BHMA Journal Advisory Board
Professor David Peters
Dr David Peters (editor-in-chief) is Professor of Integrated Healthcare and the Clinical Director in the University of Westminster's School of Life Sciences. He is a musculoskeletal medicine specialist, a former GP, and an osteopath. He directed the R&D programme for complementary therapies at Marylebone Health Centre (MHC) and is member of the Prince of Wales' Foundation for Integrated Healthcare's Advisory Board. David has co-authored or edited five books about integrated healthcare. "My R&D interests include the use of non-pharmaceutical treatments in mainstream medicine, how to promote wellbeing - particularly in long term conditions - and the development of integrated practitioners and integrative practice".
Jan Alcoe is a writer, editor, trainer and publishing consultant in health and social care. She has a background in psychology, learning disability and Social Services, and was co-founder of Pavilion Publishing, a leading UK publisher of training materials and journals in health and social care. She is a graduate member of the British Psychological Society. Jan's partner is a Social Services consultant and they have three children. Her interests include e-learning, and spirituality in healthcare.
Dr Michael Dixon
Dr Michael Dixon has been a GP in Devon for the past 18 years. Since May 1998, he has been chair of NHS Alliance. He is a Fellow of Exeter University and a member of The Cabinet Committee on Bureaucracy in General Practice, The National Medicines Management Advisory Committee, The Council of the Prince of Wales' Foundation for Integrated Health, The Department of Health Advisory Committee on Complementary and Alternative Medicine and The National Health Inspections Advisory Panel.
Dr Sarah Eagger
Dr Sarah Eagger is a consultant psychiatrist for the elderly at St Charles Hospital London and an honorary senior lecturer at Imperial College, London. She is also a committee member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists Special Interest Group in Spirituality and Psychiatry ; Scientific and Medical Advisor to The Janki Foundation, and Trustee of the BHMA.
Dr James Hawkins
Dr James Hawkins works through a small Edinburgh-based medical charity that specialises in helping those with psychological difficulties or persistent pain problems. He is a lecturer on the South of Scotland cognitive therapy postgraduate training course and a member of the International Association for the Study of Pain. He was on the working party that set up the BHMA in the early 1980s.
Dr William House
Dr William House is a retired general practitioner interested in understanding health and illness in non-medical ways, especially philosophy and the arts. He is founder and chair of an experimental community development organization near Bath UK, is Chair of the BHMA, member of the Council of the South West Clinical Senate and writes absurd plays.
Dr Kim A Jobst
Dr Kim A Jobst is Visiting Professor in Healthcare and Integrated Medicine at the School of Healthcare, Oxford Brookes University, Physician and Medical Homoeopath at the Glasgow and Hereford Nuffield Hospitals, and at The Diagnostic Clinic in London. Kim is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice and Policy, and was a founding member of the Council of The Prince of Wales's Foundation for Integrated Health.
Dr Frank Keating
Dr Frank Keating is a Senior Research Fellow at the Sainsbury Centre for Mental Health and is a member of the Breaking Circles of Fear implementation team. He leads on research and evaluation to improve mental health services for African and Caribbean communities. Frank is an advisor to National Mind and a member of the executive board of the TransCultural Psychiatry Society (UK).
David Lorimer is project director of the Scientific and Medical Network. He is vice-president of the Swedenborg Society and the Horizon Foundation (The International Association for Near-Death Studies UK). He is Chair of Wrekin Trust, a charity concerned with adult education, and of the All Hallows House Foundation, concerned with holistic health. He is also a member of the International Futures Forum. His book on the ideas and work of the Prince of Wales - Radical Prince - was published in November 2003.
Peter A Mackereth is a practitioner and lecturer in complementary therapies at Christie Hospital Manchester and Salford University. He has practiced in a variety of clinical settings during his nursing career, including intensive care, neurotrauma, surgery and oncology units. He is an external examiner for a Complementary Therapy Degree programme at Greenwich University and also lectures at Salford University on CAM modules.
Dr Paul Thomas
Dr Paul Thomas is a GP in north west London and professor of primary care research, education and development at Thames Valley and Brent PCT. He is concerned to find ways of embedding the traditional GP values of whole person relationship-base care within the new primary care structures. To assist this he advocates multidisciplinary action learning, participatory action research and whole system thinking.
Mike Waldron is Head of Diversity at The Prince's Trust. His role encompasses all issues relating to the diversity agenda including providing regular briefing for the Office of HRH The Prince of Wales and contributions to Government consultations. Work with faith communities, physical access and refugee issues are currently at the top of his in-tray. Prior to joining The Prince's Trust, Mike worked for The Department of Employment, where he worked on a number of cutting edge initiatives, particularly engaged in positive action to combat racial inequality in the workplace.
Dr David Aldridge
Dr David Aldridge is chair of qualitative research in medicine at the University of Witten Herdecke in Germany and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine. He has published widely in varying fields of healthcare delivery and has specialised in developing research methods appropriate for complementary therapies and the creative arts therapies. He has been active in maintaining the debate concerning spirituality, the aesthetic and medicine.
Dr David Reilly
Dr David Reilly is Consultant Physician at the Centre for Integrative Care at Glasgow Homeopathic Hospital. He is also director of ADHOM (Academic Departments of Glasgow Homeopathic Hospital), Honorary Senior Lecturer at Glasgow University, Visiting Professor of Medicine in Maryland, and a faculty member at Harvard Medical School.