OUR FACULTY

 

We are a team of internationally recognised health professionals who are highly educated in the science and practice of lifestyle medicine.

Professor Grant Schofield

Professor Grant Schofield

Public Health

Grant is Director of The Centre for Human Potential at AUT and former Chief Scientific Adviser to the Ministry of Education in New Zealand. He is also the author of four best-selling books.

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Professor Julia Rucklidge

Professor Julia Rucklidge

Clinical Psychology

Prof Clinical Psychology at University of Canterbury. Mental health & nutrition researcher. Co-author The Better Brain; TEDx & edX speaker.

Dr Caryn Zinn

Dr Caryn Zinn

Dietitian

Caryn is a New Zealand registered dietitian and academic at Auckland University of Technology. She has over 20 years of consulting experience as a dietitian and is the managing director of her nutrition and lifestyle consultancy practice. 

Sophia Dawson

Sophia Dawson

Registered Psychologist

Sophia has a passion for holistic wellbeing and is highly skilled in the use of ACT with her patients.

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Dr Glen Davies

Dr Glen Davies

General Practice

Passionate GP in Taupo using lifestyle and prevention medicine to walk with his patients and community on their journeys to wellness.

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Dr Lily Fraser

Dr Lily Fraser

General Practice

Lily Fraser is a GP and Clinical Director at Turuki Healthcare in Mangere, South Auckland. She has a passion for low-carb nutrition and loves seeing people improve their health and wellbeing through lifestyle changes.

Dr Catherine Crofts

Dr Catherine Crofts

Pharmacist

Catherine has more than 20 years’ experience as a clinical pharmacist. She recently completed her PhD in the early diagnosis of metabolic disease focusing on lifestyle management. She lectures in Pharmacology at Auckland University of Technology.

 

Dr Louise Schofield

Dr Louise Schofield

Behaviour Change

Louise has a PhD in Public Health and 15 years’ experience in the corporate wellbeing industry, developing behaviour change programs that achieve results. A successful entrepreneur and innovator, she is also the co-founder of PREKURE. Her mission is to change medicine to focus more on prevention, before the cure is needed.

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Sonya English

Sonya English

ICF qualified Coach & Registered Nurse

Masters of health practice and highly experienced critical care nurse in the acute treatment of people suffering from ill-health.

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Dr Ed Timings

Dr Ed Timings

Chiropractor

Ed has 30 years of experience in the health field, including time in diabetic research, and his own demanding personal challenges. Through this, he has developed an approach to stress that utilises specific knowledge and inspired living. The result is a healthier, more productive life enriched with more fun.

Dr Desiree Dickerson

Dr Desiree Dickerson

Neuroscientist & Clinical Psychologist

Desiree is a clinical psychologist with a doctorate in the neurodevelopment of mental health disorders. After working in research in New Zealand, Australia and Austria, she now lives in Spain and speaks internationally about brain health, cognitive performance, and wellbeing.

Josh Darby

Josh Darby

Trauma Expert & Health Researcher

Josh is a peer supporter and health researcher, having undertaken a postgraduate pathway of violence and trauma studies within Fire and Emergency. He has over 17 years of experience on the front lines of serving as firefighter and assists to develop and embed psychological wellbeing initiatives within Fire and Emergency.

Dr Brad Hulcombe

Dr Brad Hulcombe

Lead Coach

Brad is not only a highly experienced doctor practising as a GP in NSW, but is also out there at ground level embracing the art and practice of Health Coaching.

“Having seen first hand the burden of lifestyle related disease within the current health-care system, I’m truly passionate about the clear need for a shift in focus to lifestyle medicine as the answer to not only disease prevention but overall well-being.”

Erik van den Top

Erik van den Top

Lead Coach

Erik is a highly experienced leadership and health coach, functional wellness specialist and seasoned disrupter and entrepreneur.

He works in private practice where he combines coaching, lifestyle medicine and biofeedback to help people restore or attain their health and wellbeing.

Erik’s mission is to inspire systemic changes to pave the way for a transition to preventative health models.

Ulrika Celsing

Ulrika Celsing

ICF Associate Certified Coach

One of our star Lead Coaches at PREKURE, Ulrika brings with her a wealth of Health Coaching experience and over 15 years experience in international leadership roles across different industries and scales of business.

