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Specialist Advisors

Specialist advisors act as consultants to the federation in their particular fields of expertise.

Salvatore Battaglia

Safety and Toxicology
Meet Salvatore

Salvatore has been passionate about natural therapies for most of his life. He has qualifications in herbal medicine, natural therapies, acupuncture and Aromatherapy. His dedication to Aromatherapy has seen him hold many positions in professional associations and government committees to ensure that the educational standards of professional Aromatherapy in Australia are maintained and improved. Salvatore has been an advisor to hospital boards and nursing homes to establish Aromatherapy clinical trials for pain management, intensive care and depression and for the management of dementia and aged care. He is the author of The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy first published in 1994. 


Pierre Franchome

Chemistry of Essential Oils
Meet Pierre

Pierre is an Aromatologist, Pharmacologist and Director of Research into plant and aromatic extracts with more than 40 years’ experience. He is an expert adviser to an American laboratory. Founder of the 'International School of Aromatherapy' and author of the books: 'Aromatherapy Exactly' Ed R Jolois (1990), 'At the forefront of Aromatherapy' (Edition Guy Tredaniel) and editor of 'The Science of Aromatherapy'. Director of teaching and Chair of Herbal Medicine at the FLMNE (Free Faculty of Natural Medicine and Ethnoveterinary Studies). Former Head of Faculty of Herbal Medicine and Pharmaceutical studies in Besancon. Director of the Scientific Committee and Vice President of the International Solidarity Association of 'Barefoot Doctors'. President of the humanitarian association 'Aromatherapy without frontiers’.


Dr Marilyn Glenville

Meet Marilyn

Marilyn has a PhD in nutrition and is a leading UK nutritionist specialising in women’s health. She is the Former President of the Food and Health Forum at the Royal Society of Medicine. With 35 years’ experience she specialises in the nutritional approach to female hormone problems, working with women who suffer from PMS, fibroids, PCOS, endometriosis and also fertility problems. She also helps women looking for nutritional help around the menopause and for prevention of osteoporosis. She is the author of 14 internationally best-selling books including ‘The Nutritional Health Handbook for Women’ and runs clinics in Harley Street, Kent and Ireland.


Ray Gransby

Meet Ray

Ray trained as a biologist and microbiologist. He has more than 40 years’ experience in the personal care, flavour and fragrance and essential oil industries holding a variety of quality, technical service, production and development roles at senior management and board level specialising in legislation and regulatory affairs on a worldwide basis. He has considerable experience of the science of essential oils and aromatherapy practice and was for several years a part-time lecturer in the chemistry of essential oils and the science of aromatherapy at Anglia Ruskin University. Ray is currently a consultant specialising in legislation and regulatory affairs.


Paul Carbis

Business Development
Meet Paul

Paul is regarded as one of the world’s leading experts in the operation of successful salons. He has presented at expos in Sydney, Orlando, London, Las Vegas and Auckland. His practical advice extends to writing for over a dozen international publications. As a clinic owner himself he understands the trials, tribulations and joys of owning and managing a successful business and the systems he teaches allow him to do this whilst touring the world. He provides seminars and consultations, with easy to implement, cost effective strategies that will make a dramatic and immediate difference to business’s profits and staff performance. 


Professor Tim Jacob

Aromachology & Olfaction Therapy
Meet Tim

Tim’s particular interest is accumulating scientific evidence for the physiological and psychological effects of phytochemicals and essential oils. He is currently head of the smell research laboratory at Cardiff University. He has collaborated with the Jinan University, Guangzhou, China to develop his research into the psychophysiology of smell. He has pioneered Kodobio Sensory Therapy which is evidence based and scientifically tested. His research and pioneering work has been published in various national research journals and newspapers including the Telegraph, BBC, the Guardian and Daily Mail to name a few. His areas of expertise include: Odour discrimination, Aromachology, Olfactory therapy, Cell Volume regulation and Cataract.


Rachel Fairweather

Meet Rachel

Rachel has 25 years experience in the industry working as an advanced therapist and trainer, in New York, Europe and throughout the UK. Rachel is co-author of the book “Massage Fusion: The Jing Method for the treatment of chronic pain” which has reached the number one best sellers spot in the Physiotherapy category of Amazon UK. She writes regularly for several professional trade magazines. She has twice received the CAM Expo award for outstanding achievement in her field. Rachel has trained extensively in Eastern and Western bodywork including medical massage, craniosacral, myofascial, structural integration (KMI) trigger point therapy, Thai massage, Amma therapy, Sports massage, visceral manipulation, and neuromuscular techniques. Rachel also holds a degree in Psychology, a Postgraduate Diploma in Social Work and an Associates degree in Massage Therapy.


