Throughout his career Benjamin has maintained a clinical naturopathic practice, worked in research and development, lectured internationally, conducted training courses and authored numerous articles (www.timeforwellness.org). Benjamin also heads Nutri’s product innovation and professional education program (www.nutri.co.uk). An acclaimed speaker, his presentations are not to be missed.
Dan Burke is Emeritus Professor of Pharmaceutical Metabolism after recently stepping down as Dean of Science at Sunderland University. He is currently the Head of Research at Nature’s Defence. Professor Burke has devoted his career to cancer. The causes of cancer, its detection, prevention and treatment have all been major components of his research.
Jerome Burne is an award winning medical journalist who has written two books with nutritionist Patrick Holford – Food is Better Medicine than Drugs and 10 Secrets of Healthy Ageing. He also writes regularly for the Daily Mail health pages and for several other consumer magazines such as Reader’s Digest. He has a particular interest in the poor evidence for safety of widely used prescription drugs. You can read his blog on this at: jeromeburne.com
Rachel is the Co-Director and Founder of the Jing Institute of Advanced Massage Training, dedicated to bringing the highest level of massage training to the UK. The Jing Institute was created to offer internationally proven techniques to UK therapists in order to advance the level of education, elevate professional standards and bring massage to the forefront of complementary medicine. Rachel has been teaching and practicing massage for over 16 years. She has trained extensively in Eastern and Western bodywork including medical massage, craniosacral, myofascial, trigger point therapy, Thai massage, Amma therapy, Sports massage, visceral manipulation, and neuromuscular techniques. Rachel writes regularly for several massage and complementary health magazines and is a sought after guest lecturer. Rachel continues to travel the world researching the most effective techniques to share with her students and clients. In addition, Rachel continues to treat clients at her Jing Clinic in Brighton.
Dr Marilyn Glenville PhD is the UK’s leading nutritionist specialising in women’s health. She is the Former President of the Food and Health Forum at The Royal Society of Medicine and patron of the Daisy Network, a premature menopause support group. Dr Glenville is the author of nine of internationally bestselling books including, ‘The Natural Health Bible for Women’, New Natural Alternatives to HRT’. `Fat around the Middle`. ‘Getting Pregnant – Faster ‘, ‘Healthy Eating for the Menopause’. ‘The Nutritional Health Handbook for Women’. ‘. ‘Overcoming PMS the Natural Way’ and ‘Osteoporosis – how to treat, prevent and reverse it. Dr Glenville won the Best Nutrition Health Writer of the Year award in 2009 and appears in the 2010 edition of Who’s Who.
Jayney Goddard is President of The Complementary Medical Association (The CMA) and is considered to be one of the world’s leading experts in the natural healthcare field. She is a respected author and popular broadcaster and she lectures on complementary medicine to doctors and medical students world-wide.
Antony Haynes has over 18 years of experience as a nutritional therapist and teacher. He has been providing practitioners with technical advice for over 14 years and he has seen over 11,000 patients! Author of The Insulin Factor and The Food Intolerance Bible, he won CAM Magazine’s Outstanding Practice Award earlier this year.
Juliet Hayward originally worked at the Nutri Centre as a nutritionalist, where she set up a helpline. She now works in private practice, supporting cancer patients and people suffering from other challenging illnesses. She currently does consultancy work and lecturing for The Really Healthy Company and is part of the Academy of Nutritional Medicine.
Dr. Kate James is a medical doctor who supported both her mother and daughter with Integrative Medical care after their diagnoses with cancer. Seeing the impact first hand, her passion and belief in Integration grew. She now dedicates her practice to raising the profile of Integrative Medicine across the UK with a focus on Integrated care for cancer.
The Chair of the Complementary Therapists Association is Kush Kumar, a leading teacher and exponent of Indian Head Massage and Complementary Therapies. Kush is an author, therapist and working in education in the field of Holistic Complementary Therapies. He is currently the Deputy Head of Faculty at Stockton Riverside College.
Meghan Mari has travelled throughout the USA teaching and providing training in advanced massage techniques and hot stone massage. The former manager and international sales director of New York’s StoneSpa, she believes in the integration of differing modalities of massage to ensure every client is treated as an individual.
Editor of CAM magazine, Simon is the UK’s most experienced natural health journalist, editing Here’s Health in the 1970s and launching the Journal of Alternatuve Medicine, the world’s first journal for alternative practitioners. He is an award-winning author, and was one of the first graduates of the University of Westminster’s BSc (Hons) health sciences programnme.
