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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  • 16 July 2019

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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 (Candidate), 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 Manager

Janet has been in private practice as a nutritionist for over 20 years and has completed her Doctorate at the School of Medicine in the University of Queensland through the Princess Alexandra Hospital.  She has also lectured at Endeavour for over 14 years and is the Clinical Trials Manager with the Office of Research. Janet’s role as the Clinical Trials Manager is to conduct rigorous and robust clinical trials within complementary medicine research. The clinical trials are conducted within the Office of Research and with external stakeholders. Janet’s main clinical and research interest is oncology, especially assisting patients undergoing medical treatment. Within her role, Janet manages and coordinates the activities of the Clinical Trials Office in the Office of Research.

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

Helen Heathwood

Clinical Trials Nurse

Helen has been a registered nurse for over 35 years. She has undertaken speciality nursing care in dermatology, community, general recovery, renal and IVF fertility. In addition to her nursing, Helen has been involved with conducting clinical trials in the areas of cardiovascular, renal and cancer care. Her passion is connecting with people and passing on her skills and knowledge.

E: helen.heathwood@endeavour.edu.au
Ph: +61 466 941 057

Malwina Martin

Research Project Administrator

Malwina Martin has extensive experience in business administration and management and as part of the Office of Research team and acts as the Research Project Administrator for practice-based research networks such as PRACI. Additionally, Malwina oversees the administrator of all research funding initiatives at the Office of Research, including the Student Summer Research Program and the Research Grants Program. Malwina has a vital role in ensuring the day to day administration and management of the Office of Research is fully functional. In addition to her operational skills and knowledge, Malwina has a passion for the advancement of complementary medicines and is a qualified Reflexologist.

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

Courtney Snow

Research Ethics and Governance Administrator

Courtney has an extensive executive administrative and business background through various large corporations and has an experience in secretarial roles in coordinating large Board and Committee documentation and active participation in governance matters. Courtney has additional qualifications in project management and will act as the Research Ethics and Governance Administrator to the Office of Research. In this role, Courtney will provide key secretarial responsibilities in managing the research Committees including the Human Research Ethics Committee and provide assistance to key stakeholders undertaking research at the College.

E: courtney.snow@endeavour.edu.au
Ph: +61 3253 9572