Academic staff

Introducing our academic team.

Micah Atkinson

Micah Atkinson

Micah is Course Leader for Master of Chiropractic - MChiro (Hons) at the AECC University College and Unit Lead for Clinical Chiropractic 5001.


Gina Allen

Gina Allen

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

Angelo Battiston

Angelo Battiston is a Programme Developer and Unit Leader for the MSc APP 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.


Caroline Belchamber

Caroline Belchamber

Dr. Caroline Belchamber joined AECC University College in 2020, as Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy and is course lead on the MSc Physiotherapy (Pre-registration) course in the School of Psychology, Sport and Physical Activity.


Thomas Bennett

Thomas Bennett

Thomas Bennett joined the School of Rehabilitation, Sport, and Psychology in 2020 as Senior Lecturer and Course Leader on the MSc in Sport and Exercise Rehabilitation and the MSc Sport Rehabilitation and Therapy.


Shelley Blane

Shelley Blane

Shelley is the Course Lead for both BSc Radiography courses. She has a BSC (Hons) in Therapeutic Radiography and an MSc in Radiation Physics. She is a HCPC registered Therapeutic Radiographer and Clinical Scientist with over 27 years’ experience in Radiotherapy.


Aaron Coode

Aaron Coode

Aaron joined AECC in 2002, after graduating with a Master's degree in Chiropractic. He works part time as a Clinical Tutor in our Chiropractic Clinic and is also a consulting Chiropractor for Southampton Football Club.


Jane Cook

Jane Cook

Jane Cook is a 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 Cook

Jonathan Cook

Jonathan leads the Functional Management elements of the Master of Chiropractic - MChiro (Hons) course, part of the wider Clinical Management Units in Years 2 and 3. He also lectures on Functional Anatomy in the Human Structure Units, supports in Chiropractic Technique classes, supervises undergraduates in the Chiropractic Clinic.


Stewart Cotterill

Stewart Cotterill

Stewart is Head of School of Rehabilitation, Sport and Psychology at AECC, and a Professor of Sport, Exercise 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.


David Davis

David Davis

David Davis graduated in Chiropractic in 1994 at AECC, following time in clinical practice and purchasing his clinic; he then later joined AECC University College as a part-time as a Clinic Tutor, supervising intern training.


Philip Dewhurst

Philip Dewhurst

Philip Dewhurst is the Head of the School of Chiropractic and graduated from the AECC University College as a chiropractor in 2005.


Stephanie Dodwell

Stephanie Dodwell

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.


Alister Du Rose

Alister Du Rose

Alister graduated from AECC University College in 2009. Following several years in clinical practice, he returned in 2012 to undertake his PhD. In 2020 we welcomed Alister back once more as he joined the School of Chiropractic as a Senior Lecturer (Clinical Sciences).


Vanessa Frost

Vanessa Frost

Vanessa joined AECC University College in 2020 as a Sonographer in the School of Radiology. Providing high-quality imaging services to patients whilst facilitating clinical placements for postgraduate students.


Matthew Garfath

Matthew Garfath

Matthew Garfath obtained his MChiro from AECC in 2005 and following graduation went on to work as an associate chiropractor. Along with working in private practice since 2016, he has been working part-time as a clinic tutor in AECC University College Chiropractic Clinic.


Daniel Heritage

Daniel Heritage

Daniel is the Chiropractic Clinic Lead at AECC University College. He also teaches on a number of undergraduate units including paediatrics, small business and marketing and professional practice.


Phillip Heritage

Phillip Heritage

Phill is Course Lead for the BSc (Hons) Sport, Exercise and Health Science and Lecturer in Physiology and Health. As a sports scientist, he is the coordinator of the University College’s on-site Sport Performance Centre working with UK and overseas coaches, athletes and support staff.


Dr Michelle Holmes

Dr Michelle Holmes

Dr. Michelle Holmes is a Senior Lecturer in Research Methods at AECC University College and Professional Development Framework Lead.


Deborah Horne

Deborah Horne

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.


Philip Hume

Philip Hume

Phil joined AECC University College in 2008. He is Interim Head of School of Radiology and the Framework Lead for Undergraduate Radiography and Postgraduate studies in the School of Radiology. He is also a Lecturer of Clinical Sciences involved in teaching on both the Chiropractic, Radiography and Medical Ultrasound courses.


Hazel Jensen

Hazel Jensen

Hazel is the Course Leader for Master of Chiropractic - MChiro (Hons). In addition, she is involved in private chiropractic practice.


Amanda Jones-Harris

Amanda Jones-Harris

Amanda graduated from AECC in 1993 and after time in private practice returned as a lecturer in 2003. She is Course Leader for the MSc Chiropractic and MSc Chiropractic (Graduate Entry) courses and Principal Lecturer in Chiropractic Sciences.


