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Lauren Schneider Projects Manager, Research Services (02) 6620 3458
Office of Research Ms BSc(UQ), LLB(UQ) Lauren BSc(UQ), LLB(UQ) Lismore
Jen Sheppeard Administrative Assistant 02 6620 3174
Office of Research Ms Office of Research: Tuesday 9:00 to 16:30 National Centre for Flood Research: Wednesday 9:00 to 16:30 Peer and Mentor Facilitator: Thursday and Friday DipMgt Jen DipMgt Lismore
Joan Waterford Projects Manager, Research Services 02 6620 3485
Office of Research Ms BA(Journ), LLB(Hons)(UTS), Grad Dip(Bus) Joan BA(Journ), LLB(Hons)(UTS), Grad Dip(Bus) Lismore
Karin Wiltshire Grants Officer 02 6626 9139
Office of Research Mrs BComm(Griffith) Karin BComm(Griffith) Lismore
Kim Drinkwater Publications Support Library 6620 9407
Office of Research Miss AssocDipAppSc(OTHAUS) Kim AssocDipAppSc(OTHAUS) Lismore
Shelley Robinson Research Assistant
Office of Research Ms BNat(SCU) Shelley BNat(SCU) Lismore
Vanessa Vigar Research Assistant
Office of Research Miss BNaturopathy(SCU) Vanessa BNaturopathy(SCU) Lismore
Stephen Myers Adjunct Professor 02 6620 3643
Office of Research Professor


Professor Myers obtained a Naturopathic Diploma in 1982 from the Southern School of Natural Therapies and a medical degree from the University of Newcastle in 1991. His PhD was completed in 1999 which explored the effects of lyophilised garlic in pharmacologically modifiable cardiovascular risk factors. He was Foundation Head of the School of Natural and Complementary Medicine from 1995-2001 and still plays an active role within the Department. He is recognised internationally as a leader in complementary medicine education and research. Professor Myers has been extensively involved with naturopathic education at an undergraduate and postgraduate level in Australia since 1984. In 2004 he was awarded the prestigious Lady Cilento Award by the Complementary Healthcare Council for a sustained contribution to the field.


He was Professor and Director of the Australian Centre for Complementary Medicine Education and Research from 2001-2006 and is currently Professor and Director of NatMed-Research, the Natural and Complementary Medicine Research Unit within the Department of Natural and Complementary Medicine. He is actively engaged in research in herbal medicine, therapeutic foods and in public health issues in Complementary Medicine. He has attracted over six million dollars in research funding.

Professional activity

Professor Myers is a member of the Complementary Medicine Evaluation Committee of the Commonwealth Government, a statutory expert advisory committee to the Office of Complementary Medicines of the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) of the Australian Federal Department of Health. He has acted as consultant to industry, government and educational institutions on a broad range of issues involving natural medicine. He is a co-author of Government reviews on the practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Australia (1996) and on Naturopathy and Western Herbal Medicine (2005).

Editorial roles

Professor Myers is a Medical editor of the Journal Digest published by the Journal of Complementary Medicine and is a member of the editorial panel of several national and international Complementary Medicine and Nutritional Journals. He is currently a senior editor of the American Naturopathic Foundations Project creating the definitive textbook on Naturopathic Medicine.

Refereed papers

He has a wide portfolio of publications including books, book chapters, journal articles, research reports and invited presentations proceedings. ND(SSNT), BMed(UON), PhD(UON) Stephen ND(SSNT), BMed(UON), PhD(UON) Lismore