We would like to thank all those involved in making this course a reality, including the student ambassadors who first asked for a course and those of you involved in beta-testing. A special thanks goes also to those who provided cases or stories for the final section of the course who are identified within those contributions.
The course was a team effort with some modules contributed by specific individuals who are attributed again in their modules. Longer bios can be found in our BHMA Team page.
Dr Antonia Wrigley BSc (Nutr), MBBS, Dip Phyt, MRCGP, AFMCP
Antonia is a holistic doctor, BHMA vice chair/CO, and founder of the BHMA’s Real Food Campaign. She led on the course content, structure & curation, and sometimes refers to herself in the first person when referring to her thoughts or point of view. Any errors and inconsistencies are likely hers, for which she apologises and attributes to her ADHD!
Dr Ashish Bhatia BSC (Hons), MBChB, DFFP, RCGP, ITEC, IYN, CBTi
Ashish is a GP, holistic educator and founder of Humble. He is on the BHMA advisory board and was a key contributor to this course, providing the ‘Rest’ module and key content for the ‘Holistic Consultation’.
Darryl is a movement coach and author. He is the founder of the Primal Play Method and a physical activity, health and play researcher. He primarily contributed to a topic in the movement module. His 2019 TED talk “Why working out isn’t working out” discusses issues with exercise and what we should do about it.
Professor David Peters MB ChB DRCOG DMSMed MFHom FLCOM
David is one of the BHMA’s founder members, previous chair and editor of our Journal of Holistic Healthcare & Integrative Medicine. He trained initially as a GP then transitioned to a holistic Musculoskeletal Medicine practice. David co-founded Westminster Centre for Resilience to address concerns about the wellbeing of people working in the NHS.
Dr Thuli Whitehouse MBBS, MRCGP
Thuli is a GP and Yoga teacher, running retreats for doctors. As a BHMA trustee she is responsible for our student ambassadors and has a role on the journal editorial team. She has also studied Ayurvedic Medicine and Anthropology.
We also need to thank Dr Adam Fazakerley, GP, who was an early, enthusiastic member of the team and former BHMA trustee. He left us on becoming a new father. The pre-course quiz and much of the key concepts in the first section are his.