The College of Universal Medicine has amassed a very distinguished group of educators for courses and public educational events. All teachers and presenters are students of Universal Medicine and the Ageless Wisdom, from all walks of life they include; medical practitioners, psychologists, health care professionals, nurses, professors, teachers, bricklayers, small business owners, mothers, fathers and students. Each are living in accordance with The Teachings of the Ageless Wisdom to the best of their ability. They are well aware of the illness and disease plaguing mankind today, and they are committed to giving back to the wider community in donating their time to share their knowledge and lived life experiences so that others also have the opportunity to start to make more self-loving choices in their lives.

The bank of College educators have the capacity to attract very large speaker’s fees, given their standing in their various fields, however, in recognition of the public interest which the College serves, these renowned educators and professionals offer their services to the charity free of charge, which in turn enables the College to keep its charges at a very reasonable level. The various sub-committees they form include: Women's Health, Men's Health, Self-care, Psychological well-being, Healthy Lifestyles and Research.

Women's Health

Jenny Ellis
Jenny Ellis
ND Adv. Dip. Acup.

Advanced Diploma of Applied Science: Naturopathy  (Nutrition, Herbal Medicine, Homeopathy) 1989. Advanced Diploma of Applied Science: Acupuncture 1997 and Chinese Herbal Medicine 2003. Trained in Live Blood Analysis with Healthworld Ltd 1989. Taught Live Blood Analysis to Practitioners Australia wide 1988-1992. Assistant facilitator, Universal Medicine healing courses. Director and Practitioner, Unimed Brisbane Healing Centre. Facilitator and Presenter, Esoteric Women’s Groups in Brisbane.

Josephine Bell
Josephine Bell

Currently assistant project manager for a land development company, with ten years experience working in land development, building and renovation projects. Prior to this worked for twenty years as an administrator and editor for an educational foundation committed to self-development. Her particular interest has always been women’s health and wellbeing, and to this end, has initiated and brought to publication book projects and participated in many women’s groups, and workshops. Certificates in counselling and children’s services.

Katie Walls
Katie Walls
Diploma of Human Resource Management

Katie is a Complementary Medicine Practitioner and director and owner of Gentle Rhythms Clinic in Sydney (established in 2008). She is a fully accredited Esoteric Healing Practitioner with a particular interest in the field of Women’s Health and Wellbeing. Katie presents and facilitates Wellbeing courses and presentations throughout Sydney. In Addition to her current profession, she also has a background in Human Resources Management in the areas of counselling, recruitment, and facilitation and implementation of graduate and traineeship programs.

Mary-Louise Myers
Mary-Louise Myers

Presenter and Practitioner in the field of allied health for 30 years, having trained in Somatic Therapy, Chinese Therapeutic Massage and Psychodrama. Since 2005 has been studying the Esoteric Healing Arts and is specialized in Complementary Women’s Health and Wellbeing, presenting workshops and offering individual sessions to women and men worldwide. Certificate 1V in Workplace Training and Assessment.

Rebecca Poole
Rebecca Poole
BHsc (Acu), Masters (TCM)

Complementary Medicine Practitioner and Clinic Owner. Completed a Bachelor of Health science (Acupuncture) and a Masters in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Over 11 years clinical experience in the field of complementary health care including Esoteric Healing and therapies. Completed internships in Chinese Hospitals in the areas of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Herbal medicine. Lectured and written subjects within the Bachelor of Health science (acupuncture) degree.

Sara Harris
Sara Harris
BS Hon

Bachelor of Health Science - Traditional Chinese Medicine (Honours) 2003, Diploma Remedial Massage 2006, Advanced certificate in Natural Fertility Education 2009. Currently completing Graduate Diploma in Counselling at Victoria University. Has worked in private practice in complementary health care for 10 years. Fully accredited Esoteric Healing Practitioner. Co-presenter & facilitator of Esoteric Women's Health presentations and groups. Developing and coordinating health programs for young people - The Girl to Woman Project.

