Who are we?
The GCRN is run by a dedicated team of volunteers with support from the secretary and the administrator.
Aliyyaa Spring ND MRN – President
Aliyyaa stems from a corporate background having worked in the investment banking industry for over 10 years, before she returned to study her first degree in Biochemistry and Genetics. This was followed by a four year study at the world renowned University of Westminster where she achieved a BSc (Hons) in Naturopathic medicine. She is a is a dedicated Naturopath and very passionate about the patient practitioner relationship and patient autonomy. Aliyyaa believes everyone should have access to ethical, evidence-based, drug-free primary care.
Her clinical interests include gastrointestinal disorders and stress management; with a special interest in naturopathic oncology symptom support.
Aliyyaa represents the GCRN on the World Naturopathic Federation, of which she is also a member of the Communications team. She heads the Educational Committee for the British Naturopathic Association where she and a dedicated team of experience naturopaths work to ensure educational standards for Naturopathy in the UK remain at a high standard.
Zakia Mance ND MRN – Vice President
Zakia became so passionate about naturopathy, that she decided to train to become one herself, qualifying 10 years ago. She strongly believes in the power of educating people to take control of their own health. She is also am very organised and driven and fundamentally a people’s person.
Zakia was born in France and fell in love with naturopathy when she was about 12 years old and saw her first naturopath – the way he chatted for what seemed hours to get to the bottom of the problem, the holistic approach as well as the educational side of it.
Zakia’s particular field of interest lies in childbirth and maternity, and her vision is to help direct the GCRN towards more training and mentoring for existing naturopaths in their specific fields. She is also keen to develop better PR and marketing so that more people know what we do.
Sinduja Sivarajan BSc (hons). MSc. ND MRN – Executive Committee Member
Sinduja is a GCRN registered Naturopathic practitioner, who is currently working in clinical research in the NHS and Chelsea Natural Health Clinic. Her interest in naturopathic medicine stemmed from a curious mind and an empathetic nature. She strongly believes in empowering patients through education and being treated as an individual rather than the mere symptom. Sinduja provides compassionate collaborative care and employs a holistic approach to create an individualised treatment plan for her patients by addressing the root cause of a health problem.
Subsequent to completing an undergraduate degree course in naturopathic medicine, she realised that her passion lies in clinical research and evidence-based practice. Therefore she decided to undertake a Masters degree in health care research in 2017 to further her knowledge and was awarded a Distinction. She is also an active member of REC and has worked on many studies including oncology trials. She is very passionate and dedicated to the advancement of naturopathic profession.