Martin Stone

Martin graduated as a Naturopath in 2001.  As well as years of experience as a practitioner, he has extensive experience in education.  He began this path in the classroom and within two years, was described by the Faculty Head as "the best anatomy teacher I have had, ever."  As well as face-to-face teaching and presentation, Martin became increasingly interested and involved in online learning, and finds great reward in bringing opportunity and connection to those needing flexibility in their studies. 

He has described his 'raison d'etre' as "to make the world a better place."  His mission began in practice, helping one person at a time.  His passion for education is twofold.  One is the ability to leverage, i.e. helping others to go out there and each makes their own mark on the world.  He also finds it humbling and fulfilling to be a part of others' journey in their transformation from beginner to practitioner, and in creating better lives for themselves.  

Christine Sinclair

Christine graduated in 2002 with a Bachelor of Health Science (Naturopathy) from the University of New England, and an Advanced Diploma in Naturopathy from the Australasian College of Natural Therapies, along with subsequent diplomas in Botanical Medicine, Nutritional Medicine, Homoeopathy, Counselling and Remedial massage. She then went on to complete a Master of Health Science (Sexual Health) from the University of Sydney.

For the past 15 years, she has worked in the natural health industry as a consultant, researcher, writer, educator and clinician, with a key interest in treating sexual health disorders with complementary medicine.

Deanne Apostolou

Deanne is a Medical Herbalist, Iridologist, educator and speaker, with over 23 years of clinical experience. Deanne studied a Diploma of Medical Herbalism with Nancy Evelyn (one of Dorothy Hall’s first graduates) at the Newcastle College of Herbal Medicine and recently completed a Bachelor of Medicines Management with Professional Honours in Complementary Medicine through the University of Tasmania.

Deanne has written subject content, lectured and supervised clinical practice at the Academy of Complementary Health in Newcastle for five years. She currently sits on the Academic Working Group of the WEA Hunter Bachelor of Health Science (Naturopathy,) shaping the future education of incoming Naturopaths.

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Ruth Fellowes

Like most natural medicine practitioners, I came into this profession because of some personal experience. For me, it was because I stumbled across the idea that food could affect the moods of my children, and this led to my fascination with diet and nutrition, and to the emerging field of nutritional psychiatry. My special interest and expertise remains with paediatrics, especially those with behavioural disorders, diagnosed or not; food intolerances; and digestive health. Our profession is a highly rewarding one, knowing that we make a difference to not only individuals but to families and communities.

It’s been over 10 years that I have been in clinical practice, and 4-5 years writing and teaching course material for naturopaths, nutritionists and herbalists. I love to learn and want others to think learning is wonderful too!

Sally Maizey

Sally is passionate about Nutrition and Homoeopathy, having graduated in 2009.  Her history shows a good example of the various different roles open to complementary medicine health professionals.  Her experience includes working in a retail health food store, practising within a health resort, and she currently operates a cyber clinic while travelling around Australia.  She has been teaching since 2011 both in the classroom and online environment.

Sally's special interests are in Mental Health and supporting the Endocrine System.  As she says, hormones rule our emotional and mental state, so food must be medicine.

She says the most rewarding aspects of this industry are being able to help someone that is unwell and watching students become the shining lights needed within our profession.  Her vision is to continue to pass on her knowledge to both patients and students through clinic, class and workshops.

Sally Maizey

Sally is passionate about Nutrition and Homoeopathy, having graduated in 2009.  Her history shows a good example of the various different roles open to complementary medicine health professionals.  Her experience includes working in a retail health food store, practising within a health resort, and she currently operates a cyber clinic while travelling around Australia.  She has been teaching since 2011 both in the classroom and online environment.

Sally's special interests are in Mental Health and supporting the Endocrine System.  As she says, hormones rule our emotional and mental state, so food must be medicine.

She says the most rewarding aspects of this industry are being able to help someone that is unwell and watching students become the shining lights needed within our profession.  Her vision is to continue to pass on her knowledge to both patients and students through clinic, class and workshops.

Sally Maizey

Sally is passionate about Nutrition and Homoeopathy, having graduated in 2009.  Her history shows a good example of the various different roles open to complementary medicine health professionals.  Her experience includes working in a retail health food store, practising within a health resort, and she currently operates a cyber clinic while travelling around Australia.  She has been teaching since 2011 both in the classroom and online environment.

Sally's special interests are in Mental Health and supporting the Endocrine System.  As she says, hormones rule our emotional and mental state, so food must be medicine.

She says the most rewarding aspects of this industry are being able to help someone that is unwell and watching students become the shining lights needed within our profession.  Her vision is to continue to pass on her knowledge to both patients and students through clinic, class and workshops.

Sally Maizey

Sally is passionate about Nutrition and Homoeopathy, having graduated in 2009.  Her history shows a good example of the various different roles open to complementary medicine health professionals.  Her experience includes working in a retail health food store, practising within a health resort, and she currently operates a cyber clinic while travelling around Australia.  She has been teaching since 2011 both in the classroom and online environment.

Sally's special interests are in Mental Health and supporting the Endocrine System.  As she says, hormones rule our emotional and mental state, so food must be medicine.

She says the most rewarding aspects of this industry are being able to help someone that is unwell and watching students become the shining lights needed within our profession.  Her vision is to continue to pass on her knowledge to both patients and students through clinic, class and workshops.

Christina Boyd

Christina is a professional Homeopath, Holistic Kinesiologist, Mind-Body Medicine Practitioner and educator, and has worked in the natural therapies industry for over 20 years.  Christina has enormous passion for homeopathy and natural medicine.  She first graduated with a Diploma of Homeopathy in 1998, and then went on to do further studies to gain an Adv Dip of Homeopathy and an Associate Fellowship of Advanced Homeopathy, as well as qualifications in Kinesiology and Mind-Body Medicine.  


Christina also had the privilege to study in India with Prof Parimal Banerji and Dr Ruma Bhattacharya - two masters of homeopathy.  She undertook intensive clinical training at the Parimal Banerji Medical Research Centre, in Kolkata, one of the largest homeopathic medical institutes in the world.


Christina is an experienced practitioner and educator, and has written subject content, lectured and supervised clinical practice for many years.   Christina describes it as a great joy and extremely rewarding to be able to share her knowledge and empower others to learn how to enhance their own health and wellbeing.
 

Carol Hannington

Carol’s journey into natural health began in 1996 after being inspired by Jean M Auel’s novel ‘The Clan of the Cave Bear’ about a Neanderthal woman who picked wild herbs and used them to heal her tribe.  She studied Herbal Medicine at Cardiff University and Aromtherapy and Regents University in London, before graduating in Naturopathy in Brisbane in Australia.

She comes to Switch on Health with decades of experience working in this industry, and has recently added Hypnotherapy to her practice.  In her own words – “being part of this profession and community is both exciting and a privilege and I’m very happy to have joined the team at Switch on Health.” 

Penny Barron

Penny completed a Bachelor of Science majoring in anatomy and physiology at Sydney University in the 1990’s. When assisting in the dissection of a cadaver in her final year, Penny still vividly remembers the first time she had to wield a scalpel.

It was at around the same time that she decided the conventional medical path wasn’t quite right for her and set about exploring other avenues.

Since then, Penny has trained in Homeopathy, Nutrition, and more recently Herbal medicine, and uses all these modalities in her clinic.

 

She specialises in childhood behavioural issues and women’s health.

Along the way, Penny also discovered a love of teaching and since 2015 has been balancing a busy clinic with college teaching work. Some of the subjects she is passionate about include homeopathy, nutrition, anatomy and physiology, pathology, biochemistry, and supervision of student clinic.

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