Cruise Ship Speakers

Health, Medicine & Wellbeing
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Sue Baic
Nutrition Scientist and Dietitian
MSc RD. Nutritionist & Dietitian. Author of Nutrition For Dummies
Coming from: Bristol,  Avon  UK
Sue is an experienced and passionate public speaker in nutrition and health with over 25 years’ experience working in the NHS, Public Health and teaching and research at the University of Bristol. She is noted for her lively, interactive and entertaining lecture style which brings the local world of food and nutrition on board. Sue has worked as a guest speaker on cruises in the Caribbean, Scandinavia and the Mediterranean and can provide a tailored enrichment programme with broad appeal to those interested in nutrition, health and positive ageing to enhance passenger experience.

Kulvir Chima
Health and Wellness Workshops
Mindfulness, Meditation & Ancient Breathing Interactive Talks
Coming from: Solihull,  West Midlands  UK
Kulvir's area of specialism is health and wellbeing focusing on "staying healthy naturally". Stress is now recognised as a major cause of modern day illness such as heart disease and cancer. In order to reduce stress she teaches powerful yoga breathing techniques, pressure points, Indian head massage and facial massage which can help to calm, relax and de-stress the mind and body. She also works as an Acupuncturist and as a Health and Wellbeing Coach.

Ying Chang Compestine
Author, Speaker, Expert on Cuisine, and Culture
Coming from: Lafayette,  California  USA
A leading national authority on Asian culture and cuisine, award-winning author, and former food editor for Martha Stewart's Whole Living magazine, Ying Chang Compestine is the multi-talented author of 20 books including fiction, picture books, and five cookbooks. Her middle grade novel, Revolution is Not a Dinner Party, has won numerous awards, and her picture book, Crouching Tiger, won the Panda Book Award in China and the Morning Calm Award in South Korea.

Margaret Cox
Forensic Anthropologist & Medical Historian
BA, BA Hons, Phd, MIFA, FSA
Coming from: West Wellow,  Hampshire  UK
Professor Margaret Cox is an internationally experienced forensic anthropologist who has worked in such places as Iraq, Rwanda, Kosovo, Cyprus, Italy, Belgium and France. She retired from her role as Professor of Forensic Archaeology and Anthropology at Cranfield University and now undertakes consultancy work for governments. She has authored several academic books, appeared in numerous TV and radio documentaries. Her very popular lectures deal with archaeology & anthropology and the history of disease.

Sandra Crathern
Health & Wellbeing
Coming from: Worthing,  Sussex  UK
Sandra trained as an Enrolled Nurse, and then became a Registered Nurse in 1996. For over 30 years she has practiced nursing, working for the NHS, as a practice nurse, and latterly for a nursing agency. Whilst working as a nurse she realised that not enough consideration was being given to the stress that people put themselves under. In 2007 she trained as an NLP master practitioner life coach specialising in Health and Wellbeing about which she gives talks as an enrichment speaker.

Peter Dingle
Health and Wellness
Coming from: South Fremantle,  Western Australia  Australia
Nobody knows health and wellness like Dr Peter Dingle, Australia’s most engaging and innovative thought leader on the topics of health and wellness. Dr Dingle has spent the past 30 years as a researcher, educator, communicator and author. Formerly an associate professor at Murdoch University, Dr D has written 15 books on health and living well. One of the most informative and entertaining health speakers in Australia, he gives you the real facts on evidence-based wellness. He presents cutting-edge research findings in an accessible, down-to-earth manner—and is known for his straight-shooting style, sense of humour and the occasional magic trick or juggling display.

John Dornan
Medical & Military Historian
Coming from: Nottingham,  Nottinghamshire  UK
After qualifying in medicine at Trinity College Dublin, John joined the Royal Army Medical Corps and served as a regular officer for 6 years, then transferring to the Reserve Army for a further 25 years. John’s special interests include the advance of medicine and surgery due to war and the effects of work on health. John’s love of history combined with his long standing career in medicine really brings the talks and presentations alive with wonderful anecdotes and real life stories experienced by him or passed down the line from within the actual settings!

