AECC Executive


Professor Haymo Thiel  DC, DipMEd, MSc, PhD

AECC Principal Professor Haymo ThielPrincipal of the AECC, Haymo held the posts of Senior Clinical Tutor, Head of Clinic and Vice-Principal, until he was appointed Principal of AECC in 2012. In addition to his Doctor of Chiropractic qualification, Haymo completed an MSc through the Department of Orthopaedics, Royal University Hospital, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and a PhD through the School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences at the University of Portsmouth. He holds a postgraduate Diploma in Medical Education from the University of Dundee and has membership and fellowship status with a number of clinical and educational organisations and institutions.

Haymo has published extensively in both clinical and educational research areas and is serving on the editorial boards of several peer-reviewed journals. His research interests are on the subjects of patient safety incident reporting, treatment outcomes related to manual therapies of the cervical spine, and clinical risk management. 

Vice Principal of Research and Postgraduate Studies 

Jennifer Bolton, PhD, MA Ed, FHEA, FRCC(Hon), FFEAC, FBCA

Professor Jennifer BoltonJennifer is Professor in Chiropractic Education. She received her PhD from the University of Southampton and her MA in Education from University College London. Her research interests lie in evidence-based practice, clinical outcomes and education, and she has established over 70 full research papers in the peer-reviewed literature.

Vice Principal of Undergraduate Studies and Quality

Arvid Thorkeldsen DC, DACBR, MA(Ed), FRCC, FHEA, FEAC

Arvid ThorkeldsenArvid Thorkeldsen is the Vice Principal Undergraduate Studies and Quality at the AECC. He graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1981. He has been at the AECC since 1992 following completion of a three year radiology residency. He taught manual therapy and radiology as a Senior Lecturer before moving into management. He received his MA in Education from Southampton University in 2002. 

Executive Director of Finance 

Simon Jones 

BIO coming soon. 

Executive Director of Administration
Peter Ford BSc (Hons)
Peter FordPeter joined the AECC in May 2014 as the Executive Director of Administration with responsibility for the College’s Human Resources, IT, Premises and Estates, Catering and Spine Centre Limited. He has oversight of Health and Safety, data protection and other aspects of legal compliance. After graduating in 1984 in Life Sciences, he carried out three years of  research into the molecular biology of the antibiotic producing fungus, Penicillium chrysogenum, before joining an international protein engineering progamme which led him into roles in laboratory management. Subsequently, Peter moved into university administration and management.

Over the past 25 years, Peter has held senior roles at three UK universities: Westminster, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design (University of the Arts London) and, finally, Kingston University where he was a senior manager for eight years responsible for resources, planning and development in the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture. 




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