Qualifications: MHerbMed (USyd) DipNat DipBotMed CertPhyto FNHAA
About: Ian is a naturopath, herbalist, educator and researcher, with 30 years of experience. Currently a Senior Learning Facilitator at Torrens University, Ian is also in private clinical practice in Sydney, focusing on helping patients with cardiovascular disease and chronic inflammatory conditions.
Ian is a committed leader within the naturopathic profession, having served 8 years on the Board of the Naturopaths & Herbalists Association of Australia (NHAA), where amongst other projects he redeveloped the educational standards for herbalists and naturopaths. In 2006 he was honoured with a Fellowship of the NHAA for “meritorious work in the profession of herbalism”, and in 2021 received the Bioceuticals Integrative Medicine Award for Contribution to Research and Education.
In addition to various journal publications, Ian recently co-authored a chapter on heart disease for a major Australian naturopathic textbook, is a member of the Cobram Estate Olives Expert Scientific Advisory Committee, Chair of the NHAA’s Board Member Advisory Committee, and Chair of the Naturopathic Editorial Committee for the Natural Health Science Foundation.
Research/Areas of Interest: Herbal quality and safety; olive leaf and oil chemistry and pharmacology; cardiovascular disease.
Linkedin Profile: www.linkedin.com/in/ian-breakspear-00164b18