Tim Allardyce is a Registered Osteopath and Chartered Physiotherapist with 19 years’ experience, who has worked at the top end of sport. Tim is a nonmedical prescriber and injection therapist, and also has a keen interest in rehabilitation and digital health. He is a strong advocate of the NHS and employs osteopaths working in the NHS as well. Tim recently presented a lecture on behalf of the International Olympic Committee in PyeongChang to International medical doctors and healthcare professions. Tim also lectures for the Royal College of General Practitioners and trains GPs and trainee GPs on a regular basis.
Stephen Barabas is a graduate of Glasgow University. He is an Honorary Laser Consultant at St Thomas and Guy's Hospital in London. He runs two companies: a human medical company, K-Laser UK Ltd, working with the NAS, sports franchises and private healthcare using Class IV K-Laser therapy (treating diabetic wounds, acute and chronic musculoskeletal injuries and chronic pain syndromes). VBS Direct, providing innovative equipment to vet practices and animal rehab specialists. He lectures and continues to set up research projects to improve our techniques and medical equipment to improve quality of healing and pain management.
Steven Bettles is an osteopath and Policy Manager on the Professional Standards Team at the General Osteopathic Council. He works on a range of projects including the implementation of the Osteopathic Practice Standards and the new CPD scheme. He has a background in both clinical practice and osteopathic education
Fiona Browne is Director of Education, Standards and Development at the General Osteopathic Council. Fiona's academic background is law and research. Fiona is particularly interested in themes of engagement, support and community to support practitioners to work in partnership to meet standards. Fiona has led various initiatives to contribute these goals including, most recently, a new continuing professional development scheme with these themes at its heart along with a comprehensive longitudinal evaluation and impact programme. Fiona is a trustee at the Patient’s Association, a charity dedicated to supporting the rights and interests of all patients and their families. She is passionate about clinicians working collaboratively in partnership empowering patients to live their life in the way they want to. Fiona and colleagues work to promote health and social care to be delivered in a way that meets every person’s health and social care needs, to give effect to the patient voice, to improve patient experience and to support people to engage fully in their own care. Fiona also holds a role on a local government standards committee. She has previously chaired the UK Interprofessional Continuing Professional Development Forum and held roles in health professional regulation and medical education including the General Medical Council, the London
Trevor Campbell is an osteopath; physiologist and international lecturer. He has worked with all levels of the NHS including the pharmaceutical industry; NICE and the prescribing clinician. He is currently a senior lecturer and clinic supervisor at the ESO and LSO and is passionate about the role of osteopathy in the modern healthcare system.
Prof Dawn Carnes, Director of NCOR. She trained as an osteopath graduating in 1998 but went on to do a PhD in chronic pain and then entered the world of research fulltime. She has specialised in the fields of chronic pain self-management, pragmatic randomised controlled trials, systematic reviews and qualitative research.
His role is to lead the executive team here at the iO, and support the President and Council with information and advice on the strategic direction of the Institute. Our mission is to unite, promote, develop and support the osteopathic profession.
A key part of his responsibility is to build strong working relationships with external organisations important to the advancement and reputation of osteopathy, including the statutory regulator, the osteopathic research council, and the undergraduate and postgraduate osteopathic education providers; as well as the Department of Health and NHS, and other health professions.
He is proud to work with such a committed and wonderfully enthusiastic team at the iO. And we are all proud to work for the splendidly eclectic, highly professional, and patient-dedicated community of osteopaths that we serve.
Zoë Clark is an osteopath practicing in Norfolk who is proactive in sharing information about osteopathy and general health to the public and within the medical community. Zoë’s blog and social media activity has helped her thrive as an associate within two clinics and led to speaking for national health charities, research opportunities and contributed to projects aiming to reduce the delay to diagnosis for people with Axial Spondyloarthritis. Zoë has spoken at events for the National Ankylosing Spondylitis Society, Arthritis Action and the National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society.
Shirley has been the CEO of the Royal Society for Public Health since 2013. RSPH works across the UK and internationally to improve and protect the public’s health and wellbeing. She chairs the ‘People in UK Public Health’ advisory group, a cross government committee which advises on the future of the workforce for the public’s health and she is Vice Chair of the Public Health System Group in England. Prior to this she has been a CEO in education charities in both the USA and UK and a non – executive in the public and voluntary sectors. She is a member of the Global Advisory Board of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in the US and a Commissioner on the RSA Food, Farming and Countryside Commission. She chairs think tank, British Future and is a trustee of Alzheimer’s Research UK
Diarmuid is a professional lead physiotherapist, advanced practitioner physiotherapist and independent prescriber. He is a member of the guideline development committee for the NICE chronic pain guidelines.
Dr Carol Fawkes has practised as an osteopath for 30 years, and as an acupuncturist for the past 25 years. She divides her time between practice and research into osteopathy. She completed an MSc in Healthcare Research Methods at QMUL, and a PGCert in Evidence-Based Medicine at Oxford University. Carol completed her PhD in 2017 and, has developed an electronic PROM data collection system for osteopaths. She has a considerable interest in the use of clinical audit, and is co-author of “An Introduction to Clinical Audit for Practising Osteopaths".
Anji is an Osteopath and Yoga Teacher, working privately and in the NHS. She graduated with Distinction from the BSO in 2015, since then she has established her own private practice and now also works as an NHS MSK clinician.
Having taught yoga for over 10 years, Anji brings the disciplines of yoga and osteopathy together in her clinical work, which is increasingly focused on patients with persistent low back pain (PLBP). She established and runs an innovative NHS-funded hospital based PLBP Programme using this approach and teaches this work to other yoga teachers.
