Professor Stephen P Myers

Professor Myers is the Director of the NatMed-Research Unit based at Southern Cross University. He is one of Australia’s leaders in natural, complementary, and integrative medicine, spearheading its development as a University academic discipline over the past 25 years. Stephen was the Head of the School of Natural and Complementary Medicine at Southern Cross University between 1995-2001. He led the development and implementation of the Batchelor of Naturopathy program that graduated 500 Baccalaureates. He was the Foundation Director of the Australian Centre for Complementary Medicine Education and Research (ACCMER) [2001-2006], a joint venture of the University of Queensland and Southern Cross University

He has qualifications in naturopathy (ND), western medicine (BMed) and pharmacology (PhD). He has raised over $8 million in research funding; managed over 50 clinical trials looking at the pharmacology of natural products in a wide range of conditions; supervised 17 higher degree research students to completion; authored 3 books, 10 book chapters, 104 peer-reviewed research papers and numerous papers for the professional press; and acted as a consultant to industry, government, and academia across a broad range of issues. Despite all of this, he has a delightful sense of humour, is very down to earth and is a fundamentally good man.