07 Jul About Me
“My aim is to empower families to make informed choices about the products they buy, and to create healthier environments for our children”.
Nicole Bijlsma is a woman of passion, and her passion lies in environmental medicine. Nicole is an accomplished naturopath, acupuncturist, IICRC accredited mould remediation technician and building biologist who began clinical practice in 1989. Nicole is the author of the best seller Healthy Home, Healthy Family, was a columnist for Body+Soul (Herald Sun) and is frequently consulted by the media to comment on health hazards in the built environment: The 7PM Project, Sunrise, The Today Show, The Circle, Channel 7 News, Today Tonight and Channel 74. Apart from her extensive experience lecturing at tertiary institutions for over twenty years, and as an invited speaker at various medical conferences both in Australia and abroad, she has also conducted numerous radio interviews, podcasts and webinars about her work. Nicole single handedly established the building biology industry in Australia and is the founder and CEO of the Australian College of Environmental Studies (RTO #21740) established in 1999 to educate people about the health hazards in the built environment. The college provides nationally accredited training in Building Biology and Feng Shui. Nicole is currently undertaking her PhD investigating health hazards in the built environment under the supervision of Professor Marc Cohen at RMIT.