Hailing from the South Island of New Zealand, Jamie trained in the sciences of Physical Activity & Health, and Human Nutrition, both through the University of Otago. He spent the first decade of post-grad life working as a personal trainer, rehabilitation assistant, and as a nutrition consultant, working with a range of individuals and groups. After leaving the fitness industry, Jamie became a health researcher, writer, and presenter for one of New Zealand’s largest organisational health and well-being companies.
Most recently, Jamie has gone back out on his own, under his new brand, Being Human, consulting to organisations such as Airways New Zealand, Flight Centre, Ngai Tahu Tourism, and the New Zealand Green Party (political party). He is a scientific advisor and writer for DallasHartwig.com and the More Social Less Media programme. He maintains a small individual private nutrition and physical training practice and is the founder and current vice president of the Ancestral Health Society of New Zealand.
Jamie takes a deep interest in both human and environmental health, looking for leads and possible answers to many of our major issues within an evolutionary biology and ancestral health framework. He can normally be found in close proximity to good espresso, bicycles, and a handful of research papers.