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Liza Oates

BHlthSc, GradCertCompMed(UQ), GradCertT&L(TORRENS), PhD(RMIT)


National Centre for Naturopathic Medicine

Teaching Associate

National Centre for Naturopathic Medicine

Adjunct Fellow

National Centre for Naturopathic Medicine

Academic Clinic Advisor

National Centre for Naturopathic Medicine

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National Centre for Naturopathic Medicine, Lismore
Liza Oates


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Liza Oates PhD is a highly experienced naturopathic practitioner, wellness consultant and mentor. She began practice in 2000 and has been involved in the clinical education of hundreds of naturopaths, nutritionists and medical students. She is passionate about the role of food in health and the importance of individualised approaches that recognise the impact of lifestyle, values and culture. Liza has written extensively about evidence-based complementary medicine and has appeared as an expert guest on The Project, Insight and over 200 radio programs.


Her doctoral research investigated ‘the health and wellness effects of organic diets’ and she has contributed to several textbooks and authored over 50 peer-reviewed journal articles.

Community Engagement

Liza is a current board member for the Jacka Foundation of Natural Therapies whose mission is to promote the development of a community of researchers, scholars and leaders in the Australian naturopathic profession. She has previously served on the board of the Australian Register of Naturopaths and Herbalists (ARONAH) and is also a member of the Environmental Subcommittee of the Naturopaths and Herbalists Association of Australia (NHAA).


Liza was involved in the development of the new postgraduate programs in Naturopathic Medicine and Organic Food and Nutrition at Southern Cross University and previously helped to develop the world’s first Master of Wellness program at RMIT University. She also teaches Clinical Studies and supervises naturopathic student clinics SSNT at Torrens University and Endeavour College of Natural Health.

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