Men's Health

Adam Warburton

1999 Bachelor of Applied Science in Construction Management Q.U.T. Certificate III in Carpentry 2010. Certificate IV in Fine Furniture Making. Current Holder of Open Building Licence QLD. Current Holder of Open Building Licence NSWBuilder with over 20 years experience in the commercial and residential construction industry. 12 years experience as Site Manager/General Foreman specialising in large scale commercial projects. 6 years running and operating own small business specialising in residential house extensions and refurbishments, shop-fitting, specialised carpentry and high end timber joinery and furniture.Organiser and public presenter for Men’s Health and Wellbeing Conferences.

Francisco Clara
Francisco Clara

Bachelor of Business (Marketing and Hotel Management) Griffith University Gold Coast, Diploma of Remedial Massage (2004) Nature Care, level 3 PT Certificate (2002). Working as a Bodywork practitioner for the last 10 years.

Martin Gladman
Martin Gladman
BSocWk (Hons)

Completed Bachelor of Social Work (Hons). Worked in community support services for 7 years primarily working with people experiencing homelessness, drug and alcohol addiction and complex mental health. Sectors have included youth services, homelessness and housing, child protection, disability and pre-school education. Currently working as a Team Leader managing and developing a pilot accommodation and education program supporting young people who are unable to live at home.  Also currently establishing a private practice in counselling and complementary therapy as well as developing and facilitating professional development and educational workshops. Additional training completed in coaching, clinical supervision, asset building community development, acquired/alcohol related brain injuries, applied suicide intervention, critical incident stress management and yoga teacher training.

Michael Benhayon

Advanced Diploma of Sciences: Acupuncture 2009. Facilitator and Presenter of Health & Well-being Retreats in Melbourne, Brisbane, and Sydney. Complementary Health Modality Trainer. Complementary Health Practitioner (5 years). Event management, high-level computer skills, and strong administration abilities. Owner, founder and principal artist for Glorious Music since 2011.

Michael Serafin
Michael Serafin
B. Pharm (Hon) Phd

Registered Pharmacist and Nutritional Medicine Practitioner. Completed B.Pharm with 1st Class honors at Sydney University in 1994. Completed PhD in Pharmaceutical Chemistry at Sydney University in 1998. During postgraduate studies was employed by Sydney University to give under graduate classes in compounding and pharmaceutical chemistry. Director and founder of Complementary Compounding Services, a compounding pharmacy founded in 2001.

Living Medicine

Dr Danielle Pirera
Dr Danielle Pirera
BBiomedSci BExSci (Hons) PhD (ExPhys)

PhD in Exercise Physiology, Bachelor of Biomedical Science, Honours in Exercise Science, Accredited in Exercise Physiology (AEP), Member of Exercise and Sports Sciences Australia (ESSA). Ten years experience in the field of Exercise Physiology and Sports and Exercise Science, in physiotherapy practices, health centres, elite sports institutes and health and fitness centers. Lecturing and tutoring at Universities in Health and Exercise Science subjects, including Unit Coordinator and Unit Assessor for subjects Stress Management, Exercise Physiology, Human Growth Development and Aging and Exercise Physiology for Special Populations.

Dr Margaret Jane Barker
Dr Margaret Jane Barker

MBChB, MRCO, M GP Psych

Qualified in 1973 from Welsh National School of Medicine Cardiff. Trained as Paediatrician MRCP (Paediatrics London 1976). Worked as Paediatrician for the Papua New Guinea Government 1979 to 1986 and as a General Practitioner in Australia from 1986 to 2009. Senior lecturer General Practice June 2009 to date.

Elizabeth Dolan
Elizabeth Dolan
RN, CNS

Elizabeth Dolan is a Registered Nurse and a Clinical Nurse Specialist. She did her nursing training in Dublin, Ireland from 1979-1982 and holds a Post Graduate Certificate in Health (Palliative Care)-Flinders University, Adelaide. She has been working as a Registered Nurse for 31 years in Ireland, Asia and Australia.

