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Advanced Clinical Naturopathic Medicine


Dawn Whitten contributed several chapters to Advanced Clinical Naturopathic Medicine. The first is Chapter 14: Breastfeeding.

Dawn is a Naturopath, Herbalist and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. She has a broad-base of clinical experience with a focus on women’s health through pregnancy and beyond, and infant and toddler health. She has been in clinical practice for 18 years. Dawn blends clinical practice with academic teaching, writing, and research.

Dawn particularly loves to share her lactation knowledge with Natural Medicine practitioners and she regularly presents at both National and International Conferences and Online Events. Dawn’s work is published in the peer-reviewed literature and she has contributed to clinical textbooks.

Dawn is part of Goulds Natural Medicine, a busy apothecary, clinic and associated herb farm in Tasmania. Within this setting, Dawn has mentored many new graduates through the Goulds internship program as well as in an ongoing capacity. 

Dawn coordinates two units within the Evidence-based Complementary Medicine Program in the College of Health & Medicine at the University of Tasmania. She is part of the research team at Dawn has also been a research assistant in the area of herbal medicine safety in pregnancy and breastfeeding at Southern Cross University and has peer-reviewed in this area for the American Herbal Pharmacopoeia.

Dawn obtained a Bachelor of Naturopathy with First Class Honours from Southern Cross University (NSW, Australia). Her Honours research was within the field of herb-drug interactions. Dawn has been awarded a Fellowship by the Naturopaths and Herbalists Association of Australia for her contribution to the field of herbal medicine in Australia. 


Advanced Clinical Naturopathic Medicine