Mike Kondracki

Mike Kondracki

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.


Megan Lines

Megan Lines

Megan is course leader for the MSc Breast Imaging course, and the lead for the Breast Imaging unit on the MSc Medical Ultrasound course, teaching and developing imaging-guided breast services to include interventional techniques. Megan is also involved in teaching and development of Medical Ultrasound units with a specific interest in obstetrics and gynaecology, including the delivery of multiple short courses.


Fiona Lucas

Fiona Lucas

Fiona Lucas is a lecturer in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy. As a Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist for over 20 years in both the NHS and private sector, she has gained a diverse variety of clinical expertise, her area of special interest is headaches.


Aurélie Marchand

Aurélie Marchand

Aurélie is the Pre-registration Chiropractic Framework Lead and the Course Lead for the for MSc APP Paediatric Musculoskeletal Health. She is a Lecturer in Clinical Sciences and mentors undergraduate and postgraduate students in their projects and dissertations.


Nicola McGough

Nicola McGough

Since graduating from AECC University College in 1994, Nicola has worked in private practice. She also works part-time as a Clinic Tutor, providing training, supervision and assessment of students in the Chiropractic Clinic.


Peter Miller

Peter Miller

Peter is Principal Lecturer in Clinical Management at AECC University College and teaches clinical management across a number of units and courses. Peter also leads a number of units across the Universities post graduate provision.


Dave Newell

Dave Newell

Professor of Integrated Musculoskeletal Care, Director of Research, member of the Senior Management Group and chair of the Research and Innovation Committee.


Emily Norton

Emily Norton

Emily began working at the AECC University College in April 2016 and works full time as the Master of Chiropractic with Gateway Year - MChiro (Hons) Course Leader and Clinical Science Lecturer.


Nik Nunn

Nik Nunn

Nik Nunn graduated from AECC University College in 1991 and has been a practising Chiropractor since. Nik returned to AECC in 2015 as a Clinic Tutor teaching the role of audit in a clinical setting and research for case studies.


Neil Osborne

Neil Osborne

As Senior Lecturer in Clinical Management, Neil is passionate about mentoring clinical students and involving them in various partnerships that he has forged. Over recent years this has included working in local GP surgery's providing advice and exercises; working with the Physiotherapists and medical team at AFC Bournemouth, and taking students to Red Bull F1 racing team.


Vijay Pabbathi

Vijay Pabbathi

Vijay is currently Senior Lecturer in Anatomy and Physiology at the AECC University College. He is also “Core-Science Lead” on the Master of Chiropractic - MChiro (Hons) course. Vijay has a total of 24 years experience in higher education institutions throughout the country.


David Peacock

David Peacock

David joined AECC University College, in 2019 as a Psychology Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Biomechanics, in the School of Psychology, Sport and Physical Activity.


George Rix

George Rix

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

Sarah Rogers

Sarah Rogers is a Lecturer of Clinical Sciences at the AECC University College. She is currently involved with teaching on the undergraduate and graduate entry chiropractic courses. Sarah leads the Functional Rehabilitation elements and is a back-up tutor in the clinical management units from year one to year three. Additionally, Sarah works supervising interns in our on-site teaching clinic.


Inger Roug

Inger Roug

Inger Roug joined AECC University College in 2015 as a Senior Lecturer (Clinical Sciences). Along with being a Senior Lecturer she is also a chiropractic radiologist and a tutor in Diagnostic Imaging within the School of Chiropractic.


Matthew Southam

Matthew Southam

Matthew is the Clinical Imaging Lead at AECC UC, where he oversees the clinical imaging services offered by the School of Radiology. Matt joined AECC in 2016 as an Associate Lecturer, from December 2019 he became a Lecturer in Ultrasound/Radiography and Diagnostic Imaging Course lead. Matt is involved in the development and delivery of the Radiography and Medical Ultrasound courses in the School of Radiology.


Alyx Taylor

Alyx Taylor

Alyx is the Research Leader for the School of Rehabilitation, Sport and Psychology. She is also an Associate Professor (Physiology).


Zöe Wimshurst

Zöe Wimshurst

Zöe is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology within the 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.


Andrew Williams

Andrew Williams

Andrew joined AECC in 2020 as a Senior Lecturer (Radiotherapy) on the BSc (Hons) Radiography (Radiotherapy and Oncology) course. He is currently involved in the delivery of the cancer management units and preparation for radiotherapy clinical practice.


Trevor Wing

Trevor Wing

Trevor is the unit leader for Obstetrics and Gynaecology in the School of Radiology and is responsible for developing, managing and delivering the obstetrics and gynaecology ultrasound units and one of the MSc and associated short courses lecturers. Trevor also supervises MSc students through their imaging research projects.


