Mark Webb holds a BSc Degree in Biochemistry and Plant Physiology and Biology from Macquarie University, Sydney, graduating in 1984. He is an associate member of the International Aromatherapy and Aromatic Medicine Association (IAAMA), and a member of the Australian Society of Cosmetic Chemists (ASCC).
Mark is author of the acclaimed reference book, Bush Sense: Australian Essential Oils and Aromatic Compounds. It is the first book to catalogue and explain the therapeutic benefits of the aromatic treasures of the ‘Great Southern Land’. Written by a practitioner for practitioners, Bush Sense answers all the questions asked when encountering Australian essential oils and aromatic compounds for the first time.
Mark also contributed a chapter on aromatherapy within An Introduction to Complementary Medicine – the first university-level, evidence-based textbook on complementary medicine, published in 2003.
Following publication of Bush Sense in 2000, Mark went on to lecture for the next six years at the Australasian College of Natural Therapies (ACNT), Sydney as well as the Technical and Further Education Institute of New South Wales. He has also lectured at the Health Arts College, Melbourne in Aromatic Medicine and Aromatherapy.
In 2007 Mark relocated to Brisbane to take up a consulting role within the biotechnology industry, specialising in the research, development, formulation, quality management and manufacturing of aromatic products. The corporate clients of his company Aromamedix Pty Ltd come from the food, beverage, essential oils and personal care industries.
Mark regularly provides training and continuing education to those working within various branches of complementary medicine, including clinical aromatherapists, medical herbalists and naturopaths in particular. He has presented lectures at conferences both nationally and internationally, and has provided numerous articles for industry journals.
Mark is currently working on his new book, Aromatic Cuisine – Food as Medicine, which combines two of his greatest passions: aromatics and food.
With over a decade of teaching experience, Mark combines his formidable knowledge with a direct, warm and humorous teaching style. His ability to simplify this complex subject area has helped hundreds of professionals develop a deeper understanding of, and more versatile approach to, the therapeutic use of essential oils.