Enlightening the World about the Science of Chiropractic

Based on over 25 years of ground-breaking research by some of the world’s leading Neurophysiologists and Chiropractors
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Our Vision

A world of people expressing optimal potential.

Our Mission

Enlightening the world about the science of chiropractic.

Our Values

Passion • Authenticity • Vision • Integrity • Innovation • Excellence

Our Business

To educate and inspire the world about the scientific evidence behind chiropractic care. To keep chiropractors up to date with the latest scientific evidence and to provide evidence-informed marketing material.

Our Team

We are a team of chiropractors, researchers, scientists, and digital creatives, led by an award-winning chiropractor and Neurophysiologist Dr. Heidi Haavik.

Dr. Heidi Haavik
PhD, BSc (Chiro)

Chiropractor, Scientist, Founder

Founder of Haavik Research, her work has been instrumental to the industry, and she has helped prove the efficacy of chiropractic care in improving people’s health and wellbeing. Heidi’s expansive knowledge and expertise have paved the way for this exciting resource.

Dr. Kelly Holt
PhD, BS

Chief Scientific Editor

Dr. Kelly Holt is a chiropractor and Ph.D. trained clinical research scientist. Kelly is passionate about understanding how chiropractors impact the quality of life and human performance of their patients. He was NZ Chiropractor of the year in 2014 and is currently the President of the New Zealand College of Chiropractic.

Dr Jenna Duehr
BHSc, BChiro, MHSc

Research Advisor / Scientific Editor

Dr. Jenna Duehr graduated from the New Zealand College of Chiropractic (NZCC) in 2018 with a Bachelor of Chiropractic. She has two young children and a private chiropractic practice in Auckland. She splits her time between practice, lecturing and researching at the NZCC and as a Scientific Editor for Haavik Research.

Dr Imran Khan Niazi
PhD, MSc, BSc (Hons)

Research & AI Advisor

Imran is part of the senior management team at the Centre for Chiropractic Research and a member of the WFC Research Committee.

His core expertise lies with data analysis, emphasizing the capture of the nuance of information from patients and clinicians with artificial intelligence, which is missing in most traditional data analysis methods.

David Woodard

Digital UX Design & Strategist

David is an experienced Digital Designer with a passion for design that delivers tangible and innovative business growth. He has managed countless digital projects for small to medium sized businesses and corporates and events such as the Rugby World Cup.

He enjoys learning the latest design / digital innovations and using customer insights to push the boundaries of customer online journeys.

Professor Türker
Professor Türker
PhD, MSc

Research Advisor

Professor Kermal Türker is a world-renowned neuroscientist and Professor of Physiology at Koҫ University. 

He has over 110 publications and over 1400 citations to his work, and has held prestigious research positions such as a Marie Curie Chair of the European Union.