The Australian Spinal Research Foundation’s Board of Governors are committed to better outcomes for the chiropractic community through the pursuit of our Vision and delivering on our Mission to facilitate research and disseminate knowledge that furthers the understanding, development and effectiveness of chiropractic care. All Board members act in an honorary capacity providing service to the profession.
Dr Craig Foote
Craig has been the Wiggles “Perth-based” chiropractor since 2003.
He and his team have won several awards including, Best Service Business 2011, and Best Small Business 2011, with the Stirling Small Business Association. Recently they won best new business for 2013 for their Warwick practice.
In 2012 Craig was awarded a coveted “40 under 40” award for service to the WA community and highlighting him as an up and coming talent in the business sector.
When he isn’t tending to patients needs he loves helping chiropractors develop skills in communication and team leadership, having done this successfully as a coach with Carter Universal and on his own. He is also a sought after and entertaining speaker in the corporate sector in WA.
Craig brings to the board immense passion for the chiropractic profession to become the leaders in health that they need to be. He also brings skills in media and new technology that will allow Spinal Research to continue on its quest to get more research faster.
Dr Billy Chow
Dr Malcolm Rudd
He has served the Chiropractic Profession on the CAA(WA) Executive, as treasure, Vice president and two terms as State President, and has received the award for WA Chiropractor of the Year in 2008.
Malcolm is inspired about mentoring others in Chiropractic to develop themselves in all areas of practice, especially to have Chiropractors maximise the impact they have in their community. This had him move to part time practice in 2008 so he could mentor others as a Practice Coach with Powerful Practices International who have a vision to create a world of powerful visionary leaders.
Malcolm has a huge interest in continuing education and strives to have Chiropractors armed with the Research required to give them the Certainty, Conviction and Clarity they need to bring Chiropractic to the world community that deserves quality Chiropractic as the keystone to better health and wellbeing.
Dr Ryan Seaman
Dr Ryan is proud of the Foundation’s in depth grant approval process and feels this process is adding some of the most clinically relevant and best quality science to the pool for our profession.
Associate Professor Sinan Ali
At Macquarie University Sinan lectured in all human physiology units and supervised a large number of Honours, Masters and PhD students in his laboratory. His primary area of research is in stress physiology and has published and presented at international conferences in this area as leader of his research group and in collaboration with national and international researchers.
Sinan has extensive University administrative experience and has served as Director of Biomedical Studies, Chair of the University Biosafety Committee, member of the University Workplace Safety Committee, Library and Bookstore committee member, as well as a host of departmental academic and service based committee’s.
Sinan is currently Associate Dean at the Australasian College of Health and Wellness responsible for delivery of their inaugural degree in Clinical Aesthetics. He has established his research laboratory at the College and is actively involved in research projects initiated at the College as well as collaborative projects with researchers at other institutions. Sinan also has industry links in an advisory capacity, and through his company, Salpath, provides hormone analysis services to University researchers and integrative medicine practitioners.
Being a patient of chiropractic first and foremost, her specialty to communicate in a different health paradigm is unrivaled. She is the past Executive Director of the International Federation of Chiropractors and Organisations, and spends many hours volunteering for schools and speaking to students.
She is the Co-Founder and developer of the online training program and community for chiropractic assistants training called the “Epic CA.” Her passion is to bring the subluxation correction brand of chiropractic to the world and be a beacon for what is possible for the public.
Dr Shawn Dill
Since returning to the United States, Dr Dill has become a noted authority in Upper Cervical
Specific. He is the CEO of The Specific Chiropractic Centres, which now operates nine Knee Chest Upper Cervical Specific clinics, and offers private coaching to health care professionals working with vitalistic–‐minded health care professionals and helps them to get booked solid.
Dr Dill has also served as a member of the faculty at Life Chiropractic College West and as the Director of the Institute for Advanced Care in Chiropractic. In addition, he was named the first Chair of the Council on Upper Cervical Care of the International Chiropractors Association.