Dr. Carl Clarkson

Dr. Carl Clarkson

  • PhD, Acupuncture and Women’s Health, Northumbria University
  • MSc, Acupuncture, Coventry University
  • PGCE, Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching, Teeside University
  • BSc, Physiotherapy, Northumbria University
  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, HEA

Over a decade ago, I had an ambitious vision to create exceptional learning experiences for healthcare professionals. My career began in 2004 as a Physiotherapist, where a passion for helping people was complimented with a dedication to improving my knowledge base. In 2009, I was able to combine these attributes to form Acuphys, an education platform that delivered acupuncture training to healthcare professionals. I now have an MSc in Acupuncture, a PhD, and I am a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. I teach on our Acupuncture & Dry Needling programmes, as well as lead on the Tutor Coaching programme.

By listening carefully to course delegates, I was able to refine and evolve the learning experiences I offered, which enabled me to move into higher education to inspire hundreds of budding physiotherapists. As I progressed to Senior Lecturer and then Programme Lead, and Associate Professor, Acuphys moved from a national acupuncture training provider to a globally orientated education hub. It still had its primary focus on acupuncture, but the reputation of excellent learning experiences meant Acuphys started to provide non-needling training, by bringing in experts of specialist subjects.

And so, out of Acuphys evolved Breeze Academy. Breeze Academy will harness the very best in online and face to face learning and will provide exceptional educational experiences to health professionals across the globe. By 2032, Breeze Academy will have 30 tutors, delivering education in topics related to health and wellness, and we will be offering free, high-quality education to communities across the globe.

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