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 is currently part time here at the University College, based in the teaching clinic.


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 graduated from the AECC University College with the Doctor of Chiropractic in 1989 followed by the Diploma of the American Chiropractic Board of Radiologists (DACBR) in 1994. The last 25 years has been spent teaching in chiropractic institutions holding the position of Lecture and Senior Lecturer in chiropractic programs in the UK and Australia. She has considerable experience in teaching imaging in chiropractic programs. She has successfully supervised at BSc and Masters level.


Jonathan Cook

Jonathan Cook

Jonathan Cook graduated from Manchester Victoria University in 1988 with a Degree in Environmental Science and Geography having also attained a Diploma in Physical Education. He went on to attain his Degree in Chiropractic at AECC University College graduating in 1994. After 4 years in full time private practice he returned to teach at AECC University College whilst maintaining part-time practice, and has maintained this balance ever since.


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 Heritage graduated from the AECC University College with a Masters in Chiropractic. Daniel went on to work in private practice before re-joining the University College on a part-time basis. Daniel is a clinical tutor supervising clinical interns with the care of patients. Daniel’s areas of interest include safeguarding and paediatrics.


Phillip Heritage

Phillip Heritage

Phill Heritage graduated from Aberystwyth University with a Bachelor of Science in Sport and Exercise Science and was then accepted to continue his research theme and studies at Bangor University where he gained an MSc in Applied Sport and Exercise Physiology. He then went on to work in professional football at AFC Bournemouth while also delivering guest lectures and keynotes at a range of universities and sports teams around the United Kingdom including the AECC University College. Phill has practical experience from a wide range of sports and clinical settings that he is able to draw on within his teaching at the institution.


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 graduated from University of Glamorgan with a Bachelor’s in Chiropractic and also holds a Masters in Ultrasound (Musculoskeletal) from Bournemouth University. He worked in private practice as a chiropractor in Salisbury, but has worked for the AECC University College since 2008 and became a full-time lecturer in 2010.


Budgie Hussain

Budgie Hussain

Budgie Hussain is a graduate of the University of Portsmouth where he gained his master’s in Medical Ultrasound and later Doctorate in Medical Imaging.


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 Kita graduated from the University of Southampton with a Degree in Psychology in 2010 and subsequently completed a PhD at Bournemouth University in 2014. During this time she taught on the undergraduate and postgraduate Psychology programme at Bournemouth University, as well as working as a Research and Teaching Fellow at the University of Southampton. Lauren’s PhD focused on the relationship between poor sleep and postnatal depression. She 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

Mike Kondracki graduated as a chiropractor from AECC University College in 1985 and entered into private practice in Scotland. After a few years he enrolled on a bioengineering Master’s programme at Strathclyde University and studied part-time until 1990 when he was offered a teaching post at AECC University College and the opportunity to complete a PhD at the University of Southampton. 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.


Nicoline Lambers

Nicoline Lambers

Nicoline graduated from the AECC University College in 1991. After graduation, she started a chiropractic clinic in The Netherlands, which she managed for 23 years. During those years, she gained extensive experience in managing a great variety of chiropractic patients, supervising graduates, managing clinic staff and raising chiropractic awareness among health professionals. Over the years, she has held positions within the European Chiropractic Union (chair of the Board of Education, member of ECCE visitation team, director of academic affairs of the EAC) and The Netherlands Chiropractors’ Association (Board member, chair of the Graduate Education Programme committee, and internal and external examiner) and was a founding member of the Chiropractic Registration Board for the Netherlands (Stichting Chiropractie Nederland).


Aurélie Marchand

Aurélie Marchand

Aurélie Marchand is a chiropractor who obtained a Master in Chiropractic from the AECC University College in 2006, a Postgraduate Certificate in Chiropractic Practice in 2007, and a Master in Advanced Chiropractic Paediatric Practice at the AECC UC along with the Graham Heale Award in 2010. Prior to joining the AECC UC teaching staff she was in practice for 10 years, was a teacher of Fascial Manipulation®, and taught several postgraduate chiropractic paediatric seminars.


