ANFTA is privileged to count on the expertise of a number of revered and senior personalities on its Advisory Board. These eminent representatives of Public life, research, business and Public health in Australia and overseas assist ANFTA in various ways to accomplish its mission and vision. ANFTA is grateful to count and rely on the continued advice and support of its Advisory Board.
Prof Dr Margaret M Hansen
Margaret Mary Hansen is a Professor at the School of Nursing and Health Professions, University of San Francisco. She graduated as EdD and won a Fulbright Scholarship which led her to Reykjavik, Iceland, in 2012 – experiencing the greatness of nature on that remarkable volcanic island first-hand. Margaret’s outstanding broad academic career focussed on aspects of Pathophysiology, Medical-Surgical Nursing Theory, Informatics, Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice as well as Complementary Medicine.
The latter area of interest brought her into contact with Forest Therapy. Her recent meta-review on the effects of Forest Therapy not only summarized the state of research in this Public health area excellently, it also called for the relevant political stakeholders and health professionals to pay more emphasis on Forest Therapy, nationally and internationally. Very truly, Margaret – who herself loves to be out in nature and forests whenever she can – is an ardent supporter of Forest Therapy.
Emma Hodges is an experienced psychotherapist specialising in trauma therapy with infants, children and women impacted by family violence, war and displacement, trafficking and abuse. Emma’s work in this area has gained her prominence presenting nationally and internationally on psychotherapeutic interventions for young children and mothers living in refuges or other temporary accommodation. In her current role at a domestic violence service, she is involved in leading the infant mental health program in the Children’s program with a team of specialist Arts Therapists. Early life trauma is addressed using approaches that are largely sensory and relational, promoting affective regulation and healthy brain development. Emma also works in private practice.
Aside from her clinical work, Emma is a current doctoral candidate in Creative Arts Therapy at The MIECAT Institute and has been working as university lecturer in post-graduate counselling and psychotherapy degrees for the past five years. Emma is a member of the Leadership Committee of The Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA). Prior, she held various leadership roles on executive committees within the counselling and psychotherapy profession in Victoria since 2011. She is an active contributor to the development of the profession with a strong belief in consumers having access to a wide range of evidence and practice-based approaches that suit their own preferences and needs.
Please see also: http://www.emmahodges.com.au
Prof Dr Qing Li
Qing Li is a Senior Assistant Professor at the Nippon Medical School in Tokyo, Japan.
Qing Li is the world’s foremost expert in forest medicine. He has been a Visiting Fellow at the Stanford University School of Medicine and is a Founding Member and Chairman of the Japanese Society for Forest Medicine, a leading member of the Task Force of Forests and Human Health and the Vice President and Secretary General of the International Society of Nature and Forest Medicine (INFOM).
An author of many fascinating articles and books, most notably ‘Forest Medicine‘, Qing practices Forest Therapy actively and does not get tired of telling colleagues, media and the Public about its manifold benefits. ANFTA is, indeed, very privileged to count on Qing and his outstanding work and expertise as an Advisory Board Member.
Dr Harry Marget
Harry Marget is a Principal Dentist and Director at the East Bentleigh Dental Care and known and respected for his outstanding dental expertise across Victoria and Australia. His dental and medical journey began in 1972. Since then he has done Clinical Hypnosis, Chiropractic, Myotherapy, Orthodontics and Implant Surgery. His real passion is pain control and orthodontics.
Dr Marget graduated from Adelaide University and has worked all over Australia. Harry always has Public health on his mind when he states his professional motto:
“My whole life has been a journey towards advancing oral health”.
John Munro is the founder and head instructor of Long White Cloud Qigong in New Zealand. He has been responsible for the syllabus development and preparation of training support materials, home study courses and workshop content.
John began his Qigong training in the year 2000 when he studied for diplomas in Qigong and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Since then he has been active in clinical work, teaching and ongoing research, nationally and internationally.
John has acquired a range of qualifications:
Prof Dr Byeongsang Oh
Dr Byeongsang Oh is a Clinical Associate Professor at Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, a Research Fellow at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School and an Adjunct Professor at University Technology Sydney.
Dr Oh is involved in the development of integrative oncology clinical medicine bridging the gap between Western medicine and complementary medicine with interest in cancer survivor-ship at Sydney Medical School and Northern Sydney Cancer Centre, Royal North Shore Hospital. Dr Oh has conducted numerous TCM clinical trials and is well-published in the area of oncology and Forest Therapy. He has practised acupuncture and other complementary medicine for over 15 years, specialising in cancer care.
Dr. Oh is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) & Society for Integrative Oncology (SIO), the Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association (AACMA), Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and is registered as a Chinese medicine practitioner with the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia (CMBA). He is currently training several experienced practitioners in this field who may also treat patients. Dr. Oh has a personal interest and passion in Forest Therapy and Qigong and ANFTA is very privileged to draw on his advice.