Dr Gerard Bodeker

Dr Gerard Bodeker

Dr Gerard Bodeker

Professor Gerard Bodeker, whose doctoral studies were at Harvard, researches and advises on integrative medicine and wellness. He has researched and taught in medical sciences at Oxford for two decades, and is adjunct professor of epidemiology at Columbia University.

Gerard has worked with a number of United Nations agencies and he chairs the Mental Wellness Initiative of the Global Wellness Institute. He has worked in Africa for more than two decades, most recently as chair of the intellectual property group of a four-year EU project on medicinal plant research and training. He is Editor-in-Chief of the World Health Organization Global Atlas of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicine (2005); a founding editor of the Journal of Alternative & Complementary Medicine; serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine and the Journal of Tropical Forest Science.

He is co-editor of a leading textbook by Imperial College Press on Public Health Perspectives on Traditional and Complementary Medicine, as well as on a book on Traditional Medicinal Plants and Malaria and a UN Food & Agriculture book – Medicinal Plants for Forest Conservation & Healthcare.

He is a member of the Global Wellness Institute and chairs the GW’s Mental Wellness Initiative. He is also part of a GWI team exploring policy dimensions of wellness, including Asian traditions of wellness. Gerard Bodeker is a Trustee  of Oxford Project Southeast Asia and is working with colleagues in studying Asian traditional diets in the prevention of non-communicable diseases. He is founding Chair of the Global Initiative For Traditional Systems (GIFTS) of Health, Oxford, UK.