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Editorial Board

As editor of the IJCA Rhiannon is supported by an experienced team of therapists and researchers.

Ann Carter (UK)



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Ann has been practising aromatherapy since 1989 and has worked extensively in private practice, supportive and palliative care and post graduate training for therapists. She has presented at several conferences in the UK and overseas and has this authored numerous articles and book chapters.

Her second book ‘Massage and Bodywork, adapting therapies for cancer care’ which she co-authored with Peter Mackereth, was published in 2006.


Pat Antoniak (Canada)



Pat is a Registered Nurse and Registered Aromatherapist in the Vancouver, BC area. She has been in private practice for over 16 years. She has both a diploma and degree in nursing with specialties in pain management, mental health, crisis intervention, individual and group therapy. Her aromatherapy training was with the Canadian Federation of Aromatherapists,  Valerie-Ann Worwood and Dr. Vivian Lunny.  She also has training in other holistic healing modalities.  Pat developed and taught an Aromatherapy Practitioner program through a local college until 2005.
Then, she opened her Wellness Centre (www.naturalcomfort.ca) and continues to work there with several holistic therapists, offering many services for integration of body-mind-spirit. In the past, she has been on the boards of both the Canadian Federation of Aromatherapists and the BC Alliance Of Aromatherapy (founding President).  She continues to be on the Board of the BC Alliance Of Aromatherapy.
www.naturalcomfort.ca


Jeannie Dyer (UK)



Jeannie Dyer has a BA in Psychology, an MSc in Human Communication Studies, qualified as a massage therapist in 1992, an aromatherapist in 1993 and completed the National Cancer Leadership Programme in 2008. She is the Clinical Lead for Complementary Therapies at The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust in London, a specialist cancer hospital. Essential oils and massage are used to help alleviate symptoms caused by cancer itself or its treatments.


Dr Sandi Nye  (South Africa)



Sandi is a doctor of naturopathic medicine, with a special interest in integrative and aromatic medicine. She holds qualifications in numerous allopathic and complementary health disciplines and is multi-registered with the Allied Health Professions Council of South Africa [AHPCSA]. Sandi has been married to Dr David Nye, for over 30 years, with whom she is also in integrative medicine partnership. She serves on various South African government health boards, professional organisations, and editorial boards. 
drsnye@bucknet.co.za     www.greenhousehealth.com. 


Dr. Wendy Maddocks-Jennings (New Zealand)



Wendy has been involved in health care, education and complementary health for over 25 years and is New Zealand’s only health professional with a research doctorate exploring complementary therapies in health care. Her innovative research into using essential oils in the management of radiation mucositis provided the background to developing the range of skin care. Wendy has published widely and presented internationally on several aspects of integrative health care. including massage, pain relief, peri operative care, dental care.
Wendy currently runs a botanical skin care business and aromatic consultancy practice in New Zealand
wendy@doctorwendy.net    www.doctorwendy.net


Laraine Pounds (United States)



Laraine is a Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialist, educator, certified massage therapist, licensed esthetician and certified aromatherapist.  Laraine is the Director of the Institute of Integrative Aromatherapy (Boulder, CO), and personally mentors students in an extensive clinical Integrative Aromatherapy® Certificate Program.   A pioneer in American aromatherapy, Laraine is a founding member of the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA), the Aromatherapy Registration Council (ARC) and the Alliance of International Aromatherapists (AIA).  She is a contributor to aromatherapy journals, specializes in palliative care and body-mind-spirit integration.  Laraine has developed aromatherapy products for hospice care and continues to investigate ways essential oils support integrative wellness.


Dr Naho Maruyama (Japan)



Lecturer, Teikyo Heisei University, part time lecturer, Teikyo University Institute of Medical Mycology (TIMM), aromatherapist, and pharmacist
After studying aromatherapy in UK, Naho has been working on the anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal effects of essential oils and its components at Teikyo University Institute of Medical Mycology, and also teaching aromatherapy at junior college and Teikyo Heisei University.


