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Dr Kenneth Young

Senior Lecturer
School of Sport and Health Sciences
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Ken is a chiropractor with academic and clinical experience in the UK, Australia, and North America. His areas of expertise are diagnostic imaging and the history of chiropractic. He is utilising this knowledge and experience to develop an evidence-based chiropractic course at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan).

Ken began working at UCLan in December 2019 and is developing the new chiropractic provision within the School of Sport and Health Sciences. He brings academic experience from three continents as well as twenty years of running a diagnostic imaging interpretation service for chiropractors. His focus is maintained on patient benefit by helping educate evidence-based practitioners who can integrate efficiently into multidisciplinary health care systems. Ken’s current research interests involve issues around developing professionalism and cultural authority in chiropractic.

Ken brings academic experience at university level to UCLan, having previously served as Chair of Murdoch University's Educational Policy Review Committee, on their academic governing body Academic Council, the Academic Curriculum and Admissions Committee, and others. At the school level, Ken has served as Assistant Dean Learning and Teaching, Chair of the Chiropractic Accreditation Committee, as a member of the School Executive and School Board, and others. Ken has a record of linking courses with industry by developing learning opportunities for chiropractic students with medical radiologists and an orthopaedic surgeon. He also created a connection with a Perth-based physiotherapy clinic that ultimately led them to hire a chiropractor. He was part of a small team that won a AUD$290,000 simulation learning grant through Health Workforce Australia. This allowed purchase of radiography simulation gear and the digitisation of an x-ray film library, including thousands of cases that he personally donated. Ken has also run a part-time diagnostic imaging interpretation service for chiropractors in the UK since 2000.

  • PhD (Medical History – Murdoch University) 2018
  • MAppSc (Medical Imaging) 37.5% research (Charles Sturt University) 2009
  • Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Board of Radiology (DACBR) 1999
  • Doctor of Chiropractic (Los Angeles College of Chiropractic) 1996
  • Bachelor of Arts (Biology – Lehigh University) 1987
  • Won ‘Best Poster’ in First Annual Chiropractic Research Day at Murdoch University for supervision of undergraduate project ‘How Western Australian Chiropractic Clinic Websites Advertise Radiography’
  • Student researchers: Kai Ren Teo, Kevin Tanadi, Ken Win Kok, Gemma Roderick, and Jessica Richardson. 2017
  • Rated in the top 10 percent according to Student Teaching Surveys at Murdoch University; nominated by 24 students for a teaching excellence award. 2013
  • Rated in the top 10 percent according to Student Teaching Surveys; nominated for Vice-Chancellor’s Excellence in Teaching Award. Application submitted. 2011
  • Plaque of appreciation for serving as Secretary to the Association for the History of Chiropractic for 10 years
  • Rated in the top 10 percent according to Student Teaching Surveys at Murdoch University; nominated for a teaching excellence award. 2010
  • Certificate of Appreciation for Outstanding Dedication In Teaching from the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic Graduating Class of 1999
  • Certificate of Appreciation for Outstanding Service And Commitment To Chiropractic Research from the Associated Student Body of the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic. 1999
  • Best Student Paper Awarded by the Association for the History of Chiropractic for:"Warren L. Sausser, D.C.:Influence Unrecognized." 1997
  • Evidence-based practice
  • Professional ethics, identity, and cultural authority
  • Chiropractic history
  • Registered, General Chiropractic Council of the United Kingdom (#1071)
  • Fellow, Royal College of Chiropractors (UK)
  • Fellow, European Academy of Chiropractic
  • Member, British Chiropractic Association
  • Member, American Chiropractic College of Radiology
  • Academic Member, Chiropractic Australia