Jane Johnson

Anatomy and Physiology
Meet Jane

Jane is a chartered physiotherapist and former massage therapist, with a passion for helping health and fitness professionals understand common assessment and treatment methods. She is the author of Soft Tissue Release (2009), Deep Tissue Massage (2010), Postural Assessment (2012), Therapeutic Stretching (2012), Postural Correction (2015) and The Big Back Book: Tips & Tricks for Therapists (2016). She is an Expert Witness for cases involving soft tissue therapies and physiotherapy. She has also worked and lectured as a specialist musculoskeletal physiotherapist in the field of occupational health, advising employees and employers about how to avoid and manage musculoskeletal conditions.


Dr Mark Moss

Meet Mark

Mark is head of the Department of Psychology at Northumbria University. He is responsible for the strategic direction of the Division and oversees staffing and budgeting for all programmes of study. Mark teaches on the second year undergraduate Psychobiology Sensation and Perception module, undergraduate and Masters level research methods modules, and a final year alcoholism option. Mark was a founding member of the Human Cognitive Neuroscience Unit (now the Brain Performance and Nutrition Research Centre) at Northumbria University. His main research interests relate to the modulation of cognitive function and mood through natural interventions, with a current focus on phyto-aromatics, having published various research papers in the field.


Professor Dr. Jürgen Reichling

Pharmaceutical Biology
Meet J├╝rgen

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Jürgen Reichling, lectures at the Institute of Pharmacy and Molecular Biotechnology, Dep. of Biology at the University of Heidelberg. From 1966 to 1971 he studied biology, chemistry and physics at the University of Heidelberg and in 1972 he received a doctorate in biology (Dr. rer. nat.). In 1973/74 he was a secondary school teacher and a civil service probationer, passing the second Civil Service examination in 1974. Since 1975 he has been a scientist at the University of Heidelberg (Pharmacy), in 1983 inauguration for the subject Pharmaceutical Biology, in 1991 appointment and appointed as professor. He is a member of several scientific societies (e.g. GA ), prize-winner of scientific awards (e.g. Ernst Scheurich Preis, 1982; Sebastina Kneipp Preis, 2008), author and co-editor of several scientific books on phytotherapy and phytopharmacy (e.g. Hagers Enzyklopädie der Arzneistoffe und Drogen, Hunnius). In 1991 and 1995 he has been a chair at the University of Berlin and Marburg, respectively. Fields of scientific activity: phytopharmaceuticals; phytotherapy; molecular pharmacognosy and phytopharmacy; secondary metabolites (e.g. essential oils) and plant extracts with antibacterial, antimycotic, antiviral, antiproliferative and apoptosis-inducing activity; penetration and permeation of essential oils across human skin.


Denise Tiran

Meet Denise

Denise Tiran MSc RM RGN ADM PGCEA, a practising midwife, university lecturer, complementary practitioner and author, is an internationally-renowned authority on maternity complementary medicine. She is founder and Educational Director for Expectancy, an advice, information and educational consultancy on the safe use of complementary therapies in pregnancy and childbirth. Previously, as Principal Lecturer at the University of Greenwich, London, Denise developed one of the UK's first practice-based degree programmes on complementary medicine. Her research activities have included an exploration of complementary therapies for nausea and vomiting in pregnancy; a study investigating the potential of reflexology to predict stages of the menstrual cycle; and a Department of Health-funded project investigating continuing professional development amongst complementary medicine practitioners.

In her clinical practice, Denise combines several complementary therapies with normal maternity care, including reflex zone therapy, aromatherapy, herbal, homeopathic and Bach flower remedies, moxibustion (for breech presentation), acupressure, nutrition and sexual counselling. Her unique complementary therapies NHS antenatal clinic was "highly commended" in the 2001 Prince of Wales' Awards as an example of complementary medicine integrated within conventional maternity care. Denise has written ten professional textbooks, including "Reflexology for Pregnancy and Childbirth" (2010) and Clinical Reflexology: Advancing Practice (2010, 2nd edition), over 75 journal papers and three books for expectant mothers. She has edited the last four editions of the world-famous Bailliere's Midwives' Dictionary, the most recent published in 2012, and has contributed chapters on complementary medicine in several seminal midwifery, gynaecology and obstetric textbooks. She has previously written a health column in the Daily Express newspaper, has been an advisor to Pregnancy and Birth magazine and has featured on several television and radio programmes. Denise is consulted by the Royal Colleges of Midwives (RCM) and of Nursing on issues relating to complementary medicine in pregnancy, and has revised the RCM's position paper and guidelines for midwives on complementary therapies. She has advised the Local Supervising Authority midwifery officers in England on the development of supervisory guidelines for midwives, and is an advisor on maternity complementary therapy issues to the Federation of Antenatal Educators (FEDANT).


Specialist Advisors are appointed by invitation only.