NatPrac Student workshop. 10 November 2018

Justin Sinclair

M.HerbMed (USyd) BHSc (Nat)(UNE)
Research Fellow, NICM
Coordinator Australian Medicinal Cannabis Research and Education Collaboration, NICM

Justin Sinclair, Keynote Speaker, NatPrac 2018

Justin is a Pharmacognosist & Educator, and has spent decades exploring the diverse field of herbal medicine, both from a scientific and traditional ethnopharmacological perspective. 

Working in education since 2003, Justin has taught across a wide variety of subjects encompassing medical sciences such as anatomy, physiology, integrated pharmacology and clinical pathology to plant specific sciences such as pharmacognosy / phytochemistry, herbal manufacturing and medicinal botany. He has worked as a research and development consultant to the educational and healthcare industries since 2006.

Key areas of study in his Masters degree with the Faculty of Pharmacy at Sydney University were toxicology, pharmacognosy, analytical phytochemistry, medicinal botany and pharmaceutical technology. 

Over the last decade, his research interests encompass Medicinal Cannabis, cannabinoid based pharmacology, novel drug development, full spectrum plant extracts and plant based pharmacology for pain, inflammation and immune modulation.

Justin is currently a Research Fellow at NICM Health Research Institute, an international leader in integrative medicine research based at Western Sydney University where he also heads up the Australian Medicinal Cannabis Research and Education Collaboration (AMCREC). He is a Fellow of the Naturopaths and Herbalists Association of Australia (NHAA) and maintains full membership with both the NHAA and the Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS). He also holds Associate membership with the Society of Cannabis Clinicians (USA) and the International Cannabinoid Research Society.

His current clinical interests include pain management, mental health disorders and herb drug interactions.

Kristin Gilmour

BHSc (Naturopathy)

Kirstin Gilmour, Speaker, NatPrac 2018.

Kristin is an experienced Melbourne-based naturopathic practitioner with a special interest in the management of skin conditions.  Alongside her naturopathic practice, Kristin is also a researcher, technical writer and educator for leading Australian herbal medicine company, OptimalRx. 

 Kristin has a great passion for health education, whether that’s with patients in private consultation, via providing educational online resources, or through practitioner education at conferences.  With a keen interest in herbal medicine, Kristin has expanded her lecturing in recent years with OptimalRx, providing health practitioners with practical and innovative natural medicine strategies based on current research.

Geoff Beaty


Speaker, NatPrac 2018

Geoff Beaty DN is a Master Herbalist and Naturopath.  He is also skilled in muscular-skeletal therapies, kinesiology (TBM), Reiki, and management, project design & development and marketing. Trained by a third-generation Herbalist and Naturopath in Western Australia, Geoff has a deep respect for the traditions in Western Herbalism and the amazing amount of knowledge about herbs and the bounty of the natural world that provides our food and natural medicine for us.

Geoff developed a very powerful type of bodywork technique called OrthoDynamics and is published in the USA and lectures widely in Australia, USA and Singapore. Recently he led a team redeveloping a hotel into an Integrative Oncology Medical Clinic and Wellness Village in Sri Lanka.

Vanita Dahia

Fellow in Anti Ageing and Regenerative Medicine

Adv Dip Naturopathy
Adv Dip Nutrition
Adv Dip Western Herbal Medicine
Dip Ayurveda
Adv Dip Clinical Nutrition (Mental Health)

Vanita Dahia, Speaker, NatPrac 2018

Vanita Dahia is an integrative medicine clinical consultant pharmacist, naturopath and clinical nutritionist.

Board certified fellow in Anti-ageing and regenerative medicine providing clinical training programs and educational initiatives to Dr’s and allied health practitioners.

Functional pathology clinical consultant providing in-depth technical and clinical consultancy to doctors and allied health practitioners internationally. 

Vanita is a medical authority and extraordinary mentor to her peers and patients alike. As a presenter to her peers and community at large, she is engaging, articulate, humorous, and insightful, making learning a dynamic experience for professional and personal growth.

She has more than 30 years expertise in compounding pharmacy, integrative medicine, functional Pathology, herbal and Ayurvedic medicine.

Vanita received her training in anti-aging medicine through association and membership with the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M and A5M) and Professional compounding Centres of America and Australia (PCCA).

Vanita is an international speaker and the author of Alchemy of the Mind, co-authored a number of books.

Warren Maginn

BHSc. (Nutr. Med.) GradCert. (Hum. Nutr.)

Speaker, NatPrac 2018

Warren Maginn is a Clinical Nutritionist and College Lecturer, specialising in the personalised and functional management of chronic conditions. Warren holds a bachelor degree in Nutritional Medicine as well as postgraduate qualifications in Human Nutrition, and teaches bachelor students of Clinical Nutrition in Brisbane, whilst serving as the National Chair of Nutrition for the Australian Natural Therapists Association, and acting as a Scientific Advisor to practitioner resource companies, supporting Naturopathic and Medical practitioners in their use of Functional Pathology Testing, and personalised prescribing within integrative healthcare practice.