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About Professor Alf Poulos, Ph.D., LLB GDLP
Born in Australia of parents from the Greek island of Kastellorizo (Megisti) in the Aegean Sea, Professor Alfred Poulos has a Ph D in biochemistry from London University and a law degree from Adelaide University. The University of Adelaide awarded him a professorship for his research into genetic diseases, fats and fat metabolism.
Alf has worked in universities, research institutes and hospitals in the UK, USA, Canada and Australia. His most recent appointment was as Chief Medical Scientist at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Adelaide South Australia, a position he held for many years. He is currently the Managing Director of Biolipids Pty. Ltd., an Adelaide-based biotechnology company.
A widely respected scientist, researcher, author and public speaker, Prof. Poulos has published over 150 papers in the international scientific and medical journals.
While Alf’s research has been wide and varied, it has chiefly focused on the role various fats play in health and disease. Alf’s recent interests are in the potential health risks from common artificial chemicals in our food and in the environment, chemicals we cannot avoid in our everyday lives. He published the first edition of his book on the subject “The Silent Threat”, in 2005.
About Dr Stephen Hardy, Ph.D., Permaculture Design Certificate
Born and raised in Adelaide, South Australia, Dr Stephen Hardy has always been fascinated by the natural world. With a Ph.D. in biochemistry and immunology from the Flinders University of South Australia, he spent many years looking at how cells become cancerous and how the immune system keeps us healthy. Instead of finding answers, he found more and more questions; questions that led him to realize that the future of health and medicine lies not in finding cures but in preventing diseases from occurring in the first place. It also led him to realize that you cannot live a healthy life in an unhealthy or polluted world. Spreading this message is now his mission.
Dr Hardy has worked in universities, hospitals and biotechnology companies, has a long-standing interest and reputation in the environmental arena, a Permaculture Design Certificate and is on the Board of the not-for-profit registered charity the Foundation for Australia’s Most Endangered Species (FAME) (www.fame.org.au).
Stephen has published and lectured internationally on health and preventative medicine, cancer, environmental issues, eco-system management, endangered species and sustainable lifestyles and agriculture.
Dr Hardy also consults to the Biotechnology industry and runs his own company.