The Aurum Project is an Australian health research charity, which was founded in 2005. Our vision is to provide contemporary evidence to support the use of homeopathic treatment in Australia, in particular for children, so that parents may confidently consider homeopathy as one of their healthcare options.
We conduct research, promote the importance of research to our homeopathic community and generally promote homeopathy in Australia. Our projects including the Survey of Homeopathic Practice in Australia, Autism Support Project; audit of glue ear treatment; publishing articles; Bali Project seminars; our website directory & members area; the articles and videos available to members; Connecting Homeopaths Zoom meetings; our website Events Page; Second Hand Book Barn and our award winning blog.
Aurum Project members who are collaborating on the national survey are Dr David Levy, Celeste Salter, Ann Manning, Lorena Mattiolo, Gabrielle Brodie, Shilpa Bhouraska and Linlee Jordan.
Penny Barron is a homeopath and nutritionist with a vision of strengthening natural therapies in Australia through acknowledging the value in all natural modalities. In Penny’s practice, the path to health means working collaboratively with the client to determine the best way forward for their individual needs. With a core passion for classical homeopathy, Penny focuses on a grass-roots, pragmatic style of prescribing which is open to the inclusion of extra support if the need arises.
With a medical science background and fifteen years of homeopathic practice behind her, Penny has come to see that while idealism has its place in giving us a direction to aim towards, in the real world the every-day practice of homeopathy is not always so smooth. This is where an attitude of being attentive to the needs of the client, and an openness to new concepts can allow for greater support in complex cases.
Linda Beaver has been treating residents of Sydney’s Inner West for twenty seven years. As a long time clinician Linda’s many years in practise have included teaching, mentoring, trainee supervision, seminar presentations, published articles and her ongoing study group.
In November 2013 Linda launched the Autism Support Project in conjunction with The Aurum Project. The Autism Support Project has raised significant funds and provides subsidised care for children and families affected by autism. Linda will be presenting the findings of the more than twenty ASD cases seen in the last four years of the project.
In choosing to treat what are some of the most difficult cases, the ASP is for Linda, a culmination of her many years in the profession, continually learning from clinical experience, the world community of homeopaths and the rows of well worn books on the shelves. It also demonstrates that in times of adversity there are unique ways to go forward.
Dr Ruma Bhattacharya
Dr Ruma Bhattacharya is one of the Director of Dr Parimal Banerji Medical Research Centre (PBMRC), Partner of Dr P Banerji Telemedicine Centre (PBTMC), Trustee of Parimal Banerji Research Foundation and an active participant and Chief Consultant of the famous “Maharshi Pareshnath Banerji Charitable Dispensary” established in 1918.
Dr Ruma has a 1st class degree and was one of the State Topper in Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery from University of Calcutta in 1989. She has done her Fellowship from International Institute of Advanced Homeopathy, Calcutta in 1991 and completed her Master Degree in Homoeopathic Material Medica in 2009 as a rank holder from Delhi University. Since 1990 she is in active participation in research work with the Master Prof. Dr Parimal Banerji.
For last 28 years she has been a spirited soldier of advanced homoeopathy. The combined effort of Dr. Ruma and Dr. Banerji has yielded many positive changes in this field. Nationally and internationally, Dr Ruma has been taking classes of this Advanced Homeopathy which has motivated a lot of young homoeopaths to know and practice this special healing art. Today she is one of the busiest doctors of the country having on an average of 200 patients per day spread all across the world. She is also claimed to be the most successful doctor in the field of female diseases, especially infertility.
Dr Ashok Borkar
Dr. Ashok Borkar is practicing homoeopathy in Goa, India since 1991.
He is a visiting lecturer and consultant homoeopath at “The Other Song International Academy of Advanced Homoeopathy”, Mumbai and is also associated with “The British Institute of Homoeopathy”, New Jersey, USA; imparting clinical training to students and teachers of the institute in his Goa clinic.
Dr. Ashok Borkar was born and brought up in Mumbai but after graduating from the Homoeopathic College his desire to serve rural India inspired him to start his practice of homoeopathy in a village of Goa where his practice flourished after remarkable early success.
