Academic staff

Micah Atkinson

Micah Atkinson

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.


Francesca Amat

Francesca Amat

Frankie Amat graduated from the AECC University College in 2010 and has since been out in practice working in various clinics across the South Coast. She currently works part time as a Lecturer in Clinical Sciences and has also previously worked as a Clinic Floor Supervisor here at the University College.


Dave Allen

Dave Allen

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.


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 Course Leader for 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. He co-designed and co-developed the postgraduate MSc (APP) FMS Health at the AECC University College.


Alan Breen

Alan Breen

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 Clinical Biomechanics Research. Alan is also Clinical Director for Special Imaging, responsible for the Bournemouth Open Upright MRI service and Quantitative Fluoroscopy (QF).


Alex Breen

Alex Breen

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.


Maria Browning

Maria Browning

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 Chauhan

Neela Chauhan

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.


Patricia Collins

Patricia Collins

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

Aaron Coode

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

Jane Cook

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 Cook

Jonathan Cook

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 Cotterill

Stewart Cotterill

Stewart is Head of School for Health, Wellbeing and Performance at AECC University College, having previously been Head of Department for Sport, Exercise and Health at the University of Winchester. He is a HCPC registered sport 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

Melanie Craig

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.


David Davis

David Davis

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.


Philip Dewhurst

Philip Dewhurst

Philip is the Programme Leader for the Access to Higher Education Diploma as well as unit leader for a number of units across the chiropractic and exercise science degrees. In addition he is involved with teaching anatomy on external courses using the AECC University College Prosection facilities.


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.


Kent Edlund

Kent Edlund

Kent Edlund is currently a senior lecturer in chiropractic science at the AECC University College. Main area of focus is chiropractic technique. He also supervises student research projects in sports injuries and sports performance enhancement through chiropractic care.


Warren Foster

Warren Foster

Warren Foster is currently Deputy Director of AECC University College's School of Medical Ultrasound, a member of the Senior Management Group and program Lead for the MSc Ultrasound courses.


Anna Franklin

Anna Franklin

Anna works in the New Forest, running a busy chiropractic clinic with an associate within a GP surgery, with whom she enjoys an excellent professional relationship. She combines this with another position of Clinical Tutor on the senior clinic team at the AECC University College, mentoring final year students as they prepare for life as a chiropractor.


Matthew Garfath

Matthew Garfath

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.


Daniel Heritage

Daniel Heritage

Daniel is currently completing a postgraduate masters in in clinical sciences. 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.


Phillip Heritage

Phillip Heritage

Phill is currently a lecturer on two courses and involved in the development of the Sports Performance Centre as well as working with a variety of athletes and sports teams in the local and wider areas. Within the college he is a member of the Staff-Student Liaison Committee which helps to bridge the gap between the two groups as well as the placement coordinator for the BSc Clinical Exercise Science programme.


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 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.


Budgie Hussain

Budgie Hussain

Budgie Hussain is currently the Head of School of Medical Ultrasound and the programme leader for the MSc in Medical Ultrasound. He is also member of the Senior Management Group. He is responsible for the management of the centre budget and coordinating and facilitating School of Medical Ultrasound activities in education, training and clinical services in ultrasound.


Melanie Jones

Melanie Jones

Melanie Jones 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.


Amanda Jones-Harris

Amanda Jones-Harris

Amanda is currently the Programme Leader for the first qualification chiropractic degrees and a Senior Lecturer teaching mainly orthopaedics and rheumatology. She also leads units on postgraduate Masters Programmes and the Access to Higher Education Diploma, and acts as a supervisor for MSc and PhD research dissertations.


Lauren Kita

Lauren Kita

Lauren currently holds the position of Lecturer in Applied Psychology at AECC University College. Alongside this, Lauren is a qualified Yoga Therapist, specialising in mental health. She is also trained in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.


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.


Nicoline Lambers

Nicoline Lambers

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. In her role as Caldicott Guardian she acts as the conscience of the AECC University College when it comes to uses of patient information by overseeing, raising awareness, and advising on good practice.


Aurélie Marchand

Aurélie Marchand

Aurélie is currently a Lecturer in Clinical Science at AECC University College. She is responsible for teaching professional practice in Year 0 and Year 1 and is involved in many other subjects throughout the programme including adjustive technique, paediatrics, myofascial and psychosocial.


Nicola McGough

Nicola McGough

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.


Christopher Medcalf

Christopher Medcalf

Chris is currently the manager of the Rehabilitation and Exercise Centre at the AECC University College, a member of the clinical governance and clinic advisory committees. He is responsible for the treatment and oversight of exercise prescription for patients within the Exercise Centre.


Joyce Miller

Joyce Miller

Joyce has the title of Associate Professor and is currently Lead Tutor of MSc APP Musculoskeletal Health of Paediatrics. She teaches undergraduate paediatrics and leads the Paediatrics Pathway of the European Chiropractic Union, as well as full-time Senior Clinic Tutor.


Peter Miller

Peter Miller

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 in the undergraduate chiropractic programme. Peter is the programme lead for the PGCert Professional Development run at the AECC UC and a Unit lead for the professional development Units in the postgraduate programme.


Dave Newell

Dave Newell

Director of Research and Reader at AECC University College, member of the Senior Management Group and chair of the Staff Development and Research Committee.


Emily Norton

Emily Norton

Emily began working at the AECC University College in April 2016 and currently works full time as a Clinical Science Lecturer.


Nik Nunn

Nik Nunn

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.


Neil Osborne

Neil Osborne

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 Pabbathi

Vijay Pabbathi

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.


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.


Jacqui Rix

Jacqui Rix

Jacqui has worked at the University College for 10 years teaching the first years Clinical Management 1. She is a researcher in the areas of student teaching; student satisfaction and predictors of student performance. She has recently been made Chairperson of the Educational Special Interest Group at the European Academy of Chiropractic.


Inger Roug

Inger Roug

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.


Sukhadev Singh

Sukhadev Singh

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.


Alyx Taylor

Alyx Taylor

Alyx is the Head of Foundation Year for the Univeristy College's MChiro course, as well as being a Unit Leader on Human Biology & Physiology I & II and a Tutor for Integrated Clinical Rehabilitation for Sports Science. She also holds positions on AECC University College's Research Ethics Committee and Research & Staff Development Committee.


Victoria Wheeldon

Victoria Wheeldon

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.


Angela Wood

Angela Wood

Angela is currently Senior Lecturer and Superintendent Radiographer at the AECC University College. She teaches both theory and practice of radiography and supervises Interns taking x-rays in the AECC University College Chiropractic Clinic and also acts as the University College’s Radiation Protection Supervisor. Angela also acts as an undergraduate project supervisor.


Christopher Wood

Christopher Wood

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.