Meet Our Speakers
Alex Laird - United Kingdom (Restoring our popular heritage of plant medicine within mainstream healthcare)
Alex is a practising medical herbalist MCPP and Founding Director of Living Medicine, a vision for Britain’s first world herbal medicine/food garden as a national centre linked to a web of community healing gardens throughout the UK.
Amanda Saurin is the founder, plant grower and gatherer, distiller and maker at A.S APOTHECARY. She is a traditional Apothecary. Amanda has worked with herbs and homeopathy for many years developing effective, gentle, bespoke preparations.
Dr Andrew Tresidder, trained at Guy's Hospital London and has been a General Practitioner in Somerset, England since 1989.
Ann Harman - United States of America (Beyond the Volatiles – A Closer Look at the Distillate Waters)
Ann Harman is an organic farmer, botanist, herbalist and distiller. She has been making herbal products for decades and distilling hydrosols for nearly 20 years.
Anna Rosa Robertsdottir - Iceland (Medicinal Plants in Iceland: discovering and celebrating Nature‘s Icelandic treasures)
Anna Rosa Robertsdottir has been working as a herbalist in Iceland for the past 24 years and is a member of the UK National Institute of Medical Herbalists.
Bevin Clare - United States of America (Only Three Herbs:Approaching the Epidemics of Cancer, Arthritis & Heart Disease with Herbal Medicine)
Bevin Clare, MS, RH, CNS, is a clinical herbalist and nutritionist appointed as an Associate Professor and Program Manager of the Post-Master's Certificate in Clinical Herbalism at the Maryland University of Integrative Health.
Boswellness is a Vermont-based company importing frankincense and myrrh resin from the country of Somaliland. They distil these resins in Vermont, USA into essential oils and hydrosols, which they then distribute worldwide to Aromatherapists, personal care product manufacturers, alternative medicine practitioners, and more.
Caroline Ingraham - United Kingdom (The Language of Smell; celebrating a new way of communicating with other species)
Caroline Ingraham founded Applied Zoopharmacognosy and is the leading expert in this field of animal self-medication. She has always had an enormous concern for the ethical treatment of animals and has spent the last three decades researching and observing how animals self-medicate.
Catherine Maranzana - France (The place of clinical aromatherapy in hospital: the aromatic experience of Colmar Civil Hospitals)
Catherine Maranzana is a nurse and aromatherapy educator who has been working in hematology-oncology since 1989. She is currently based on the bone marrow / immunotherapy sterile unit at Colmar Civil Hospitals.
Max and Clare Licher of PhiBee Aromatics have been studying the native plants of the American Southwest together for 23 years. In 2005, they bought their first still, and since then have distilled 77 different species of plants, from seven distinctive bio-regions in Arizona.
With over ten years experience in the Complementary Therapy Sector, Colleen Harte is committed to educating and sharing expert knowledge of essential oils with others in the world of Aromatherapy.
Deby has been involved in Aromatherapy for the past 25 years, is a staunch supporter of Aromatic Medicine in Australia and through her research and studies, has been instrumental in bringing Aromatic Medicine to Australia into a Government accreditation syllabus.
Denise Joswiak - United States of America (Holistic Aromatherapy; Decreasing Pain, Nausea & Anxiety in Hospitalized Patients)
Denise is a Clinical Aromatherapist and Registered Nurse who created the Aromatherapy program for the Allina Health system (Minnesota) in 2012.
Ernst Schrott - Germany (Using essential oils on the marma points (vital points) as described in Ayurveda)
Dr. Ernst Schrott is a trained medical doctor specialised in naturopathy and homeopathy.
Françoise Couic Marinier France (Essential oils unite beautiful initiatives in French hospitals: An illustrative account”)
Françoise is a pharmacist, author and accredited aromatherapy educator. In collaboration with different industrial and academic partners, she is responsible for aromatherapy training in a number of university based programs in France (Strasbourg, Dijon, Limoges-Toulouse, Marseille, Lille, Nancy…) leading to postgraduate diplomas in aromatherapy as well as for training in aromatherapy for pharmacists at the end of their official studies. Françoise is a conference lecturer in aromatherapy for pharmacists, doctors, podiatrists, physiotherapists, nurses and midwives.