Narelle Kelly
Narelle Kelly
Registered mental health nurse

Narelle has worked as a Registered Nurse specialising in Mental Health for the past thirty years. She has Certificates in Workplace Training, Clinical Supervision, Corporate Coaching, Family Sensitive Practice, Remedial Massage and multiple accredited Complementary Health modalities.Her vast personal and professional experience brings an extraordinary depth of clarity and wisdom to her work in supporting people.  Narelle is a great engager and leveller of people and presents in a way that is very real and accessible.  She currently works in multiple roles within public Mental Health including Clinical Nurse Specialist, Clinical Nurse Educator, Clinical Supervisor and Unit Manager.

 

Rachel Hall
Rachel Hall
BChD LDSRCS

Owner, founder and principal dentist of Evolve Dental Healing, Holistic and General Dentistry. Experienced in all fields of dentistry with a special interest in sleep disorders, TMJ, bad breath and nutrition. Responsible for Training and mentoring dental students, dentists, dental assistants and auxiliary staff. Work place training centre for dental nurses, South Bank TAFE.  Presentations, talks and seminars on dentistry, dental health and holistic health care, including approach and philosophies in personal practice. Speaker at dental conferences. Author on holistic and esoteric dentistry, writer for health and wellbeing magazines and online publications.

Rachel Mascord
Rachel Mascord
BDS (Hons Class 1) Uni Medal

Worked in Dentistry for over 18 years in Sydney and regional NSW. Taught pathology to undergraduate dental students. Involved in periodontal disease research at the Institute of Dental research.

Healthy Lifestyle

Alison Greig
Alison Mary Greig
BA LLB(Hons), A.N.U; LLM(Hons) Cantab.; Grad Dip Psych., C.S.U.

 

Currently Life Coach and Practitioner of the Universal Medicine therapies (Self-Employed). Bachelor Arts and Law (with Hons) from ANU, Master of Laws (Hons) from the University of Cambridge and Graduate Diploma in Psychology from Charles Sturt University. In 1999 wrote text Trade Practices Law published by Butterworths. Previously Lecturer in Law (level B) at the Faculty of Law, University of Wollongong, 1998-2001, and previously an Associate Lecturer (level A), at the Faculty of Law, Southern Cross University, 1993-1998. Alison Greig brings her experience in education, governance in the tertiary sector and strong background in law.

Fiona Lotherington RN
B App Sci (environmental management), Cert 4 TAE, Dip App Sci (Nursing)

Currently working as a technical officer at a University in the Clinical Nursing Labs, supporting undergraduate nurses and involved in health promotion events with the School of Health and Human Sciences. Registered nurse since 1989, most experience with respiratory and paediatrics. I have been presenting Esoteric Yoga since 2011 and gentle exercise since 2012.  I completed a cert 4 Training , Assessment and Education in Feb 2013. In 1982, I also completed my swimming instructors certificate.

Jennifer Smith

Jennifer Smith is a Registered Nurse who has worked for 20 years in Nursing after graduating with a Bachelor of Nursing in 1994. In 2013 completed a Specialist Certificate in Palliative Care at the University of Melbourne. Specialises in palliative care, aged care, dementia care, rural health and acute care. Works in-charge of hospital after hours and acting NUM (leave relief). Conducts in-service education for staff on palliative care and assesses staff for a variety of required competencies. Between1999-2012 had a private natural health practice, which included presentations and classes on natural health.

Kate Greenaway
Kate Greenaway
BAppSc

Kate is a registered physiotherapist who graduated from Sydney University (Cumberland College of Health Sciences) in 1984. She initially worked in the sports injury field then worked extensively with complex spinal and musculoskeletal injuries. Kate worked at the John the Baptist Orthopeadic Hospital Boston USA in 1994 -1995 and in 1995 she was an assistant lecturer in Orthopeadics for New England University Physical Therapy students. She has been a self employed physiotherapist working with other Complementary Health practitioners in Universal Medicine since 2002. Her work includes Esoteric Connective Tissue Therapy, Esoteric Healing, Esoteric massage and gentle Physiotherapy. In 2009 Kate completed a research clinical trial on the benefits of Esoteric Connective Tissue Therapy for chronic pain patients. She is also a committee member for the Esoteric Practitioners Association. Kate also presents body awareness and Connective Tissue exercises to community groups in the Northern Rivers, Sydney, Gold Coast, Brisbane and Melbourne.

