A brief introduction from our speakers and themes presented at our 8th British Congress on Medicine and Spirituality:
Dr Peter Fenwick, M.D., F.R.C.PsychUK
Dr. Peter Fenwick, M.D., F.R.C.PsychUK was formerly Consultant in charge of the neuropsychiatric and epilepsy unit at the Maudsley Hospital.
He is Co-Director of research at the Department of Neurophysiology, Broadmoor Hospital and Consultant neuropsychiatrist at the London Sleep Centre, running a clinical and forensic practice.
For the last nine years he has been studying magnetic field tomography at the RIKEN Neuroscience Institute, Japan. In the UK, he is researching near death experiences in coronary care units and surveying approaching death experiences in hospices and nursing homes in southern England.
Dr Fenwick is the chairperson of the British Spiritist Medical Association.
Dr Alexander Moreira-Almeida, MD, PhD
Dr Moreira-Almeida trained in psychiatry and cognitive-behavioural therapy at the Institute of Psychiatry of the University of S.P., BR, where he also obtained his PhD in Health Sciences investigating the mental health of Spiritist mediums.
Formerly a postdoctoral fellow in religion and health at Duke University (US), he is now Professor of Psychiatry at the Federal University of Juiz de Fora School of Medicine and Founder and Director of the Research Centre in Spirituality and Health, Brazil.
Natalie Tobert PhD - UK
Natalie is a medical anthropologist who specialises in social inclusion education for medical schools, hospitals and universities. She offers staff training on spiritual and cultural perspectives for understanding health.
Dr Tobert has undertaken original fieldwork research in Sudan and India, and also in UK with the NHS and Kings Fund. She is Secretary of the British Spiritist Medical Association.
Author of books: Cultural Perspectives on Mental Wellbeing: Spiritual Interpretation of Symptoms in Medical Practice.
You can find out more by visiting www.aethos.org.uk
Tania Stevanin, PhD
PhD in Microbiology, Graduate Diploma in Psychology. International Spiritist lecturer, Dr Stevanin is the co-founder of Sheffield Spiritist Group in the UK. She has been speaking in several events in the UK and abroad.
Dr Sonia Doi, MD, MA, PhD
Dr. Doi is Sonia Doi is currently occupying the positions of President of the Allan Kardec Spiritist Society of Maryland, U.S. Spiritist Medical Association, and International Spiritist Medical Association. Graduated in Medicine by the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, with specialization in Endocrinology. Over 25 years of research experience in the US.
Vanessa Anseloni, PsyD, PhD
Vanessa Anseloni, PsyD, Ph.D. is a neuroscientist and psychologist. She is the founder of the School of Emotion. She is the founder and former president of the Spiritist Society of Baltimore, she founded and is the president of the Spiritist Society of Virginia and the Spiritist Group of Washington.
Dr. Anseloni is a Spiritist medium, fraternal counselor and coordinates spiritual treatments and workshops. She has been translating and coordinating a team of translators of Spiritist books, among those are “Among Brothers of Other Lands” and “Good News”. She is the co-author of the book The New Generation with Divaldo Franco and the editor-in-chief of The Spiritist Magazine. Dr. Anseloni is the founder of Kardec Radio