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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. 

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Tony Burfield

Botany of Essential Oils
Meet Tony

Tony has 30 years’ experience working with essential oils (their production, analysis and applications). After initially qualifying as a food scientist, he did a further degree in biochemistry, eventually becoming a Chartered Biologist, followed by a period of post-doctoral research in the microbiological biotransformation of essential oil components at Cranfield University. He is an aroma industry consultant, involved in natural perfumery and natural products generally, looking after the interests of various essential oil, cosmetic and fragrance clients. He writes, lectures and produces educational materials on aromatic topics and author of Natural Aromatic Materials – Odours and Origins first published in 2000.

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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. 

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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’.

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Dr Marilyn Glenville

Nutrition
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.

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Ray Gransby

Legislation
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.

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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.

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Jane Johson

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.

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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.

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Specialist Advisors are appointed by invitation only.