Gerry is the current President of the Australian Homœopathic Association. He has been in continual private practice as a homœopath and herbalist in Canberra for 18 years, during which time he also taught homœopathy and herbal medicine at tertiary level.
In May 2011, Gerry began work with the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) at the time when the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) draft position statement on homœopathy was leaked to the media. While at the TGA, Gerry observed first hand the complex relationship between the complementary medicine sector, government and the influence of anti-CM lobby groups.
Since mid 2015, Gerry has worked closely alongside Complementary Medicines Australia (CMA) and the Homeopathy Research Institute (HRI) to spearhead an investigation into the NHMRC Homeopathy Review, as well as defending against adverse TGA regulatory reforms being justified against the Review. This has resulted in a formal Commonwealth Ombudsman investigation and in July 2017, the genesis of Australia’s largest campaign to protect consumer right of choice in healthcare, ‘Your Health Your Choice’, which Gerry continues to manage on behalf of the AHA.
Dr Trupti Deorukhkar
I am working as an Associate Professor and Head of Department, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Smt. Chandaben Mohanbhai Patel Homeopathic Medical College, Mumbai, India.
I am practicing as a Consultant Homeopath since last 18 years.
I also serve as Honorary Homeopathic Consultant at Gynaecology and Obstetrics Outpatient department of Mumbadevi Homeopathic Hospital, Mumbai.
I have graduated from Smt. C.M.P.homeopathic Medical College in the year 1997 and have completed my post-graduation, M.D. (homeopathy) from Y.M.T. homeopathic Medical College, New Mumbai in the year 2009. I have conducted various seminars and camps for patients in collaboration with the college. I love training students and interns in the field of homeopathy especially related to Gynaecology and Obstetrics. I am also a Co-mentor and offer my expertise to various homeopathic practitioners and students globally through Argentum Mentoring, which is an online training academy.
Helene Diezel is a founding PRACI founding steering committee member, social scientist, educator and researcher in the field of health. Over the last 8 years, Helene has worked in a variety of health areas including political advocacy and activism, complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), product development and sales, community education, and research. Helene was involved in public health research at the University of Queensland Centre Clinical Research prior to her current role and she has worked for 10 years educating young people, health professionals, families and communities both in many underserved areas and group settings as well as abroad. Her research interests are broad although they centre around advancing research methodology and a deep commitment to mixed methods research. She also has a number of peer-reviewed publications and presented her work both nationally and internationally. Helene has leant her considerable expertise to developing Honours course content which is enriched and engaging for practitioners.
BA ND Adv Dip Hom
Jon has been practising homeopathy and naturopathy for over 30 years. He has shared his knowledge by mentoring students in his busy Wollongong clinic, developing their skills to become successful practitioners.
Jon has authored three popular practitioner books in his Mastering Homeopathy series: Mastering Homeopathy, Homeopathic Treatment of IBS and Toxicity, Deficiency & Infection. Patient mineral assessment has been revolutionised since Jon introduced spectrophotometric analysis into Australasia and South East Asia, accompanied by a comprehensive mentoring programme. Jon has also presented seminars on chronic disezse in Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Japan, and runs regular webinars.
Jon has made a substantial contribution to the homeopathic profession. He was registrar of the AROH board from 2001 – 2011 and is now a director on the ATMS board. He is a regular contributor to the ATMS journal ATOMS and Similia.
Jon is passionate about the CAM professions being recognised and that homeopathy becomes an acknowledged of part healthcare in Australia.
Dr Isaac Golden
Following an early career in finance and financial accounting, Isaac changed career paths to natural medicine and has been a homoeopathic practitioner since 1984, and teaching since 1988. He founded the Australasian College of Hahnemannian Homoeopathy in 1990, which offers distance education courses in homoeopathic and natural medicine. Isaac is a regular contributor to local and international academic journals, and is the author of eleven books on homoeopathy and over 100 articles.
