Introducing our academic team.
Micah is currently Course Leader for BSc (Hons) Clinical Exercise and Rehabilitation Science* at the AECC University College and Chiropractic and Unit Lead for Clinical Management 201. He is also currently completing a PG.Cert in Medical Education through Dundee University.
David Allen graduated from Bradford University with a Degree in Medical Sciences in 1981 followed by a Doctor of Chiropractic qualification from AECC University College in 1987 and an MSc in Musculoskeletal Diagnostic Ultrasound in 2012.
Dr Georgina Allen is a Consultant Musculoskeletal Radiologist and Director at St. Luke’s Radiology Oxford Ltd, and a Consultant Musculoskeletal Radiologist at the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Angelo Battiston is a Programme Developer and Leader for the MSc Functional Musculoskeletal Health and a Clinical Tutor. Angelo is an advocate for evidence based sports chiropractors and he was instrumental in developing the SPRiNT (Sport Injuries Intern Team) programme. He co-designed and co-developed the postgraduate MSc (APP) FMS Health at the AECC University College.
Alan Breen is Professor of Musculoskeletal Research both in the Faculty of Science and Technology at Bournemouth University and at the AECC University College, where he is the Director of the Centre for Biomechanics Research. Alan is also Clinical Director for Special Imaging, responsible for the Bournemouth Open Upright MRI service and Quantitative Fluoroscopy (QF).
Alex Breen graduated from Exeter University with a Degree in Physics with medical applications in 2005. In 2007 he joined the AECC University College’s Institute for Musculoskeletal Research and Clinical Implementation where he has been working in research groups investigating the biomechanics of the spine.
Kirsty is a Lecturer in Motor Learning and Motor Control in the School of Psychology, Sport and Physical Activity. She is currently finishing her PhD at the University of Winchester investigating the use of dual-tasks to aid learning and performance.
Maria Browning is currently holding the positions of Senior Clinical Tutor and Deputy Director of Clinic at the AECC University College, and is a member of the Undergraduate Programme Steering Group, Programme Team Group, Clinical Governance Group and Student-Staff Liaison Group.
Neela joined the AECC University College in 2004 as a Bank Radiographer. Neela is still currently working as part of the x-ray team supervising and teaching practical aspects of positioning to the students. She is also a 2nd Examiner in the Practical Assessments of the students, as well as the deputy Radiation Protection Supervisor.
Pat Collins is currently Professor of Anatomy at the AECC University College and the Designated Individual under the Human Tissue Act for the institution, ensuring the University College complies with the Human Tissue Authority Code of Practice for Anatomical Examination.
Aaron Coode graduated from AECC University College with a Master’s Degree in Chiropractic in 2002. The last 12 years has been spent teaching at the University College holding the position of assistant lecturer, lecturer, and Clinical Tutor.
Jane Cook is currently Senior Lecturer at the AECC University College, a member of the Staff Association and Radiation Protection Committee. She is responsible for creating and implementing the teaching of imaging at the institution, including the screening and reporting grading of radiographs taken at the AECC University College Chiropractic Clinic.
Jonathan currently leads the Undergraduate Programme’s Functional Management elements, part of the wider Clinical Management Units in Years 2 and 3 of the programme. He lectures on Functional Anatomy in the Human Structure Units, supports in Chiropractic Technique classes, supervises in the Undergraduate Clinic and sees private patients.
Stewart is Head of School for Psychology, Sport and Physical Activity at AECC, and a Professor of Sport and Performance Psychology. He is a HCPC registered sport and exercise psychologist, and BASES accredited sport and Exercise Scientist, with over 15 years’ experience as a consultant psychologist across a wide range of professional/ amateur sports, as well as across a broad range of performance domains.