Initially qualifying as a Medical Radiographer in New Zealand in 1985, Ian moved to the UK in 1988. He worked in both the NHS and private health services in England and Ireland specialising in trauma, neuroradiology and cardiology, and set up a Bone Densitometry (DEXA) and Osteoporosis assessment unit in Hampshire.
In 1996 he completed his Osteopathic training at the London School of Osteopathy. He completed his MSc in Evidence Based Health Care at the University of Oxford in 2008.
Ian has been lecturing at the London School of Osteopathy since 1996 in Medical Imaging and teaches both the MOst and BSc cohort.
Ian is a practicing osteopath and is the Director of Physical Balance.
Graduated from the Metropolia University of Applied Sciences in June 2015, formed the co-operative called Osteopatiakeskus Valo (currently 13 osteopaths in 2 different cities in Finland) in September 2015. Prior to studies in osteopathy contemporary dancer (graduate of the Rotterdam Conservatory, BA of performing arts in 1997), and a certified pilates instructor since 2010.
He became President of the Institute of Osteopathy in October 2017. He believes that osteopathy has an important role to play in the future of healthcare in the UK and is keen to champion the contribution that osteopaths make to their patients’ health.
Since graduating from the University College of Osteopathy (formerly BSO) in 2004, he has completed postgraduate training programmes in Paediatric, Cranial and Classical Osteopathy. He is a member of the Faculty of the Sutherland Cranial College of Osteopathy and has taught at the University College of Osteopathy, the Osteopathic Centre for Children and the Institute of Classical Osteopathy. He is project manager for the Osteopathic Development group’s Accredited Clinical Practice project.
He runs a family-centred osteopathic practice in East London.
Clive qualified as an osteopath in 1983. He subsequently studied for a Masters degree in sports medicine at Surrey University in 2009.
He has worked in Australia, New Zealand and Spain, and currently works in London where he runs a large multidisciplinary practice in one of London's biggest GP medical centres. + Listar Hosp: outpaheata.
He has worked in elite level sports including football, rugby, golf, tennis and athletics as well as at the London and Rio Olympics. He regularly presents at sports medicine conferences, teaching hospitals and GP medical centres.
Dr McKenna has been a Consultant Physician and Rheumatologist in Trafford since 1989. He is the senior physician in Trafford and head of the rheumatology dept that has been recognised by the British Society for Rheumatology as offering ‘Outstanding Best Practice’. He has held several positions with both Arthritis Research UK (formerly ARC) and the BSR. He has had a lengthy involvement with NICE as the BSR expert for the appraisals of biologic drugs in rheumatoid arthritis, as member then Chair of the NICE appeal panel and as clinical lead for the recent revision of the RA guideline.
Mr Austin Plunkett is part of the team of researchers at the National Council of Osteopathic Research (www.NCOR.org.uk) and an iO council member. He writes for The Osteopath and Osteopathy Today and makes sure that research relevant to osteopaths is disseminated to the profession via the NCOR website and through social media
Devan has been employed as Head of Department for clinical sciences at the European School of Osteopathy (ESO) since 2004. He is also a senior clinical tutor at the ESO out-patients clinic and runs osteopathic and clinical technique workshops there. He teaches peripheral and spinal biomechanics and pain management at under and post-graduate level. Also running post-graduate courses in medical needling techniques for osteopaths.
From an early age, Elliott (Clinic Lead and owner) has held a deep-rooted interest in sports, fitness and the human body. This began with taking part in boxing and weightlifting. As an inquisitive thinker, he wished to know more about the mechanisms which allow the human body to perform such tasks leading, inevitably, to a career in Osteopathy.
This interest developed into a passion which has seen him open a private practice aiming to debunk common myths, driving the physical therapy industry forward. Elliott is now opening a chain of clinics to promote evidence based practice
Cristina was appointed as London’s first Patient Director, working for Camden Musculoskeletal Services and is strategic lead for patient involvement, engagement/experience acting as a subject matter expert.
Carl Todd is a registered osteopath and qualified lecturer with a PhD in orthopaedics and clinical science, a Masters degree in sport injury medicine and an honours degree in osteopathy. Carl is a director of The Carl Todd Clinic and practises.
In 2005 Carl became the first osteopath to be appointed by the Football Association and work with the England Football team. To date, he has worked over one hundred and sixty international games and attended four FIFA World Cup tournaments and two UEFA European Championships. Carl has been consultant osteopath to Chelsea Football Club since 2008 working as part of the medical support for the first team players in all competitions. Carl has carried out consultancy roles for the England Cricket Board, Team GB male and female Basketball at the London 2012 Olympics and many other clubs. From 2006-2008 Carl worked as part of the medical team at Honda UK.
His clinical experience with both elite and amateur level athletes has led to Carl developing his own unique style of integrated osteopathy, encompassing biomechanical, functional and structural models for patient management and re-education, specialising in functional movement patterns and corrective exercise. Carl lectures regularly at medical conferences both nationally and internationally on the subject of sports injury management and rehabilitation.
Jackie is an advanced practitioner physiotherapist and independent prescriber working within a multidisciplinary inpatient complex pain team. She is working towards a DPhil in Primary Health Care at the University of Oxford as part of a NIHR/HEE Clinical Doctoral Research Fellowship.
For six year, Gilly has been assisting worldwide Osteopaths to develop and grow thriving community Practices. Her entrepreneurial character helps her to see which changes within a clinic will bring the fastest returns. Gilly typically at least doubles patient numbers and revenue, leaving the Principal confidently able to promote and grow the business further.