Chair – Neville Hodgkinson
Neville Hodgkinson is a writer and journalist who worked as medical and science correspondent of several national newspapers in the UK, including The Sunday Times, Sunday Express and Daily Mail.
Vice-chair – Dr Sarah Eagger MBBS, FRC Psych (London)
Dr Sarah Eagger, is the coordinating editor of Values in Healthcare: A spiritual Approach, a training programme concerned with the application of holistic principles for health care professionals in their education and training. She believes that a value-based approach to healthcare is one that enhances peace, love, positivity and compassion.
Trustee and Honorary Treasurer – Mahesh Patel
Mahesh is a qualified Chartered Accountant and currently CEO of Minster Care Group & Partner of Impact Health Partners LLP, advisor to a listed Real Estate Investment Trust.
The Scientific and Medical Advisors
Dr Craig Brown, MB, ChB, MRCGP
Dr Craig Brown was a full time National Health Service general practitioner in West Sussex, UK, for 30 years until his retirement in 2012. He has a longstanding interest in holistic medicine and was a former Chair of the British Holistic Medical Association (BHMA) for 3 years.
Mr Arnold Desser BA (Hons), CAc (China), MBAcC
Arnold Desser is a senior lecturer at the School of Integrated Health, University of Westminster. He practices traditional Chinese medicine in the NHS and trains acupuncture students in prim …Arnold Desser is a member of the core team that produced the training programme for healthcare workers, Values in Healthcare: A Spiritual Approach (2004).
Dr Peter Fenwick, MB, Bchir (Cantab), DPM, FRCPsych
Dr Fenwick is an emeritus senior lecturer at the Institute of Psychiatry, London, also an emeritus consultant in neuropsychiatry at the Maudsley Hospital and in neurophysiology to Broadmoor Special Hospital. He has published numerous scientific papers on brain function and also several papers on meditation and altered states of consciousness.
Professor David Peters, MB ChB DRCOG DMSMed FLCOM
I am Clinical Director in the Faculty of Science and Technology at the University of Westminster where I direct the Centre for Resilience. The Centre is researching ways of measuring resilience, researching it and improving it through biofeedback, mindfulness, positive emotion and self-care.
Dr Hansa Raval, MD
Dr Raval is a retired Colonel from the United States Army after 26 years of service; a physician with three sub-specialities: clinical pathology, cytopathology and oncology;
Training and Publishing Consultant
Jan Alcoe, BSSc (Hons), DHypPsych (UK), GQHP, MBPsS
Jan Alcoe is a registered clinical hypnotherapist with a background in research, training and publishing in health and social care. She co-founded Pavilion Publishing in 1986, directed the company for 20 years and now commissions training materials, books and journals in this field.
Earl Baldwin of Bewdley
Lord Baldwin is President of the Parliamentary Group for Integrated and Complementary Healthcare and was chair of the British Acupuncture Accreditation Board. He was a member of the 1999 – 2000 House of Lords Select Committee enquiry into Complementary and Alternative Medicine. He has made many vital contributions in Parliament to debates on health care. He has a background in education and teaching.
David Hemery, CBE
David Hemery is best known for his days in sport, both as Olympic Champion and World Record holder in the 400m hurdles and later three times winner of Superstars. Since then he has been a coach, teacher, manager and writer. David received his BSc in Business Management from Boston University; his Certificate of Education in Economics from Harvard University and his Doctorate in Social Psychology in Education from Boston University. He combines his own experience with his research into what makes an achiever and how we can bring the best from ourselves and those with whom we work.
The Lord Norrie
Lord Norrie has contributed extensively to Parliamentary work on environment and health issues and has a special interest in holistic health and in the care and treatment of kidney patients. He sponsored the Swimming and Water Safety Bill to make swimming part of the National Curriculum in schools, later adopted by the Government and came into force in 1996. He served as a member of the House of Lords European Communities Committee on the Environment for four years, sponsored the National Park Bill which was later incorporated into the Environmental Act and in 1993 and was awarded the Green Ribbon Political Award from the House of Lords for services to the environment. He has been President of the British Trust for Conservation Volunteers since 1987, and is a Vice-President of the Council for National Parks. He is also a council member of the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust, and UK Patron of the Royal Life Saving Society since 1993.
Manibhai Talashibhai Patel, MBE
Manibhai Patel, a prominent Ugandan Asian, is a founder member of the Social Democratic Party and an elected member of the Council for Social Democracy, the SDP’s policy making body. He is a member of the Asian Liberal Democrats. He has a keen personal interest in the welfare of all immigrants in the UK and is an active trustee of Immigrant Aid within the joint council for Welfare of Immigrants. He supports many charities in the UK and India including Home Farm Trust for disabled children and the Princes Youth Business Trust.