01 WHO WE ARE
Global Leaders in Wellness Innovation
The Wellness Access Institute (WAI) are a leading global platform dedicated to advancing wellness through open innovation. We bring together forces across science, academia, and technology to collaboratively tackle enduring consumer wellness challenges.
By uniting our network and fostering collaboration, we create an environment where ideas thrive, solutions are born, and impact is made.
02 WHAT WE DO
We Accelerate Breakthrough Science to Society
WAI empowers innovators and researchers, providing them with a platform to promote their ideas and work. By nurturing a dynamic ecosystem of industry leaders, we ensure the continuous evolution and expansion of the wellness sector.
03 WHY WE DO IT
We Aspire to Build a World Where Wellness is Accessible to All
WAI strongly believes wellness literacy and accessibility are key to lasting change. Using the power of our global community, we work toward driving transformative growth and shaping the future of wellbeing for millions of people worldwide.
MEET THE TEAM
Our advisory board is a collection of doctors, geroscientists, biotechnologists, cardiologists, and other industry experts, unified in a shared mission to reimagine and advance global wellness. Together, we research and refine a wellness vision that’s unequivocally worth accelerating.
Warren is the architect of the corporate growth strategy, brand portfolio, and product innovation pipeline for the many Wellness Brands. These three things, combined with the vision and strength of Warren’s co-founders, have underpinned impressive track record of industry leadership, wellness innovation, and rapid sales growth.
Warren had more than 20 years of experience living and working across numerous countries in Asia Pacific, and has worked with leading Brands such as Nike, A2 Milk, Swisse, and Bright Dairy.
Warren is the natural founder of our Wellness Access Institute due to his experience with these global consumer brands, his passion for Wellness, and his unique ability to connect trends, capabilities, leaders and consumer needs.
Greg is a rare combination of biotechnologist, futurist and pharmacologist. Throughout his career, a central theme emerged of helping people overcome health challenges, so that they can achieve their potential.
It began when he graduated as a pharmacist and more recently, Greg turned his attention to biotechnology, and specifically towards understanding cellular aging. Aging is now well established as the single biggest risk factor for poor health.
Over the last 10 years, he has spent thousands of hours researching cellular aging and meeting with global anti-aging experts, as they slowly unpack the reasons our cells age.
In 2020 Greg wrote ‘Harnessing the Nine Hallmarks of Aging’. Greg’s book simplifies the latest science behind why we age, making the knowledge that has come from these breakthroughs accessible to all.
More than 25 years of working experience as the R&D manager in multi-national FMCGs and local Australian companies.
He has experience managing technical and innovation projects that established strategic alliance with external academic organizations, analytical capabilities and contract manufacturers. He was been at the forefront of launching beauty and personal care products and also developed innovative seeding technologies.
Dr Andrew Clarke
Dr Andrew Clarke has 20 years experience in IP protection and commercialisation of scientific innovations.
He has extensive experience in drug target characterisation in Type 2 diabetes, specifically diabetic cardiomyopathy.
He listed the A2 Milk Company as CEO on NZX.
Dr Albert Dashi
Albert is the co-founder and CSO of Sequential Skin.
He completed his PhD in molecular genetics, epigenetics and stem cell research at the National University of Singapore (NUS) and the Genome Institute of Singapore in 2019.
In 2014, he received the Singapore International Graduate Award from A * STAR in recognition of his PhD research and was also awarded the “Young Researcher” Award. He also received the Young Entrepreneur Program Award from Procter & Gamble for his innovative and business-driven ideas.
Aubrey Levitt has worked in North American consumer healthcare for over 20 years, from brand and product development to launching startups and advising investors. Aubrey is a microbiome expert, certified health coach, consultant and public speaker.
She is constantly discovering new categories and opportunities. Currently, she and other partners are conducting clinical research for Postbiotics +, a microbiome startup in a new epigenetic category.
Aubrey previously founded Body + Eden, a nutraceuticals and anti-aging product startup that has featured in Oprah Magazine, Elle, Well & Good, and Japan Vogue, as well as collaborating with brands such as One & Only Resorts, Wallpaper Handmade, and The Tracy Anderson Method.
Dr Matt Yousefzadeh
Dr. Matt Yousefzadeh has published over 30 scientific publications with heavy emphasis on cellular senescence and aging.
In 2020, he won the Aging Cell Best Paper Award for his paper on senescent cell accumulation during physiologic and accelerated aging of mice.
This prize is awarded annually for the paper considered to be the most outstanding published in ‘Aging Cell’ in that year.
He is interested in the mechanisms by which endogenous DNA damage and cellular senescence drive aging. Dr. Matt Yousefzadeh has published over 30 scientific publications with heavy emphasis on cellular senescence and aging.
As a co-founder of Natural Innovations Group, Michael has had a career spanning over 30 years in the dietary supplement, pharmaceutical cosmeceutical, biotech, and wellness industries.
Michael’s TGA licensed pharmaceutical company was responsible for proximately 85% of Swisse’s entire product range and worldwide supply-chain and was acquired by H&D in 2016.
Michael is also Subject-Matter Expert, specializing in building flexible models for ingredient and dosage from concept to monetization, securing patent applications and contracts with leading universities and researchers, and establishing coverage in over 145 countries around the world.
Michael is passionate about the planet and unlocking the healing power of nature whilst reducing the pollution footprint created by large-scale manufacturing. He is giving back to native communities by creating income opportunities and knowledge engagement.
Dr Ross Walker
Dr. Ross Walker is an eminent practising cardiologist with a passion for people and health with 40 years’ experience as a clinician.
For the past 20 years he has been focusing on preventative cardiology & is one of Australia’s leading preventative health experts.
Considered one of the world’s best keynote speakers and life coaches, he is the author of seven best-selling books & a regular health presenter in the Australian Media.