Dr Mel Sydney Smith CV


CURRICULUM VITAE

Dr Mel Sydney Smith Titles: Professor, Doctor, Sir.

Surname: Sydney-Smith

Given names: Melvyn Alexander

Qualifications: MBBS. PhD. MHMS (prov). Grad Dip Clin Nutrit. FACNEM.

Date of birth: 8th October 1946

Country of birth: Yangon, Myanmar (Rangoon, Burma)

Sex:
Male

Nationality:
Australian

Business Address:
961 Blunder Road, Doolandella, Queensland. Australia 4077

PROFESSIONAL DETAILS

Current Employment:

Medical Practitioner - self-employed: consultant in clinical nutrition and preventive medicine.

Director, Holistic Medical Centre Pty. Ltd.

Director, Australian College of Holistic Medicine.

Educational history:

1955 1963 : Attended C.B.C. Leederville, Perth, W.A. and matriculated with 5 distinctions.

1964 1970 : Undergraduate at the Medical School, University of Western Australia.

1970 : Graduated with the Batchelor of Medicine, Batchelor of Surgery degrees.

1979 1981 : Certificate of Gestalt Therapy with the Gestalt Training Institute, Brisbane.

1982-1983 : Commenced studies in Clinical Nutrition at International Academy of Clinical Nutrition.
Post graduate Diploma of Clinical Nutrition awarded.

1987-1988 : Commenced training course in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (N.L.P.) with Grinder, Delozier
& Associates, U.S.A. Awarded certificate as Master Practitioner of N.L.P..

1988 : Commenced Master of Human Movement Studies degree at the University of Queensland.

1991 : Completed Master of Human Movement Studies (provisional) and
admitted to Doctorate of Philosophy program.

1992 : Doctorate of Philosophy from the Open International University for Complementary Medicines
(Sri Lanka:UN charter)

1993 : Doctorate of Medicine (Medicina Alternativa) from the Open International University (Sri Lanka)

1997 : Training course in Chelation Medicine - American College for the Advancement of Medicine.
Member of the Australasian College for the Advancement of Medicine.

1997 : Fellowship of the Australasian College of Nutrition and Environmental Medicine.

Employment history:

1970 : First year residency at the Royal Perth Hospital
completed four 12 week terms in Medicine, Surgery,
Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation Medicine

1971 : Second year residency at the Royal Brisbane Hospital

1971 Dec. : Medical Officer in Obstetrics & Gynaecology at
Port Moresby Hospital, Papua New Guinea

1972 : Sub District Medical Officer in charge at Wau Bulolo

1973 1974 : Registrar in Obstetrics & Gynaecology at the Angau
Memorial Hospital, Lae, Papua New Guinea

1974 Nov. : Acting Specialist Medical Officer in Obstetrics & Gynaecology

1975 May : Entered private general practice in Lae, PNG.

1976 May : Commenced private general practice in Brisbane, Qld.

1979 1983 : Lecturer in Anatomy and Physiology and Head of Clinical Sciences Department
at the Brisbane College of Traditional Acupuncture.

1981 : Opened the Holistic Medical Centre clinic in Brisbane
focused on the practice of psychotherapy and clinical nutrition.

1981-1983: Lecturer in Clinical Medicine and Nutrition,
Acupuncture Colleges of Australia, Brisbane.

1983 1989 : Continued private practice: consultant practice in clinical nutrition and preventive medicine.
Senior Lecturer in Clinical Medicine & Nutrition and Head of Clinical Sciences Department,
Australian College of Natural Medicine. Brisbane.

Lecturer in Clinical Nutrition
Health Schools Australia – Diploma of Naturopathy course (UNE partner)

1990-98 : Continued in private medical practice :
Lecturer in Clinical Nutrition, Health Schools Australia
Lecturer in Nutrition Medicine,
Open International University for Complementary Medicine in Asia
Lecturer at the Australasian College of Nutrition and Environmental Medicine

1993 : Visiting Professor in Nutrition Medicine,
Open International University for Complementary Medicine in Asia

1998 : Director of the Australian College of Holistic Medicine Pty Ltd –
Postgraduate Medical Education. Brisbane. Qld.

2001: Adjunct Professor, Nutrition Medicine,
School of Health, University of New England.

2005: Coordinator, Master of Nutrition Medicine program,
School of Health Sciences, RMIT University

Teaching Appointments: all teaching appointments were on a part-time basis

Lecturer in Anatomy and Physiology and Head of Clinical Sciences Department.
Brisbane College of Traditional Acupuncture. Brisbane

Lecturer in Clinical Medicine and Nutrition,
Acupuncture Colleges of Australia, Brisbane.

Senior Lecturer in Clinical Medicine & Nutrition and Head of Clinical Sciences Department.
Australian College of Natural Medicine. Brisbane.