A passionate integrator of Chinese and Western medicine for over three decades, Professor Mei is actively involved in many leading academic and clinical institutions in developing a global integrative medicine model. He also maintains a clinical practice at the AcuMedic Clinic and teaches Chinese medicine and acupuncture at the Chinese Medical Institute and Register.
Alison Peacham specialises in child health. She has a degree in education and has worked as a teacher, Deputy Head, and Senior Education Officer at the WWF. She trained at the Institute of Optimum Nutrition, has a wealth of clinical experience, is an ION lecturer, and also gives regular talks to local groups and organisations.
Margo is a nutritional and clinical PNi therapist. in 1996, she started to work for Bonusan as a product advisor and underwent training in nutritional therapy, phytotherapy and clinical PNi. Margo has had her own practice since 2003 and gives various courses and workshops for Bonusan and the Natura Foundation.
Dr Marie Polley is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Westminster. She has a BSc (Hons) in Biomedical Sciences, PhD in Molecular Carcinogenesis and has been a Reiki Master for fifteen years. Marie’s research is focused on evaluating the benefit of supporting people with cancer using complementary therapies, and integrating complementary therapies into the NHS.
Jane Sheehan, the UK’s leading foot reader, has made several TV appearances, is a regular on regional radio stations and has had various articles in publications such as The Daily Mail, Top Sante and New Woman. Jane’s foot reading skill was hailed as one of Sunday Times’ ‘Top Ten Health Trends’.
Elke Theuwissen graduated as Master of Biology at the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium. From 2003 to 2008, she worked on her PhD thesis at the Department of Human Biology, Maastricht University. Her thesis describes several studies in relation to “The role of functional food components in managing cardiovascular risk”. In 2008 Elke joined VitaK (VITamin K), a research company closely associated with the Cardiovascular Research Institute Maastricht (CARIM).
Denise Tiran MSC RM RGN ADM PGCEA, is a midwife, lecturer, researcher, author, practitioner of several complementary therapies and an internationally-renowned authority on the safety of complementary therapies in pregnancy. She is Director of Expectancy, which provides professional courses on pregnancy complementary therapies, and Visiting Lecturer at Greenwich University.
Gill Tree is the Owner of Essentials for Health, the UK’s leading Schools of Massage and Sports Massage, now celebrating their 20th anniversary and proud of being the School that Provides a Career not just a Course. An award winning entrepreneur, therapy business expert, author and feature writer, Gill now supports therapists with business advise and mentoring.
Dr Robert Verkerk is an internationally acclaimed expert in health and environmental sustainability, having spent 10 years at Imperial College, London. He has been the executive and scientific director of the ANH, an organisation devoted to the protection and promotion of natural and sustainable approaches to healthcare, since its inception in 2002.
Maggy Wallace has used her background in national and international healthcare, regulation and professional standard setting to establish CNHC as a force to be reckoned with in complementary healthcare regulation. Harnessing the expertise of a range of professional practitioners, CNHC now ensures that the public know that those on the CNHC register have met national standards of competence and probity.
Dr Deepa Apte is a fully qualified medical doctor, a Yoga teacher and an Ayurvedic practitioner. She lectures widely on Ayurveda and Yoga, regularly writes articles for, and features in, leading magazines, and is also the Head of Training at the Ayurveda Pura Academy.
Rebecca Avern is a practising acupuncturist in Oxford, with 12 years experience. She is a senior lecturer and clinical supervisor at the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine. Rebecca combines the Yin/Yang style of acupuncture, often referred to as TCM, with the 5-Element style which focuses on treating the person’s underlying constitution.
Holistic Health and Self Empowerment Facilitator Since 1989 Sheila has run her holistic and self development practice using hands on therapies, natural remedies, vibrational medicine and transpersonal self discovery and development therapies. Her strength is bringing clarity to the presenting problem and providing the tools necessary for clients to facilitate their own healing and life changes.
Ruth has been practicing MFR for over 10 years and established her training organisation, MFR UK, in 2004. She has her own clinic just north of Glasgow, and teaches MFR to a variety of healthcare professionals around the UK and abroad.
Ruth believes that MFR should be an integral part of rehabilitative and remedial healthcare and gain the recognition it deserves as a key component in resolving pain and discomfort.
Paula, mother of 3, qualified in Reflexology in 2004, working ever since and specialising in pregnancy, birth and babies. 2010, Paula became a baby reflex master trainer, running courses for Reflexologists and Parents throughout Ireland. Paula shares the joys of Baby Massage and Reflexology when working with parents, babies and children.
