Clive Standen graduated with a Diploma in Osteopathy from the British School of Osteopathy in 1978, and completed an M.A. in Philosophy & Healthcare at the University of Wales in 1993. He has combined osteopathic practice with a career in higher education and management.
He led the team that in 1989 developed and implemented the UK’s first undergraduate degree in osteopathy, and was Principal and Chief executive of the British School of Osteopathy from 1990 to 1998.
From 2001 – 2012 he worked at Unitec Institute of Technology in Auckland, New Zealand; for 10 years he was Head of the Department of Osteopathy, and Director of Osteopathic and Health Services.
Standen has lectured and examined in many different countries, and has been involved in developing and accrediting educational programmes in osteopathy in many of those countries.
From 2008- 2010 Clive Standen was Chair of the Board of Directors of the Osteopathic International Alliance the global osteopathic body representing more than 50 member organizations worldwide. He was Vice-Chair from 2010-2012.
From 1999-2001 he was a Non-Executive Director at Kettering General Hospital NHS Trust in the United Kingdom. In 2009, he was appointed to the Osteopathic Council of New Zealand for three years.