Cruise Ship Speakers

Health, Medicine & Wellbeing
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Sue Baic
MSc RD. Nutritionist & Dietitian. Author of Nutrition For Dummies
Coming from: Bristol,  Avon  UK
Sue Baic is an experienced public speaker with a true passion for her subject area of nutrition and health. She is noted for her lively, interactive, accessible and entertaining lecture style which often brings the outside world of local food and nutrition on board. Sue is a registered nutritionist and dietician and works as a freelance nutrition consultant in the UK. In January 2017 she started work as a guest speaker on board cruise ships in the Caribbean, Scandinavia, Iberia, the Canary Islands and Madeira. Sue can contribute to an enrichment programme which may enhance the experience of passengers.

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.

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.

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.

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.