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Professor Jon Wardle Foundation Director, National Centre for Naturopathic Medicine

A message from the Director

Welcome to the National Centre for Naturopathic Medicine.

What we do matters. As a naturopathic centre, NCNM puts the individual at the heart of everything we do and every decision we make. Whether that is a single patient in a consulting room or a community of single persons through our community and public health initiatives.

By preparing health professionals and health researchers to address local and global challenges, we strive to make a positive difference in all that we do, while cultivating a culture of giving back to the community.

The Centre is nested within an exciting health ecosystem at Southern Cross University – with world-leading expertise in plant medicine, clinical training, bush medicine and health service delivery, it is one of only two universities in Australia to be given the highest achievable ranking by the Australian Research Council for complementary medicine research.

If you are joining us to train as a clinician, build upon your existing experience or contribute to our growing research profile, you are central to making what we do matter.

I warmly welcome you to the National Centre for Naturopathic Medicine, and look forward to collaborating with you on making the world a better place, whether that’s through study, research or community engagement.