Deon Schoombie

Deon Schoombie

Member of the NICM Advisory Board

Dr Deon Schoombie began his career working in various clinical settings from accident and emergency and general practice to psychiatric units in South Africa and London.                                                     

Across a variety of career directions he has moved through the realms of Traditional Chinese Medicine, became a pharmaceuticals consumer advertising watch dog, reviewed major advertising controls and then finally re-joined the Australian Self Medication Industry team as Scientific Director. Now, as the  Australian Self-Medication Industry (ASMI) (opens in a new window) Executive director, Deon is a strong advocate of self-care and supports the greater personal responsibility in maintaining health and well-being.

He believes that self-care should be formally acknowledged as an integral part of the public health system and that there should be greater recognition for self-medication, including complementary medicines, as an essential part of self-care.