About Alan

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Alan is a graduate of Queen’s University Belfast, Ulster University, Brunel University London and the University of Westminster. He is a Member of the Physiological Society, a Member of the Society for Behavioural Medicine and a Member of the European Health Psychology Society. Alan is also a Chartered Biologist and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology.

During his career, he was also honoured by being elected a Fellow of the American Institute of Stress and a Member of the Association for Psychological Science.

Alan’s numerous articles on behavioural medicine (including the Buteyko Breathing Method) and health psychology have been published in medical, nursing, psychiatry, pharmacy, and holistic health publications. Click here to view a list of some of his publications.

Before entering the behavioural medicine field, Alan worked in the healthcare industry. His previous positions included being Managing Director (Ireland) for a multinational pharmaceutical company and Chief Executive Officer of a health trade association.

Alan completed his training in the Buteyko Breathing Method under the tutelage of Patrick McKeown. Patrick completed his own clinical training at the Buteyko Clinic Moscow and he is recognised as being a world leading authority on the Buteyko Breathing Method.

In 2015, Alan co-founded (with Patrick) Buteyko Professionals International (BPI). BPI is the largest organisation of Buteyko practitioners/educators in the world. Its members work in a total of 50 countries and include medical doctors, dentists, physiotherapists, respiratory therapists, naturopathic physicians, researchers, physical therapists, orthodontists, osteopaths, myofunctional therapists, chiropractors, and speech and language pathologists.

In addition to teaching Buteyko in the Dublin and County Wicklow areas, Alan works on a part-time voluntary basis as Chief Executive Officer of Buteyko Professionals International. For information on this organization, visit: buteykoclinic.com


Buteyko Breathing Clinics (Dublin and County Wicklow)