Academic staff

Introducing our academic team.

Micah Atkinson

Micah Atkinson

Micah is 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 PgCert in Medical Education through Dundee University.


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 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 Psychology, Sport and Physical Activity in 2020 as Senior Lecturer and Course Leader on the MSc in Sport and Exercise Rehabilitation and the MSc Sport Rehabilitation and Therapy.


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 Centre for Biomechanics Research. Alan is also Clinical Director for Special Imaging at the AECC University College.


Alex Breen

Alex Breen

Alex is a Senior Research Fellow in the Centre for Biomechanics Research and a Lecturer in the School of Chiropractic where he teaches Biomechanics and Research methods. Alex has a background in Medical Physics (MSc), and Biomechanics (PhD) is responsible for the biomechanical and computational processes involved in the University college's Quantitative Fluoroscopy (QF) system, as well as radiation protection.


Maria Browning

Maria Browning

Graduating from AECC University College in 1991, Maria then spent 16 years in practice, owning two clinics. She joined AECC University College in 2010 as a Lecturer. She is currently the Deputy Director of Clinic and a Senior Clinic Tutor on our undergraduate chiropractic programmes.


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.


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 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

Melanie Craig

Melanie joined AECC University College in 2017 as a Lecturer in Clinical Sciences . She is currently Course Leader for the Master of Chiropractic - MChiro (Hons) degree, responsible for the running of the programme.


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.


Warren Foster

Warren Foster

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

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.


Melanie Hart

Melanie Hart

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 Heritage

Daniel Heritage

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.


Phillip Heritage

Phillip Heritage

Phill joined AECC in 2014 as a Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology across several courses. Phill is now Course Lead for the BSc (Hons) Sport, Exercise and Health Science and Lecturer in Physiology and Health. He is the coordinator of the University College’s on-site Sport Performance Centre working with UK and overseas coaches, athletes and support staff.


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 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 and Medical Ultrasound courses.


Hazel Jensen

Hazel Jensen

Hazel is the Course 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


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.


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 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.


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 practicing Chiropractor since. While in practice he started part-time clinical tutor work at WIOC in 2004- 2008. Nik returned to teaching in 2015 as a Clinic Tutor at the AECC University College.


Neil Osborne

Neil Osborne

As the AECC University College Clinical Director 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.


Vikki Peart

Vikki Peart

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

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. Involved in the teaching on the undergraduate programme as a support tutor in Chiropractic Technique units. Additionally, she works supervising interns in our on-site teaching Chiropractic 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.


Sukhadev Singh

Sukhadev Singh

Dev is 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.


Ana Soares

Ana Soares

Ana joined AECC University College in 2018 as a Psychology Lecturer in the School of Psychology, Sport and Physical Activity.


Alyx Taylor

Alyx Taylor

Alyx is the Research Leader for the School of Psychology, Sport and Physical Activity and convener for the Research Centre for Health, Exercise and Sports Science. She is also a Senior Lecturer (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.


Victoria Wheeldon

Victoria Wheeldon

Victoria graduated from AECC in 2005 and has been teaching at AECC University College since 2013 and is a clinical tutor and unit leader for the clinical internship.


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.


Michelle Holmes

Michelle Holmes

Michelle is a Lecturer in Research Methods at AECC University College and Postgraduate Framework Lead for the School of Chiropractic. She is also the convenor for the Centre of Clinical and Applied Service Provision Research responsible for steering and reporting on research activity on patient outcomes and delivery of health service.


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).