Jill Dunn

Jill Dunn has been an advocate for integration of naturopathic and herbal medicine throughout her 34-year naturopathic career that stemmed from her own diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis and general nurse training. Jill’s naturopathic career has been broad and encompassed: clinical practice, community teaching, commercial product development, teaching of herbal medicine and nutrition, academic leadership and program management, professional association representation, and more recently research. Career highlights have included representation on several NZ Qualification Authority advisory and governance groups for development and evaluation of national naturopathic and herbal medicine education standards, development of a naturopathic Bachelor’s degree program, regulatory application for herbal medicine and NZ representation on World Naturopathic Federation (WNF) where she is currently the Chair of the WNF Professional Mapping Committee. Jill is now a PhD candidate at UTS, her study titled “Mapping the naturopathic landscape: A critical examination of global regulation and education policy frameworks and infrastructures that impact professionalization of naturopathy”.