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International representatives

SHNH International Representatives

The Society has international representatives in Asia (China), Europe (Austria, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Poland and the UK)  and North and South America. Any member resident outside England who would be interested in becoming a representative of the Society should contact the Representatives’ Secretary Dr Malgosia Nowak-Kemp.

Representatives are appointed by Council and are able to attend Council meetings.  Their term of appointment is initially for three years, with an annual review by Council. This can be extended as approved by Council.

International Representatives’ Coordinator

Dr Malgosia Nowak-Kemp

Contacting the Representatives


North America: Ms Leslie K. Overstreet

South America: Mr Sergio Zagier


Asia and SE Asia

China: Jiang Che

Japan: vacant

South East Asia: vacant



Australia: vacant



Central Europe : HR.Prof.Mag. Dr. Christa Riedl-Dorn

Ireland: Dr Elizabethanne Boran

Italy: Dr Carlo Violani

Netherlands: Justin Jansen

Poland: Professor Alicja Zemanek

Spain: Dr Margarita Hernández Laille