Professor Dr Tariq Khan PhD(Lond) BSc(Hons) BSc(PodMed) MChS DFHom(Pod) FBAHChP FLS
Director, The Marigold Clinic – Podiatry & Chiropody Department
Dr Tariq Khan graduated in 1993 with a BSc Podiatric medicine and is a member of Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists. In 1994 he gained his BSc in Podiatric Studies with Honours from the University of Brighton and became Fellow of the Faculty of Homoeopathy 2009. He gained his Doctoral Research (PhD) at the School of Pharmacy in 2004.
Dr Khan is Consultant and Director of The Marigold Clinic, the department of Podiatry, at the RLHIM, which is the only department globally providing integrated treatment for podiatric related conditions. He was runner-up in Acorn Award for Integrated Care, NHS Alliance 2004.
He also holds the following posts:
- Consultant Podiatrist at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children, in the Department of Epidermolysis Bullosa
- Honorary Research fellow in Dermatology at the Royal London and Barts NHS Trust, Wart Clinic.
- Consultant Podiatrist and Specialist in Homoeopathic Podiatry, Barking and Dagenham PCT
- Clinical Professor (Adjunct) in the Departments of Podiatric medicine and Orthopaedic, Temple University, Philadelphia
Tariq lectures and teaches around the world and has been widely published.
Esther Odetunde BSc(Hons) MCSP
Esther, a Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, studied at Brunel University and graduated in 1998. She is currently taking her MSc finals.
She has 12 years experience working within the NHS and the private sector, treating a variety of conditions including sports injuries, chronic pain and repetitive strain injury and completed post graduate training in acupuncture, Myofascial release and Pilates.
Esther joined the RLHIM team in 2007 and has been involved in the development of care pathways for patients with chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia and obesity. She runs the graded exercise class for patients with chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia and the Pilates class for patients with back pain.
Mr Jonathan Hearsey
Osteopath – MSK Clinical Lead
After graduating from the European School of Osteopathy in 1994 Jonathan became a member of the School’s teaching faculty until 2009.
He joined the RLHIM in July 2012 as Lead of the MSK service which treats patients with a wide range of conditions: the three major groups being back pain, osteoarthritis, and soft tissue disorders.
Jonathan says he was keen to come to the RLHIM because “the MSK team has a formidable reputation and the therapies complement MSK treatments already offered within the trust. Being given the opportunity to improve a patient’s experience, to expedite their care and to improve outcomes is one that I couldn’t refuse.”
He also works as an Extended Scope Practitioner for the Brighton and Hove Health Partnership.
Having completed a degree in psychology at University College London, Mary trained as an occupational therapist at the London School of Occupational Therapy (now Brunel University) in 1988. She has worked at the RLHIM as a part-time Specialist Occupational Therapist since 2004.
Mary has also spent 10 years working in the voluntary sector, including 5 years as Head of Advice Services at the Disabled Living Foundation, a national charity providing information and advice on adaptive equipment for people with disabilities.
She spends the rest of her week working for a central London community health trust, where she completed a post-graduate diploma in occupational therapy.
Mary provides an occupational therapy service to all teams within the hospital.
Susan Thurgood Bsc(Hons) RD
Susan is a registered Dietician and Nutritionist with postgraduate qualifications and training in nutritional medicine. She has run the Nutrition and Dietetic Service at the RLHIM for the past 20 years where nutrition is a vital part of the holistic approach. Her advice is designed to translate the scientific evidence about nutrition into everyday practical dietary advice tailored to the individual.
Her interest in the importance of nutrition developed while working as a cereal chemist for the food industry.
Although she has a broad experience in nutrition and dietetics, she has developed specialist interests in many areas including allergy and food intolerance, chronic fatigue, irritable bowel syndrome, women’s health and obesity.
Susan has written a number of articles for specialist magazines and is a regular contributor to both academic and general books on nutrition.
She is a member of several organizations including the Health Professional Council, the British Dietetic Association and specialist interest groups. She is also a member of the External Reference Group of The NHS Evidence – complementary and alternative medicine (CAM).
Nurse Therapists & Nurses
The RLHIM has a number of nurse therapists and runs nurse-led clinics in:
- Acupuncture (Western & Chinese)
- Autogenic Training
- Craniosacral Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Programmes
- Massage therapy
- Mindfulness Meditation
- Stress Management & Relaxation Training