"We not only define new standards of naturopathic education and research, but enrich practice, professional standing, and empower future leaders in healthcare."

Professor Jon Wardle

Founding Director, National Centre for Naturopathic Medicine

About the National Centre for Naturopathic Medicine

Our mission is to contribute meaningful solutions to healthcare needs through naturopathic education, research, and advocacy, in communities throughout Australia and worldwide.

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The National Centre for Naturopathic Medicine is a health centre that views the health of patients through a naturopathic prism, with a core focus on advancement of naturopathic research and education, as well as the naturopathic profession itself. Education, Research and Advocacy are the core pillars of the National Centre for Naturopathic Medicine, with all pillars being of equal importance.

We aim to create and advocate a strong culture of incorporating holistic principles and evidence-based science into all aspects of healthcare education and practice.  From investigating pain relief for cancer patients to working with government to develop self-care policy, we will empower patients and improve health by facilitating access to the best of integrative and conventional therapies. It is our mission to contribute meaningful solutions to healthcare needs through naturopathic education, research, and advocacy, in communities throughout Australia and worldwide.

Our priorities

From patients to the population

To create an elevated standard of health care to achieve better health outcomes for all

Profession and practice

To prepare and support a naturopathic, integrative and lifestyle medicine workforce with competency and capability

Profile and prominence

To build credibility, respect and recognition for naturopathic, integrative and lifestyle medicine professions

Our programs of research

To conduct innovative and rigorous research that provides translational, real-world outcomes

 

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Our people

The Centre is led by Professor Jon Wardle, Foundation Director and Maurice Blackmore Chair of Naturopathic Medicine – a highly accomplished expert in public health and integrative medicine research and policy.  

Jon brings together a vast array of expertise in the team of internationally-recognised scholars who are not just leaders in their unique fields of research, but are also leading health researchers in their own right. With a truly multidisciplinary faculty, our team is dedicated to delivering translational outcomes.  

Meet the team   

Contact the National Centre for Naturopathic Medicine

Future students

T: 1800 626 481 (Domestic)

T: +61 2 6620 3876 (International)

E: Domestic and international enquiries

National Centre for Naturopathic Medicine

T: +61 2 6626 9255

E: ncnm@scu.edu.au

Current students

T: 1800 005 687 (Domestic)

T: +61 2 6620 3666 (International)

E: enquiry@scu.edu.au

NCNM Research Team

T: +61 2 6626 9255

E: ncnmresearch@scu.edu.au

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