Marianne Tavares (Canada)



Marianne Tavares  MSc, MIFPA, CAHP,  Dip Hypnotherapy, Reiki Practitioner, Cert. Clinical Supervision, formerly Registered Nurse, Midwife, District Nurse
Marianne Tavares is a therapist who was a registered nurse for 30 years and worked in complementary therapies in palliative care in the U.K. for 10 years prior to emigrating to Canada. She has a Masters Degree in Rehabilitation Counselling, training in supervision and advanced communication skills and is currently working in the palliative care unit of York Central Hospital and at Hill House Hospice, Richmond Hill, Ontario, and with Hospice Palliative Care Ontario to develop standards for complementary therapy programmes. Marianne specialises in developing and integrating complementary therapy programmes. She was Chair of (U.K.) National Association of Complementary Therapists in Hospice and Palliative Care (2004-7). Marianne is the author of the (U.K.) National Guidelines for the Use of Complementary Therapies in Hospice and Palliative Care (2003), Guide for Writing Policies, Procedures and Protocols (2004, 2005, 2011 in press) and Integrating Clinical Aromatherapy in Specialist Palliative Care (2011). Marianne has lectured widely in the UK, Ireland, France and Canada.


Dr Dominique Baudoux (Belgium)



Dominique Baudoux is an experienced pharmacist and aromatologist, specialising in aromatic interventions. He is a renowned international lecturer, head of the ‘Ecole Française d’Aromatherapie’and manager of an essential oil company. His teaching conveys his professionalism, passion and dynamic approach to using essential oils. He is also author of five books, co-author of three others plus editor of three publications including the NARD Aroma News, a regular newsletter publication combining scientific and holistic approaches to using essential oils. He is also director of the book collection ‘Douces Alternatives’


Professor Dietrich Wabner (Germany)



Professor Wabner says..”In my early “scientific childhood” I studied medicine and in that time I learned, that this was and is a field full of esoteric, faith and assumptions. So I changed to real science and studied chemistry and biology. I became professor in chemistry at the Technical University of Munich, guided among others  a group of applied electrochemistry and environmental chemical engineering, working in the field of cleaning of drinking and waste water. After retiring from chemistry there was room and time for my old love, roses and their products (rose oils, rosewater), essential oils and aromatherapy. Years before Bernie Hephrun and I established the Natural Oils Research Association, N.O.R.A.-International as a task force for natural complementary medicine. Till today we succeeded in avoiding the Europe wide embargo of teatree oil. In Germany we provide lectures, seminars and publications in aromatherapy, aromacare and aromacosmetics, so the German standard work “Aromatherapie, Grundlagen, Wirkprinzipien, Praxis”. The International Federation of Aromatherapists IFA, London and the German aromatherapy association Forum Essenzia chose me to their honorary member.”


Professor Jürgen Reichling (Germany)



Institute of Pharmacy and Molecular Biotechnology, Dep. of Biology
University of Heidelberg, INF 364, 69120 Heidelberg
Born in Heidelberg, 1943. From 1966 to 1971 study of biology, chemistry and physics at the University of Heidelberg. In 1972 doctorate in biology (Dr. rer. nat.) at the same University. In 1973/74 secondary school teacher as Civil Service probationer, passing the second Civil Service examination in 1974. Since 1975 scientist at the University of Heidelberg (Pharmacy), in 1983 inauguration for the subject Pharmaceutical Biology, in 1991 appointment as apl. Prof.
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 I was offered a chair at the University of Berlin and Marburg, respectively.
Fields of scientific activity: phytopharmaceuticals; phytotherapy; molecular pharmacognosy and phytopharmacy; secondary metabolites with antibacterial, antimycotic, antiviral, antiproliferative and apoptosis-inducing activity; penetration and permeation of essential oils across human skin.


Patricia (Trisha) Dunning (Australia)



Trisha combines her qualifications in nursing and aromatherapy with her skills as researcher, author and teacher. Her work as an aromatherapist began in 1997 upon qualification at the Australian School of Awareness in Melbourne. She is an active promoter of the benefits of aromatherapy in the clinical environment and is has conducting research into aromatherapy massage and the pain of diabetic neuropathy, as well as research into aromatherapy and other complementary therapy use. She is also a prolific writer; with over two hundred publications in the aromatherapy/complementary therapy, nursing and medical journals and books as well as magazines for the general public. She is currently the Chair in Nursing and Director of the cCentre for Nursing and Allied Health Research at Deakin University and Barwon Health in Geelong, Australia.  She has been instrumental in the development of guidelines for the use of complementary therapies in nursing and midwifery.