Lecturer in Clinical Nutrition.
Health Schools Australia, Queensland.

Senior Lecturer in Clinical Nutrition for the Complementary Medicine Doctor’s Course,
Open International University for Complementary Medicine, Sri Lanka

Visiting Professor of Clinical Nutrition.
Open International University for Complementary Medicine, Sri Lanka.

Lecturer for Postgraduate Medical Training Course,
Australasian College of Nutrition and Environmental Medicine, Melbourne.

Coordinator of “Clinical Workshops in Nutrition Medicine”, postgraduate clinical training workshops
for medical and health practitioners. Australian College of Holistic Medicine. Brisbane.

Adjunct Professor, Nutrition Medicine,
School of Health, University of New England.

Board Member, Australian College for the Advancement of Medicine, Australia

Accredited Provider for the QA&CPD program
Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.

Coordinator, Master of Nutrition Medicine program,
School of Health Sciences, RMIT University

Memberships and Awards:

Knight of Grace of the Sovereign Order of St. John of Jerusalem, Knights of Malta (1992).

Fellow of the Australasian College of Nutrition and Environmental Medicine.

Dag Hammarskjold Fellowship Award for Professional Excellence,
Acadamie Diplomatique De La Paix

Member of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners

Member of the Australian Medical Association

Life Member of Medicina Alternativa. (Alma Ata, UN).

Board Member of the Australasian College for the Advancement of Medicine

Member of the Orthomolecular Medical Association.

Member of the International Academy of Clinical Nutrition.

Foundation Member of the Australian College of Herbal Medicine

Chairman of General Practice Group Nutrition and Environmental Medicine Group

Patron of Health Schools Australia 1985 - 2000

Patron of the National Federation of Healers

Publications:

Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness and Muscle Damage After Concentric and Eccentric exercise, a pilot study for the Master of Human Movement Studies, 1990.

A kinetic analysis of impact forces on the knees of elite netball players. Aust J Science Med Sport. 1990.

Connective Tissue Damage, Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness and Renal Function After High-Tension Concentric and Eccentric Exercise. Thesis for Master of Human Movement Studies. 1991

Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness: Evidence of Connective Tissue Damage, Lipid Peroxidation and Altered Renal Function After Exercise. Australian Sports Commission Report. 1992.

A Comprehensive Nutritional Medicine Approach to the Treatment of Asthma. Thesis for Doctor of Philosophy. 1991.

The Road Less Travelled: A Nutritional Approach to the Treatment of Mental Disorders. ARAFMI Journal. 1993.

Nutrition Medicine in Chronic Pain. Aust Musculoskeletal Med. Nov. 1999. 4(2):37-41

Nutritional Assessment in General Practice. Current Therapeutics. Sept 2000. 41(9): 12-26

Conference and Workshop Presentations:

Nutritional Management of Rheumatoid Arthritis in General Practice,
International Conference of Acupuncture and Complementary Medicine, July, 1990.
Madras. India.

Nutritional Management of Asthma.
International Conference of Complementary Medicine. December 1990. Colombo. Sri Lanka.

Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness, Muscle Damage and Altered Renal Function Post-exercise.
Poster Presentation. ACHPER Conference, Darwin, 1991.

Nutritional Management of Mental Illness.
International Conference of Complementary Medicine. June 1992. Taipei. Taiwan.
Nutrition and Immune System Competence.
International Conference of Complementary Medicine. November 1992. Colombo. Sri Lanka.

Nutritional Management of Pre-Menstrual Syndrome,
Essential Fatty Acid Metabolism and Heart Disease
Medical Training Course in Nutritional and Environmental Medicine,
Australasian College of Nutrition and Environmental Medicine. September 1992, Brisbane.

Nutrition Factors in Common Illness.
Essential Fatty Acids in Asthma.
International Conference of Complementary Medicine. March 1993. Dehli. India.

Nutrition, Acupuncture and Chronic Pain. Postgraduate Medical Training Course in Acupuncture.
Continuing Medical Pain Education. June 1994. Gold Coast.

Nutrition, Acupuncture and Chronic Pain. Postgraduate Medical Training Course in Advanced Acupuncture. Continuing Medical Pain Education. September 1994. Gold Coast.

Nutrition Factors in Common Illness.
Essential Fatty Acids in Asthma.
Nutrition and Immune System Competence.
International Conference of Complementary Medicine. March 1995. Colombo. Sri Lanka.

Nutrition, Acupuncture and Chronic Pain. Postgraduate Medical Training Course in Acupuncture. Continuing Medical Pain Education. June 1995. Gold Coast.