“My strengths as a coach are my empathetic and inspiring nature combined with a systemic approach to getting results, challenging my clients to grow and develop.”

Kent Johns

Kent Johns

Coaching Facilitator

After a long and fulfilling 20-year career as both a journalist and sports broadcaster, Kent is now helping others get healthy as a PREKURE Certified Health Coach.

"As I researched ways to improve my own health, and the results spoke for themselves, it lit inside me a desire to help others do the same. I now truly value a good diet, exercise and quality sleep. I know these all really count towards a healthy life."

 

Angela Byelich

Angela Byelich

Coaching Facilitator

Angela is a PREKURE Certified Health Coach specialising in mental wellness. She supports those who are finding everyday life a struggle, working at the intersection of physical and mental wellbeing.

Jared Canons

Jared Canons

Coaching Facilitator

Jared is a PREKURE Certified Health Coach working alongside Dr Lily Fraser to help people reverse their type 2 diabetes. He helps people to make lifestyle changes that work for them and their whanau.

A skilled chef, Jared runs weekly healthy cooking classes at Turuki Healthcare in Mangere. As a father of two tamarki he strives to be the best he can be and inspire others to do the same.

Kirsten Rose

Kirsten Rose

Coaching Facilitator

Kirsten is a PREKURE Certified Health Coach and an experienced Physiotherapist. Over the course of her career, she has developed a passion for helping people to realise their potential for optimal health and performance. She has a special interest in the role of exercise for both physical and mental fitness. With a Master’s degree in Rehabilitation and extensive experience in using a holistic approach, Kirsten works with clients who want to achieve sustainable wellbeing and high performance in all facets of their life. 

Amanda Balcombe

Amanda Balcombe

Coaching Facilitator

Amanda is a PREKURE Certified Health Coach with a special interest in burnout prevention and mental wellbeing. A successful Financial Adviser she experienced burnout in 2021 and it became her mission to heal not just herself but use her passion for health and connection to support other high achieving women regain their energy, confidence and enthusiasm for life.

Maja Paterson

Maja Paterson

Coaching Facilitator

Maja is a PREKURE Certified Health Coach and registered midwife. Her focus is on helping women who are experiencing fertility struggles. Her mission is to empower women to be in control of their fertility, break the taboo around women's health, and carve the future for the next generation.

Ashlee Sturme

Ashlee Sturme

Coaching Facilitator

Ashlee is a PREKURE Certified Health Coach & Mental Health Coach. Ashlee has a Master’s degree in writing and combines her interests to write wellbeing content for publications and other health coaches. Ashlee enjoys supporting new coaches with their training at PREKURE and is passionate about improving wellness and health outcomes in schools. She is a strong advocate for holistic wellbeing for our whanau in Aotearoa.

Lisa Burch

Lisa Burch

Coaching Facilitator

Lisa is a PREKURE Nutrition and Mental Health Coach, and Certified Alcohol Recovery Coach, specialising in addiction. Lisa is a lifelong learner and is passionate about the science behind coaching. She particularly enjoys working with people wanting to change their health “trajectory’ as they approach older age.

Ree George

Ree George

Coaching Facilitator

Ree is a PREKURE Certified Health Coach specialising in Mental Fitness and Addictive Behaviours with 20+ years experience in the Health & Wellbeing Industry – including Physiotherapy, Fitness, Mindfulness, Gratitude, Breathwork, Pilates and Yoga.

Ree believes that there is a new way of providing health & wellbeing services that will complement (and challenge) our current medical model.

Allana Kaipo

Allana Kaipo

Coaching Facilitator

Allana is a PREKURE Certified Health Coach with a postgraduate of psychology and she recently completed research in Pasifika mental health and spirituality.

She is passionate about helping people uncover their inner strength to gain control over their health. Having a particular interest in helping others to reverse their type 2 diabetes and overcome mental/emotional struggles, Allana understands the value of developing quality lifestyle habits.

Bronwyn Hudson

Bronwyn Hudson

Coaching Facilitator

Bronwyn holds a Master's degree in Personalised Nutrition and is a PREKURE Certified Mental Health Coach.  Bronwyn works in private clinical practice where she uses a whole-person, lifestyle medicine approach to coaching and supporting clients to connect the dots between food and mood, so they can experience more calm and connection with themselves and others.  She can also be found delivering keynote presentations and workshops to corporate clients and organisations. 

