The ESO Management Team

At the ESO we’re proud of our strong, supportive community

The European School of Osteopathy has a world-class reputation for high quality osteopathic education, which has been achieved through the hard work, professionalism and dedication of all our staff and supporters.  The School benefits from a strong and diverse leadership team that works with staff, faculty and students to assure the School’s place as a leading osteopathic educational institution.

We are particularly proud to have such an experienced team of lecturers and clinic tutors; many have been with the ESO for over 20 years and have undertaken further training in areas of specialist interest, thus ensuring a depth and breadth of knowledge not seen in most osteopathic schools.

If you would like more information about the ESO’s Governance / Management Structure please contact the Principal’s Office on 01622 671558 or email

Ian Fraser


Role Chief Executive Officer   As CEO, Ian Fraser has overall responsibility for the ESO’s operational management, strategic planning and decision-making. He also leads the development of new business opportunities, in the UK and overseas, and acts as the main point of communication with the ESO’s Board of Trustees. “I started my journey at the […]

Dr Kerstin Rolfe


Dr Kerstin Rolfe RGN, BSC (HONS), PHD, LLM, MBA, MA ED Kerstin started her career as a nurse working on a busy gynaecological ward. Her interest in research grew when she was appointed as a MRC Clinical Research Nurse to project manage a multi-centred surgical trial and a pharmaceutical trial. During this time she undertook […]

Ceira Kinch

Dean of Academic Studies

Role Dean of Academic Studies Qualifications & Further Awards/Achievements M.Ost MSc Osteopathic Sports Care PGCert ACE   Professional Interest/Publications QAA RQ Visitor GOsC Assessor for Non-UK Qualification; Further Evidence of Practice & ACP External Examiner Kingston University Expert Witness Training Poster Presentation at 9th International Osteopathic Symposium   Personal Interests Cooking Dancing Rugby (Spectator!) Learning New Skills

Susan Kendall-Seatter

Head of Quality

David Tasker

Chair of Trustees

Academic and Professional background David is at heart a geographer, who worked in the Insurance industry for 40 years. During that time he held a variety of operational management roles, which saw him lead teams of up to 100 people. His working life reflects his geographic background as it took him to the East End […]

Penelope Christie

Trustee (BCNO)

Prof Nick Goddard

Trustee (BCNO)

Other Roles Prof Goddard is a Higher Education Specialist and Adviser

Debi Hayes

Trustee (BCNO)

Roger Heathcote

Trustee and past Chair (BCNO)

Graham Jones

Trustee (BCNO)

Role Trustee of the European School of Osteopathy

Martin Keogh

Trustee (BCNO)

Howard Kidd

Trustee and former Chair (BCNO)

Conor McDermott

Trustee (BCNO)

Qualifications & Further Awards/Achievements Bachelor of Science (Hons) Post Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Finance Advanced Diploma in Credit (Institute of Financial Services) Roles Senior Banker working for a boutique Private Bank in the City of London. Specialism in Healthcare, Education and Not for Profit Sector with over 15 years banking experience including Credit Risk roles […]

Manoj Mehta

Staff Trustee (BCOM)

Simeon Milton

Trustee (BCNO)

Dévan Rajendran

Staff Trustee (ESO)

John Rogerson

Trustee (BCNO)

Other Roles Mr Rogerson is the managing director of two retail companies and has worked for the last 30 years across the world

Dr Philip Bright

Head of Research & Professional Development

Qualifications & Further Awards/Achievements University of Kent, Medway Campus.2017 – Doctor of Philosophy – PhD – Sport and Exercise Science and Sports Therapy University of Greenwich, London.2012 Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education PGCHE British School Of Osteopathy, London.2011 Post Graduate Certificate in Research Methods PGCRM European School Of Osteopathy, Maidstone, Kent.2009 BSc Osteopathy (Honours)2009 Diploma […]

Trevor Campbell

Head of Professional Knowledge & Clinical Reasoning

Qualifications & Further Awards/Achievements BSc (Hons) Comparative Rynology/Biochemistry BSc (Hons) Osteopathy DO PGCertHE   Roles Year 1 Tutor Clinic Tutor Course Leader: Physiology, Embryology, Neural Science Pharmacology   Professional Interest/Publications FNEA MSc, PhD – Evolutionary Anthropology Medicines/NHH   Personal Interests Motorcycles Walking Camping Films

Teresa Kahl

Head of Osteopathic Principles & Skills

Qualifications & Further Awards/Achievements BSc (Hons) Osteopathic Medicine PGCertHE MAEd with the University of Greenwich – in progress   Roles Lecturing Assistant: GMS and MET and GOT Clinic Tutor   Professional Interest/Publications Osteopathic Education Osteomap   Personal Interests Family Skiing

Sarah-Jane Marshall

Head of Clinical Education, Clinic Tutor

Qualifications & Further Awards/Achievements DO PGCertHE   Roles Head of Clinical Education Clinic Tutor Assessor and Moderator   Professional Interest/Publications External Examiner for FCCA exams   Personal Interests Sport in general Coaching and managing various levels in Hockey Photography Travel

Claire Piper

Head of Clinical Integration

Qualifications DO DPO   Roles Head of Department Osteopathic Integration Clinic Tutor General and Children’s Clinic Lecturer Year 2 Clinical Integration   Professional Interests Chair of Kent and East Sussex Osteopaths Regional Group Paediatrics   Personal Interests Reading History Walking

Richard Twining

Programme Leader (International Department)

Richard Twining graduated from the ESO and the University of Wales with a Batchelor’s degree in Osteopathy and was subsequently awarded a Postgraduate Diploma from the ESO and the University of Greenwich. Following graduation he joined the ESO faculty and taught the visceral course for 6 years and was also a tutor in the ESO […]

Catherine Clair

Head of Department - International

Catherine graduated from the European School of Osteopathy (ESO) in 2005 from the CIDO-ESO pathway. She has since been actively involved in various roles at the ESO for both the undergraduate course and International Diplomas as well as practicing in two clinics in Kent. Following her Diploma in Osteopathy (DO), Catherine has obtained a Masters’ […]

Helder Pinto

Head of Department - International

Helder Pinto moved from Portugal to Maidstone to enjoy the privilege of studying at the ESO. The holistic approach to Osteopathy has enabled him to build a varied patient list across all life stages. Helder is particularly interested in patient care, visceral and cranial osteopathy and how these can all build up to a functional […]

Jacqui White

Student Welfare Officer

Qualifications & Further Awards/Achievements BSc (Hons). PGCE. Dip Counselling (to be completed in 2015). TEFL Level 2 Counselling Skills and Level 3 Counselling Studies.   Roles Student Welfare Officer   Professional Interest/Publications I have a degree in Chemistry and a post compulsory PGCE. I worked as an industrial chemist for 14 years and have taught A level chemistry. […]