ABOUT EVIDENCE SCIENCES
Dr Beth Steels and The Team
About 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 research 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 researcher 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 Beth Steels
Rommy is a Research Associate at Evidence Sciences. She has over ten years’ experience as a Naturopath and Nutritional Medicine research clinician. Rommy has worked for several leading biotech companies in Australia, to inform development of intellectual property, clinical trial designs, legislative compliance and product development. Her work has also led to the development of educational material in support of furthering industry knowledge.
She has a specific interest in coordinating clinical studies and in developing clinical tools and information to assist practising clinicians address their patients’ needs.
Rommy is currently undertaking a Masters by Research on women’s health at the University of Queensland. Her current research specialises on gastrointestinal Candida overgrowth and its effects on women’s health, particular urinary tract health, as well as investigation of natural therapies that can be used in the management and treatment of Candida overgrowth.
As a practising clinician, Rommy educates and encourages clients to become actively involved in their health. Her knowledge, empathy and open-minded approach offer a compassionate and confidential environment for patients. Using a holistic approach to health management, Rommy incorporates therapies including herbal medicine and nutrients in combination with lifestyle and dietary changes to support, re-balance and maintain health. Rommy consults from Melbourne, Victoria, and works collaboratively with a network of other health professionals to ensure that clients are presented with comprehensive choices to best manage their health goals.
In clinic, Rommy specialises in supporting complex health cases for patients with multiple conditions, women’s health, anxiety and pain management, and general practice.
Emily is a degree-qualified holistic health practitioner with a special interest in researching 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.
Emily is also completing a Research PhD and is conducting a clinical trial into diabetic education.
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.
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 has assisted with recruiting trial members through media marketing strategies and has contributed to researching and writing papers.
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 .