Homeopathy CPD Module
Research in Homeopathy

The School of Homeopathy Continuing Professional Development Modules are written in collaboration with faculty staff and outside experts to ensure you get the highest quality material. Industry leaders are commissioned to write the course while other experts contribute to ensure you get the best course possible on the subject. The lead on this module was Kate Chatfield, BA(Hons), MSc, MNWCH, FSHom.

Teacher lectures

Lectures from the following teachers are included with this Homeopathy Postgraduate Research in Homeopathy Course.

 Movie lectures
 Research 1                  
 Kate Chatfield  1h 2m
 Research 2  Kate Chatfield  1h 9m
 Research 3
 Kate Chatfield  1h 18m
 Research  Rachel Roberts  1h 15m


Teacher biographies

Both Kate and Rachel are leaders in homeopathy research:

Kate Chatfield

Kate Chatfield, BA(Hons), MSc, MNWCH, FSHom

Kate is the course leader for MSc Integrated Healthcare (e-learning) at the University of Central Lancashire, UK where she is responsible for teaching research methods and ethics to postgraduate students from a wide variety of healthcare disciplines. Initially a philosopher and then a practitioner of homeopathy for 15 years, Kate now focuses exclusively upon education and research. Kate has been teaching at UCLan since 1999 and has been instrumental in establishing and delivering a number of courses, including BSc Homeopathic Medicine, MSc Homeopathy and MSc Integrated Healthcare. In addition to teaching, Kate is also in the final stages of her PhD studies analysing ethical objections to traditional and complementary forms of medicine. Kate’s area of teaching expertise includes qualitative research methods, philosophy of science, ethics, sustainability and integrated healthcare.

Kate has been involved in traditional and complementary medicine research and education since 1999 and presents regularly on related topics at international conferences. She was the first Chair of the Research Committee of The Society of Homeopaths, of which she was a co-founder, and has been coordinator for the European Network of Homeopathy Researchers for many years. She has an active international profile, consulting on matters of research and ethics in homeopathy and in curriculum development for homeopathic education.

Rachel Roberts

Rachel Roberts, BSc (Hons) MCH RSHom 

Rachel graduated from The College of Homeopathy, London in 1997 and has been in private practice ever since. She has a background in biological sciences, specialising in physiology, which has led to a particular interest in the integration of homeopathic and medical knowledge during homeopathy training. Rachel has taught homeopathy and medical sciences for over 10 years as a visiting lecturer at various homeopathic colleges in the UK, Ireland and Iceland as well as being a regular presenter of CPD seminars. She is also author of the Mat Med Cards published in 2007. Rachel was a speaker at the Society of Homeopaths’ Conference in 2005, Student Conference in 2007, and the British Homeopathic Congress in 2012. Rachel held the post of Research Consultant for the Society of Homeopaths from 2008-2012 and joined the Homeopathy Research Institute (HRI) as Chief Executive in 2010. HRI is an innovative charity dedicated to promoting high quality research in homeopathy.

Mani Norland

Course Director: Mani Norland RSHom
Mani Norland is Managing Director of The School of Health and Principal of the School of Homeopathy. Mani trained as a homeopath with the School of Homeopathy. Mani is a founding member of Homeopathy Course Providers Forum and a founding member of the 4Homeopathy (the pro homeopathy group of 11 organsations in the UK). With this group Mani has been instrumental in the re-branding of homeopathy in the UK with the development of a new logo, celebrity campaigns and media intervention. Mani also teaches students in the 4th year about setting up in practice. In his ‘other life’ Mani worked in London as a brand and business consultant for over 10 years. He advised board level directors on business creation, vision and image. Mani is passionate about the positive promotion of homeopathy to the general public and has written many consumer facing articles on homeopathy and been interviewed on BBC radio several times.


Amanda Norland

Course Manager: Amanda Norland BA(Hons)
Amanda Norland is a Director of The School of Health. She is also Course Manager for the Homeopathy First-Aid Course. One of her principal roles is to look after the wellbeing of the students. Amanda is responsible for the The School of Health network of Tutors and Supervisors. She studied homeopathy at the School of Homeopathy. As well as running the business, she also nurtures her homeopathy practice. Prior to taking up her position with The School of Health, Amanda trained as a designer and worked in Bristol and London. Her role led her into talent management at 20|20, where she was responsible for a team of over 20 designers.


Homeopathy is a complex subject that is only just starting to be explored. From what we know so far, the evidence suggests that homeopathy could provide solutions to many of the challenges facing us today, we just need more good research.
Homeopathy is a complex subject that is only just starting to be explored. From what we know so far, the evidence suggests that homeopathy could provide solutions to many of the challenges facing us today, we just need more good research.

Rachel Roberts, Chief Executive, Homeopathic Research institute