The Associate Professor Matthew Leach Session

In this Session, A/Prof Matthew Leach discusses how he married holistic philosophies of health with scientific rigor, how he ‘beefed up’ his PhD following the challenge of recruitment and a disappointingly small sample size, and how passion inspires motivation to get the end of what is often a very long process.


I realised something was missing (and that was what drew me to nursing) and that is scientific evidence base behind that. And so, I thought my mission then was to look at building an evidence-base for naturopathic medicine.


Listen to the Interview with Associate Professor Matthew Leach




Q&A with Associate Professor Matthew Leach…

What is the title of your PhD: The clinical efficacy & feasibility of using Horsechestnut seed extract in the treatment of venous leg ulceration

Where did you complete your PhD: University of South Australia

What year did you graduate: 2005

What undergraduate degree/s have you completed: Bachelor of Nursing (Honours); Diploma of Clinical Nutrition; Diploma of Applied Science (Naturopathy)

What is your job title, today: Education, National Centre for Naturopathic Medicine, Southern Cross University

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