Dr Patsy Paxton
PhD, MEd, BEd, HED, BA
Patsy has many years' experience as an academic administrator in New Zealand, firstly as the Academic Manager at the Waikato Institute of Technology and more recently as Academic Director at Auckland University of Technology. Prior to coming to New Zealand in January 1995, she was a professor of teacher education at Vista University in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
Patsy embraces the belief in the healing power of nature and a holistic approach to healing.
Deputy Director, Distance Learning Co-ordinator
Dip Tchg, BEd, AdvDipNat, AdvDipHerbMed, BHSc(CompMed)
Robyn has a long and varied background in teaching. Following a lifelong dream, she trained as a naturopath and herbalist in the late 1990s. She ran a naturopathic clinic for four years, while teaching part-time at College. She operated a naturopathic clinic for a number of years, while teaching part-time at the College before moving overseas. She has enthusiasm for excellence in natural health education and is a firm believer in living a full, yet balanced, life. As well as running a part-time practice, she is studying towards a Master of Health Science in MindBody medicine with AUT.
Senior Lecturer/Research Manager
BSc, BSc Hons, MSc (Physiology)
Henriette has a Master's degree in Physiology and has lectured for a number of years at tertiary institutions in South Africa and New Zealand. Her teaching focus includes biochemistry, pathophysiology and research methodology. She is passionalte about the role of technology in education, and enjoys exploring blended learning techniques.
College Librarian, Web & IT Manager
Rachel's library background has primarily been in public libraries (Manukau Libraries and Auckland Libraries), research libraries, in the fields of youth services and school services. She is passionate about user education, observing information searching behavior and using technology to enchance learning and development.
BSc, DipNat, BHSc(CompMed)
Wayne is a registered naturopath with many years clinical experience. He is passionate about herbs, nutrition and exercise, and the role they play in our emotional, physical and emotional well being.
DipNat, DipHerbMed, BHSc(CompMed)
Andrea qualified as a naturopath and herbalist at SPCNT. Her naturopathic background has proved invaluable in her role as Registrar. Andrea's work with computers at NZ Defence Headquarters before enrolling at SPCNT has helped her administer the College database and keep accurate records as required by government. Andrea also assists in adminstration of the distance learning components of the course.
Marketing and Admissions Manager
BA, Auckland University
Annette has worked in the tertiary education sector since 1995, both in the public and private sectors. Whilst completing her degree at The University of Auckland, Annette worked as Student Loans Officer at AUT. After graduating, Annette was employed by The University of Auckland as Undergraduate Admissions Officer, International Office. She then moved to the private sector, accepting a position as Registrar and Director of Admissions at the New Zealand College of Chiropractic. Annette was then employed in a set-up role as Liaison & Admissions Manager at the newly opened College of Law.
BA Auckland University, Cert Computing Business & Admin, CertAdultTchg
After graduating with a BA from Auckland University , Ilaisaane worked as a Small Business Service officer with IRD for four years, only leaving after she had started her family. She has since gained qualifications in computing, business and adult teaching, and has worked as an Adult Computing Tutor at a private training provider. She has acted as our relationship manager with the Pasefikan community and is currently providing support to academic and administrative staff. Ilaisaane has a strong belief in natural healing and remedies stemming from growing up with traditional Tongan healing practices, which she still uses for herself and her family.
DipNat, DipHerbMed BHSc(CompMed)
Erin graduated in the mid -1980's and has been in part-time clinical practice since then. She updated her Naturopathic Diploma for the Bachelor of Health Scienes in 2004. She also holds a Diploma in Childbirth Education and taught antenatal classes for Parents Centre over a 15 year period Centre. As well as teaching Naturopathy and Massage at SPCNT she is also employed by Te Puna Whaiora at the Pakuranga Children's Health Camp. She is part of a large team that assesses children with social, learning and health needs for a residential stay. Her focus is parent education where she runs workshops on-site as well as one-on-one consultation in the community.
BA (Hons), MTech Hom
Jackie has a BA in Psychology and a Masters Degree in Technology Homoeopathy. Jackie completed these degrees in South Africa where she was a Clinical Director in a large medically oriented teaching clinic for Homoeopaths and Chiropractors. She has been lecturing at SPCNT for many years and operates a Homoeopathic Clinic in Remuera.