The Institute was founded by Dr. Alexander Tournier who holds a PhD in Biophysics from the University of Heidelberg and is a fellow at Cancer Research UK in addition to being a qualified homeopath.
This background places Dr. Tournier
in the unusual position of being able to speak the language of both academic science and homeopathy.
says, "Through this institute, my aims are to strengthen the scientific foundations of homeopathy, and promote homeopathy as a sound system of medicine well-deserving of a place alongside conventional medicine."
The HRI's Board of Directors consists of Dr. Tournier
, Clare Relton Msc, RSHom, (DH training fellow in CAM Health Services Research at the University of Sheffield), Marcus Fernandez LCPH, MHMA, (homeopath and vice-principal of the Centre for Homeopathic Education), and Dr. Nagin Lad PhD, LCHE, (biochemist and homeopath).
The Scientific Committee is headed by Dr. Tournier along with Clare Relton, and is presently composed of Dr. Lad and Dr. Peric-Concha, Dr. Lionel R. Milgrom PhD, FRSC, RSHom, MARH, Dr. Mike
Attendees of the inaugural Board Meeting of the HRI
left to right: Dr. Natasa Peric- Concha, Dr. Patti Bayliss, Clare Relton, Marcus Fernandez, Dr. Alex Tournier
, Sara Perkins Bran, Dr. Nagin Lad.
The Board of the Homeopathy Research Institute
left to right: Clare Relton, Marcus Fernandez, Dr. Alex Tournier
and Dr. Nagin Lad.