We are a team of internationally recognised health professionals who are highly educated in the science and practice of lifestyle medicine.
Professor Grant Schofield
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
Prof Clinical Psychology at University of Canterbury. Mental health & nutrition researcher. Co-author The Better Brain; TEDx & edX speaker.
Dr Caryn Zinn
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 has a passion for holistic wellbeing and is highly skilled in the use of ACT with her patients.
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Dr Lily Fraser
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
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
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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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
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
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.
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
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 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.
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.”
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.
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.
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
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 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 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 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.
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