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The role of the CRC Trustees is to lead the charity and make sure that it is run properly. They are responsible for making sure that it is doing what it was set up to do. Importantly, the Trustees ensure that the funds of the charity are used wisely and that all of the statutory obligations of the CRC are complied with.

All the Trustees work on a pro-bono basis, donating their time and expertise on voluntarily, outside their normal everyday jobs. This ensures that as much of our raised funds go directly to support research and researchers – 96.6% to be precise!

Trustees

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Elisabeth Angier

Chair

Elisabeth became Chair of Trustees in June 2016; she was Secretary from 2013-2016 and a founding Trustee of the CRC.</p> <p>Elisabeth is an experienced chiropractic clinician and has worked in a number of practices throughout the UK, and most recently established the Wye Valley Chiropractic Clinic in 2019.</p> <p>In addition to clinical practice and her work with the CRC, Elisabeth works with the General Chiropractic Council and is a Clinic Supervisor at the Welsh Institute of Chiropractic, University of South Wales where she teaches final-year chiropractic students. She is a Fellow of the British Chiropractic Association and served as Vice-President from 2013-2016, and is a member of the Royal College of Chiropractors. She tries to juggle her work-life balance between chiropractic, family life and rowing on the glorious River Wye.

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Hannah Collier

Treasurer

Hannah Collier qualified as a Chartered Management Accountant in 2009. Studying whilst working full-time in the travel industry, she has developed good business partnering skills to ensure non-finance staff are well informed and supported to make sound strategic choices. Hannah has been a chiropractic patient since her teens and benefited from developments over the years. Now working for a large group of self care companies she lives in Devon with her husband (and cat).

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Richard Brown

Founder of CRC

Richard is a founder of the CRC and served as Chair of Trustees for 3 years. He qualified as a chiropractor in 1990 and worked in continuous private practice for 15 years, before moving to Toronto, Canada to take up his current role as Secretary General of the World Federation of Chiropractic. With a Masters in Medical Law from Cardiff University (2009) he has a medicolegal consultancy and regularly acts as an expert witness in the UK and Ireland. He served as President of the British Chiropractic Association from 2009-2013 and is currently the Secretary General of the European Chiropractors’ Union. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Chiropractors. He lectures nationally and internationally on professional standards and writes extensively. He splits his time between his working life in Toronto and his family life at home in Gloucestershire.

Scientific Committee

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Iben Axén DC, PhD

Dr Axén is a Norwegian chiropractor and researcher who for many years has lived in Sweden. She qualified from the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic in 1990 and has practised since then. In 2011, she was awarded a PhD in Medical Science from the renowned Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, where she continues to work in the Institute of Environmental Medicine. Her research interests include low back pain, trajectories of pain, subgroups, predictors of treatment outcome and maintenance (preventive) care. She collaborates closely with Danish researchers in the chiropractic field. Dr Axén’s research area focuses on how low back pain develops over time. She uses a novel form of data collection, primarily using text messages and mobile phones. She is currently involved in a post-doctoral project to examine preventive interventions for recurrent and persistent LBP.Dr Axén is involved in teaching at the Institut Franco-Européen de Chiropratique (IFEC) in France. Teaching involves courses in dynamic knowledge-applied research and chiropractic preventive care. She is currently supervising two doctoral students

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Silvano Mior DC, PhD

Dr Mior is a senior research scientist at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) in Toronto, Canada. He qualified as a chiropractor in 1980. In 2010, Dr Mior was awarded a PhD in Health Services from the University of Toronto. He has a particular interest in health outcomes and evaluation.He has served as a senior clinical consultant to the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care and has served in an editorial capacity with several journals. He has authored numerous articles and book chapters in areas related to clinical chiropractic practice and outcomes. He has participated in international and national committees establishing guidelines for quality assurance and standards of chiropractic practice as well as setting research agendas. Dr Mior is the recipient of many awards for his work in chiropractic research.Dr. Mior has been a participant in research funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care and CIHR. He has developed and implemented a model of collaboration between chiropractors and physicians in the community primary care setting. His research interests are in the areas of clinical outcomes and programme evaluation, health services, and interprofessional collaborative care.

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Henrik Wulff-Christensen DC, MD, PhD

Dr Wulff Christensen is the Director and Head of Research at the Nordic Institute of Chiropractic and Clinical Biomechanics (NIKKB). He has held this role since 2009, prior to which he was a senior researcher with NIKKB. NIKKB is a modern research centre situated in Odense, Denmark. The institute, which consists of a research, radiology and postgraduate education departments, is resourced by the Foundation for Advancement of Chiropractic Research and Postgraduate Education, which receives its funds from Danish chiropractors and the Danish Regions. Dr Wulff Christensen qualified as a chiropractor in 1988 and was awarded an MD from the University of Southern Denmark in 1993. He was awarded a PhD in Health Science in 2004, also from the University of Southern Denmark. His thesis was titled Musculoskeletal chest pain in patients with stable angina pectoris.