Researcher/Expert & Association Members

Our Research/Expert members have scientific and/or clinical expertise in the use of and research of natural medicines and/or are respected scientists and academics with expertise in the different specialty disciplines. These areas of expertise encompass everything from growing or producing natural medicines through to the conduct of clinical studies to investigate their safety and efficacy and their use in clinical practice. Disciplines include clinical medicine, ethics, agriculture, phytochemistry, pharmacognosy, toxicology and knowledge of traditional systems such as Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Ayurvedic medicine.

Our Association Members consist of professional organizations, interest groups and Not For Profits who have an interest in improving the quality, sustainability, knowledge and clinical outcomes of natural medicines.

The guiding principle of the NHSF’s Membership network is to further the best interests of patients and consumers of natural medicines, regardless of geographic and cultural diversity.

  • Prof. Salvador Cañigueral

    Professor of Pharmacognosy and Phytotherapy at the University of Barcelona. Specialised in quality control and regulatory aspects of herbal products.

  • Dr Rachel Gow

    Rachel V. Gow, PhD is a Guest Researcher in the Section of Nutritional Neuroscience at the National Institutes of Health.

  • Prof. Dr. Jiradej Manosroi

    Prof. Dr. Jiradej Manosroi is the CEO of Manose Health and Beauty Research Centre; which specializes in the research and development of pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and food supplements from natural products and medicinal plants by using various technologies including extraction technologies, nanotechnology and biotechnologies, etc.

  • Prof. Dr. Aranya Manosroi

    Prof. Dr. Aranya Manosroi is the MD of Manose Health and Beauty Research Center; which specializes in the research and development of pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and food supplements from natural products and medicinal plants by using various technologies including extraction technologies, nanotechnology and biotechnologies, etc.

  • Professor John Funder

    Professor Funder is a Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute of Medical Research in Australia and has decades of significant leadership experience in medical research and has published over 600 scientific papers. He has had a broad involvement in medical research: as President of ASMR; chair of the inaugural Scientific Advisory Board of WAIMR (now the Harry Perkins Institute); chair of a series of NHMRC regional grants committees; and inaugural Executive Chair of Obesity Australia. His broad range of local, interstate and international appointments stand as evidence to the value placed on his expertise, experience and involvement globally. He is Chair of the Advisory Board of Australia’s National Institute of Complementary Medicine (NICM). Over the past decade has received named awards from the American Heart Association, the International Society of Hypertension, the Endocrine Society and the Ipsen Foundation.

    Professor Funder is Chair of the Expert Advisory Board of the Natural Health Science Foundation.

  • Professor Gerald Holtmann

    Professor Holtmann is the Associate Dean Clinical at The University of Queensland, working across the two health faculties of Health and Behavioural Sciences, and Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. He is Director Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Princess Alexandra Hospital

  • Dr Evelyn Wolfram

    Expert in Quality by Design of Phytopharmaceuticals, plant based nutraceuticals, Supplements, Cosmeceuticals and Natural Cosmetics. Specialist in Phytochemical and Effect-directed Analysis  of  herbal drug raw materials and herbal products. Associate Editor of Phytochemical Analysis. Lecturer in the fields of Quality Management, GMP, Phytopharmacy & Natural Products, Biotechnology of Natural Products.

  • Dr Andreas Lardos

    Senior scientist in phytopharmaceutical R&D, Researcher in ethnobotany and ethnopharmacology

  • Australian Integrative Medicine Association

    Supporting and providing for integrative medicine practitioners with community consultation

  • Australian Self Medication Industry

    The Australian Self-Medication Industry (ASMI) is the peak body for the Australian non-prescription medicines industry – this includes over-the-counter and complementary medicines (dietary supplements)