Roger Heathcote, Vice Patron

After a PhD in high energy nuclear physics Roger joined the civil service as an administrator and worked in many different areas over the next 35 years mainly in the energy sector.  His last two jobs covered responsibility for export controls and non-proliferation in the Department of Trade and Industry when he represented the UK on the Governing Bodies of the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna and the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons in The Hague.  His final job before retirement was as Chief Executive of The Employment Tribunal Service.

Roger comments, “Like others, my first contact with osteopathy was as a patient to ease problems arising after two spinal operations.  I see my role as some payback to the profession for the benefits I have received from it.”