Masters of Health Magazine March 2023 | Page 9

Dr. Robert Verkerk,PhD MSc DIC FACN is a multi-disciplinary sustainability scientist who is the founder, executive and scientific director of the non-profit Alliance for Natural Health International that promotes and protects the right to nature-aligned, sustainable and regenerative approaches to human health.



Over the last four decades, through his work in non-profits, academia and as a consultant, Rob Verkerk PhD has developed an intimate knowledge and relationship with the tightropes that span between science and law, between academia and industry, between corporations, governments and the people and, not least, between our species’ internal and external environments. He has Masters and Doctorate degrees from Imperial College London, where he also worked as a postdoctoral research fellow for 7 years.


Dr Verkerk’s deep knowledge and understanding of human co-dependence on natural systems, as well as the human propensity to exploit and destroy nature, triggered his life-long mission to finding betters of protecting, developing and promoting nature-aligned, sustainable and regenerative approaches to human endeavour.


In 2002, Dr Verkerk founded the Alliance for Natural Health International (ANH-Intl) and has acted as its executive and scientific director ever since. During this time, he has directed legal actions to protect the right to natural health, has campaigned on diverse issues including against toxins in the food supply, in drinking water and in the environment, as well as against genetically modified foods, gene editing and transhumanism.


He has been among the leading scientists exposing distorted mainstream science during the COVID-19 crisis, as well as that used in risk analysis as practiced by drug and food regulators. He is a internationally recognised pioneer in the development of novel, scientifically rational risk-benefit assessment approaches as well as a new, sustainable model for community-based health regeneration. He is also the scientific director of the Alliance for Natural Health’s US arm ( and is a Fellow of the American College of Nutrition and Regional Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine.


Dr Verkerk has authored some 60 papers in scientific journals and conference proceedings and contributes regularly to magazines and other popular websites and media. He is an accomplished and inspirational speaker on a wide range of issues relating to challenges and solutions as they relate to scientific, medical, political, social and environmental aspects of healthcare, agriculture, human nutrition and the environment.