Stephanie Tibbert

Stephanie Tibbert

Stephanie joined the School of Psychology, Sport and Physical Activity in 2021 as Lecturer on the MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology.


Dr Amy Miller

Dr Amy Miller

Dr Amy Miller is a Lecturer in Clinical Sciences within the School of Chiropractic at AECC University College, where she splits her time between teaching and research in a range of areas, including paediatrics and interprofessional collaboration.


Sheila Breeze

Sheila Breeze

Sheila graduated from AECC University College in 1990, and later returned as part-time Clinic Tutor for the Chiropractic Clinic, supervising and teaching final year students with technique and patient management.


Wenona Dancy

Wenona Dancy

Wenona Dancy transitioned from Chiropractic Intern to Graduate Teaching Assistant after graduating from AECC University College. Her role consists of treating patients in the onsite Chiropractic Clinic, alongside continually developing her clinic skills, and supporting academic aspects of the MChiro Gateway and Y1 cohorts.


Cheryl Hui Yi Leong

Cheryl Hui Yi Leong

Cheryl graduated from the Masters of Chiropractic MChiro course and joined the University as a Graduate Teaching Assistant. Her role is to assist colleagues in teaching and supportive learning besides delivering care to the on-site Chiropractic Clinic patients.


Galin Lowe

Galin Lowe

Galin Lowe is a Clinic Tutor in the AECC University College Chiropractic Clinic. She teaches, supervises, and examines students, as well as related professional development.


Raphaela Dasser

Raphaela Dasser

Raphaela Dasser is Clinic Tutor and Associate Lecturer. Having graduated from AECC University College in 2019 with a master's degree, her duties include supervising and training the students in the on-site Chiropractic Clinic.


Dr Chanchal Kaushik

Dr Chanchal Kaushik

Dr Chanchal Kaushik is a Lecturer in radiography at AECC University College. She is responsible for teaching and research in the school of radiology mainly for radiography, and chiropractic course as well.


Louise Ticehurst

Louise Ticehurst

Louise Ticehurst is a Clinic Tutor for our on-site Chiropractic Clinic. With interests in working with patients with chronic and spinal pain, Louise has extensive experience working within the NHS as an extended scope practitioner and working in a multi-disciplinary team.


Joy Harrison

Joy Harrison

Joy Harrison is a Clinical Tutor and Associate Chiropractor. She graduated from AECC University College in 2019 and returned to pursue a career within an educational setting and enrol in further education as well. Joy supervises and supports final year interns during their clinical placement with patients, helping prepare them for life in clinical practice.


Dr Humaira Khan

Dr Humaira Khan

Dr Humaira Khan joined the School of Chiropractic as Lecturer in Health Promotion. She has a background in psychology pertaining to health, wellbeing, health promotion, simulation and creativity.


Lucie Rochfort

Lucie Rochfort

Lucie is Course Leader and Lecturer for MSc Speech and Language Therapy (pre-registration). She is a HCPC registered Speech and Language Therapist, with over 18 years of experience within the NHS and the private sector and aims to develop the next generation of competent evidence-based Speech and Language Therapists.


Mustafa Agaoglu

Mustafa Agaoglu

Mustafa joins the School of Chiropractic as a chiropractic lecturer. His role will be to assess clinical education to chiropractic and other health professional students across school’s foundation, pre-registration and post-graduate frameworks.


Parag Sawant

Parag Sawant

Parag Sawant is a HCPC registered Occupational Therapist and joins the School of Rehabilitation, Sport and Psychology as a Senior Lecturer in Occupational Therapy. He has worked as an academician in Occupational Therapy for more than 5 years.


Philippa Bates

Philippa Bates

Philippa is a lecturer in Chiropractic within the School of Chiropractic, coming from background in veterinary nursing as well as roles within the NHS. Philippa also runs her own private clinic, seeing a wide variety of patients in particular the older demographic.


Erdi Shaba

Erdi Shaba

Erdi Shaba is a graduate teaching assistant, with his main responsibilities being; working in the Student Chiropractic Clinic seeing patients and also providing assistance within lectures at the university.


Giacomo Rastelli

Giacomo Rastelli

Giacomo is a lecturer in Chiropractic and graduated in 2011 from the Welsh Institute of Chiropractic. Giacomo will be involved in academic duties including teaching and tutorial guidance, clinic teaching and supervision, research scholarship and related professional activities.


Ellen Gangire

Ellen Gangire

Ellen is a Graduate Teaching Assistant assisting in teaching and supporting the MChiro Gateway and Year 1 students alongside delivering patient-centered chiropractic care within the AECC University College Chiropractic Clinic.