About Slow Aging

Even if you live ‘hard and fast’, you may still want to slow aging, and if you do, you share the philosophy of the team behind Slow Aging. As well as providing extensive information about preventing disease, we also concentrate on supporting the structure and function of our bodies and optimizing our quality of life as we age.

Much of our slow aging information is backed up by current scientific and medical thinking, helping you to explore the different interventions available while supporting you in making informed decisions.

It was ten years ago that Slow Aging began, and since then, we have developed our Slow Aging Philosophy, our 7 Slow Aging Principles (AGELESS) and the bestselling book, ‘Fast Living, Slow Ageing’, the second edition of which will soon be appearing on the shelves.

About Kate Marie

Kate-MarieFormer nurse Kate Marie decided some time ago that she would like to reach the ripe old age of 130. Her search for practitioners to assist on this journey for longevity while remaining well is at the heart of much of the work that she does. Also important is Kate’s awareness of the lack of ‘best practice’ available for the many individuals that want to stay well and try to prevent disease.

Kate has had numerous roles, including strategic marketing, publishing and business development in the medical, and the health and aged care sectors. Kate is currently involved with business development at the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and General Practice Registrars Australia and is a partner at Content Doctor and a number of not for profits.

About Ray Welling

ray-wellingDr Ray Welling was foundation content director for one of Australia’s first web development companies. He has had numerous other roles, including being an e-business manager, a journalist, a film producer, a digital strategist and a publisher in both Australia and the US. Ray is also a writer, consultant, lecturer and commentator and has a number of specialties, including online education, health care, and not for profits.

He is currently the head of content at Content Doctor and the Director of Welling Digital. Ray also finds time to lecture in Marketing and Management at Macquarie and Wollongong Universities.

About Merlin Thomas

CHRISTOPHER-THOMASProfessor Merlin Thomas concentrates on linking science to the needs of real people. As a researcher, he focuses on reducing the burden of diabetes and kidney disease in Australia. Concentrating on advanced glycation, oxidative stress, inflammation and obesity, Merlin not only examines how these damage organs in the body through disease, but also the role that they play in accelerated aging.

To date, Merlin has published well over 200 articles in leading medical journals and his work is supported my many prestigious organizations, including The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Diabetes Australia, the Australian NHMRC, Kidney Health Australia and the National Heart Foundation. Merlin is the best-selling author of ‘Understanding Type 2 Diabetes’, one of the authors of ‘Baker IDI CSIRO Diabetes Diet and Lifestyle Plan’ and is also co-author (under the nom de plume Christopher) of ‘Fast Living, Slow Ageing’.

About Duncan Jefferson

duncan-jeffersonWith over 30 years as a Family Doctor, Dr Duncan Jefferson has also been the HBF Family Doctor for the past nine years. Duncan was the weekly Doc on 6PR and presented a regular health segment on Channel 7’s Sunday news program. Duncan has stepped aside from clinical practice, and now spends his time writing and blogging on health issues, helping everyone to improve their own health and reduce the burden of chronic diseases.


About Glenn Cardwell

Glenn-CardwellGlenn Cardwell (BSc, Grad Dip Diet, Grad Dip App Sc) has 32 years of experience in public health and clinical nutrition. Glenn is an advisor to health professionals, university students, the general public and the fresh produce industry.

As an Accredited Practising Dietician, Glenn has spent five years at the Children’s Hospital in Sydney and 10 years as consultant dietician at the National Heart Foundation. As an award winning professional speaker, Glenn is sought after in many countries, including Australia, India, South Africa, Spain and Britain. He has been the sports nutrition adviser to the West Coast Eagles for 14 years and can often be spotted on television. Glenn’s articles regularly appear in publications such as the Sunday Times, and he has also published a number of books, including the bestselling sports nutrition manual, ‘Gold Medal Nutrition’.

About Ian Gillam

Ian-GillamDr Ian Gillam has had more than 25 years’ experience as an accredited exercise physiologist (AEP), university lecturer and researcher. Ian is also a sports physiologist (ASP) and nutritionist.

Ian currently works with Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA) in an industry development role and previous roles include at the National Institute of Integrative Medicine. He has also been a consultant sports physiologist and nutritionist to Victorian and Australian Institute of Sport athletes and to a number of professional sports teams including AFL Demons, Tennis Australia and the Drapac Professional cycling team.

About Shaun Connolly

Shaun-connollyShaun is a clinical nutritionist/anti-aging specialist who has worked in the anti-aging & medical industry for many years. Highly experienced with aesthetic equipment and cosmeceutical skin care, Shaun works with many of Australia’s top dermatologists, plastic & cosmetic surgeons. Shaun has also studied natural medicine (Clinical Nutrition), and this has provided him the knowledge & experience in all anti-aging concerns.

Shaun has recently opened his own Natural Health Clinic on the fashionable Danks Street in Sydney to support the local community.

About Eva Migdal

eva-migdalEva is lecturer and course coordinator of the Master of Wellness program at RMIT University’s School of Health Sciences. Eva is also developing the Well School, a social enterprise to support teacher personal wellness, literacy, skills and capacity to implement transformative curricula.

Eva has degrees in Physiotherapy, Fine Arts, a Masters in Environmental Science and a Dip. Ed. in Health & Media.

About Ann-Mary Hromek

ann-mary-hromekAnn-Mary Hromek is a Registered Nurse, Female Sexual Health Practitioner and Naturopath with 30 years of experience in nutritional and environmental medicine. Ann-Mary has done significant work with ACNEM as the education coordinator for the training programs for GPs and allied health workers.

About Natalie Wyatt

Natalie Wyatt is a UK-based freelance writer and content manager. Natalie holds a PhD in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Bradford and her research interests included genetic susceptibilities in various population sub-groups. She retains a keen interest in diabetes, and dietary and environmental mutagens.

Natalie has also worked in educational settings for a number of years and is able to bring her biomedical background and educational skills together to produce health materials for a wide audience.

About Associate Professor Les Sheffield

Associate Professor Les SheffieldAssociate Professor Les Sheffield is a Melbourne-based clinical geneticist and a specialist in the clinical interpretation of molecular genetic tests. He is a pioneer of pharmacogenetic testing in Australia and has authored more than 100 scientific publications. Responsible for establishing clinical genetic services in South Australia, A/Prof Sheffield was instrumental in introducing Down’s Syndrome screening in Victoria. He is a consultant to the Victorian Clinical Genetics Services at the Royal Women’s Hospital and is involved in several pharmacogenomic research projects in teaching hospitals in Melbourne

A/Prof Sheffield’s company, GenesFX, is a pioneer in providing genetic testing together with clinical interpretation to personalise the way people take their medications.