Melanie Craig graduated, with distinction, from the University of Johannesburg, South Africa with a Magister Technologiae degree in Chiropractic (MTech: Chiropractic). She practiced in multidisciplinary practice in Johannesburg until March 2017. As a practitioner Melanie’s primary interest was with Sports Performance, injury prevention and rehabilitation. Melanie worked as a sports chiropractor on numerous local and international sporting events around South Africa, including the ‘Cape Epic’ in 2015 and the inaugural the ‘Arnold Classic Africa’ weight lifting championships in 2016.
Graduating from the AECC University College in 1994, David worked as an associate chiropractor at Ferndown Chiropractic Clinic. From 1995 he also worked as a part time college lecturer. In 2003 he purchased the clinic where he worked. He now works part time as an AECC University College Clinic Tutor and in private practise.
Steffi Dodwell currently works at the AECC University College as a Bank Radiographer supporting Chiropractic interns on their x-ray duty sessions. Steffi also works at local general and community hospitals. Steffi continually mentors and teaches radiographic students.
Warren Foster is currently Head of AECC University College's School of Radiology, a member of the Senior Management Group and program Lead for the MSc Ultrasound courses. With more than 15 years of Ultrasound experience across numerous specialities within the NHS, he is ideally placed to support your studies.
Matthew Garfath obtained his MChiro from AECC University College in 2005, and subsequently worked as an associate chiropractor in Somerset for 3 years before moving back to the New Forest and opening the Lyndhurst Chiropractic Clinic. Matthew is a sole practitioner, seeing a wide variety of patients in a generalized chiropractic setting. Prior to training at AECC University College, Matthew worked extensively in outdoor education, in the UK, the Alps and the Mediterranean.
Melanie Hart started working at Bournemouth Open Upright MRI in June 2014. Previously from Oxford University’s Acute Vascular Imaging Centre, where she was a Senior Research Radiographer. She qualified as a Radiographer in 1996 and commenced MRI training in 2002. Since then, Mel has gained a BA in law, criminology and social policy and also an MSc in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and has managed NHS, Private and Research MRI units.
Daniel teaches on a number of undergraduate units including paediatrics, small business and marketing and professional practice. Daniel is the AECC University College clinical safeguarding lead and facilitates safeguarding training throughout all year groups. Daniel is a member of a number of academic committees at the university college.
Phill is currently a lecturer in sport and exercise physiology. He is the coordinator of the University College’s on-site Sport Performance Centre working with UK and overseas coaches, athletes and support staff.
Debbie Horne is a senior MRI radiographer at Bournemouth Open Upright MRI and is responsible for providing a clinical MRI service for referring clinicians from the AECC University College Chiropractic Clinic, local chiropractors/osteopaths/physiotherapists, GP’s and hospital consultants. The department is also involved in research and we provide the scanning expertise to support these projects.
Phil is currently a Lecturer of Clinical Sciences at the AECC University College involved in teaching on the Chiropractic and Medical Ultrasound programmes. Phil sits on various committees and groups. He is currently also working towards gaining a PhD through Portsmouth University. Phil is the Staff Governor of the Board of Governors.
Hazel is the Programme Leader for the Access to Higher Education Diploma (Health Sciences) as well as a lecturer on the chiropractic undergraduate programme. In addition she is involved in private chiropractic practice and paediatric focused research projects.
Since 1990, Mike has been a member of the faculty at the University College and, during this time, also worked with the GCC Education and Professional Conduct Committees. Mike is currently involved in the teaching of a variety of subject areas including general medicine, biomechanics and nutrition.
Nicoline Lambers is currently appointed as Lecturer Clinical Sciences, as year tutor for MChiro year 2, and as Caldicott Guardian. She is unit leader for Health Concepts I and Case-based learning II on the MChiro programme.
Aurélie is the Programme Lead for the for MScAPP Paediatric Musculoskeletal Health. She teaches chiropractic paediatrics at undergraduate levels, mentors undergraduate and post-graduate students in their projects and dissertations, and oversees interns in the AECC UC paediatric clinic.
