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Facilitators

Professor George Jelinek

Author of 'Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis', founder and Honorary Professor at NEU
MD MBBS DipDHMFACEM
Professor George Jelinek is the founder of the Neuroepidemiology Unit (NEU) within the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health at The University of Melbourne.

Professor George Jelinek is the founder of the Neuroepidemiology Unit (NEU) within the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health a...

Dr Conor Kerley

Dr Conor Kerley is an OMS Event Facilitator and presenter at the 7 Steps to Overcoming MS Event – Belfast on the 29th of April 2018.

In 2003 and after three major relapses in only nine months, Conor was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis at the age of 15. Up to that poin...

Associate Professor Sandra Neate

Head of the Neuroepidemiology Unit, the University of Melbourne
MBBS DipRACOG, DA(UK), Grad Cert Forensic Med, FACEM
Associate Professor Sandra Neate is a Principal Research Fellow and the Head of the Neuroepidemiology Unit at the Melbourne School Of Population and Global Health, researching lifestyle related risk factors in multiple sclerosis progression.

She has also been a facilitator at Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis Events. Sandra is also a specialist emergency physician and has held sen...

Dr Phil Startin

Phil lives in Arrochar, Scotland with his American wife, Cristina, who he met over a weekend at the Jazz Fest in New Orleans.

After a DPhil in Quantum Physics, he left his academic roots for a more peripatetic career in management consulting, initially with Price...

Dr Colin Bannon

Colin is a retired GP whose MS was diagnosed three years ago at the age of 58. He was born in London and after early years working in farming and factories, studied medicine in Sheffield, qualifying in 1985. He was a GP in Devon for over 20 years.

Dr Colin Bannon was one of the presenters at the AMEX 2017: 7 Steps to Overcoming MS Event which took place in Brighton on the 22nd of Oc...

Dr Véronique Gauthier-Simmons

Dr Véronique Gauthier-Simmons was a presenter at the AMEX 2017: 7 Steps to Overcoming MS Event in Brighton on the 22nd October 2017.

Véronique has been an OMS facilitator since the AMEX event in Brighton in 2017 and has since led the exercise sessions at several OMS ret...

Dr Rachael Hunter

Dr Rachael Hunter is a clinical academic who works as a Clinical Psychologist in the NHS, and as a Senior Lecturer in Clinical and Health Psychology at Swansea University. She is an active researcher and has been involved with a number of projects relating to MS as well as other physical and mental health conditions.  

She has been following the Overcoming MS program since she was diagnosed in 2012. She remains relapse free with recent MRI scans confirmi...

Dr Stuart White

Dr Stuart White is an OMS event facilitator. He has had MS since 2010.

Dr Stuart White is a Consultant Anaesthetist and Researcher based on the UK South Coast, and is currently Lead Anaesthetist specialising ...

Dr Keryn Taylor

Psychiatrist and Honorary Senior Clinical Research Fellow
BSc, MBChB, FRANZCP, Cert. Consul. Liaison Psych
Keryn's clinical and research interests include the psychological adjustment to physical illness, neuropsychiatry and lifestyle medicine.

Keryn is a Consultant Psychiatrist, specializing in Consultation Liaison and General Adult Psychiatry. She is a Psycho-Oncologist at the ...

Sam Josephs

BA (Hons), DipBCNH, mBANT, CNHC Registered.
Sam qualified as a nutritional therapist in 2008 from BCNH (UK College of Nutrition and Health).

Sam believes passionately in diet and lifestyle intervention as a powerful preventative approach to all chronic health conditions. Her hu...

Dr. Craig Hassed OAM

Retreat Co-facilitator and OMS Medical Advisor
MBBS FRACGP OAM
Dr. Craig Hassed works at the Department of General Practice and is coordinator of mindfulness programs at Monash University.

His teaching, research and clinical interests include mindfulness-based stress management, mind-body medicine, meditation, health promoti...

Dr Georgiana Stanton

Retreat facilitator
MBBS, BCS, BCA
Georgie has worked as a doctor in a wide breadth of medical specialities and is now training for her specialization in psychiatry.

She has a keen interest in preventative medicine and the mind body connection. Georgie initially attended an OMS retreat as a participant...

Dr Jonathan White

Medical Advisor & Event Facilitator
MBChB, MRCOG
Dr Jonathan White supports OMS as a Medical Advisor and Event Facilitator. He is an Obstetrician and Gynecologist and was diagnosed with MS in 2015.

Jonathan lives on the North Coast of Northern Ireland, is married to Jenny and father to Angus and Struan. He went to University of Glasg...