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.

Dr Glen Davies

Dr Glen Davies

General Practice

After studying at Otago Medical School, Glen spent 2.5 years working in a mission hospital in Papua New Guinea then a year as a medical registrar, before becoming a GP in Taupō. He is passionate about using lifestyle and prevention medicine to walk with his patients and community on their journeys to wellness.

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.

Dr Carlo Bellini

Dr Carlo Bellini

Medical Doctor & Lead Coach

Carlo Bellini is a consultant, executive coach, and speaker. His expertise lies at the intersection of health, business, and innovation. He works with individuals, teams, and organisations who seek high performance, assisting them to achieve outstanding outcomes.

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.

 

Dr Chris Reid

Dr Chris Reid

General Practice

Chris is a GP and clinical lead in one of the first New Zealand practices to be accredited as a Neighbourhood Health Care Home. With more than 25 years of leadership roles in both the military and health sector, his passion is to develop a healthcare system that empowers all of us to embrace a healthy lifestyle. He is currently the chair of the RNZCGP National Advisory council.

George Henderson

George Henderson

Research Writer

George is self-taught in nutrition and metabolism, and began working with Grant Schofield as a backroom researcher in 2014. His peer-reviewed articles and letters have been published in journals including BMJ, Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology, JAMA, and Annals Internal Medicine.

Sharon Tomkins

Sharon Tomkins

ICF Associate Certified Coach

Sharon is an ICF Associate Certified Coach, personal trainer and workshop presenter. She works with individuals and groups who seek to break down barriers and make positive, sustainable changes they actually enjoy.

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. She has co-authored three best-selling books and is an internationally-recognised leader and advocate in intermittent fasting and whole food, LCHF nutrition approach.

Sonya English

Sonya English

Registered Nurse

Sonya is a clinical nurse specialist for a critical care outreach team. She has a masters of health practice and more than 27 years’ experience working with critically-unwell patients, both nationally and internationally. Sonya has first-hand understanding of chronic and acute organ failure and the effects of functional decline.

 

Ulrika Celsing

Ulrika Celsing

ICF Associate Certified Coach

Ulrika Celsing is an ICF Associate Certified Coach, trainer and speaker who brings over 15 years of leadership experience across multiple continents, industries and scale of businesses. She works with organisations and leaders to identify and utilise cultural differences as a strategy to make better decisions and aid innovation and performance through diversity.

OUR TEAM

 

Louise Schofield

Louise Schofield

CEO

Grant Schofield

Grant Schofield

Chief Science Officer

Donna Maxwell

Donna Maxwell

GM

Charlie Grbich

Charlie Grbich

Chief Student Support

Kaitlin Blackwood

Kaitlin Blackwood

Student Support Administrator

Ulrika Ballinger

Ulrika Ballinger

Content Production Manager

Stephanie Moran

Stephanie Moran

IT Systems Lead

Kayla Lenferna De La Motte

Kayla Lenferna De La Motte

Research Administrator

Dave Bailey

Dave Bailey

Advisor

Blake Lough

Blake Lough

Advisor