Dr. Peter Spencer

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Dr. Peter Spencer

Dr. Peter Spencer

Dr. Peter Spencer – BSc MBBS PhD DO – qualified in Medicine in 1976 and gained a PhD in physiology in 1984. He has held posts in cardiology, diabetes and community medicine and was a lecturer in physiology at Charing Cross Hospital Medical School from 1978 until 1984.

In 1984, he was appointed lecturer at the London School of Osteopathy (LSO) and trained in osteopathy there, qualifying in 1989. He commenced practice in Barnstaple in 1989 in partnership with Nigel de Salengre.

He has since retired as Principal of the LSO after 6 years in the post and two years on the Board of Governors.

Peter is the author of a number of papers in scientific journals and has written a book of case histories for students. He is a former external examiner in osteopathy for the Universities of Brunel, Kingston and Westminster and is active in promoting increased standards of education for both undergraduate and postgraduate osteopaths, being a member of the General Osteopathic Council reviewers panel.  Peter is on the International Advisory Board for the journal Manual Therapy, and is the co-ordinator of the Tarka Clinic Continual Professional Development Programme.

Peter has now cut his hours down to four mornings a week, so that he can spend more time looking after his two young grandsons.

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