Professor Jon Wardle is Foundation Director of the National Centre for Naturopathic Medicine (NCNM) and Maurice Blackmore Chair of Naturopathic Medicine at Southern Cross University. In addition to clinical qualifications in nursing and naturopathic medicine, Jon has postgraduate qualifications in public health, law and health economics and holds visiting positions at Boston University, University of Washington and University of Oxford.
With more than 200 academic publications to his name, Jon is a highly accomplished researcher. He works on the editorial board of eight peer-reviewed international academic medical research journals, including as Editor-in-Chief of Advances in Integrative Medicine, and is actively involved in research and policy in public health and integrative medicine.
Jon is convenor of the Public Health Association of Australia’s special interest group in complementary medicine, serves on the Public Health Association of Australia’s Research Advisory Committee and is on the executive of the American Public Health Association’s integrative health section. He also leads several World Federation of Public Health Association and World Health Organization initiatives on integrative medicine, and is deputy chair of the National Health and Medical Research Council’s Natural Therapies Working Committee.
Jon has worked on integrative medicine, public health and primary health care policy and regulatory initiatives with governments, non-government organisations and international bodies. He is passionate about protecting and embracing tradition knowledge and fostering innovative research, and believes that by combining both optimal public health outcomes can be achieved.