Since graduating from AECC University College in 1994 with a BSc degree in Chiropractic. Nicola has worked in private practice. She has attended extensive postgraduate studies with a particular emphasis on Paediatric and Pregnancy Chiropractic Care. Her experience treating patients of all ages, from just a few days old to patients in their 90’s, as well as Clinic ownership/management has given a valuable perspective when working as a clinic floor tutor at the AECC University College.
Peter is currently Principal Lecturer in Clinical Management at the AECC UC and teaches myofascial medicine and adjustive technique across a number of units. Peter also leads professional practice in year 2 of the undergraduate chiropractic programme. Peter is framework lead for the MSc APP framework and programme lead for the MSc APP Clinical science and PGCert Professional Development programmes run at the AECC UC. Peter also leads a number of units across the Universities post graduate provision.
Professor of Integrated Musculoskeletal Care and Director of Research and Reader at AECC University College, member of the Senior Management Group and chair of the Staff Development and Research Committee.
Nik Nunn graduated from AECC University College in 1991 and has been a practicing Chiropractor since. He has experience of owning his own practice and working as an associate in other clinics in England, Scotland, Wales and Spain. He went on to complete his postgraduate masters in 2000. While in practice he started part time clinical tutor work at WIOC in 2004- 2008. He also has seven (1999-2006) years’ experience as an examiner in the test of competence run by the General Chiropractic Council.
As the AECC University College Clinical Director he has been passionate about involving his students in both mainstream spinal care in the NHS, and within specific areas of clinical research. He has been working in a triage service for a local GPs in a hospital setting; he works with the Physiotherapists and medical team at AFC Bournemouth, and has recently worked with RedBull F1 racing team in both treatment and injury prevention.
Vijay graduated in veterinary medicine in India. He undertook an MSc in Neuro-Molecular Pharmacology at the University of Bristol and then continued to a PhD on cardiac muscle physiology. He obtained a PhD (Physiology) in 2002 from University of Bristol, UK. He received the ‘Fellow of the Higher Education Academy’ (FHEA), UK in 2012.
Vikki is the Rehabilitation and Exercise Centre Manager at AECC University College and member of the clinic advisory committee. She is responsible for the treatment and oversight of exercise prescription for patients within the Exercise Centre.
George Rix is a Senior Lecturer in clinical sciences responsible for the development, delivery and assessment of clinical neurology in the undergraduate chiropractic curriculum.
Sarah Rogers is a Lecturer of Clinical Sciences at the AECC University College. Currently this involves teaching on the undergraduate programme as a support tutor in Chiropractic Technique units. Additionally she works supervising interns in our on-site teaching clinic.
Inger Roug is a third generation chiropractor and a graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1989. She subsequently earned her diplomate in radiology from Logan College of Chiropractic, Missouri. Inger Roug has lectured at Life University, Logan College of Chiropractic, Western States Chiropractic University and is currently a chiropractic radiologist at the AECC University College.
Dev is currently a part time Clinic Tutor, supervising master’s students in the AECC University College Chiropractic Clinic. He is responsible for helping final year students in the clinical management of the patients they treat in the clinic.
Zöe recently joined AECC as a Senior Lecturer in the newly formed School of Psychology, Sport and Physical Activity. She is a Chartered Psychologist specialising in visual performance in elite athletes – and area in which she has been working for over a decade.
Victoria Wheeldon graduated from AECC University College in 2005 and practiced in Yorkshire, treating both people and horses. She enjoys the challenge of general practice but has particular interest in geriatric patients as well as treating horses & rider biomechanics. She has been teaching at AECC University College since 2013 and is a clinical tutor and unit leader for the clinical internship. She is currently completing her MSc in Medical Education.
After graduating from AECC University College in 1993, Chris practised in a number of clinics in the UK. Since 1997 Chris has divided his professional time between private practice and working as a clinic floor tutor supervising and assisting students undertaking their internship in the AECC University College Chiropractic Clinic.