Jess Dyson

Jess Dyson

Eating Disorder Recovery Coach

Jess is the founder of Redefined Coaching and specialises in Eating Disorder Recovery Coaching, dedicated to empowering individuals on their journey to recovery. With a background in Social Work and extensive training in eating disorder treatments and body image, she has worked with Auckland District Health Board and the Auckland Regional Eating Disorder Service. Jess is passionate about equipping professionals and advocating for prevention through school and public talks providing hope for those facing eating disorders.

Trinity Edwards

Trinity Edwards

Hauora Whakaako Coach

Trinity is an experienced Personal Trainer who co-owns Reclaim Fitness, a whanau owned and operated commercial gym in Kaikohe. Reclaim Fitness focuses on encouraging a positive perspective on community health and well-being and a growth mindset. As part of this they deliver educational and development programs. She is currently working toward her Masters in Sport, Exercise, and Health with AUT

Toni Hansen

Toni Hansen

Hauora Whakaako Coach

Toni has 20+ years experience in the health and wellness industry including being a Personal Trainer, PREKURE Health Coach, and a swimming and performance coach. She is passionate about helping people attain their desired goals and realise their full potential.  Working as a health coach in primary care, Toni has helped many make lasting lifestyle and behaviour changes, reverse diabetes, and has helped people find wellness after addiction and other life struggles.

Marielle Styles

Marielle Styles

Coaching Facilitator

Marielle is a certified PREKURE Metabolic Nutrition Coach and a former teacher. Her specialist focus is helping people reverse metabolic conditions using keto and low-carb eating styles and lifestyle changes. She has helped dozens of people restore health and joy, and empowered them to be confident advocates of their health journeys. When not working in her own Keto Nutrition Coaching practice, she is part of the Reversal NZ team of medical specialists and coaches helping their clients achieve optimal health and wellbeing.

Elizabeth Marshall

Elizabeth Marshall

Coaching Facilitator

Elizabeth is a PREKURE Certified Health Coach, trained Eating Recovery Coach, and chef. With over 25 years experience in customer service and communication, leading and supporting teams, training staff and teaching, she’s come full circle back into health and coaching/facilitation. She is dedicated to supporting coaches, and students to be their best for themselves, their clients, and their communities. In her own practice, Elizabeth empowers women and LGBTQIA+ to improve their relationship with food and cooking, their bodies, and ultimately themselves.

Nicky Benson

Nicky Benson

Coaching Facilitator

Nicky is a highly experienced leadership coach and facilitator and a certified Mental Health Coach with PREKURE. She has a background in Human Biology, a passion for health and has her own company specialising in Authentic Leadership, Mental and Emotional Wellness and building Inclusive Cultures. Nicky is a trusted partner to many leaders and organisations who support wholehearted leadership and promote health and wellbeing.

Caryn Dawson

Caryn Dawson

Coaching Facilitator

Caryn is a PREKURE certified Health and Mental Health Coach. She is also a Leadership Coach and a Senior HR professional, having worked in New Zealand and across Asia for more than 20 years. In her personal time Caryn loves to trail run and has completed a 50km ultra marathon at Tarawera, Rotorua. She also enjoys CrossFit. Caryn has a passion for all things people with a strong focus on holistic wellbeing.

OUR TEAM

 

Louise Schofield

Louise Schofield

Chief Executive Officer

Grant Schofield

Grant Schofield

Chief Science Officer

Stephanie Moran

Stephanie Moran

IT Systems Lead

Kayla Lenferna De La Motte

Kayla Lenferna De La Motte

Research & Development Project Lead

Becs Campton

Becs Campton

Marketing Lead

Yasmine McCarthy

Yasmine McCarthy

Customer Success Specialist

Jody Bund

Jody Bund

Health & Career Coach - AU

Sheryl Dickerson

Sheryl Dickerson

Health & Career Coach - NZ

Megan Doody

Megan Doody

Health & Career Coach - AU

Antonia Scott

Antonia Scott

Content & Comms Executive

Dawn Kiddie

Dawn Kiddie

Health & Career Coach - NZ

Donna Maxwell

Donna Maxwell

Advisor

Blake Lough

Blake Lough

Director

Dave Bailey

Dave Bailey

Advisor

Bennett Medary

Bennett Medary

Board Chair

Jodi Mitchell

Jodi Mitchell

Director