Jorge Esteves is an osteopath practising in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He is an Honorary Professor at the University College of Osteopathy in London, Academic Director at MYO Osteopathy Academy in Riyadh, and researcher with Collaboration for Osteopathic Medicine Research in Italy.
Previously, he served as the Head of Research at the British School of Osteopathy (BSO) in London, as a non-executive council member of the UK’s General Osteopathic Council, and osteopathy subject reviewer for the United Kingdom’s Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA); he was also a Senior Lecturer in Osteopathy at Oxford Brookes University in the UK and an Associate Professor at Piaget Institute in Portugal where he was instrumental in the development and implementation of the osteopathic provision at those two universities.
In 2011, Dr Esteves completed his PhD at Oxford Brookes University. His research focused on examining diagnostic palpation in osteopathy and developing neurocognitive models of expertise. He is interested in investigating the effects of touch and pain on body and mind, particularly, how pain affects the way in which people process their emotions; how pain affects the sense of the self; and what is the role of touch in the modulation of pain, sense of the self and emotional processing. Dr Esteves is also an Associate Editor for the International Journal for Osteopathic Medicine, member of the Board of Trustees of the Collaboration for Osteopathic Medicine Research, collaborates in a number of research projects and lectures and assesses at various schools worldwide