Francis Wilson, chiropractor

Francis J. H. Wilson, DC, MSc, PhD, FRCC, FHEA, FEAC, FBCA

Francis Wilson is a chiropractor with more than twenty-five years of experience. He received his chiropractic qualification from the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic (AECC) in 1990. He was awarded a Master of Science in Clinical Chiropractic (University of Portsmouth) in 2000 and a Doctor of Philosophy (University of Southampton) in 2012.

Francis ran a chiropractic business in Guildford, Surrey between 1993 and 1999. He then joined the faculty of the AECC. Between 2012 and 2014 he was a director of the College. Much of Francis’ teaching focused on professionalism in clinical practice and on understanding chiropractic in modern and historical context. As Caldicott Guardian he helped to safeguard patient confidentiality in the College clinics, overseeing and advising on good practice.

Francis is a Visiting Senior Research Fellow at what is now the AECC University College. His research interests include the history of chiropractic, issues of identity in chiropractic, professions and professionalism. He has written a variety of papers which have been published in peer-reviewed journals, edited the book Chiropractic in Europe: An Illustrated History (Troubador Publishing Ltd., 2007) and contributed to the Praeger Handbook of Chiropractic Health Care (2017). He is a member of the Editorial Review Board of the journal Chiropractic History.

He is a Fellow of the British Chiropractic Association, a Fellow of the Royal College of Chiropractors, a Fellow of the European Academy of Chiropractic and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He is the Chairman of the British Society for the History of Chiropractic and Osteopathy.

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