Shaun Holt
Medicine & Health
Doctor / Health
Coming from: Tauranga,  Bay of Plenty  NZ
Dr. Shaun Holt is an Adjunct Professor at Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand. He holds Pharmacy and Medicine degrees, has been the Principal Investigator in over 50 clinical trials and has over 200 publications in the medical literature. Shaun has been a regular contributor on New Zealand TV1's Breakfast programme and national radio shows and is the author of 9 books including the bestseller "Natural Remedies That Really Work". Shaun is well known in New Zealand as an entertaining and easy-to-understand commentator on health issues, particularly in the fields of natural products and complementary therapies.

Vanessa Jenkins
Medical, General & War Historian
MBBS (Hons surgery), MRCS, LRCP. D.Obst RCOG
Coming from: Bromley,  Kent  UK
Vanessa qualified at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital with honours in Surgery, and became an occupational physician with Marks & Spencer and BUPA. In her later career she worked for the Benefits Agency assessing disability and examining War Pensioners. This latter function gave her a great interest in WWII events and battles, and proved to be a fund of reminiscence from veterans. She has served as a ship's doctor for several cruises and speaks on a wide range of historical issues.

Sarah Jones
Health & Wellbeing
Stress Management Diploma
Coming from: Haslington,  Cheshire  UK
A creative and engaging speaker, Sarah is passionate about improving people’s health and wellbeing; ensuring that in our busy lives we do not neglect to pay attention to what is good for our bodies, our relationships, and our families. Sarah delivers presentations and training in stress management, resilience, health and wellbeing. Her talks are thought provoking – encouraging her audiences to make small changes that can have a positive impact on their health and wellbeing. By making small changes and investing in yourself in positive ways today, you will ultimately be creating a brighter future for yourself.

Roger Luckenbach
Planet Earth, Marine Biology & Anthropology
Coming from: Carmel Valley,  CA  USA
Roger Luckenbach holds an interdisciplinary Ph.D. from UC Berkeley, and combines a unique background of academics, research, exploration , adventure travel, film production and writing. As a distinguished, if peripatetic professor he won recognition for teaching and research excellence. He served as a research scientist /curator for the Smithsonian, as well as several museums and aquaria. For over 50 years, Roger has organized, and taught both over-seas study programs including tropical biology courses in Central & South America and a number of SCUBA-based coral reef ecology programs in the Caribbean, Central America, and the South Pacific.

Lina Mookerjee
Psychotherapist, International Lecturer & Writer
BEng, DipMS, MA
Coming from: Nottingham,  Nottinghamshire  UK
A pioneering and multi-talented British Bengali with an extremely engaging interpersonal style, Lina is a psychotherapist, teacher, published writer and Director of a nationally acclaimed Yoga School. She was born and educated in the West Midlands, UK, with extensive first-hand knowledge and experience of Indian culture, religion and history. Lina is an experience enhancement speaker on cruise ships, and her areas of expertise are Yoga, Health and well-being, Stress management, Mind-body medicine and Indian religions and philosophies.

Diana Moran
Health & Wellbeing
Coming from: Middlesex,    UK
Diana Moran is TV’s original fitness guru known as The Green Goddess. In 1983 she was the first person to present fitness on TV in the UK on BBC Breakfast Time and her successful career as a fitness guru has spanned four decades. She has appeared on virtually every UK TV channel since. Diana is an amusing motivational speaker and has been a regular Celebrity Guest Speaker on major cruise lines for over 25 years.

Lindsay Murray
Coming from: Gretna,  Dumfries and Galloway  UK
Lindsay Murray is a graduate biologist with something in excess of 30 years professional experience both in the UK and overseas, employed variously in clinical and veterinary microbiology, radiation protection, research management, and latterly in health and safety and research ethics. He regularly lectures on a wide range of science related topics to diverse audiences, and has a particular interest in public engagement with science.