Gabriel Mojay is a UK-registered practitioner of clinical aromatherapy, herbal medicine, and acupuncture. He first studied natural medicine in 1978, specializing in shiatsu therapy. Following four years of training in TCM, he became in 1987 a member of the British Acupuncture Council.
Jane Buckle, PhD, RGN is the director of R J Buckle Associates: an educational consultancy in clinical aromatherapy and the ‘M’ Technique (a registered method of gentle, structured touch).
Janina Sorensen of Wild Herbs of Crete - Greece (1 of 3 lectures from artisanal essential oil distillers)
For more than 20 years, Babis Psaroudakis and Janina Sorensen of Wild Herbs of Crete have been collecting and distilling essential oils exclusively from wild-growing plant populations in Crete, an island known since antiquity for the quality of its aromatic and medicinal plants.
Jo Dunbar (MSc Medical Herbalist, Hypnotherapist) has been practising herbal medicine since 1999, and is the proprietor of two busy herbal apothecaries (Botanica Medica Ltd) in the London area.
Jo Kellett TIDHA MIFPA CIMI graduated from the Tisserand Institute of Holistic Aromatherapy in 1996. After a few years in practice she returned to the college as Essential Oil Therapeutics Tutor, where she taught until the college closed. She now lectures for Neal’s Yard Remedies and is also a Massage Tutor at ITHMA.
After an inordinate number of previous occupations, Julian Barker started his training in herbal medicine in North and Central America then returned to Britain as an apprentice herb-grower at Suffolk Herbs while studying concurrently on NIMH’s tutorial course, before joining the first cohort at the School of Herbal Medicine.
Laura Hoy - United Kingdom (Workshop: Deepening Self-Care for Practitioners - putting self first and walking the talk)
After completing training with Neal's Yard Remedies in 2006 & a Diploma in Aromatherapy & Essential Oil Science, Laura began managing NHR Organic Oils, a company selling the highest quality organic essential oils.
Luc Marlier is a research scientist at the National Center of Scientific Research (CNRS), Strasbourg, France.
Madeleine Kerkhof-Knapp Hayes - The Netherlands (CO2 extracts – a way forward in clinical aromatherapy)
Madeleine Kerkhof – Knapp Hayes, a former nurse and herbalist, is a renowned expert in aromatherapy and other complementary therapies in modern nursing.
Mark Moss - United Kingdom (“I really must post that letter!” – Enhancing prospective memory in the over 60s)
Mark is Head of the Department of Psychology at Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne.
Michael Isted - United Kingdom (Workshop - Drinking Plants: How to Create Plant-Based Potions for Health and Happiness)
Michael Isted is a trained phytotherapist (BSc Hons) and nutritionist who started up his company The Herball in 2013. Michael set up The Herball as a portal to promote and celebrate the many ways in which we can integrate plants and plant preparations to invigorate and enrich our lives.
Sandy van Vuuren - South Africa (Exploring the anti-infective properties of essential oils and their combinations)
Sandy van Vuuren is currently an Associate Professor in the Departmental of Pharmacy and Pharmacology at the University of Witwatersrand, where she has been undertaking essential oil research for the last 15 years.
Dr Stribor Markovic has a BS in biochemistry and pharmacy and a PhD in pharmaceutical sciences.
Doctor Ebihara has a PhD in Internal Medicine and is a contract professor at the Department of Geriatric Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, The Tokyo University, Tokyo as well as the Department of International Health Care, Graduate School of Dentistry, Tohoku University, Sendai
Tanya Moulding - United Kingdom (Workshop - Scent and Psyche – An introduction to botanical perfumery)
Tanya Moulding trained in Holistic Aromatherapy with the Tisserand Institute and went on to further her studies with Deep Tissue, Indian Head massage, Reiki, Product blending and Natural Perfumery.
Timothy Miller- United States of America (The Stars of Medicine: Blending Aromatherapy into Clinical Practice)
Dr Timothy Miller is a naturopathic physician, licensed acupuncturist, and registered aromatherapist. He is a graduate of the National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM) in Portland, OR.
Val Edwards-Jones - United Kingdom (Could essential oils help with prevention and treatment of multiply-antibiotic resistant infections)
Val Edwards-Jones is Emeritus Professor of Medical Microbiology at Manchester Metropolitan University.
Vivienne Campbell BSc (Hons) is a medical herbalist. She has a clinic in Ireland and teaches classes on herbal medicine, wild food foraging and natural cosmetic-making.