Marcia Owen
Dip Digital Technology, Cert IV

Diploma in Interactive Digital Media, Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. Course and learning resource developer and trainer of personal development programs for young people and adults since 2005 within the VET sector, Federal Government, Department of Education and community organisations. Qualified Yoga Teacher since 2003 and works with Universal Medicine as an Esoteric Yoga presenter on Retreats since 2009. Partner with Connect Training & Consultancy and The Centre for the Wellbeing of Young People which specialise in wellbeing, personal development and body awareness education for young people and adults. Works as a Learning and Instructional Designer in Education. Current studies in Digital Education, Vocational Graduate Certificate.

Zoe Sherrin
Zoe Sherrin
B. Naturopathy (2011) B. Business HRM & IR (1994)

Zoe Sherrin works as a Naturopath in a busy practice in Lismore NSW and lectures at Southern Cross University (Nutrition, Nutrition Pathophysiology, Biochemistry & Professional Naturopathic studies). She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience from her understanding of the body and the natural cycles we live in. This understanding is perfectly complimented by her strong foundation in nutritional biochemistry and pathophysiology to create a truly integrative approach to health that shines through in her practical presentations.

Self-Care

Dr. Anne Malatt
MB BS MS FRANZCO FRACS

Graduated from Melbourne University MBBS in 1984. Master of Surgery Degree from Melbourne University MS 1992. Fellow of Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists and Fellow of Royal Australian College of Surgeons since 1992. Research Fellowship in Cornea and Infectious Diseases at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital. Eye specialist and surgeon at the Lismore Base Hospital and St Vincent’s Hospital Lismore. Anatomy Demonstrator, University of Medicine Medical School (1987). Teaches ophthalmology registrars as a Clinical Supervisor, teaches small groups of Medical Students and offers in-service teaching to the Nursing Staff at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Lismore.

Dr. Eunice Minford
Dr. Eunice Minford
MBChB, MA, Dipl Clin Ed, FRCS Ed.

General Surgeon in Northern Ireland. Previous experience in hepatobiliary, vascular and transplant surgery. Involved in medical education and interest in wellbeing of medical staff and students. Implemented self-care programmes for the public and medical students.

Medical: MBChB 1989, FRCS Ed 1993, CCST 2001, Dipl Clinical Education (hons) 2012.

Non-medical: H Dipl (hons 2008) and MA (hons 2009) in Applied Spirituality, Interfaith Minister and Spiritual Counsellor (2006)

International Patron of the Esoteric Practitioners Association Pty Ltd. and Member of the Medical Committee of the EPA.

Elizabeth Dolan
RN, CNS

Elizabeth Dolan is a Registered Nurse and a Clinical Nurse Specialist. She did her nursing training in Dublin, Ireland from 1979-1982 and holds a Post Graduate Certificate in Health (Palliative Care)-Flinders University, Adelaide. She has been working as a Registered Nurse for 31 years in Ireland, Asia and Australia.

Jennifer Smith

Jennifer Smith is a Registered Nurse, who has worked for 20 years in Nursing after graduating with a Bachelor of Nursing in 1994. In 2013 completed a Specialist Certificate in Palliative Care at the University of Melbourne. Specialises in palliative care, aged care, dementia care, rural health and acute care. Works in-charge of hospital after hours and acting NUM (leave relief). Conducts in-service education for staff on palliative care and assesses staff for a variety of required competencies. Between 1999-2012 had a private natural health practice, which included presentations and classes on natural health.

Sarah Davis
B.B.Sc, Grad. Dip Applied Psychology

Background in psychology, health promotion, facilitation, research, program and policy development, community service and journalism. Sarah received a Paul Harris Fellow award (Rotary International) in 2004 for substantial contribution to humanitarian and educational programs. She is currently Director of Real Media Real Change, a not for profit publishing company est. 2012 and is working in the education and community service sector. Sarah is a student member of the Esoteric Practitioners Association.