Daniel Francis Casley, International speaker and Teacher Trainer for Pure Meditation, Natural Spiritual Healing and Progressive Counselling, is based in England at the Self Realization Meditation Healing Centre. He trained with Mata Yogananda Mahasaya Dharma, Self Realized Guru and Master and gives workshops on all levels of Self Development.
Alison Gibbs has over 25 years in the health and beauty industry. She has spent a large part of her career in the East developing and setting up some of the world’s leading spas. Alison returned to the UK from Asia in 2002 to specialise in training Asian therapies.
Sharon is an exceptional therapist with an infectious personality and commitment to ongoing learning. Her high level corporate background within HR and training enable her to utilise her excellent communication skills to motivate, educate and inspire. Sharon is a natural people person and always puts information across in a user friendly and entertaining way.
David’s background is Bio-Medical Sciences, teaching and working as a Complementary Practitioner. Many of his clients’ are disabled and suffer from ‘Sluggish Bowel Syndrome’. A frequent comment heard from carers’ is “If only my client could have this treatment on a daily basis they wouldn’t need so much medication to open their bowels!”
Simon’s teaching is a culmination of his yoga knowledge and bodywork studies. As well as being a registered Ayurvedic Therapist, he is also a qualified medical massage therapist. Simon takes great care and pride in teaching this work and seeing the growth and opening in his clients and students
Cémanthe is the founder and owner of ‘Social Influence’ and sister company ‘New Media Angels’. These forward thinking business enterprises grew out of her previous successful business, and fill an important gap in the market – helping small to medium businesses with understanding social and creative media.
Linda Hodges has worked extensively with a variety of health problems and sporting injuries. Having previously worked in business, she knows firsthand how demanding workloads can affect the health and well-being of individuals. Through her practices in London and Essex, she has helped people of all ages to a better quality of life.
Jane is both a Chartered Physiotherapist and sports massage therapist dedicated to helping soft tissue therapists feel confident and competent. Author of four books, Postural Assessment, Deep Tissue Massage, Therapeutic Stretching, and Soft Tissue Release, Jane is also Co-Director of The London Massage Company.
Kim is a highly experienced physiotherapist, well known for her passion for combining modern manual therapy techniques with complementary therapy skills. She specialises in pregnancy and sacro-iliac disorders. Kim is sought after tutor who has given presentations both in the UK and internationally. This is Kim’s third year presenting at camexpo.
Nick is a highly experienced Chinese Medicine practitioner and lecturer. He is senior Acupuncture practitioner at the Gateway Clinic. The Clinic is a centre of excellence for research and pain management and the winner of the Prince of Wales award for ‘Good practice in integrated healthcare’ in the NHS.
Jonathan graduated as an osteopath in 1985 and in Homotoxicology, and biopuncture in 2005. bHe has written a number of courses and workshops in advanced soft tissue manipulation, craniosacral techniques and homotoxicology. He has lectured extensively in the UK and abroad to medical and CAM audiences. Jonathan has presented at major conferences organised by the General Osteopathic Council and the Society of Homotoxicology.
Rosemary has been practicing homotoxicology since 1998. She is an authority in the use of the Voll machine and bio-diagnostics and the use of modern homeopathic remedies in the treatment of acute and chronic disease. Rosemary is now running courses for practitioners in this powerful modality.
Jenny Lee, chartered physiotherapist and reflexologist, completed a research project 1994-98 funded by The Foundation for Integrated Medicine and the AoR, Examing the impact of reflexology on childhood asthma. Encouraged by the Children’s improvesd relaxation, s;leep and behaviour, Jenny developed special Reflexology techniques for babies and children – Baby Reflex, in 2005 – 2009.
Paul Lewis is an international speaker and active registered massage therapist. He combines his knowledge and experience into interactive and informative workshops and seminars with a focus on biomechanics and technique. He has developed his own unique and effective treatment style called Dynamic Angular Petressage (DAP).
Peter Mole is Dean of the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine in Reading. He has been an acupuncture practitioner in Oxford since 1978. He has been teaching for over twenty five years. He is the author of Acupuncture for Body, Mind and Spirit, and co-author of Five Element Constitutional Acupuncture.
Brigitte Nath is an authorised Dorn Method Instructor and Practitioner who has trained with Dieter Dorn himself. She also runs the UK Dorn Method Centre which provides professional workshops in the UK, and is also a founder member of the Dorn Method Therapists Association (DMTA.org.uk). Brigitte is highly committed to promoting and developing the Dorn Method in the UK.