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 Medcalf graduated from Bournemouth University in 2015 with a degree in Exercise Science Health and rehabilitation. Chris has worked to achieve further qualifications in strength and conditioning and performance enhancement in athletes as well as research surrounding exercise therapies. He also worked as part of a team alongside the Red Bull F1 pit crew to aid in performance enhancement and injury prevention. He is continuing in this vein with a view to honing and refining his skills.


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 Miller graduated from the AECC University College in 1992 and was in private practice for 11 years. During this time, he completed a Masters in clinical chiropractic through the University of Portsmouth.


Dave Newell

Dave Newell

Dave Newell is currently Director of Research, and Reader at the Anglo European College of Chiropractic, a member of the Senior Management Group and chair of the Staff Development and Research Committee.


Emily Norton

Emily Norton

Emily first qualified as a healthcare practitioner in 1994, as a massage therapist. She continued to develop her skills as a remedial and sports massage therapist, working in health clubs in Wimbledon and Kingston whilst developing a successful private patient practice. Emily was inspired to become a chiropractor whilst working for a chiropractor in South Kensington. She began her studies at the AECC University College in 2004 and took a sabbatical to live and work as a massage therapist in Australia for one year before returning to complete her studies. Emily graduated from the AECC University College in 2010 qualifying with a MChiro Merit qualification. She continued to study and gained a PgCert in Advanced Professional Practice. After working as a chiropractor in Warwick, Emily returned to Bournemouth to run her own practice until deciding to become a full time mother. She has two children.


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

Neil Osborne is AECC University College's Chiropractic Clinic Director. He graduated from AECC University College in 1991 with a distinction and the prize for best clinical performance. He has a PhD in rehabilitation of the spine, the culmination of a long journey in post-graduate education which began in Prague in the 1990’s under the tutelage of Professors Karel Lewit and Valdamir Janda. He is interested in research and has published various scientific papers. He has supervised at all university levels – BSc, MSc and PhD - and his academic portfolio includes the role of Course leader for one of the University College’s MSc courses, and writing BSc (Hons) Exercise Science & Rehabilitation for Bournemouth University.


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 Rix graduated from The University of Johannesburg with a Masters Degree in Chiropractic (MChiro). She immigrated to England shortly after graduating to work in private practice. The passion for teaching and learning drew her back to work as a lecturer at the AECC University College and complete an MSc (Advanced Professional Practice). Jacqui has worked at the University College for 10 years teaching the first years Clinical Management 1. Jacqui is passionate about student learning and teaching methods and as such is completing an MA Education at Bath University. 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. Inger Roug has authored several peer-reviewed research and case report articles in chiropractic and biomedical literature. In addition to classroom teaching, Inger has worked from 2003-2015 for two MR Imaging chains in the Atlanta, Georgia area, where her main case loads were MRI and CT imaging of the spine and extremities.


Sukhadev Singh

Sukhadev Singh

Dev Singh graduated from the AECC University College in 2002, following on from a strong family of health care practitioners. Since graduating Dev has held posts in a variety of chiropractic clinics gaining insight into a number of techniques and styles of practice. In 2006 he took over Andover Chiropractic Centre, a multidisciplinary centre with over 8000 patients. Dev has also held posts with the general chiropractic council, as an auditor, and returned to the University College in 2007 as a part time Clinic Tutor. He has gained further qualifications in Dry Needling and is a certified chiropractic extremity practitioner.


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 Wood graduated from Salford University in 1973 as a diagnostic radiographer. Following some years working in the NHS as a radiographer, Angela joined AECC University College in 1990 as the clinic radiographer, supervising students in the clinic x-ray suite. Three years later, she started to assist in the radiography positioning classes, eventually acting as co-tutor and then taking over as lead tutor in 2010.


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. He has also acted as an examiner for the clinic entrance and exit examinations and has undertaken further clinic tutor responsibilities. Chris also graduated with a degree from the Open University.