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Nicole Bijlsma

ND; BHScAc(HONS); Grad Dip OHS; Dip.Building Biology; Certified Mould Remediator; Ct IV Feng Shui, Ct IV TAE, Member ASBB & IICRC

Nicole Bijlsma is a former naturopath and acupuncturist with 15 years of clinical experience, building biologist, bestselling author, PhD candidate and founder of the Australian College of Environmental Studies. Nicole has published in peer reviewed journals, has written extensively for Body+Soul newspaper, is regularly consulted by the media to discuss electromagnetic fields, mould and toxic chemicals, and lectures in Australia and internationally (USA, New Zealand, Thailand) at medical conferences on environmental medicine. Nicole is undertaking her PhD at RMIT to assess the impact of wireless technology on brain and sleep function and examine the impact of environmental chemicals on human health.

Katina Benis

ND; BScBiolSc; Dip Health Science Herbal Medicine; Dip Nutrition; Dip. Homeopathy; Ct IV Feng Shui; Ct IV TAE, Member AFSC

Katina trained in natural therapies and the biological sciences (microbiology and biochemistry) before diverting her attention to the esoteric sciences of space clearing, feng shui and geomancy. Her consulting practice attracts a wide range of clients from architecture, interior design, homes and businesses. She is a popular and engaging speaker who is actively involved in the profession having taught the great majority of feng shui consultants in Australia. She has lectured at various tertiary institutions and began teaching at ACES in 2001.


Professor Marc Cohen

PhD, MBBS(Hons), BMedSc(Hons), FAMAC, FICAE

Professor Marc Cohen is a pioneer in Integrative Medicine who, in 2002 became Australia's first Professor and Head of the Department of Complementary Medicine at RMIT University. He is a registered medical practitioner in western medicine, physiology and psychological medicine along with two PhDs (biomedical engineering and Chinese Medicine). He has published more than 90 peer-reviewed articles, authored more than 20 book chapters and leads wellness research within the School of Health and Biomedical Sciences at RMIT University. He is an expert advisor to the college, whose knowledge in the field of chemical and exposure history research, provides an evidence-based approach to the subjects in the Building Biology course.

David Fox

PhD (Electrical Engineering), BSc(HONS)Physics & Mathematics, Grad.Ct Education (London), Ct IV Assessment & Workplace Training

Affectionately known as the mad professor, David is an expert advisor to the college whose knowledge in the area of electrical engineering provides a unique perspective into the field of electrobiology. Having completed his PhD in engineering at the University of London, David has designed and implemented courses in electronics at various tertiary institutions throughout England and Australia and was instrumental in developing the Electricity Fundamentals subject at ACES.

Dr Sandeep Gupta

MBBS, Masters Nutrition, Member RACGP, ACNEM, ACIIDS, ISEAI

Sandeep is a registered general practitioner with a Masters in Nutrition who has undertaken specialist training in integrative medicine and biotoxin illness. He specialises in the management of cardiology and cancer cases, mast cell activation syndrome, multiple chemical sensitivity and management of chronic infections. He is director of the Lotus Institute of Holistic Health which provides specialist clinician training in complex health conditions related to environmental medicine. He is a past board member of the Australian Chronic Infectious & Inflammatory Disease Society (ACIIDS) and a founding and past board member of the International Society for Acquired Environmental Illness (ISEAI).

Vic Ketis

Dip.Feng Shui, Ct Chinese Astrology

Known as the ‘philosopher’, Vic is an expert advisor to the college who has been practicing Feng Shui and Astrology since the early 1980s. Vic has studied and presented lectures in Feng Shui and Western and Chinese astrology in both Australia and abroad including the USA, India and Asia. His accuracy in predicting political and worldly events has made him a popular speaker both at the college and industry events.


Sandy Lynch

Sandy is an accredited Vettrak (student management) and business consultant with extensive experience working with Registered Training Organisations. Her happy demeanor, organisational skills and 'passion' for data entry and knowledge in government requirements (past life was a legal secretary), makes her a very valuable member of our team! Sandy is our student co-ordinator.

Narelle McDonald

Ct IV in Building Biology; Adv. Dip. of Building Biology; CT IV in TAE (currently attaining), Member ASBB.

Narelle is an experienced Building Biologist & Feng Shui Consultant, former President of the Australasian Society of Building Biologists (ASBB), advisor for the Chemfree Community and founder of Wellness at Home. Specialising in assisting clients who are building and renovating by incorporating Building Biology principles, utilising two decades of experience renovating and building period homes with her husband, working for the Green Building Centre (NSW), and various building design projects with numerous clients around Australia. In light of the housing crisis in Australia, there has never been a more urgent time to understand how to Building Biology principles can benefit in designing healthy homes.

Dianne Ramage

Adv.Dip.Management (HR); Diploma Vocational, Education and Training; Ct IV TAE; Ct IV Language, Literacy and Numeracy.

Dianne is a Vocational Education and Training consultant and qualified auditor, who is the managing director of QMS Consulting with 20 years’ experience in the VET sector. Her skills involve compliance auditing against both the Standards for RTOs 2015 (SRTOs2015), the ESOS Standards and VET Funding Contracts; designing and implementing policies and procedures; developing and implementing Learning and Assessment Strategies; curriculum development; developing assessment tools, benchmarks, mapping, and validation of assessment; preparing budgets and financial reporting.

Frank Zahra

Licensed Electrical Inspector and Auditor, Electrician, Ct IV TAE. Member ASBB and Institute of Electrical Inspectors

Frank has been employed in the electrical industry for over 32 years as an electrician and electrical inspector, and is a walking dictionary on all things electrical. Frank is the author of several publications used by trade schools throughout Australia, inventor, auditor, electrical inspector, expert witness for legal cases and has extensive experience lecturing at TAFE institutions. Enduring Electrical Hypersensitivity himself, Frank provides expert advice on how to reduce one’s exposure.

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