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.

President

Dr Craig Foote


Dr. Craig Foote graduated from RMIT in 1998. He is one of the founding Directors of Nervana Chiropractic, which is a synergistic group of 6 chiropractic clinics in Perth, who’s chief purpose is to change the public’s current perception of chiropractic.

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.

Deputy President

Dr Billy Chow


Dr. Billy Chow graduated from RMIT Chiropractic in 1998. Since graduating he has had a varied and enriching career in private practice, on boards and in business. Dr. Chow has served as a board director on the Chiropractors Association of Australia (VIC Branch) and also as Vice President of Chiropractors Association of Australia (SA Branch). For seven years Dr. Billy served as a National Board Director at Chiropractors Association of Australia (National), where he was the Head of the Public Education Committee and a National Spokesperson. Under the leadership of Dr. Chow, the Public Education Committee has developed and launched many successful public education campaigns. He is currently the Deputy President of the Australian Spinal Research Foundation. Dr. Billy is passionate about educating and inspiring people to make better choices and to live happier and healthier lives. Dr. Chow believes that being on the Spinal Research Board is an honour and allows him to give back to his profession through service and provides him an avenue to promote more great research faster for the chiropractic profession. He brings to his current position as Deputy President of the Australian Spinal Research Foundation a wealth of experience as an Executive Director with a demonstrated history of leadership roles in the healthcare industry and NFP organisations. Strong business acumen, development, and mentorship. Dr. Billy is passionate about educating and inspiring people to make better choices and to live happier and healthier lives. Dr. Chow believes that being on the Spinal Research Board is an honour and allows him to give back to his profession through service and provides him an avenue to promote, fund and facilitate more research faster for the chiropractic profession.

Treasurer

Dr Malcolm Rudd


Dr Malcolm Rudd is a Western Australian based Family Chiropractor who completed his 5 years of University study at RMIT, graduating in 1993. He has 5 associate chiropractors over 3 practice locations and is always looking to find ways to better improve the quality of service and experience that the patients in his practices experience.
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.

Secretary

Dr Ryan Seaman


Dr Ryan Seaman is a Murdoch University graduate who now own’s his own family based practice in Loxton South Australia. Having previously worked as a Civil Engineer, sat on the Board of Agriventure WA and currently holding the position of Vice President of his local Chamber of Commerce, Dr Seaman enjoys serving the profession by applying his skills and knowledge to further the Foundations impact. He believes Chiropractic to be the greatest profession in the world, and that good science is the best way to move the profession forward.

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


Associate Professor Sinan Ali completed a Bachelor of Science at Macquarie University in 1987 and shortly thereafter commenced part time post graduate studies in the University’s School of Biological Sciences. While completing his PhD, Sinan joined the department as a full time academic teaching in a variety of Biology subjects before moving to coordinate and teach human physiology subjects until his retirement from Macquarie University at the end of 2011. Sinan gained his doctorate in 1996 in stress physiology.

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.

Brandi MacDonald


Brandi MacDonald and her husband run a busy family based, subluxation correction office in Edmonton, Canada. She left her leadership career when she was personally touched by the healing power of chiropractic. Today, she is the owner of True Concepts Inc. a consulting and professional speaking company that provides leadership training to chiropractic teams and True Concepts Seminars, a seminar company dedicated to spreading the neurological principles.

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


Shawn Dill is a graduate of Logan College of Chiropractic. For eight years, he practiced in Costa Rica, where along with establishing what many consider to be the largest upper cervical practice in the world, he also authored the law that regulates the practice of chiropractic in the country.
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.