Nutritional Management of Hypoglycaemia.
Nutritional Management of Insulin Resistance and Diabetes.
Medical Training Course in Nutritional and Environmental Medicine,
Australasian College of Nutrition and Environmental Medicine. September 1995, Brisbane.

Nutritional Management of Chronic Pain. lecture and 4 workshops.
Continuing Medical Pain Education. Postgraduate Training Course. June 1996. Gold Coast.

Nutritional Management of Hypoglycaemia.
Nutritional Management of Insulin Resistance and Diabetes.
Nutritional Treatment in Mental Illness.
Medical Training Course in Nutritional and Environmental Medicine,
Australasian College of Nutrition and Environmental Medicine. June 1996, Brisbane.

Nutritional Management of Hypoglycaemia.
Nutritional Management of Insulin Resistance and Diabetes.
Nutritional Treatment in Mental Illness.
Nutritional Management of Chronic Pain
Medical Training Course in Nutritional and Environmental Medicine,
Australasian College of Nutrition and Environmental Medicine. September 1996, Darwin.

Nutritional Management in Schizophrenia and Depression.
ARAFMI Conference. March. 1997. Brisbane.

Common Nutritional Factors in Disease.
Continuing Education Course for Naturopathy. Pharma Foods. April 1997. Melbourne.

Nutritional Management of Recurrent Cystitis. Family Medicine Program.
Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. April 1997. Brisbane.

Metabolic Effects of Chronic Mercury Toxicity.
Annual Conference of the Australian Society of Oral Medicine and Toxicology.
May 1997. Brisbane.

Nutritional Management of Hypoglycaemia.
Nutritional Management of Insulin Resistance and Diabetes.
Nutritional Treatment in Mental Illness.
Nutritional Management of Chronic Pain
Medical Training Course in Nutritional and Environmental Medicine,
Australasian College of Nutrition and Environmental Medicine. June 1996, Adelaide.

Clinical Use of Functional Foods in Chronic Illness.
Institute of Functional Medicine, F.I.T. Continuing Education. July 1997. Brisbane.

Nutrition Approaches to Management of Chronic Pain. Postgraduate Medical Training Course in Myofascial Pain. Continuing Medical Pain Education. August 1997. Gold Coast.

Nutrition Medicine in Health & Disease. A Workshop for General Practitioners.
Australian College of Holistic Medicine. April 1998. Brisbane.

Nutrition Medicine in Health & Disease. A Workshop for Health Practitioners.
Australian College of Holistic Medicine. June 1998. Brisbane.

Nutrition Approaches to Management of Chronic Pain. Postgraduate Medical Training Course in
Myofascial Pain. Continuing Medical Pain Education. August 1998. Gold Coast.

Nutrition Medicine in Health & Disease. A Workshop for General Practitioners.
Australian College of Holistic Medicine. April 1999. Brisbane.

Nutrition Medicine in Health & Disease. A Workshop for Health Practitioners.
Australian College of Holistic Medicine. June 1999. Brisbane.

Nutritional Treatment of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
Future Health Directions Conference. July 1999. Brisbane.

Nutrition Approaches to Management of Chronic Pain. Postgraduate Medical Training Course in Myofascial Pain. Continuing Medical Pain Education. August 1999. Gold Coast.

Nutrition Medicine in Eczema.
Graduate Medicine Course. University of Queensland. October 1999.

Nutrition Medicine in Health & Disease. A Workshop for Health Practitioners.
Australian College of Holistic Medicine. June 2000. Brisbane.

Nutrition Medicine in Eczema.
Graduate Medicine Course. University of Queensland. October 2000 and 2001.

SUMMARY:

Dr. Mel Sydney-Smith is a director and medical practitioner of the Holistic Medical Centre Pty Ltd in Doolandella, Brisbane, where he conducts a private consultant practice in clinical nutrition and preventive medicine. His practice reflects a commitment to a holistic framework of health and encompasses other therapeutic modalities such as psychotherapy, acupuncture, herbal medicine and massage therapy.

Clientele includes significant members and families of the business and legal communities who are influential in the development of the political and cultural climate both within Australia and on an international level.

Dr. Sydney-Smith has been heavily involved in the postgraduate education of medical and paramedical health practitioners in Australia and Asia, focusing on the clinical application of nutrition in the remediation of disease and maintenance of health.

He is currently involved in the development and delivery of clinical postgraduate workshops in Nutrition Medicine for medical and paramedical health practitioners and is an Accredited Provider in the QA&CPD program for the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners..

He composed, developed and taught the Graduate Diploma in Health Science (Nutrition Medicine) award, offered by the University of New England, Armidale, NSW, in a joint venture contract with the Australian College of Holistic Medicine. This graduate diploma program has now relocated to RMIT University, Melbourne, and launched in 2005 as an integral part of the Master of Nutrition Medicine degree.

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