Our People

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!


Louise Hampton New Chair of the CRC

Louise Hampton


Louise served as a Trustee from 2022 and became Chair October 2023. Louise qualified as a chiropractor from the Welsh Institute of Chiropractic in 2004. Louise is a fellow of the British Chiropractic Association, a Licentiate member of the Royal College of Chiropractors and a PRT trainer.

Louise sat on the British Chiropractic Association’s council from 2007-2011, and was BCA liaison with the Chiropractic Patients’ Association.

She is the sole director of Attend2Health Limited in Buntingford, a health clinic which has been open for 15 years. She runs a number of charitable events from the clinic each year, and enjoys integrating with the local community. She won the Best Business Woman in Health and Wellness 2019, and was a finalist in the National Business Women’s Awards 2022.

Louise is married with two children and enjoys throwing the hammer in athletics in her spare time.


Stefaan Vossen


Stefaan served as a Trustee from 2022 and became Treasurer October 2023.  Stefaan is a Clinical Director in private practice in Warwickshire, and member of a number of healthcare and scientific boards as well as a trustee for a health-centred charity.

He qualified as a Chiropractor from AECC in 2003 and currently runs a chiropractor-led, fully integrated multidisciplinary clinical team of 30, with a special interest in chronic and complex pain presentations, as well as sports performance and injury management. Stefaan’s work centres around identifying care pathways and outcome measurement systems with a view to improve care delivery, care pathway allocation and cost optimisation, as well as quantifying the clinical value of contextual factors and the integration of health-seeking behaviours into clinical care pathways.

He is a member of the British Chiropractic Association and United Chiropractic Association, a Licentiate of the Royal College of Chiropractors, and is a guest speaker on integrative care. He is a firm believer in a very bright future for the chiropractic profession as leaders in the delivery and management of complex care and general health-promotion.

He lives on a farm in Warwickshire with his wife and business partner, with whom he shares 5 children.


Rob Beaven

Rob graduated from Anglo European College of Chiropractic in 2012 , and has a passion for treating musculoskeletal injuries. Since graduating he has completed a diploma in Musculoskeletal Medicine and Rheumatology and opened his own multidisciplinary clinic. He is intending to complete Masters in Diagnostic Ultrasound.

At his clinic there is a large team of chiropractors, osteopaths, physiotherapists, podiatrists, sports doctors and diagnostic radiologists, all of whom work collaboratively on many cases. His focus is largely on rehab and helping patients with complex pain, and in particular hip/groin and knee issues. He helps to manage post-surgical cases and loves nothing more than helping people get back to their sport or hobby after years of pain.

He hosts the Back Pain Podcast, one of the largest patient-facing podcasts in the UK, where we translate complex issues into simple language helping to educate patients about back pain. The Back Pain Podcast has been featured on Radio 4 as one of their podcasts of the month.

Elisabeth Angier

Elisabeth Angier

Elisabeth served as Chair June 2016-October 2023; she was Secretary from 2013-2016 and a founding Trustee of the CRC.

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. 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.


Tim Hutchful

Tim graduated from AECC in 1990, and has worked in Leicester for over 30 years. Clinical practice is varied from treating members of the public to international athletes.

Tim served as course coordinator to the post graduate College of Chiropractors Trent and West Midlands group. He also served as a British Chiropractic Association council member and as BCA secretary for 12 years between 2003 and 2015. He was chairman of the BCA PR and marketing committee for over 10 years and helped the BCA become “The Voice of Chiropractic” in the UK running hundreds of PR stories, as well as overseeing leaflet and video production such as “Straighten Up UK”.

Tim still enjoys chatting on BBC Radio Leicester and is a guest speaker at Leicester University Medical School. He has been awarded Honorary fellowships from the BCA, EAC and the COC. Tim has also been awarded the “President’s Prize” twice (2006 and 2015) as well as the WPA prize in 2010. He is a strong advocate for evidence-based practice, and therefore supports research that is relevant to the everyday clinical life of a Chiropractor and others in the MSK field.


Mark Langweiler

Mark is the Clinic Director for the Student Chiropractic Clinic at London South Bank University. Prior to this, he was the education consult involved in designing the Integrated Masters in Chiropractic and then was the Course Director and Professional Lead for the chiropractic program at LSBU.

Before moving to LSBU, Mark was on the faculty at the Welsh Institute of Chiropractic for 10 years. He is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Authority and is currently on the accreditation committee for the European Council for Chiropractic Education.

He is registered with the General Chiropractic Council and has 35 years of clinical experience in four countries in solo and group practices. Prior to moving into education full time, Mark was the Director of Medicine at Atlantic Haematology/Oncology Group in New Jersey, USA and was a member of the Bacharach Rehabilitation Hospital Chronic Pain Department.

He is a member of the Royal College of Chiropractors and has presented on headaches, acupuncture research, and tai chi for rehabilitation. As a member of the International Society for the Study of Traditional Asian Medicine he was the keynote speaker at the 2019 meeting in Puna, India.

Mark lives in London and is a 40 year practitioner of tai chi chuan.


Rhiannon Oakley

Rhiannon has extensive experience in marketing and business development. After achieving a BA (Hons) degree in Events Management and Journalism she established her own international marketing and business development consultancy only a few years later. Rhiannon is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and uses her experience to support clinicians in creating effective channels of communication with their patients.

She has extensive knowledge of the Chiropractic profession after many years’ experience as Practice Manager of her wife’s clinic, and has spoken at the COPA Conference and British Chiropractic Association conference on the topic of patient-centred communication.

In 2016, Rhiannon qualified as a Coach and has gone on to become an accredited Coach and Mentor with the NHS South West Leadership Academy, subsequently being accepted as a Professional member of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council. In recent years, her work has focused on improving health outcomes for people who face health inequalities through effective communication, and currently works with a number of NHS Trusts to improve their Equality, Diversity and Inclusion policies and processes. In addition, she and her wife deliver training to healthcare professionals via their online academy and have recently published their first book on Health Coaching.

Outside of her working life, Rhiannon is usually busy adventuring with her wife and young daughter.

Hannah Collier

Hannah Collier

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).

Scientific Committee


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


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.


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.