Professor Emeritus Basil Roufogalis, of the Discipline of Pharmacology, School of Medical Sciences, Sydney Medical School, the University of Sydney, joins NICM Health Research Institute as an Adjunct Professor. His current study investigates overcoming multidrug resistance in cancer.
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Professor Danforn Lim graduated from UNSW with a MBBS and PhD in Medicine. He is a medical practitioner (with general and specialist registrations), registered Chinese medicine practitioner, university clinical academician and a well-known media personality in the Chinese community in Sydney NSW.
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Professor Daniel Chan is Head of Aged Care and Repatriation at Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital.
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Professor David Briggs was appointed as a NICM Health Research Institute Adjunct Professor in 2006. He is a member of NICM HRI's Research Committee, the International Advisory Board on Hong Kong Chinese Materia Medica Standards, and the World Health Organization Expert Advisory Panel on Traditional Medicine.
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Dr Dilip Ghosh was appointed Adjunct Fellow at NICM Health Research Institute in 2020. He is a nutraceuticals and natural medicine professional with over 25 years experience in functional food research, drug-development and commercialisation.
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Professor Gerry Bodeker researches and advises on international public policy on traditional, complementary and alternative medicine. An Australian, whose doctoral studies were at Harvard, he holds academic appointments at Oxford and at Columbia University in New York.
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Dr James Lake was appointed Adjunct Research Fellow at NICM Health Research Institute in 2019 working in the area of integrative psychiatry. His research focuses on evidence-based uses of non-pharmacologic modalities for achieving optimal wellbeing and treating psychiatric disorders.
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Jane Lyttleton began her studies in science in New Zealand and then at Guys Hospital in London with doctoral studies in genetics before applying herself to the study and practice of Chinese medicine (in Australia and China).
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Dr Janet Schloss became a NICM Health Research Institute Adjunct Research Fellow in 2020. She has been in private practice as a naturopath and nutritionist for over 20 years.
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Dr Jennifer Hunter became a NICM Health Research Institute Adjunct Associate Professor in 2018. She has been an active health services researcher with the Institute since 2014 and is a primary-care integrative medical practitioner with over 25 years of clinical experience. Associate Professor Hunter is highly regarded in Australia and internationally, providing advice on integrative medicine guidelines and research, and expert consultation to the World Health Organization.
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Dr Liu is a Professor at the Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, where he is head of the Evidence-Based Chinese Medicine Center for Clinical Research and Evaluation and Professor in Clinical Epidemiology. He is also a visiting Professor at the University of Toronto.
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Dr Joseph Firth became a NICM Health Research Institute Adjunct in 2020 upon returning to the UK. Prior to this appointment, Dr Firth had been a Research Fellow at the Institute since 2017, focused in mental health and clinical research. Dr Firth's research investigates novel interventions for improving physical and mental health outcomes in young people with psychiatric conditions.
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Dr Judith Lacey was appointed Adjunct Associate Professor at NICM Health Research Institute in 2018. Over the past 18 years she has worked extensively with cancer patients and people living with incurable illness. She has been part of the development and integration of supportive care interventions to keep people living well with cancer, independent of prognosis or stage of disease.
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Mr Sinclair became a NICM Health Research Institute Adjunct in 2021. Prior to this appointment, he had been a Research Fellow at the Institute since 2017. Mr Sinclair has been researching and studying cannabis in Australia and the United States for the last 15 years. Key areas of his medicinal cannabis experience span several scientific disciplines, including cultivation, botany, genetics, ethnopharmacology, therapeutic applications and phytochemistry.
Dr Kate Levett is a research specialist, with over 15 years' experience in public health research, education, clinical trials, epidemiology and management. She has extensive experience in quantitative and qualitative research application and education, with awarded presentation and public speaking skills, published in peer reviewed journals.
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Professor Chan is a Chartered Biologist (UK), Clinical Pharmacologist (UK and USA) and Registered Pharmacist (UK). He is a Fellow of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain; the Society of Biology, UK; the Royal Society of Medicine, UK and the American College of Clinical Pharmacology, USA.
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Professor Kerryn Phelps AM is one of Australia's best-known doctors and public health and human rights advocates. She has been a general practitioner for over 30 years and is a pioneer in the fields of health communication and integrative medicine in Australia. She is an advisory board member and adjunct professor at NICM Health Research Institute.
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Kylie O'Brien works as the National Academic Director Complementary Medicine at the Australian Institute of Applied Science and is also an Adjunct Associate Professor at Victoria University where she was previously Associate Dean (Teaching and Learning).
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Associate Professor Lesley Braun has been at the forefront of complementary medicine research in Australia for many years, and her unique expertise particularly in relation to her well-known textbook, Herbs and Natural Supplements, will assist the Institute in the evaluation and communication of scientific evidence at point of sale and to clinicians, and in developing our media communications. In addition, she is involved in facilitating clinical research. She has worked closely with NICM Health Research Institute since its inception.
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Dr Michael de Manincor was appointed Adjunct Fellow at NICM Health Research Institute in 2020. Bridging eastern and western modalities of mind-body health, he is one of the most highly respected yoga teachers in Australia, sought out for his expertise in the field of yoga, meditation, positive psychology and mental health.
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Dr Michael Dodson is Medical Director at Blackmores Institute and joins NICM Health Research Institute as an Adjunct Associate Professor. He is a medical graduate of the University of Melbourne and has completed a PhD and Masters degrees in public health and health management. Michael has extensive experience in the regulation and evaluation of complementary and non-prescription medicines.
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Michael Smith is trained both as a pharmacist and a licensed naturopathic doctor (Ontario, Canada). A graduate of the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, he played an active role teaching courses in botanical medicine and pharmacology as well as for two years being the Associate Dean of Research.
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Professor Mohammad Tariq joined NICM Health Research Institute as an Adjunct Professor in 2019. Professor Mohammad Tariq is involved in a range of research activities including the pharmacological and clinical studies of Bush Medicine, Ayurvedic and Arabic Medicine.
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Dr Sai Seto was appointed Adjunct Fellow at NICM Health Research Institute in 2019. With an interest in cardiovascular physiology and pharmacology, Dr Seto's research aims to identify new treatment for cardiovascular diseases such as hypertension, atherosclerosis, aortic aneurysm and stroke.
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Associate Professor Seng Chai Chua joined NICM Health Research Institute as Adjunct Associate Professor in 2019. He brings over 25 years of clinical experience as a consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist and is Westmead Hospital Clinical Lead in Research in Women and Newborn Health.
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Professor Stephen Myers is a complementary medicine expert and commentator, a research consultant to the Blackmores Institute, adjunct and spokesperson for NICM Health Research Institute and recently the Director of the NatMed-Research Unit within Southern Cross Plant Science at Southern Cross University.
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Dr Susan Arentz was appointed Adjunct Research Fellow at NICM Health Research Institute in 2017. She has over 20 years of translational research experience in traditional, complementary and integrative medicine.
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Dr Valentina Naumovski's research is in the quality analysis of herbal medicines encompassing chemical and biological evaluation. Her expertise is in multiple analytical techniques such as chromatography, mass spectrometry and capillary electrophoresis, which establish the chemical profile, or "fingerprint", of the herbal material, and respective qualitative and quantitative analysis.
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Associate Professor Vicki Kotsirilos AM is a respected general practitioner with over 30 years of clinical experience. She holds adjunct associate professorial positions with NICM Health Research Institute and La Trobe University's Department of Dietetics and Human Nutrition, Faculty of Health Sciences, and formerly with Monash University.
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