He has lectured in 9 countries. He is a world authority on homoeoprophylaxis – the use of homoeopathic medicines for specific infectious disease prevention – and was the first person to be awarded a PhD from a mainstream Australian University for research on a homoeopathic topic. He has undertaken immunisation research in Cuba and India in conjunction with Government authorities in those countries. In April 2016 he was invited by the government Ministry of AYUSH to visit India to advise on planned Dengue Fever immunisation programs in Delhi and Kerala State involving millions of people, and in April 2017 facilitated an MOU between NIIM and the Central Council of Research in Homeopathy in Delhi.
He worked in a range of positions with Endeavour College of Natural Health, including Head of School and Business Manager Academic until 2012. He was an Honorary Research Fellow, Faculty of Science, Federation University Australia from 2013 to 2016. He is presently Research Advisor and Deputy Chair of the Ethics Committee of the National Institute of Integrative Medicine, and is a peer reviewer for a number of Australian and international professional journals.
Isaac was President of the Victorian branch of the Australian Homoeopathic Association – Australia’s largest national organization of professional homoeopaths – from 1992 to 1998. In March 1999 he was awarded the Association’s Distinguished Service Award for his “many years of service to the Australian Homoeopathic Association and for his significant contributions to the homoeopathic profession in Australia”.
Isaac’s research interests are built on a belief that Australians need to be shown the substantial evidence base of natural medicines and see how safe and cost-effective they can be. His own work relates mainly to showing the effectiveness of homeopathic medicines for both treatment and disease prevention. He believes that the health system in Australia needs to be changed from the present disease management system to a health creation system.
Joanne has a homoeopathic clinic working in Victoria, Australia. Her approach to case taking centers on taking a detailed case, exposing the common thread of all aspects of the case and aiming to restore each individual to full health. She has traveled to India 7 times – studying with the Bombay Medical Group of homoeopaths, in particular Rajan Sankaran and Dinesh Chauhan, and attended the HRI (Homoeopathic Research Institute) international research conference in Rome as well as Jan Scholten’s master class on Wonderful Plants in Utrecht consolidating and diversifying her years of research and study. Joanne has a history of nursing with 20 years as a midwife. She is a member of AROH (Australian Register of Homoeopaths), AHA (Australian Homoeopathic Association, Victoria chapter – and has been the President of this group), WISH (World Institute of Sensation Homœopathy), The Homœopathy Action Trust (a UK Initiation advocating One Vision One Voice for Homœopathy World wide). Joanne has taught contemporary methods of homœopathy at The Victorian College of Classical Homœopathy. She has also presented papers at National conferences. Having completed her masters through the University of Central Lancashire, Joanne is now doing further research at PhD level looking at the marginalisation of homœopathy. She recently published an article in the peer reviewed journal, Prometheus on this topic.
Patricia Hatherly BA Dip Ed; BHSc(Hom) has been in private practice as a classical homoeopath since 1995 and is a well-known speaker both in Australia and overseas.
She is the author of The Homœopathic Physician’s Guide to Lactation (2004) and The Lacs A Materia Medica & Repertory (2010). Sharing knowledge is her passion; and, as well as producing her e-Newsletter Milk Matters twice a year, she has taught in accredited schools both nationally and internationally, lecturing in Materia Medica and Philosophy and offering students and new graduates clinical supervision. She is also a regular and sought-after contributor to journals and conferences both nationally and internationally; topics, most often, dwelling on the subject of Lacs or lactation due to having over 40 years’ experience of working with mothers and babies.
Patricia is immediate past president of the AHA (Qld branch) and, as a former national president of the AHA, she was the inaugural national representative to the ICH (International Council of Homeopathy) a role she conducted from 2007 until 2014.
Her work (provings, conference papers and journal articles) is available for perusal and downloading for personal use at: www.patriciahatherly.com
Michelle is a practicing homœopath and mental health nurse, with experience spanning 25 years in healthcare. Her vision is to provide holistic health services for people living with mental/emotional disease within private practice. Holistic care is tailored to the individual, integrated with other health professionals and congruent with major stakeholder/mental health reform.