Psychological Well-being

Bernadette Glass
R.N., Dip Social Welfare

Training and consultation in Strengths-based Practice ~ casework, supervision and team leadership, in the human services sector for 15 years. Worked across Australia in family, disability, health, housing and early childhood services. Previous experience includes District Nursing and Family Care. Qualifications include Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment; Certificate Advanced Group work; Certificate in Family Mediation, Diploma of Solution Oriented Counselling; Family Based Services Training Accreditation; Diploma of Welfare Studies; Diploma General Nursing Training, Division 1 Nurse.

Brendan Mooney
Brendan Mooney
Registered Psychologist BPsySci (Hons) AssocMAPS AmusA

Working as a Registered Psychologist in his self-employed business and also for a large national company within the rehabilitation industry. Completed Bachelor of Psychological Science (Hons) at the University of Queensland in 2002. Presented on a range of topics at various conferences nationally and internationally. Also extensive experience working as a Violin Tutor in various primary and secondary schools and privately, and performed as soloist and within orchestras including the Queensland Youth Symphony Orchestra.

Caroline Raphael
Registered Psychologist, BPsych, MAPS

Fully registered Psychologist. 4 year Bachelor of Psychology degree from Murdoch University, plus two years mandatory supervision. Owner, founder and head psychologist of InnerMost Counseling. International and National Presenter and facilitator of workshops, conferences and seminars on a variety of topics including parenting, self-care, self-responsibility and psychological well-being. Assistant facilitator, Universal Medicine Sacred Healing Courses. Fully trained and practising Esoteric Healing and Esoteric Chakra-puncture practitioner.

Karoline Schleiffelder
Karoline Schleiffelder
A.Dip Welfare

Family and Community Services for 20 years as a caseworker whose primary role is case management, in the fields of Child Protection, Out of Home Care and specialist programs such as Intensive High Needs Adolescents and Joint Investigation Response Team working with the police. Trainer and coordinator of Foster Care Training Programs and recruitment for prospective foster carers with Department of Family and Community Services. (2001 – 2002). Conservatorium of Performing Arts Lismore , Dramatic Arts (1997). Certificate in Fundamental Drawing, Murwillumbah TAFE  (1995). Psychotherapy Training with Dr Chris Campbell (1998). Associate Diploma in Welfare Work (1982)

Tanya Curtis
Assoc Dip Ed. (Child Care), BHlthSci. (BehMgt), MBehMgt, MCoun

Tanya founded Fabic (Functional Assessment & Behavioural Interventions Clinic), a behaviour specialist centre in 2006 with a vision to support people to “Understand & Change unwanted behaviours whilst simultaneously valuing each person’s individual strengths and weakness”. Tanya has a deep care for humanity and is dedicated to supporting humanity to truly heal, no matter how small or intense the person’s challenges appear.Tanya is a behaviour specialist working with individual clients, couples, families, organisations and government departments to support successful behaviour change via Fabic methodology.

Tanya is also an author, developer and presenter of a DVD series on Behaviour Specialist topics, an App developer, Course Writer and Presenter.Tanya comes from the premise that “People are not broken, they are already amazing”, thus our role as practitioners is not to fix a person, rather to support people to clear what does not feel so great which will allow them to express their true self.

Education Foundations & Curriculum

Deborah Benhayon

Certificate IV in Financial Services. Registered BAS Agent with ATO. Practicing Member of the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers and the Australian Bookkeepers Network. Twenty years experience working in areas of Financial Administration with National and International businesses and Companies. 7 years experience with Non-Profit Associations.

Michael Benhayon

Advanced Diploma of Sciences: Acupuncture 2009. Facilitator and Presenter of Health & Well-being Retreats in Melbourne, Brisbane, and Sydney. Complementary Health Modality Trainer. Complementary Health Practitioner (5 years). Event management, high-level computer skills, and strong administration abilities. Owner, founder and principal artist for Glorious Music since 2011.

