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Dr. Karen E. Bridgman
Qualifications Karen Bridgman
  ND, DBM, Dip Hom, DMH. M.App.Sci. (Social Ecology),
M.Sc. (Hons), Ph.D.
bullet About Karen
  • Naturopath, Homoeopath, Nutritionist, Iridologist, Herbalist
  • Author, Public Speaker
  • Clinical Practitioner
  • Lecturer (University and College)
  • Consultant for Health Industry
  • Company Director
bullet Academic Background
Lecturer in Nutrition, Philosophy of Healing, Clinical Studies and Diagnosis, Pharmacology. Currently lecturing at University of Western Sydney. I Have been a Lecturer for 15 years through the three major colleges in Sydney - Australasian College of Natural Therapies, Endeavour College of Natural Therapies and Nature Care College.
bullet Clinical Practice
During the 1960s to the 1980s, I had an extensive history running Nuclear Medicine Departments in various hospitals around Australia. In 1980 I studied Natural Therapies and for the last 22 years I have worked as a Naturopath, initially in my own practice in partnership, then for the last 12 years in a holistic medical (GP) practice as a Naturopath, Homoeopath, Herbalist, Nutritionist at Pymble Grove Health Centre. Since 1996 I have also been working with a private pathology and research laboratory - Australian Biologics and Fayworth Health Centre in Pitt Street, Sydney. Practising in these clinics has given me an extensive range of experience with a variety of conditions. I have a particular interest in Women's health, in regaining health after life threatening conditions such as cancer in both men and women, and in neurological disorders.
bullet Lecturer / Public speaker
I speak publicly for various organisations such as Canhelp, the Older Women's Wellness Network, Hilton Healthstream's Integrated Naturopathic Services, Cancer Support Groups and through the Oncology Departments of selected Hospitals. I also receive regular invitations to present papers at conferences including the Dietitians Annual Conference, the Epilepsy Association Conference, Breast Cancer conferences etc.
bullet Board Member
In 1995 I was an Executive Board Member of Health Network Australia - a Federal Government Initiative set up in an advisory capacity for the Natural Therapies (Complementary Medicine) profession. In March 1998 - I organised seminars and was a speaker at Parliament House - 'Your Child's Health: Why Natural Therapies Are A Good Choice' for the Hon. Alan Corbett, MLC. In March 1999, I stood (by invitation) for the Legislative Council NSW Elections. I was on the Board of the International Cancer Association Network - Secretary, Research Officer and Board Member from 1994 to 2001. I have been an Examiner and Board Member of the National Herbalists Association of Australia, and on the Academic Review Committee, for the Bachelor of Naturopathy at Southern Cross University, Lismore.
bullet Others
I have been a Consultant to the manufacturing industry for many years. I have written for various publications - Prevention, Today, Inside Vitamins. In 1999, I Australianised a book for Reader's Digest - on Vitamins, Minerals and Herbs, and am currently writing two chapters for a textbook on Complementary Medicine. I have also written the textbooks for the three Nutrition modules at University of Western Sydney for the Bachelor of Naturopathy, and Herbal Resource Book.
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