Michelle is committed to the profession of homœopathy and is the past AHA representative and recent past Chairperson to the International Council for Homœopathy. She is an accredited Thinking Environment facilitator and provides workshops to support teams transform their meetings and group experiences.
Ilma Hynson is a classically trained Homoeopath completing her studies at The Northern College of Homoeopathic Medicine, Newcastle upon Tyne England (1998-1993).
Ilma landed on our shores in 1998 where she worked mainly with autistic children and was published in the book ‘Challenging Children’. She made her home in Sydney which gave her the opportunity to form professional relationships and foster friendships.
In 2005 Ilma moved to the Northern Rivers of NSW, where her cliental changed from children, to adults infected by mosquito borne viruses. This was the catalyst that propelled ilma to open ‘The Mosquito Borne Virus Clinic’ in Yamba. The success achieved in the clinic propelled ilma to start trials for a Homoeopathic product. The goal was a achieved in 2010 when itchgoes went on sale.
BA, Ad.Dip Homeopathy, Dip.Child.Serv., Access Bars® Facilitator and Yoga instructor (Level one).
Tamar has been practicing homeopathy in Bundaberg, Qld since 2014 after completing Advanced Diploma of Homeopathy with Endeavour College of Natural Health. Tamar was published in Similia in 2016, and was an executive director of the 4HA initiative.
Tamar was introduced to itchgoes when she met ilma Hynson at the Australian Homeopathic Conference in Hobart in 2014. Tamar started stocking itchgoes and was happy to discover that it worked effectively for her family and clients. In summer 2016 Tamar became itchgoes distributer in the Bundaberg region and continues to work with Ilma to expand awareness of homeopathic products and their benefits.
Linlee Jordan feels well suited to do a presentation about teenagers after having been through many layers of experience. Firstly, having been a teenager herself (and all that may imply) and secondly, having three children herself. The third layer is 25 years of practice at the Harbord Homeopathic Clinic where there have been many approaches that work well with teenagers and some that didn’t.
A background in Nursing and a Masters in Health Science Education may have helped her to embed some effective strategies into the running of her clinic. It certainly reinforced the ideas that being authentic and using careful explanation help keep someone engaged in their treatment. However, she knows from first hand experience, none of that will make any difference if the teenager sees you as an extension of their parents.
How to work through that and many other questions led to an audit in Linlee’s clinic. For example: How many teenagers come to the clinic? What are the most common conditions they come to the clinic for? If we make certain changes what difference does it make? Basically this quality improvement process is the joy of clinical audit.
Linlee is well aware that you may not feel that the words joy and audit should be used in the one sentence. But for Linlee, this interest in auditing has been fuelled by seeing the benefit of using the findings in the clinic. Linlee is the Director of The Aurum Project for homeopathic research.
Diana has been in naturopathic and homeopathic practice since 1999. She specialises in chronic disease and utilises a combination of natural supplements, nutritional medicine and homeopathic remedies with the aim to provide her patients with rapid but gentle improvement. Diana focuses on the connection between the physical, psychological and inherited aspects of each patient to help create overall health & wellbeing.
A lecturer at Endeavour College of Natural Health since 2002 (Head of Faculty 2003-2004), she continues to lecture on a sessional basis. Diana also runs seminars and courses extensively throughout Australia and internationally.
Formerly Diana has been Chair of the Course Advisory Committee (Homeopathy) at Australian College of Natural Medicine, President of Australian Homeopathic Association, State representative on National Council of AHA, Director of the Australian Register of Homeopaths, Editor of Similia, Journal of AHA and she remains on the peer review panel.
Dr David Levy
David has been practising homoeopathy since 1986. He lectured from 1988 to 2014 in Sydney natural therapies colleges. In 2016, he completed a PhD in Medicine at the University of Sydney, exploring clinical reasoning and decision-making in Australian homoeopathy. In addition to clinical practice, David works in public health and integrative medicine research at the University of Sydney. He has publications in Homeopathy, Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, Journal of Law and Medicine, Journal of Bioethical Inquiry, and Journal of Supportive Care in Cancer. David is a peer-reviewer and serves on a Human Research Ethics Committee. He is currently the editor of Similia: Journal of the Australian Homoeopathic Association.