Ruth Anderssen
Ruth Anderssen
B.Ed (Primary), Grad Dip Literature, Masters of Education

Classroom Teacher, Education Consultant, School Principal, University Lecturer in Literacy. Representing member to NSW Govt. Board of Studies to write Curriculum and Syllabus documents and University Course Units for the Bachelor of Education Degree. Participating member of a range of Community Groups, as President, Secretary and Treasurer.

Professor William Foley
William Foley
Professor of Linguistics

BA Brown University, USA. MA, PhD University of California, Berkeley, USA. Teaching and research positions at University level since 1976, Australian National University 1976-1988 and University of Sydney since 1988. Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities since 1988.

Research Committee

Christoph Schnelle
Christoph Schnelle
Financial Advisor AFP LRS Adv. Dip.FS (FP) Life Risk Specialist, SMSF Specialist Advisor

Financial Adviser. SMSF Specialist Adviser, doing a Masters' Degree in Biostatistics Inventor of three patents, owned business that received $2 million in R&D Grants and Loans and $5 million in venture capital.

Dianne Trussell
BSc Hon

BSc Honours in biological sciences, chemistry, earth sciences & psychology; 16 years in biological & medical university research in neuroscience (brain, gastro-intestinal system, urinary system), plant physiology, marine ecology & psychology; co-author 13 peer-reviewed published scientific papers & 2 scientific conference abstracts; producer of illustrations for scientific medical book on gastro-intestinal system; Problem-based Learning tutor to graduate medical students; hands-on research trainer of doctors, surgeons, students & visiting academics; elected committee member of university administration committees; author of 15 published articles in consumer magazines; public speaker on modern science & the Ageless Wisdom; professional photography, web development, & environmental project design & facilitation.

Dr Danielle Pirera
Dr Danielle Pirera
BBiomedSci BExSci (Hons) PhD (ExPhys)

PhD in Exercise Physiology, Bachelor of Exercise Science (Hons), Bachelor of Biomedical Science, Accredited in Exercise Physiology (AEP), Member of Exercise and Sports Sciences Australia (ESSA).

Ten years experience in the field of Exercise Physiology and Sports and Exercise Science, in physiotherapy practices, medical centres, elite sports institutes and health and fitness centers. Lecturing and tutoring at Universities in Health and Exercise Science subjects, including coordinating units in Stress Management, Exercise Physiology, Human Growth Development and Aging and Exercise Physiology for Special Populations.

Dr. Rachel Mascord
BDS (Hons Class 1) Uni Medal

Worked in Dentistry for over 18 years in Sydney and regional NSW. Taught pathology to undergraduate dental students. Involved in periodontal disease research at the Institute of Dental research.

Kate Greenaway
Kate Greenaway
BAppSc

Kate is a registered physiotherapist who graduated from Sydney University (Cumberland College of Health Sciences) in 1984. She initially worked in the sports injury field then worked extensively with complex spinal and musculoskeletal injuries. Kate worked at the John the Baptist Orthopeadic Hospital Boston USA in 1994 -1995 and in 1995 she was an assistant lecturer in Orthopeadics for New England University Physical Therapy students. She has been a self employed physiotherapist working with other Complementary Health practitioners in Universal Medicine since 2002. Her work includes Esoteric Connective Tissue Therapy, Esoteric Healing, Esoteric massage and gentle Physiotherapy. In 2009 Kate completed a research clinical trial on the benefits of Esoteric Connective Tissue Therapy for chronic pain patients. She is also a committee member for the Esoteric Practitioners Association. Kate also presents body awareness and Connective Tissue exercises to community groups in the Northern Rivers, Sydney, Gold Coast, Brisbane and Melbourne.

Michelle Sheldrake
BSc, MSc(Psychology)

Over twenty years experience as a research assistant in public health and corporate governance. Experience in health service evaluation, grant writing, qualitative research. Development and delivery of university courses in qualitative research methods (both online and face-to-face delivery). Development of training materials for health workers. Member of Human Research Ethics Committee (2003/04 Northern Rivers Area Health Service).