and taught nutrition, health science and cell biology at the college level. Saul has studied in Africa and Australia, holds three state certificates in science education, and has twice won New York Empire State Fellowships for teaching. Saul has a reputation for his knowledge of clinical nutrition. For a list of over 175 of his publications, with online links to most of them, click here.

PANEL: Global Whip Around

Dr Atsuo Yanagisawa
Atsuo Yanagisawa, MD, PhD, FACC, graduated from Kyorin University School of Medicine in 1976. Dr. Yanagisawa served as Professor in Clinical Medicine at the Kyorin University School of Health Sciences, and concurrently as Professor in Clinical Cardiology at Kyorin University Hospital until 2008. Dr. Yanagisawa has served as the Director of The International Educational Center for Integrative Medicine in Tokyo, Japan, since 2008. Dr. Yanagisawa is the author of 141 scientific papers in English and Japanese and has published several books in cardiology, nutrition, coaching, and IV vitamin C for cancer. He is also a 2014 recipient of the Riordan Clinic's "Pearl Maker Award" and "Antoine Béchamp Award", which recognizes individuals for their actions to further the mission of stimulating an epidemic of health, worldwide.

PANEL: Global Whip Around

Tania de Jong AM
Tania de Jong AM is a trail-blazing Australian soprano, award-winning social entrepreneur, creative innovation catalyst, spiritual journey woman, storyteller and global speaker. Tania is one of Australia's most successful female entrepreneurs and innovators developing 5 businesses and 3 charities over the past 3 decades including Creative Universe, Creativity Australia and With One Voice, Creative Innovation Global, Mind Medicine Australia, Dimension5, MTA Entertainment & Events, Pot-Pourri and The Song Room.

She works across the public, private, creative and community sectors. Tania speaks and sings around the world as a soloist and with her group Pot-Pourri releasing ten albums. She is Founder and Executive Producer of future-shaping events series, Creative Innovation Global. She was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in June 2008 and named one of the 100 Women of Influence and the 100 Australian Most Influential Entrepreneurs in 2018.

Dr Alana Roy
Dr Alana Roy is a psychologist, social worker and therapist and has spent
the last 13 years working in mental health, suicide prevention, trauma, sexual abuse and family violence and the disability sector. She is dedicated to psychedelic assisted psychotherapy and plant medicines. She has engaged with, and provides integration therapeutic support services for communities across Australia. Alana works at several universities as a Research Fellow and supervisor of students on placement. Alana passionately advocates for public policy, community education and legislative changes so that these treatments are regulated and supported by a strong, connected and skilled sector. Alana utilizes a range of therapies such as emotion focused therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), cognitive-behavioural therapy, neuro linguistic programming, acceptance and commitment therapy and mindfulness and meditation approaches. 

Janella Purcell
Janella Purcell is a pioneer of the Natural Health & Wellness industry and has worked tirelessly over the years to bring her extensive knowledge to the mainstream. 

Her role as a respected and awarded Naturopath, Herbalist and Nutritionist with 20 years of clinical experience has shaped the way Australians view the connection between food and healing. She has led the way in the media for many others to follow in the areas of food as medicine, body/mind healing, and sustainable chemical-free living. 

Janella was recently awarded a Fellowship from The National Naturopaths and Herbalist Association Of Australia (NHAA) for her service to the industry over the past two decades.

Dr David Cowhig
Trained in Kings College London in 1989 and found holistic dentistry early in his career. After working in SE England for 8 yrs, moved to Australia and set up Queensland Holistic Dental in Brisbane. At the same time achieved Fellowship with ACNEM in 1998 and has used its principles in private practice for over twenty years. David is still passionate about how Dentistry is one of the missing links in the puzzle of optimal health and longevity. Dental Wellness was set up in The Gap, Brisbane as the AustralAsian first Holistic Dental Practice offering optimal Aesthetics and total metal free Ceramic dental Implants.

Deana Leahy
Deana is an Associate Professor of Health Education in the Faculty of Education at Monash University, Australia. Her research draws on interdisciplinary perspectives to critically study health education programs - from their policy formations to their translations into everyday classrooms.  Deana has been a Chief Investigator on  a number of Australian Research Council funded projects that examine school health education. Whilst her work has a strong focus on schools, more recently she has explored the possibilities of other pedagogical spaces and approaches that seek to teach about health including museums, exhibitions, festivals, community gardens, and various digital platforms.  Her latest project Schooling health: The state of school health education seeks to examine the role of school health education within contemporary health and education agendas and how we might work to radically re imagine it for the 21st century. 

Andrew Coghlan
Andrew Coghlan is Head of Emergency Services with Australian Red Cross, overseeing the national Emergency Services function, and ensuring Australian Red Cross' ability to promote resilience and build community capacity, both in preparation for and response to disasters throughout Australia. 

Andrew played a pivotal role in the establishment of both the Australian Business Roundtable for Disaster Resilience & Safer Communities and the Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience. He has also contributed to the development of the IFRC Global Resilience Strategy. 

Prior to joining Red Cross, Andrew was the National Recovery Consultant with Emergency Management Australia, providing advice to both State and Federal governments following a range of emergencies and playing a key role in coordinating recovery assistance to Australians impacted by events such as the Boxing Day 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami.

Katherine Richardson
Katherine Richardson is Professor of Biological Oceanography, GLOBE Institute, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences and Leader of University of Copenhagen's Sustainability Science Centre. She was Chair of the Danish Commission on Climate Change Policy which developed the plan for removing fossil fuels from the Danish energy and transport sectors upon which the current national energy strategy is based. She is a member of the Danish Council on Climate Change and was a member of the United Nations Scientific Panel to draft the 2019 Global Sustainable Development Report. Her research is carried out in the Center for Macroecology, Evolution and Climate and focuses on biogeochemical processes in the surface ocean and how these are influenced by climate change. Specifically, her work deals with how changes in climate and biodiversity in the ocean interact to influence the global carbon cycle. She is also a Principle Investigator in the development of the Planetary Boundaries framework aiming to identify a safe operating space for humanity in relation to its perturbation of the global environment.
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