Anne is a Melbourne homeopath with many years experience in clinical practice and homeopathic education. She gained a Masters degree in homeopathy in 2010 and incorporates her skills gained from training and experience as a naturopath, theatre nurse and mental health clinician into her practice. Anne has previously presented at AHMC on the subject ‘bowel nosodes’ and ‘autopathy’.
Dr E S Rajendran
Dr. E. S. Rajendran BHMS, MD(Hom), is currently working as Director, Professor and HOD (Organon and Homeopathic Philosophy) at the Vinayaka Mission University, Salem, India. He received his PhD in 2015 from Vinayaka Mission University, Salem, for his nanotechnology related research with Homeopathic medicines.
Dr.E.S.Rajendran completed his Masters, M.D(Hom) from the University of Calicut(1996) in the first batch of M.D(Hom) course in India. He worked at the Fr.Mullers Homeopathic medical college, Mangalore from 1990 as Lecturer and Associate Professor. He has been working in Vinayaka Mission Homeopathic Medical College under Vinayaka Mission University, Salem since 1998.
Dr. Rajendran has recently authored many research papers in various International journals, which redefined Homeopathy as a material science and nanomedicine. He has published 3 important books; 1- New Lights –Lectures on Homeopathic Philosophy, 2- The Nucleus – Lectures on Chronic Diseases and Miasms, 3- NANODYNAMICS – Nanoscience, Homeopathy, Physical sciences and Nanomedicine.
All of them are best sellers in homeopathy around the world. His publications reflect his high abilities as a researcher and teacher of medicine. He is one of the most sought after speaker around the world. Dr. Rajendran is serving as a member in the academic bodies of many universities. He is still continuing his research work.
Dr Joe Rozencwajg
Dr Joe Rozencwajg graduated from the Universite Libre de Bruxelles’ Medical School in 1976 and specialised in Surgery. After 25 years of conventional practice, he left the Dark Side and is now practicing only Natural Medicine and especially Homeopathy, Herbalism, Homeobotanical Medicine, Ortho-Bionomy, Visceral Manipulation, Osteopathy, Cranio-Sacral Therapy, Acupuncture and TCM, Nutrition, Pranic Healing, Medical Qigong and Tai Chi and many more. He is now consulting at his private clinic Natura Medica in New Plymouth, New Zealand.
He is also the author of the books “Dynamic Gemmotherapy”, “Organotherapy, Drainage and Detoxification”, “The Potency”, “Homeopathy through the Chinese Looking Glass: Homeosiniatry revisited”, “DSSI: Dynamic Somato-Structural Integration. The Ikebana of Manual Medicine”,“Third Millennium Homeopathy”, “Elementary Nutrition for Homeopaths”, “Elementary Human Nutrition for Health Practitioners”, “Fibonacci Potencies. The famous last words…for now”, “Unicism, Pluralism, Complexism in the light of the 21st Century” as well as the on-line video courses “Organotherapy, Drainage and Detoxification” and “The Fibonacci Potency Series”.
He has six doctorates in various medical fields, is First Dan and Instructor in Aikido, Second Dan Shotokan Karate, Tai Chi and Qigong Practitioner, yoga student and has subscription to gas, electricity and Sky TV.
Kerry has worked as a psychologist since graduating with a Bsc (Hons) in 1982, mainly with children and their families. Her experiences led to a deep understanding of the intrinsic connection between the mind, body and emotions. Homoeopathy gave her a more wholistic way of understanding and responding to the needs of her clients.
Since graduating as a Homoeopath in 2000, she has developed a general homoeopathic practice that combines the principals of homoeopathy with her skills and experience as a psychologist. Kerry has extensive experience in treating people facing difficulties with life situations (relationships, work, transitions), which are often associated with anxiety, depression, panic attacks, sleep disorders and physical illnesses. Her extensive experience working as a Psychologist in a clinical setting is enhanced with the use of homoeopathy in conjunction with proven psychotherapeutic strategies.
