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Shireen Ismail

Shireen Ismail

Council Associate

Shireen qualified as an osteopath and naturopath from the British College of Osteopathic Medicine (BCOM) in 1997. Shireen subsequently studied pain relief acupuncture in Sri Lanka, followed by gaining an MSc at BCOM.

Shireen volunteers at the West Hampstead Women’s Centre in London to promote musculoskeletal health among disadvantaged and minority women, and also manages a private practice in north London.


Shireen helped create the first accredited postgraduate specialism in the management of older adults within osteopathic education, leading and teaching a part-time postgraduate course at the University College of Osteopathy. In September 2021, Shireen took on the role of head of clinic at BCOM.


Read about the appointment of our first Council Associates