Office of Research

Reports

Office of Research 2014 Annual Report


Staff at the Office of Research

Associate Director – Research

Amie Steel - PhD, MPH, Grad Cert Ed (Higher Ed), BHSc(Nat)

Dr Amie Steel is a postdoctoral research fellow with ARCCIM at the University of Technology Sydney. Her role is based at Endeavour College of Natural Health where she is also Associate Director of Research within the Office of Research. Amie’s current research focus includes a diverse area of complementary medicine (CM) including women’s health, CM curriculum development and delivery, integration and regulation of CM, and the interface between evidence-based medicine and CM practice.

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Research Officer – Surveys & Statistics 

Janet Schloss – PhD Scholar, Post Grad Cert (Clinical Nutrition), Adv. Dip (Nat), Dip (Nut), Dip (Herbal Medicine), BHSc (Art)

Janet Schloss has been in private practice as a naturopath and nutritionist for over 15 years and is currently in the final stages of her doctorate at the School of Medicine in the University of Queensland through the Princess Alexandra Hospital.  She is also an Endeavour academic and has lectured for the past 11 years. Janet's main speciality is with individuals who have cancer, especially assisting patients undergoing medical treatment. Her aim is to assist people through treatment, decreasing side effects and supporting them through diet and lifestyle after treatment. As Janet has long been involved in research regarding cancer and nutrition, this has led to the undertaking of completing her PhD which is a pilot trial on assessing vitamin B supplementation to decrease the incidence of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy. In this role she will be primarily supporting the Office of Research with gathering, analysing and interpreting research data collected through the Office of Research projects including PRACI as well as assisting other departments with data collection and analysis through our internal surveys and other types of data collection.

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Senior Research Assistant

Helene Diezel - Grad Dip (Ed), BSSc (Pol)

Helene Diezel is a master’s research candidate with ARCCIM at the University of Technology Sydney. Her role with Endeavour College of Natural Health is as the Senior Research Assistant within the Office of Research. Helene's current research focus broadly looks at CAM education and includes women’s and community health, CAM curriculum delivery. Her other research interests involve the interface between conventional medicine and CAM practitioners as well as other public health topics more generally.

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Ph: 07 3253 9316

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Team Administrator/Student Liaison Officer

Rebecca Reid - PhD (student), BHSc (Nat)

Rebecca Reid is a graduate of a Bachelor in Health Science (Naturopathy) at Endeavour College of Natural Health and a successful applicant to the Student Summer School Research program in 2014. Rebecca brings a strong organisational and management background combined with her naturopathic training and commitment to research to this role. Alongside her role as Team Administrator, Rebecca is also the Student Liaison Officer for students interested in research. With a strong passion for research and enhancing clinical practice, Rebecca is currently undertaking her PhD which will investigate a variety of significant factors associated  with naturopathic care and endometriosis.

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Ph: 07 3253 9582

Research Administrator

Malwina Martin

Malwina Martin has extensive experience in business administration and management and as part of the Office of Research team, will be acting in a supportive role in major projects conducted throughout 2015. Malwina has a passion for complementary and alternative medicine and holds a qualification in Reflexology. Malwina provides administrative support for PRACI project (praci.com.au) alongside other key projects and activities within the Office of Research.

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Ph: 07 3253 9319