Dr Kireet Taneja
BHMS PGDHHM PGDMLS
Homoeopathic Consultant Body Mind Empowerment Centre, Canberra
Director, PureGene Healthcare India.Kireet graduated in Homoeopathy from Panjab University INDIA and isPracticing Classical Homoeopathy for 12 years now and most of it is towards curative approach and prescribing for Mutational, Congenital and advancedpathological conditions using purely Homoeopathy. In addition to his graduation in Homoeopathy he pursued a Post Graduate Diploma in Health Management and Medico-legal Systems to serve Homoeopathic System of Medicine in a more efficient manner.
He is long associated with a Practice and School of Homeopathic Medicine “Predictive Homoeopathy” which is recognized by European Centre of Peace and Development and by U.N.O (United Nation Organisation). He has been actively organizing free medical camps and seminars on Homeopathy in various locations in India and Australia to serve the mankind and advancement of homoeopathy.
When is not working he is doing seminars and camps for Local Homoeopathic community and getting them familiar with his approach to
Human Body with modern Homoeopathy.
Can be contacted at Body Mind Empowerment Centre
5 Hall Street Lyneham ACT 2602
Ph: +61 452009460, Drtanejashomeo@gmail.com
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Peter has been in full-time homeopathic and naturopathic practice for over 30 years now in Sydney, Australia and was principal of the Sydney College of Homeopathic Medicine. He travelled to India, Britain and Europe to further his understanding of the art of practice and interact with practitioners who are at the cutting edge of energy medicines. Inspired by his experiences he decided to prove a series of standard medicines and has continued to do provings for the last 25 years.
Early in the process of proving Peter decided to integrate his personal interest in precious and semi-precious gems. In 2005 he completed his major work ‘Twelve Jewels’ on medicines made from gemstones and crystals. It was the result over 10 years of experimenting, writing and working at the coalface of clinical practice. In 2012 he published the results of further clinical and proving work in ‘Rose Quartz, Garden of the Heart’. In 2017 he completed research on the nature of crystallization and its relevance to all mineral based remedies in homeopathy. This is now available in his book titled ‘Pysche and Structure’.
Peter has mined and collected crystals and minerals, often in remote locations, for preparing new medicines for many years. To fertilise this process of creating a body of work about crystals in homeopathy, he qualified as gemmologist in 2010. He has conducted seminars in the UK, Europe, USA, South Africa, New Zealand and Australia and is the author of numerous journal articles. He continues to consolidate his work in the laboratory of the homeopathic clinic.
Jill R Turland
Jill Turland studied homeopathy in Sydney under Alan Jones. In practice since 1979, she is one of Australia’s most experienced practitioners. In 1984, she initiated the illustrious academic journal, ‘Similia’, which she edited for four years. Research into common trauma remedies started in 1991 when she began to refine her understanding of the psychology of injuries and the corresponding benefits of injury remedies in the resolving of our major epidemic chronic diseases.
Jill has been associated for many years with osteopaths and chiropractors and has been working since 1990 with Bryan Barrass, an osteopathic chiropractor with a great interest in homeopathy. Together they have researched the homeopathic remedies applicable to muscular and skeletal patterns, and the emotional origins of these patterns. This is the main thrust of the clinical, qualitative research – the use of very high potency homeopathic remedies for the resolution of guilts, griefs and fears and their subsequent physical illnesses.
Combining psychoneuroimmunology and quantum mechanics with chiropractic and osteopathic wisdom, Jill has been able to expand the understanding of how homeopathic remedies work, placing homeopathy on a sound scientific footing. Through this knowledge many complex chronic physical problems are being resolved, and understanding of the mental aspects of common homeopathic remedies is being expanded beyond previous boundaries – to date Aconite, Arnica, China, Conium, Gelsemium, Hydrastis, Hypericum, Ignatia, Ledum, Natrum Muriaticum, Ruta graveolens, Staphisagria, and Symphytum. These remedies and the story of their amazing new uses are written up in detail in ‘Getting Back On Track Using Megapotency Homeopathy’ (2nd Edition 2014, see www.australianhomeopathyresearch.com).