Medical Scientist and Naturopath
Annalies completed her Bachelor of Medical Science degree at Charles Sturt University, specialising in Pathology. She had a special interest in genetic research and spent her student placements at the Murdoch Institute at the Royal Childrens Hospital in Melbourne. After graduation, Annalies worked as a research assistant, investigating the epidemiology of cervical cancer in relation to the Human Papilloma Virus. In 2000, Annalies commenced work with the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) in Canberra and joined their Department of Sports Science and Sports Medicine, working with Australia’s leading sports scientists, doctors, dieticians and athletes. A perpetual student, Annalies commenced further studies in Biochemistry and Physiology at Macquarie University.
After deciding to focus on the more medically related fields of science, Annalies worked as a scientist in hospital and private pathology. It was during this time that the decision to study nutritional medicine full-time was made. Annalies observed the work of nutritionists at the Royal Military College (Duntroon), the AIS, the Canberra Hospital, Sydney Sports Medicine Centre and the University of Sydney Human Nutrition Unit. After 12 months deliberating a career as a Dietician or a Naturopath, Annalies returned to full time study and completed her Bachelor of Health Science degree with the University of New England in 2006, specialising in Naturopathy.
During her second degree, Annalies balanced her studies with work at Australian Biologics Testing Services, a private pathology laboratory in Sydney. She was the laboratory manager for two years. She also practiced for 2 years with one of Australia and New Zealands’ leading allergy clinics, becoming their head practitioner after 12 months and trained all new staff.
In her clinical work, Annalies has conducted hundreds of one-to-one appointments, helping clients to understand their body and adopt a healthy lifestyle to achieve their health and well-being goals. This has always been done without diets or deprivation. Annalies works in all areas of health care and disease prevention. Advice and treatment address not only physical symptoms, but also on identifying and treating their causes.
Annalies is a senior lecturer in the Faculty of Health Sciences, Australasian College of Natural Therapies (ACNT). She lectures in Anatomy and Physiology, Chemistry and Biochemistry and Pathophysiology in the Bachelor of Health Science degree. Other areas of lecturing have included all areas of Nutrition, Herbal Medicine, Pharmacology and Pharmacognosy. Annalies has also lectured at Nature Care College as an invited guest speaker. Her lecturing skills are also sought for the Continuing Professional Education (CPE) of qualified practitioners. Her knowledge, experience and clinical skills are have seen her write and present CPE seminars to colleagues since 2012.
Bachelor of Medical Science (BMedSc)
Bachelor of Health Science- Naturopathy (BHSc)
Masters of Health and Medical Communication (Candidate, University of Sydney)
Professor Susan Holland Fellow
AAIMS (Australasian Institute of Medical Scientists)
AACB (Australasian Association for Clinical Biochemists)
AMWA (Australasian Medical Writers Association)
MACNEM (Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine)
MNHAA (National Herbalists Association of Australia)
MATMS (Australian Traditional Medicine Society)
Editorial Board, Australian Journal of Medical Herbalism (AJMH) (2011-2013)
NHAA Board Member (Examiner: 2011-2013)
Scientific Advisory Board Member, MINDD Foundation of Australia (2016-current)
NHAA Examiner Associate (2016-current)