Archives: Team Members

Rhianna Smith

Rhianna has always loved science, choosing first to study a Bachelor of Environmental Science but not finding her niche, she then moved overseas, working in education for two years while she discovered that her passions of health and wellness could be integrated with her love of plants and the natural environment in Naturopathy. With a Bachelor of Nutritional Medicine and…

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Cara Willingham

Since my early twenties, I have been deeply intrigued by complementary medicine and sought this natural style of treatment for my own as well as my family’s health experiences. Seeing and feeling the amazing results compelled me to finally take the leap to follow my dream and thus began my journey with Switch on Health as both a student of…

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Martin Stone

Martin graduated as a Naturopath in 2001.  As well as years of experience as a practitioner, he has extensive experience in education.  He began this path in the classroom and within two years, was described by the Faculty Head as “the best anatomy teacher I have had, ever.”  As well as face-to-face teaching and presentation, Martin became increasingly interested and…

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Christine Sinclair

Christine graduated in 2002 with a Bachelor of Health Science (Naturopathy) from the University of New England, and an Advanced Diploma in Naturopathy from the Australasian College of Natural Therapies, along with subsequent diplomas in Botanical Medicine, Nutritional Medicine, Homoeopathy, Counselling and Remedial massage. She then went on to complete a Master of Health Science (Sexual Health) from the University…

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Deanne Apostolou

Deanne is a Medical Herbalist, Iridologist, educator and speaker, with over 23 years of clinical experience. Deanne studied a Diploma of Medical Herbalism with Nancy Evelyn (one of Dorothy Hall’s first graduates) at the Newcastle College of Herbal Medicine and recently completed a Bachelor of Medicines Management with Professional Honours in Complementary Medicine through the University of Tasmania. Deanne has…

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Ruth Fellowes

Like most natural medicine practitioners, I came into this profession because of some personal experience. For me, it was because I stumbled across the idea that food could affect the moods of my children, and this led to my fascination with diet and nutrition, and to the emerging field of nutritional psychiatry. My special interest and expertise remains with paediatrics,…

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Sally Maizey

Sally is passionate about Nutrition and Homoeopathy, having graduated in 2009.  Her history shows a good example of the various different roles open to complementary medicine health professionals.  Her experience includes working in a retail health food store, practising within a health resort, and she currently operates a cyber clinic while travelling around Australia.  She has been teaching since 2011…

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Christina Boyd

Christina is a professional Homeopath, Holistic Kinesiologist, Mind-Body Medicine Practitioner and educator, and has worked in the natural therapies industry for over 20 years.  Christina has an enormous passion for homeopathy and natural medicine.  She first graduated with a Diploma of Homeopathy in 1998, and then went on to do further studies to gain an Adv Dip of Homeopathy and…

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Carol Hannington

Carol’s journey into natural health began in 1996 after being inspired by Jean M Auel’s novel ‘The Clan of the Cave Bear’ about a Neanderthal woman who picked wild herbs and used them to heal her tribe.  She studied Herbal Medicine at Cardiff University and Aromatherapy and Regents University in London, before graduating in Naturopathy in Brisbane in Australia. She…

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Penny Barron

Penny completed a Bachelor of Science majoring in anatomy and physiology at Sydney University in the 1990s. When assisting in the dissection of a cadaver in her final year, Penny still vividly remembers the first time she had to wield a scalpel. It was at around the same time that she decided the conventional medical path wasn’t quite right for…

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