Dympna O’Brien has been working as a massage teacher and therapist for over 17 years. She is a co-founder Quantum Metta School of Massage, which runs diploma courses in Thai Yoga, Thai foot, holistic, Indian head, aromatherapy, on-site chair and sports massage, and Reiki; plus many CPD workshops.
Penny qualified as a PE teacher and taught in Secondary and Adult Education for 33 years.
Qualifying as a Reflexologist in 1996, Penny taught at The Oxfird School of Reflexology developing a Hand Reflexology module. Continuing teaching Hand Reflexology, Penny joined baby reflex in 2009 and with Jenny, formalised baby reflex for toddlers
Chris is a highly trained massage therapist and senior tutor for Inspire Massage Workshops with advanced specialised training in Thai Massage at the world famous Wat Po School In Bangkok. Chris recently led the Inspire Study Trip to Thailand and is delighted to be presenting for the second year at CAM, where he hopes to share many of his experiences of these amazing Thai treatments with you.
Cameron Reid studied at the British School of Osteopathy qualifying in 1986. He runs FHT accredited courses for therapists and Companies. He has been widely published. He Lectures at the UEA, teaching Osteopathic Technique on the undergraduate Physiotherapy Degree. Cameron Reid is Osteopath to Norwich City FC.
Martha Roe retired from teaching science after suffering for 18 years with ME/CFS. Martha reversed this chronic condition with the Buteyko Method under the supervision of Senior Practitioner Christopher Drake. Martha now brings to the UK Christopher’s expertise in the Classical Buteyko method to enable people to significantly regain their health through retraining their breathing.
Sumita Singh, the Managing Director of Affable Therapy, endeavours to bring Eastern techniques and philosophies in her teaching. Born and brought up in India, she has been practicing and teaching various energy and body therapies for over 16 years. Affable Therapy promotes therapy training in UK and overseas from their centres in London, Brighton, and Bath. It offers over 40 different courses in the field of massage, beauty and spa therapies.
Elaine Wilkins recovered after 6 years of M,E, as an accredited coach, trainer and Author of her new book ‘Finding Me’, now dedicates her time through the Chrysalis Effect as well as co founding The M.E, CFS and Fibromyalgia Recovery Association Aimed at shifting the Mindset from managing symptoms to recovery
John has been practising the Bowen Technique and Craniosacral Therapy full time since 1994, and works at clinics in the south west of England. He is the author of 3 books and 2 DVD’s on Bowen and teaches specialist courses for the Bowen Therapy Academy of Australia all over the world.
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Nadia has been a full time complementary health practitioner for over 20 years. Qualified in Western and Chinese herbal Medicine, Acupuncture and many other therapies she has been Senior Therapist at Breast Cancer Haven for the last 12 years. She recently completed an MSc in International Public Health Nutrition.
Registered Physiotherapist, Stationing Physiotherapist of London 2012 Olympic Games. Instructed more than 3000 physiotherapists in taping applications.
Neil is an experienced practitioner and teacher of Chinese medicine with busy practices in Bristol and South Wales. He runs regular talks, workshops and courses on all aspects of natural health and Chinese medicine. For more info or to sign up for his free newsletter.
Paul Medlicott is Chair of the General Council for Massage Therapies, Vice Chair of the Sports Massage Association, and Profession Specific Board Member for Massage for CNHC. He was the Sports Massage representative on LOCOG’s Physical Therapies Workstream for the 2012 Games. He holds an MBA from Loughborough University and worked for 28 years in banking prior to changing his career path. He lives in South Devon with his wife and two young daughters.
Rosemary has been practicing Reiki and Complementary Therapies since 1998. Rosemary has been involved in the regulation of Reiki since 2003. Rosemary has been Secretary of the Reiki Council since 2008. She is also the editor of the Reiki Council Resource Handbook.
I’ve always been interested in technology and design, first trying my hand at making a website a decade ago. I now specialise in designing and building websites for small and startup businesses and love the variety of people I get to work with and professions I gain an insight into.
An Applied Chemist, Garnett has held, over the last thirty years, senior technical and production management positions in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries. His company, Agedefy Ltd, is the UK and Ireland distributor for the range of Vitasil Bio-actvated Silicium products produced by Dexsil Laboratories in Belgium.
Firouzeh Ahari, a member of BABTAC(The British Association of Beauty Therapy & Cosmetology) and the FHT(Federation Of Holistic Therapists), is the owner and proprietor of Princess Soraya Salon in NW3 London and has over thirty years experience in beauty and pain relief treatments. For the last three years, she has been using the Silicium range of products from Dexsil Laboratories. Feedback from her clients has been very positive.