Prof. Dr. Je Kan Adler-Collins RN REMT PGCE MA(Ed) Ph.D. (Ed)
University of Human Environments in Ehime Prefecture
Dr. Je Kan Adler-Collins was born in the United Kingdom and entered the British Military at the age of 17 where he trained as a Registered Nurse in the Royal Army Medical Corps. Medically discharge in 1990 he developed an interest in Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) and how they could relate to nursing practice and education. He served on a Government Steering Group which started him on his life work of researching standards and teaching in Complementary Alternative Medicine and healing. His studies have taken to many different cultures and countries and in 1995 he became ordained as a Japanese Buddhist priest of Shingon Shu ( Koyasan) and brought his Buddhist research into his practice of a nurse in terminal care. He took his PGCE at Bath University College in 1997 and Masters in Education in 2000 at Bath University in Education with a focus of educational curriculum design and moved to Japan in 2000 where he build his own temple and healing centre in the mountains of Kyushu, South Japan. He worked with living action research approach to education and life enquires and completed his PhD at Bath (Education) university in 2007. Working as an associate professor of nursing at Fukuoka Prefectural University he introduced the first healing curriculum for Japanese nursing using safe touch, and body work. In 2007 he moved to the Associate professor position of a health promotion centre at Fukuoka Prefectural University, Japan with a focus on developing community training and course in health care and CAM resulting in opening the first end of life care centre ran by community therapists for their own community. His nursing CAM curriculum was approved for Master of Science award in 2008. He was appointed Director of Education for the Holistic Nursing Association in 2010. In August of 2010 formed a Non-Profit Organization, Integrative, Care, Education and Research Association with a focus on hospice and palliative care in the community. In 2015 he worked as senior consultant for the Ministry of Health in Oman, In 2017 He was appointed as Professor Of Global Health and Nursing at The University of Human Environments in Ehime Prefecture ,Japan. He travels the world lecturing on creating healing and therapeutic spaces both in the classroom and in nursing practices with a particular interest in energy healing research, curriculum development, e-learning, blended learning and MOOC design within China, Tibet, Indonesia and Thailand using living action research accounts of practice as evidence of learning. He is a master scuba diver , active environmentalist and organic farmer breeding ducks and growing rice . Researching hydroponics and companion growing.