NICM Research Committee

The NICM Research Committee provides advice to the NICM Advisory Board in the advancement of the NICM scientific program of strategically directed research into building the evidence base for complementary medicine and translation of this new knowledge into clinical practice. The Research Committee is comprised of key senior scientists with substantial experience in leading national research organisations or programs, preferably in medicine and healthcare with some experience in complementary medicine. This group provides strategic advice on research priorities and programs, assists in building strong collaborative links, and reviews progress against research strategies and activities.   

Professor Day is a Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of NSW, Department of Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology. His fields of research include: clinical pharmacology and therapeutics, rheumatology and arthritis, psychiatry, endocrinology and decision support and group support systems.

Professor David Briggs was appointed an Adjunct Professor at NICM in 2006. He is a member of the NICM Research Committee, the International Advisory Board on Hong Kong Chinese Materia Medica Standards, and the WHO Expert Advisory Panel on Traditional Medicine. He is also a WHO Temporary Adviser for the development of monographs for herbal medicines.

Associate Professor David Colquhoun is a Cardiologist in Private Practice in Brisbane. He has been extensively involved in research for the last 25 years, and has a private research group - Core Research.

Dr Jennifer Hunter is an integrative medicine practitioner in general practice and a senior research fellow at NICM. Her fields of research include: complementary and integrative medicine; primary-care; health services research; health economics and policy; and translational medicine.

Professor Paul Komesaroff is a practising physician and Professor of Medicine at Monash University and Executive Director of the international NGO Global Reconciliation.

Professor Stephen Myers is a complementary medicine expert and commentator, a research consultant to the Blackmores Institute, adjunct and spokesperson for NICM and recently the Director of the NatMed-Research Unit within Southern Cross Plant Science at Southern Cross University. 
Stephen Myers