HSW Program Advisory Committee
Adjunct Associate Professor Chris Zaslawski is a registered Chinese medicine practitioner (acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine) as well as a registered physiotherapist. He has been a short-term consultant for the World Health Organisation in the areas of education, research and clinical practice guidelines. Chris has post graduate qualifications in education (Masters of Health Science Education) and Science (PhD). Chris was the chair of the national committee for Chinese medicine for Standards Australia (SA) (2010-2016) and Inaugural President of the Chinese Medicine Council of New South Wales (2012-2018). More recently he was a member of the Chinese medicine accreditation committee of the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia (2013-2022).
Niki is a progressive therapist and transformation coach utilising creative and integrative techniques from several different modalities including transpersonal arts therapy, psychology, process-oriented psychotherapy, NLP and life coaching, as well as Eastern philosophy, and energetic medicine. Her interests and experience are mostly related to neuro-diversity, social impact & inclusion, chronic illness, women, children and development of personal, transpersonal and life potential.
Ashleigh is a student in the Master of Health and Social Wellbeing program. As a creative she person works professionally as a human-centred designer with a personal focus on mindfulness and self development. This program has so far been the perfect melting pot to both grow both personally and professionally as well as to explore new subjects and topics. The learning environment and course structure has provided an immense amount of personal and professional enrichment and she is excited to see where this takes her in the future.
Dr Sarah Tillott
Dr Sarah Tillott is a researcher and teacher with university qualifications in both health and education, and ten years of at university teaching experience. Dr Tillott is a resilience researcher who has created a series of innovative resilience resources that demonstrate behaviour changes as measured by her PhD project, The Dusty and Friends Resilience Pack. She has built the University of Wollongong’s (UOW) Academic Resilience Framework, and has collaborated with the Cronulla Sharks and St George Illawarra Dragons to facilitate a culture of resilience in the local community.
Sarah has also presented for national sporting organisations such as Tennis Australia and corporate organisations including NAB bank. With a background in health, education and traditional medicines, Sarah has a keen interest in improving health in vulnerable communities in accordance to the Sustainable development goals. Sarah’s current research focus is working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons in accordance to health and wellbeing initiatives.