BIORNA QUANTICS brings a radical new wave of quantitative wellness and performance technologies to Asia-Pacific. Our truly unique individual-specific approach is for knowledge-hungry persons, families, and athletes wanting the world’s best available cutting-edge science and rigorous methodologies to become optimal in their endeavors and everyday wellbeing. Dr Justin P Gregory, MSc(Oxon), DPhil, has assembled a range of easy-to-do DNA, hormonal, food antibody, dietary analysis, and metabolic laboratory tests, and technology for quantitative daily measures—all of which can be done at home, at work, or in the comfort of our offices—offered in combination with a bespoke meal delivery system, consultation services and workshops. Through these protocols we analyse and tailor your diet, life habits, and exercise programming with matchless scientific precision to suit and inform you—the unique you. We provide you the world’s finest toolkit and support to seek out and realize the optimal you.
Dr Justin P Gregory, MSc(Oxon), DPhil
Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Justin holds a doctorate (DPhil) in the field of cognitive and evolutionary science from Oxford University. Also a successful funded national-level athlete, he views this venture in the corporate world of wellness and performance as the perfect marriage between his training in quantitative methodologies as an academic researcher and his career as a competitive performance athlete—few people are so lucky as to make their passions their working life. He held the position of Research Associate Professor at Fuller School of Psychology (USA, 2012-14), and is the published author of several high-impact academic papers. Justin remains a Postdoctoral Associate at Oxford University.
He has presented at many international conferences in Europe, America, and Asia, provided consultancy services for quantitative methodology at Oxford University, and given a number of workshops and seminars in several East-West exchange contexts. His research interests range within cognitive and evolutionary science, the psychological foundations of creativity, cognitive anthropology, memory, and broad issues within cognitive science. He has conducted several experimental investigations with subjects in the UK, China, and Hong Kong SAR. His best known experimental research focuses on providing a psychological framework for the recurrent thought patterns–and their cultural manifestations–we observe universally across all human populations.
A black belt judo player, Justin was member to a British Judo Squad 2007-08, 2008-09. As an Oxford University funded athlete (2008-09), he was also Oxford University Blues Captain 2008-09, and 3-times Full Blue for sporting achievement and representation at national and international competitive levels. He is an experienced and certified British Judo Instructor (BJA; since 2006) having coached persons from the level of school children to elite athletes. His other sporting achievements include: 2007 BJC Judo National Champion, U90kg. 2008 BJA Hampshire Open Champion, U90kg 2008 BJA Judo British Masters silver medalist, U90kg. 2013 IBJJF Pan-American Champion, heavyweight division.
Kathryn Carpenter, BSc (Hons)
Company Secretary & Paediatric Consultant
Kathryn graduated from Oxford Brookes University, UK with a BSc in Occupational therapy in 2006 and has since worked in several clinical areas including acute hospital wards, adult rehabilitation and children’s community services. Since 2008 Kathryn was able to specialise her skills in the area of paediatrics. Her community healthcare work in the UK has provided an opportunity to work in many settings alongside families, schools and other professionals with a range of needs and disabilities including genetic syndromes, cerebral palsy, developmental delay and autistic spectrum disorders.
Kathryn also has a keen passion for yoga and has completed several training courses to share the benefits of yoga with children who have special needs and those who do not. Alongside bringing up her son, Bon, this is where she now concentrates her efforts. She fully believes that all children, whatever their abilities will benefit from this lifelong tool.
Chief Culinary Advisor
“I want my clients to have natural, full-flavored food that provides a rich sensory experience, and also happens to be mightily healthy and uniquely bespoke.”
No stranger to the hustle and bustle of the F&B industry, Mike has acquired a wealth of culinary experience through world-renowned eateries such as Bouchon Las Vegas, Company American Bistro and at Bradley Ogden. Well versed in contemporary cuisine, he was classically trained by Thomas Keller—the only American chef to hold multiple three Michelin star ratings at the same time.
Hong Kong is familiar with Mike’s taste bud tingling masterpieces, most recently found at LKF landmark eatery, Bistecca Italian Steak House. He’s also well known for dreaming up unforgettable melt-in-your-mouth and delightfully textured creations, during his time as head chef at AVA Restaurant Slash Bar. As head chef for Rhombus International Hotels Group in Hong Kong, Mike oversaw every aspect of the group’s dining concepts.
Mike graduated from the Illinois Institute of Art, Chicago, and certified as a personal trainer at the fresh age of eighteen. Chef Mike is determined to enrapture Hong Kong with a whole new world of healthy eating, tailored to the specific requirements of the individual.
Pascale Bertoli, MA (PhD Candidate)
Psychologist & Stress Counselor
Pascale is a French-born, English and French speaking counseling therapist and professional coach. She is a long-term resident of Hong Kong and has practiced counseling psychology and coaching in Hong Kong and the United States since 2008.
She is a seasoned, third-cultured expatriate who has lived in the Asia-Pacific and North American regions for over 25 years. She has vast experience in most international and relocation issues, and offer counseling and coaching services to clients from various walks of life. She specialize in issues of trauma, acute stress and burnout, workplace and interpersonal conflict, life transition issues & domestic relations, such as divorce, separation and sexuality.
She studied EMDR under Dr. John Hartung, PsyD., one of the founders and early program coordinators at the EMDR International Association (USA). She also trained in a Mindfulness program, MBB, under the supervision of Dr. Stanley Block, MD, its originator.
She was a competitive athlete most of her youth, and she has a life-long interest in matters of sports performance and health and wellness. She is a certified yoga therapist, and practiced mindfulness and meditation from an early age. She spends her spare time on outrigger canoes, or white water rafting and kayaking, climbing rock faces, hiking in high altitude, and more generally, enjoying the outdoors with her two teenage Eurasian kids.
Miles Price, MSc CFMP BANT (UK)
Chief Functional Medicine Officer
Miles is a Functional Medicine Practitioner and Clinical Nutritionist, graduating from Hawthorn University in the United States, with a Masters Degree in Nutrition and a Functional Medicine Diploma with the Functional Medicine University, USA. He is professionally registered with BANT, (British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy) and CHNC (Complimentary & Natural Healthcare Council, UK). Miles has been practicing and applying functional medicine in clinical practice for the last 5 years from various clinics in Hong Kong, helping a variety of patients with chronic conditions and assisting back to full health. Functional medicine is a new discipline in healthcare, focusing on understanding the root cause of disease and dysfunction, and using a combination of medical diagnostics and nutritional therapy to assist people back to health. Miles is currently enrolled on the functional medicine program with Institute of Functional Medicine, for 2016/17.
Miles’s background has been in healthcare for over 10 years, his first venture was working with UK pharmacy giant Boots, assisting them in developing plant extracts for healthcare applications. His role was assisting in the development of new products for the Botanics Range of Boots, determining plant extract applications in research and development. Miles has grown up in the UK from a farming background, and has a keen in interest in outdoor activities and pursuits.
Doug launched the first overseas office for Wine Merchant, BI Fine Wines, in 2007 and oversaw a 30X turnover growth during his tenure, elevating the business to one of the leading traders of wine in Asia. He managed expansion into Singapore and lead business development into China.
Doug is still involved as a Director for BI, but spends his time split between his family, investing and his own entrepreneurial projects as well. His focus is on food, drink and health and with a focus on sustainability and innovation. He lives in Hong Kong with his wife and two children.