World-first naturopathy research leadership program: successful candidates formally announced
The first international naturopathy research leadership program recently completed a call for Fellows attracting an impressive 42 full applications from across 7 countries. The breadth and depth of the candidates was excellent and 11 Program Fellows were competitively selected to participate in this new initiative.
The program, which is designed and run by the Australian Research Centre in Complementary and Integrative Medicine, University of Technology Sydney (UTS:ARCCIM) with the kind support of the Blackmores Institute, Blackmores Foundation and Jacka Foundation of Natural Therapies aims to significantly increase the critical research activity and capacity in the naturopathy field. The Program, which will become a long-standing resource for professional development, will provide ongoing career mentoring as well as essential international network facilitation with the appointed Fellows collaborating on peer-review publications and projects.
"While there are pockets of excellence in naturopathy research across the world, the field remains underdeveloped both in terms of networks and critical mass – our program is a great opportunity to help ensure growth and rigour in naturopathy research not just for now but with a view to establishing a sustainable high-quality research culture," said Professor Jon Adams, ARCCIM Director and architect of the Leadership Programs.
UTS:ARCCIM is proud to announce the details of the 11 successful early-career researchers (all qualified in naturopathic practice) who have been appointed to the program and who will be attending the first program residential in Sydney in late October 2016. The Fellows are:
Dr Ather Ali, Assistant Professor, Yale School of Medicine, US
Dr Ryan Bradley, Associate Professor, National College of Natural Medicine & Helfgott Research Institute, US
Dr Kieran Cooley, Director of Research, Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, Canada
Dr Joshua Goldenberg, Adjunct Professor, Bastyr University Research Institute, US
Dr Joanna Harnett, Associate Lecturer, University of Sydney, Australia
Dr Jason Hawrelak, Senior Lecturer, University of Tasmania, Australia
Dr Erica McIntyre, Research Associate, Charles Sturt University, Australia
Ms Rebecca Reid, PhD Candidate & Research Assistant, Endeavour College of Natural Health, Australia
Dr Claudine Van de Venter, MPH Candidate & Research Assistant, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Dr Naveen Visweswaraiah, Associate Professor, S-VYASA Yoga University, India
Dr Marlene Wiese, Adjunct Research Fellow, Flinders University, Australia