ABOUT EVIDENCE SCIENCES

Dr Beth Steels and The Team

Evidence Sciences, 25 years of clinical research

Evidence Sciences is a research and consulting company established by Dr Elizabeth Steels. For more than 25 years, Dr Steels has specialised in the development and implementation of regulatory compliant clinical trials in nutraceuticals and botanical and herbal medicines.

Dr Steels works in collaboration with universities, academics and medical specialists, and focuses on the clinical trial design, the management of the trial and publication of the clinical trial data. She offers a range of services, specific to the complementary medicine industry, including formulating products, research and development, product claim substantiations and regulatory affairs.

Meet The Evidence Sciences Team

Dr Beth Steels has been in clinical practice as a biochemical nutritionist for over 20 years. She is currently Director of Research and specialises in clinical trial protocol designs in integrative medicine compliant with international clinical and regulatory requirements. She is also well published and lectures in Integrated Health at universities, industry functions and private tertiary organisations.

Beth’s focus as a practitioner is to look for the underlying causes of imbalance or illness and focus on re-balancing metabolism allowing the body to correct itself, rather than just treatment of the symptoms.  We have to understand modern medicine, fundamental physiology of the healthy body and metabolic changes that occur with health complications, and we are also defined in health by “what we eat and what we think”.

Dr Beth Steels also has an interest in nutritional diagnostics, including nutritional pathology and the emerging new area of nutrigenomics. Nutrigenomics is the study of the interactions between foods and dietary actives with our genes. By understanding our genetic profile, we can develop another tool to optimise an individual’s nutrition to bring the body back into balance, potentially to help treat those difficult diseases and provide optimal wellness as we age.

Dr Beth also consults at Brisbane Hynosis Clinic in New Farm helping people manage weight control and sugar addiction issues.

Dr Steels’ Publications

Dr Beth Steels

Dr Beth Steels

Emily is a degree-qualified holistic health practitioner with a special interest in supporting mental health, diabetes prevention, sleep quality and energy support. Good nutrition and stress management are the foundation of Emily’s approach to health. The basis of this includes developing a healthy diet that people enjoy with the support of personalised nutritional and herbal supplementation, if required.

Alongside clinical practice, Emily is also completing a Research Masters and is conducting a clinical trial investigating herbal medicines to assist with the prevention of diabetes.

Emily Pickering’s Publications

Emily Pickering

Emily Pickering

Rene settled in Australia in 1998 after growing up in Germany and living in South America. He turned his interest in food and nutrition into a career becoming an instructor for the Queensland Ag-college, organic farmer and consultant. His special focus were soil microbes. Understanding the connection of soil and plant health with human health Rene journeyed into the related field of health care. After obtaining his qualifications in naturopathy and nutrition, he practised in Townsville for several years. Ongoing training included certification as GAPS (Gut And Psychology Syndrome) practitioner, which recognises the importance of the microbes of the human gut. Studying these invisible critters have been Rene’s centre of attention from the soil up all the way to the human gut.

Rene holds a masters’ degree in human nutrition, a bachelors’ degree in complementary medicine and degrees in naturopathy, western herbal medicine and production horticulture. He is currently undertaking research into the human gut microbiome as a PhD candidate at the University of Queensland. In his spare time, Rene enjoys bushwalking and bird watching.

Rene Erhardt’s Publications

Rene Erhardt

Rene Erhardt

Marianne is a highly qualified Naturopath, Nutritionist & Yoga Teacher. She believes good health is an important part of feeling motivated about life and is passionate about helping you achieve your health goals. Although she works with a broad range of health conditions, Marianne has a particular interest in women’s health including menopause and healthy ageing.

She recently completed The Experts course training with Dr Andrew Orr, who is known internationally for his work in all aspects of women’s reproductive health and fertility. She now offers care and treatment for Endometriosis, PCOS, and Reproduction and Fertility. The Experts group of specially trained natural health practitioners, together with surgeons and other specialty care doctors and health professionals, gives comprehensive and holistic care for women and couples.

Marianne Harold

Marianne Harold

Eleanor is our Technical and Media Manager. She provides leadership and creative guidance for the strategic direction of media and the technical department. Eleanor has years of experience in media technology and sound recording.

Eleanor has also studied, and is passionate about exercise science and the importance of nutrition and exercise to affect long and short term health goals. She has experience in all aspects of fitness training and believes fitness to be crucial to health and happiness. Eleanor focuses on personalised exercise routines to achieve the full benefit of nutritional programs and work with and around injuries that may make generic exercise plans difficult.

Eleanor has assisted with recruiting trial members through media marketing strategies and has contributed to researching and writing papers.

Eleanor Steels

Eleanor Steels

Adam joins evidence sciences with a decade of experience working in complex and challenging marketing and media centric environments.
Dedicated to providing outstanding service to key stakeholders, exceeding key performance indicators and ensuring positive return on investment within marketing campaigns while actively marketing a science based wellness philosophy .

Adam’s technical aptitude with creative media and technology has resulted in extensive work on large scale multi channel campaigns for various clients combining videography, sound design, creative writing and guiding the overall strategic direction of various productions.
Adam enjoys long walks on the beach and romantic sunsets.

Adam Freeman

Adam Freeman