'Meet the Executive'



Bernadette Martin BSc (chiro) DC FMCA 


Berni graduated in 1998 and joined the MCA Executive Committee in 2001 first in the role of Executive Officer, then moving on to other roles including Membership Secretary, Secretary, Vice Chair and now President. She has a strong customer service background having spent 23 years working for British Airways and understands the value of keeping the customer happy! She has worked at the McTimoney College in the past and run many seminars over the years covering kinesiology, massage and other soft tissue techniques. Berni has also completed medico-legal training with Bond Solon/ Cardiff University and works closely with our insurance company providing medico-legal advice and support to members, insurers and legal professionals as well as expert report writing.  

With a love for sport, Berni works in professional ice hockey as a Level 1 ice hockey coach, and Chiropractor/ Medic to the NIHL1 Bracknell Hornets Ice Hockey Team, providing chiropractic care to the players as well as emergency medical support during games. 

Berni says, 'I have enjoyed every moment of service to the MCA and its members and have worked tirelessly to make sure our voice is heard, that the MCA influences the direction of the profession and that we continue to work towards unity, understanding and above all tolerance of each other.'  

Email: b.martin@mctimoney-chiropractic.org



Christine Chalmers DC FMCA 

I started my working life as a bilingual secretary and lived and worked in London (and yes, I can testify that the swinging sixties were a special time).  Then, motherhood and domesticity called.  But age 40 with children now at school I applied to the College, having had chiropractic care from Hugh Corley and been very impressed by the results.  At that time there was much competition for places on the course but luckily I made it through that process and continued on to qualify and work for the next 20 years in this very special profession and to serve on the Executive Committee.  It has been both a great pleasure and a privilege to do so.

Email: executive.office@mctimoney-chiropractic.org


Rebecca Weir (Sealey) MChiro MMCA

Becky graduated from the McTimoney College of Chiropractic in 2013 and has worked in many chiropractic roles since then. She now spends her time running her own clinics in Haddenham and in Swindon, where she is based. Becky has a keen interest in Chiropractic and the growth of the profession having joined the Executive Committee for the McTimoney Chiropractic Association in 2019. Outside of the profession, Becky loves spending time with her friends and family (both human and dogs!) and reluctantly visits the gym when possible. She also enjoys attending music events and festivals where she volunteered with the Festival Medical Services at Glastonbury for a number of years.

Email: secretary@mctimoney-chiropractic.org 

Chief Executive

Liz Carson

Liz works closely with the President and Executive Committee ensuring that the aims and goals of the MCA are achieved, and is involved at all stages of strategic planning and marketing.

Liz brings crucial in depth understanding of the profession and the problems that chiropractors and the profession can face.

Email: liz@mctimoney-chiropractic.org or telephone 01491 739120


This role is fulfilled by an appointed finacial consultant and MCA CEO

Public Relations Officer

Hilary Royall BSc Chiro FMCA

Hilary graduated in 2010 and now runs her own clinic, Hinksey Chiropractic Clinic, which is based at a golf club in Oxford. She has a varied client list ranging from professional sportsmen and women to the elderly, but she feels that the most satisfying aspect of her work is rehabilitation. Hilary is also involved in the management of the Golf Club.

Email: executive.office@mctimoney-chiropractic.org

Membership Secretary  

Ian Carter MChiro MMCA


Ian qualified as a Chiropractor with a masters degree in Chiropractic from McTimoney College of Chiropractic in early 2013.

Before establishing Total Balance Clinic in 2013, Ian gained over 15 years experience in the health and fitness industry as a personal trainer, group exercise instructor, specialising in Pilates, and a soft tissue and massage therapist for health clubs, charities and various health care clinics across the Home Counties.

Ian is a keen sportsman in activities including cycling, swimming, mountaineering, climbing and Judo. This has led him to develop a passionate interest in the treatment and management of his own and other people's injuries and rehabilitation through his education and training so far.

He is committed to ongoing professional development and regularly attends additional training or update seminars and conferences.

Email: executive.office@mctimoney-chiropractic.org

Executive Member

Aarti Shah

Co-Opted Members

James Harrison LL.B(Hons) MChiro, MMCA, LRCC






Rebecca Fry

Simon Spearing