The CRC’s Scientific Committee is made up of three highly-regarded international experts in the field of research involving the chiropractic profession. Following a call for applications, the Scientific Committee will assess each submission and determine which of these it will recommend to the Trustees for funding.

Iben Axén DC, PhD

Dr Axén is a Norwegian chiropractor and researcher who for many years has lived in Sweden. She qualified from the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic in 1990 and has practised since then. In 2011, she was awarded a PhD in Medical Science from the renowned Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, where she continues to work in the Institute of Environmental Medicine.

Her research interests include low back pain, trajectories of pain, subgroups, predictors of treatment outcome and maintenance (preventive) care. She collaborates closely with Danish researchers in the chiropractic field.

Dr Axén’s research area focuses on how low back pain develops over time. She uses a novel form of data collection, primarily using text messages and mobile phones. She is currently involved in a post-doctoral project to examine preventive interventions for recurrent and persistent LBP.

Dr Axén is involved in teaching at the Institut Franco-Européen de Chiropratique (IFEC) in France. Teaching involves courses in dynamic knowledge-applied research and chiropractic preventive care. She is currently supervising two doctoral students

Silvano Mior DC, PhD

Dr Mior is a senior research scientist at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) in Toronto, Canada. He qualified as a chiropractor in 1980. In 2010, Dr Mior was awarded a PhD in Health Services from the University of Toronto. He has a particular interest in health outcomes and evaluation.

He has served as a senior clinical consultant to the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care and has served in an editorial capacity with several journals. He has authored numerous articles and book chapters in areas related to clinical chiropractic practice and outcomes.  He has participated in international and national committees establishing guidelines for quality assurance and standards of chiropractic practice as well as setting research agendas. Dr Mior is the recipient of many awards for his work in chiropractic research.

Dr. Mior has been a participant in research funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care and CIHR. He has developed and implemented a model of collaboration between chiropractors and physicians in the community primary care setting.  His research interests are in the areas of clinical outcomes and programme evaluation, health services, and interprofessional collaborative care.

Henrik Wulff-Christensen DC, MD, PhD

Dr Wulff Christensen is the Director and Head of Research at the Nordic Institute of Chiropractic and Clinical Biomechanics (NIKKB). He has held this role since 2009, prior to which he was a senior researcher with NIKKB.

NIKKB is a modern research centre situated in Odense, Denmark. The institute, which consists of a research, radiology and postgraduate education departments, is resourced by the Foundation for Advancement of Chiropractic Research and Postgraduate Education, which receives its funds from Danish chiropractors and the Danish Regions.

Dr Wulff Christensen qualified as a chiropractor in 1988 and was awarded an MD from the University of Southern Denmark in 1993. He was awarded a PhD in Health Science in 2004, also from the University of Southern Denmark. His thesis was titled Musculoskeletal chest pain in patients with stable angina pectoris.

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