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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  • 27 May 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 (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

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

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.

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