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Our Staff

Osteopathy Australia (formerly AOA) employs a range of skilled and experienced staff to manage the organisation, service the members, develop better policies and lobby government for better access and funding of osteopathic healthcare. The small, but dedicated staff team are working hard to promote and progress osteopathy.



Antony Nicholas
Chief Executive & Company Secretary




Nick Bradshaw
Senior Manager




Peter Lalli
Senior Policy Officer - Clinical Excellence



Simone Rota 
Membership Officer


Ruben Mackellar




Peter Tzanis
Continuing Professional Development




Leng Warwar
Office Coordinator


Alison Hamill
Information & Membership Officer




Latest news

National Safe Work Month

Supporting October’s National Safe Work Month, Osteopathy Australia is encouraging Australians to incorporate simple movements such as stretching, standing up, walking meetings, changing postures regularly and micro-breaks into their working day to reduce the risk of developing a chronic pain problem, or a work-related musculoskeletal complaint.

Media Release: Lower back pain & Osteopathy

Lower back pain is one of the most common complaints seen by a GP or healthcare professional. It is estimated that over 80% of Australians will experience lower back pain at some point in their lives. Lower back pain may be acute (new pain) or chronic (longstanding pain), and it can range from mild and annoying to severe and debilitating.

Osteopaths are health professionals who are highly trained to treat lower back pain. An osteopath will explain to you why your pain is present, assist to relieve it with manual therapy and identify any barriers to your recovery. During a consultation with an osteopath, your practitioner will first discuss your case and thoroughly assess your condition.