Chiropractor; Research Fellow
Founder Hands On Health Australia
PhD - 2005
Master of Medical Science (Health Promotion) 1998
Graduate Diploma in Health Promotion 1997
2011 FINALIST - ALUMNI AWARD FOR NATIONAL LEADERSHIP
Dein is a Melbourne chiropractor, research fellow, and founder of the not-for-profit organisation Hands On Health Australia (HOHA).
Dein’s current academic interests centre largely on evaluating the community-based health programs seeded by HOHA. The impetus for founding HOHA was a chance meeting with Mother Teresa’s missionaries of Charity in Calcutta.
Recognising that their common sense model could work elsewhere in the world, HOHA has proved it, by growing to encompass over 25 clinics and clinical training programs.
One area of Dein’s continuing academic interest is indigenous health and spirituality. A collaborative initiative between indigenous elders, academics and health practitioners has been responsible for developing, implementing and evaluating community based and owned indigenous health programs.
In 2008 Dein was awarded an OAM for his contribution to health and community service throughout Australia and the Asian-Pacific region.