Ben is a clinical tutor at the LCCO and a lecturer with the ICO. He graduated from the BSO in 2008 and works in London. He is currently studying an MSc in Diabetes and public health, he is interested in mechanics, physiology and how osteopaths can effectively instigate behavioural change.



Christopher Batten graduated in 1989 from the Maidstone College of Osteopathy under the tutorage of the late John Wernham.

He taught pathology, osteopathic principles and the applied mechanics of the spine and pelvis at the Maidstone College of Osteopathy from 1991.

From 1991-93 he taught at The John Wernham International Academy of Classical Osteopathy at St. Joris-Weert, just outside Leuven in Belgium. There he taught regularly on their undergraduate program until moving there for a full-time position between 1992 and 1993, teaching and running the busy undergraduate clinic.

In 1999 he was asked to teach at postgraduate level for the Institute of Classical Osteopathy (ICO).

The year 2000 saw Chris made Co-Chairman of the ICO and wrote its Newsletter, later taking over the running of the Postgraduate course, under John Wernham. He has subsequently become the Secretary of the ICO and is the current Director of Education.

In addition to his ICO duties, he now has a life of the traveling lecturer, teaching at various venues through Europe, Canada, Japan and Russia.

He is not registered with The General Osteopathic Council, but is a registered member of the Association of Osteomyologists and practices as an osteomyologist in Devon.



Robert Cartwright graduated from the College of Osteopaths in 1997 first in class. He went on to work in the college clinic as a clinic tutor for 5 years after he graduated and went on to be the Internal clinical competence examiner in the 2002 final exams at COET. Robert also trained as a naturopath and acupuncturist.

After performing about 50,000 treatments, Robert became concerned that he wasn’t helping people as much as he could with the version of osteopathy that he had learnt during undergraduate and post graduate education. After meeting a well known osteopath who trained at Maidstone he decided to study classical osteopathy as this appeared to be a better tool for helping patients find health and later enrolled on the Institute course in 2009.

Robert lectures on osteopathic pathology for the Institute of Classical Osteopathy and has a special interest in how altered body mechanics effect visceral health and the central nervous system.

Robert runs two private practices near Southampton.



Since graduating from The British School of Osteopathy in 2002, 'Pindy' has continued her studies with the ICO, whilst working full time in practice. This has brought her an experience of complex osteopathic cases and has built up her level of expertise within the osteopathic profession. Pindy is committed to the Classical Osteopathic approach and has built a good relationship with the ICO, and with their ethos to health and good education, has decided to take on a more active committee role to promote this to the other osteopaths. Pindy believes health is a balance and practices what she preaches by listening to Classic FM and climbing for fun.



Miriam graduated from the Maidstone College of Osteopathy in 1995, and went on to do a post-graduate qualification in Naturopathy with the London College of Naturopathy, where she is now a director. She had a busy London practice from 1995 until 2008, when she moved to Portugal.  She has taught Post-Grad Osteopathy at the Maidstone College of Osteopathy and now at the ICO and the LCCO, as well as internationally.  She has also taught Naturopaths, Homoeopaths and Nutritionists.

“What I love about Classical Osteopathy is that we don’t make a distinction between Osteopathy and Naturopathy.  We take AT Still’s original remit of finding a drug-free system of healing, add the deep understanding of physiology that came from JM Littlejohn and others, and from here come the principles that we teach at ICO and that we apply to our patients.”



Jamie graduated from the Surrey Institute of Osteopathic Medicine in 2007 and practices at a clinic in the historic market town of Maldon in Essex. Over the last seven years he has lectured students in the United Kingdom, Ireland and Italy at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Jamie is passionate about Osteopathic education, with a particular interest in teaching Applied Principles and Body Adjustment.



Henry Lee has been Chairman of the Institute since the beginning of 2007. He graduated from the Maidstone College of Osteopathy in 1990 where after qualifying he worked as an assistant to John Wernham for 3 years. He then set up practice with Alex Milne in Horsham, West Sussex. Over the years he has lectured at both under and post graduate levels and has been involved in ICO education for the past 10 years. He was instrumental in setting up the London Centre of Classical Osteopathy in 2011.

“It has been an exciting few years with a lot of activity. We have had some wonderful young osteopaths through our courses, some of whom have gone on to work within our community based clinic in North London. We have also been busy on the publishing front with new titles in print and the production of educational DVDs.”



I graduated from SIOM formerly The John Wernham College of Classical Osteopathy in 2003, since this time i have run a busy clinic in Caterham, Surrey. Prior to this i worked in a gym as a sports therapist and exercise instructor.

In 2004 i became a member of the Institute of Classical Osteopathy having attended and lectured on the course. I am now Clinic Coordinator and tutor at the London Clinic of Classical Osteopathy on Holloway Road, London, and an examiner for the Institute.

Since becoming an Osteopath I have furthered my knowledge in alternative health care and graduated as a Homeopath, Naturopath, and Cease therapist.


TIM SPARROW: Committee member 

Tim qualified in 1990 from the Maidstone College of Osteopathy and then worked as Co-principal at the John Wernham Academy of Osteopathy in Belgium until 1995 and in private practice in the UK until 2000 . He was part of the team responsible for establishing and development of courses and research at the Surrey Institute of Osteopathic Medicine (UK) .

He is guest lecturer at many associate schools and associations of Osteopathy within the Uk , Canada, Japan and Europe including Spain , Italy and Sweden.

From 2000-2013 he was a member of a multidisciplinary clinic in Voorschoten , Holland and a assistant osteopath in a midwifery clinic in Alphen A/d Ryn, providing pre-and post natal osteopathic care.

He moved to Belgium in 2014 and currently works in a Open Therapeuticum Centre in Herent close to Leuven, where he is part of therapy group providing osteopathic re-integration and rehabilitation for patients with Head trauma , Spinal Injuries, Motor and co-ordination disorder, Stress and Fatigue.

He has interests in implementing ICT in osteopathic research and 3D design / printing.



Following a degree in Physical Education and Physiotherapy Hendrik studied at the International John Wernham Academy of Classical Osteopathy at Leuven in association with the Maidstone College of Osteopathy

After graduating in 1995 he started an osteopathic practice in Sion in Switzerland.

Hendrik was one of the first Osteopaths to pass The Swiss States Exam for Osteopaths. He was also actively involved in the creation of the Swiss Association of Osteopathy and lectures on many of their post graduate courses. For the past six years he has lectured on ICO courses and enjoys it very much.

Hendrik is married with 3 children and is former President of the Lions Club in Sion-Valesia, Switzerland.



Sarah graduated from the Maidstone College of Osteopathy in 1995. She continued to work in the college clinic and was then involved in the setting up of the John Wernham College of Classical osteopathy at NESCOT, in surrey. Having a keen interest in obstetrics and the treatment of children, she went on to develop her teaching in the post grad courses run by The Institute of Classical Osteopathy and The John wernham College, as well as running a busy clinic

She now has three children, so works part time, but maintains her keen involvement in the Institute. Studying to be a breast feeding counsellor and being involved in the NCT has consolidated her knowledge and interest of treating during pregnancy and treating babies and children



Alice graduated from the Surrey Institute of Osteopathic Medicine and practices classical osteopathic medicine from a holistic perspective. She also has a degree in Physics from Imperial College London, with specialism in holography

She lectures, both at SIOM and the ICO, and overseas, on the philosophy, principles, mechanics and physiology of osteopathy and is especially interested in reinstating wholeness as the central tenant of osteopathic teaching