Dr Simon Poole
Health, Nutrition & Food
Medical Doctor
Coming from: Cambridge,  Cambridgeshire  UK
Dr Simon Poole is a Cambridge based physician, author, broadcaster and acclaimed international authority on the Mediterranean diet and lifestyle, explaining and celebrating the combination of wonderful ingredients in this beautiful cuisine which can add years to life. Simon has regularly published on the subject of nutrition and lifestyle and public health in scientific journals including Nutrition and Food Science and the International Journal of Clinical Practice in addition to regular articles in the Guardian, magazines such as Cook Vegetarian, as well as international, radio and television appearances.

Brian Posner
General Practitioner
Coming from: London,    UK
Dr Brian Posner's medical education was at Durham University where he graduated with honours. A 40 year career as a general practitioner followed during which he pioneered many improvements in primary care in his area. Brian 's appointment as Clinical Tutor to Newcastle University Medical School lasted for 25 years during which he taught general medical practice. He also chairs a literary society and leads a walking group as the only English Heritage Guide on Hadrian's which he did for 15 years. Brian is a regular speaker on cruise ships about medical matters and medical history.

Martin John Pucci
Medical Historian
Mb ChB (Doctor of medicine) and Senior Lecturer
Coming from: Ellon,  Aberdeenshire  UK
Doctor Martin John Pucci was bought up in Chesterfield Derbyshire then moved to Aberdeen to to study medicine and qualified in 1979. After surgical training he entered General Practice in Ellon from 1983 until 2009 when he retired. Has has taught medical students throughout his career and is still a clinical senior lecturer at Aberdeen University. Martin's series of talks cover the history of medicine and disease.

Professor David Purdie
History, Philosophy, Literature & Humour
English & Scottish Literature, History and Philosophy
Coming from: Edinburgh,  Midlothian  UK
David is a Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Study at the University of Edinburgh where he specialises in English (and Scottish) Literature; British History; and Philosophy. He has a particular interest in the literature and history of the Enlightenment. As a speech-writer and editor, he advises Members of the House of Commons and individuals in public life. He also writes the humorous column for the magazine Golf International.

Kate Schroder MBE
Forensic Archaeology & Medical History
Surgery, Health, Medicine, Medical Ethics, NHS Management
Coming from: Selsey,  West Sussex  UK
Kate was awarded an MBE for services to health in 2009, and the Cabinet Office Turnaround award and Kings Fund award for Innovation in Health, during the following year. She was CEO for 8 years around that period, working across six hospitals at one time. Originally qualifying as a forensic archaeologist in the 1980's, Kate has worked in the NHS for 17 years and has also been a non-executive director fof the Queen Alexandra, a hospital for disabled and injured servicemen and women. Kate presents and interesting series of talks on the forensic archaeology and the history of medicine.

Dr Barbara Udell
Health, Medicine & Wellbeing
Cultural Historian
Coming from: Miami,  Florida  USA
Dr. Barbara Udell is a renowned international speaker holding a Doctorate in Behavioral Health Education and a Master’s Degree in Social Work. She is a Cultural Historian who has lectured for 18 years on upscale cruise ships. “Dr. Barbara” is not only an enrichment speaker, but also an “Info-tainer,” and her humorous and entertaining style and infectious enthusiasm are always evident. With Executive Chefs she participates in cooking demonstrations to present healthy alternative cuisine. She “adds value” to cruising with enjoyment and excitement for all passengers, on stage, and socially.

Marshall Ulrich
Extraordinary Life
Adventurer, Mountaineer, Extreme Athlete
Coming from: Evergreen,  Colorado  USA
The author of Running on Empty, Marshall Ulrich is a versatile, world-class extreme endurance athlete: an ultrarunning icon, Seven Summits mountaineer, and competitive adventure racer. His prolific athletic career has earned him numerous wins, records, and firsts on some of the toughest courses in the world and taken him to the top of the highest mountains on every continent—all in his forties and fifties. Dubbed by Outside magazine as an Endurance King, he defies the ideas of “too far,” “too old,” and “not possible.” Revered among athletes, Marshall Ulrich is also an acclaimed speaker.