Endeavour supports the full range and breadth of complementary medicine research as it relates to clinical practice from diverse fields including clinical, epidemiological, sociological and educational research.

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  • 22 November 2018

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The Office of Research at Endeavour College of Natural Health has a particular focus which examines issues and outcomes associated with the complementary medicine (CM) practice in Australia and where relevant throughout the world.

It was established to:

  • Support the creation of new knowledge related to CM
  • Explore the risks and benefits of CM for the broader community
  • Critically examine Endeavour's practice and activities to inform future improvements; and
  • Engage with key stakeholders within the health community and general population to examine the place and role of CM in contemporary health care.


Meet the team


Rebecca Reid

PhD (student), BHSc (Nat)
Associate Director Research

In addition to leading the Office of Research at Endeavour College of Natural Health, Rebecca is one of the competitively awarded Research Fellows for the International Naturopathy Research Leadership Program conducted by the Australian Research Centre in Complementary and Integrative Medicine at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS). Alongside her appointment at Endeavour, Rebecca is undertaking a PhD through Australian Research Centre in Complementary and Integrative Medicine at UTS and has a current research focus on women’s health, particularly endometriosis, and the use of naturopathic care to manage the condition. Furthermore, Rebecca has a strong research interest in advancing the international naturopathic landscape though conducting rigorous and robust naturopathic research.

E: rebecca.reid@endeavour.edu.au
Ph: +61 7 3253 9582

Dr Janet Schloss

PhD, Post Grad Cert (Clinical Nutrition), Adv. Dip (Nat), Dip (Nut), Dip (Herbal Medicine), BHSc (Art)
Clinical Trials Coordinator

Janet Schloss has been in private practice as a naturopath and nutritionist for over 18 years and has completed her PhD at the School of Medicine in the University of Queensland through the Princess Alexandra Hospital. In this role, Janet supports the Office of Research with gathering, analysing and interpreting research data collected through our projects including PRACI, as well as assisting other departments with data collection and analysis through our internal surveys and other types of data collection.

E: janet.schloss@endeavour.edu.au
Ph: +61 7 3253 9579

Helene Diezel

MasterHS(Res), Grad Dip (Ed), BSSc (Pol)
Senior Lecturer - Honours

Helene Diezel holds a Master’s degree in Health Services Research with ARCCIM. Her role at Endeavour is as the Senior Lecturer for the Honours Degree. Helene's research interests are broad although they centre on advancing research methodology and a deep commitment to mixed methods research. Helene has worked at the University of Queensland Centre for Clinical Research as part of a team on an NHMRC funded project examining neuroethics and impulse disorders and also works in a research consultancy capacity for industry and academic stakeholders, undertaking health as well as sociology research. Helene has considerable expertise in developing Honours course content which is enriched and engaging for students. Alongside her role as Senior Lecturer - Honours, Helene is also the Student Liaison Officer for students interested in research. She is based in Brisbane within the Office of Research and online for the delivery of Endeavour's Honours Degree.

E: helene.diezel@endeavour.edu.au
Ph: +61 7 3253 9316

Malwina Martin

PRACI Research Administrator

Malwina Martin has extensive experience in business administration and management and as part of the Office of Research team, acts as the Research Project Administrator for the PRACI and IRCNAC projects, the Student Summer Research Program and the Research Grants Program. She is also on the organising team for the International Congress on Complementary Medicine Research 2019, to be held in Brisbane and hosted by Endeavour. Malwina has a passion for complementary medicine and holds a qualification in Reflexology. She also has over 25 years’ experience teaching and training in karate. She holds a 5th Dan in both Gojuryu Karate do Seiwakai and All Japan Karatedo Federation Gojukai.

E: malwina.martin@endeavour.edu.au
Ph: +61 7 3253 9319

Hope Foley

PhD (student), BHSc(Hons), BHSc (Nat)
Research Assistant

Hope is a naturopath and early career researcher with a passion for holism and plant-based medicine. She is a strong advocate for person-centered care and for the role of complementary and integrative medicine in the wider field of health care provision. Hope is currently undertaking her PhD with the Australian Research Centre in Complementary and Integrative Medicine (ARCCIM) at University of Technology Sydney, which will investigate the role of complementary medicine clinical care for the management of chronic health conditions. Hope enjoys working on a wide variety of research projects and teaching, with the intention of contributing to the advancement of the naturopathic profession in Australia and globally.

Kimberley Ryan

MN, BHSc (Nat), BN, PGDipN (Critical Care)
Clinical Trials Assistant

Kimberley has filled the role of Clinical Trials Assistant which has been created in response to the incredible increase in external clinical research project funding the Office of Research has attracted over the past 18 months (2017/2018). Kimberley brings an important mix of clinical and research experience to this new arm of activities within the Office. Kimberley is a trained Critical Care nurse and Naturopath (alumni of Endeavour’s Bachelor degree). She has 10 years’ experience in clinical research and also has her own clinical naturopathic practice.

E: kimberley.ryan@endeavour.edu.au
Ph: +61 7 3253 9584

Michelle Tweedie

BNutr (PubH)
Research Ethics and Governance Administrator
Michelle has an extensive career background in business administration and management support. In her role with Endeavour, she brings highly developed organisational and planning skills from working in complex organisations across a diverse range of projects. Drawing on her administrative background, Michelle has secretarial experience in a number of Committees and Boards relating to health governance processes. Having recently completed a Bachelor of Nutrition (Public Health), Michelle has a special interest in the impact of chronic disease on vulnerable communities and high-risk populations and a passion for research into preventative health practice.
E: michelle.tweedie@endeavour.edu.au
Ph: +61 7 3253 9369

Jason Rainforest

MHSc (Herbal Medicine), BHSc (Nat)
Research Assistant

Jason is a graduate of a Bachelor of Health Science (Naturopathy) at Endeavour, 2008. He has recently completed a Master of Health Science (Herbal Medicine) at the University of New England. He teaches herbal medicine chemistry to students of Naturopathy at Endeavour. Jason has a passion for herbal medicine in Naturopathic practice, and has had a lifelong goal of being involved in healthcare research, which is finally being realised in the Office of Research at Endeavour.

E: jason.rainforest@endeavour.edu.au
Ph: +61 7 3253 9335