R M Cullen
MD MSc MFM BA DipStats DipProfEthics
|elite athlete development||diabetes||economics||evolution|
|Pro-Pare™||diabetes reversal||midinomics||chance or design?|
|tamaki sports academy||diabetes blog||genome topology|
|some thoughts||some opinions|
Welcome to my web-site. I can most easily be contacted via email, doc at tamakisports.nz
over the years I have written a number of opinion pieces. The most recent one (February 2021) deals with the issue of racism at Mt Albert Grammar School.
Goal Setting (May 2017)
Athletes are introduced to goal-setting through the notion of SMART goals. Once they have mastered this concept, they can be introduced to the idea of PRIME goals read this article...
A large proportion of my time is currently taken up with elite athlete development. A colleague and I have developed the Pro-Pare™ athlete and youth development system. The defining feature of Pro-Pare™ is a regularly reviewed IDP (Individual Development Plan) which assists athletes to achieve their goals by integrating sporting development, formal education or training, and life-skills acquisition. Pro-Pare™ is equally able to be used as the foundation for a youth development programme for at-risk 16-18 year old youth. The modular nature of Pro-Pare™ means that parts can be used as the basis for short one or two day workshops. As we have obtained more experience with Pro-Pare™ and the IDP (Individual Development Plan) it has become very obvious that this is an approach particularly suited to Pacific Island athletes.
I continue to teach a post-graduate course now titled "Human Evolution: chance or design?". The balance must be about right as the course is hated fervently by Dawkins acolytes and by young earth creationists. My turn of the century interest in cloning has become an interest in genome topology. Genome topology is grounded in the idea that only those genes on the service of the genome-histone complex are available for transcription. Accordingly the mechanisms which control genome topology are a primary level of gene regulation - they determine which genes are available for transcription, where, when, and for how long. The factors which mediate genome topology are called epenes.
I no longer practice medicine and am no longer registered as a medical practitioner in New Zealand. I continue to have an interest in diabetes and offer health consultations to folk diagnosed with pre-diabetes (intermediate hyperglycemia) or who have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes within the last few years. The aim is to reverse the pre-diabetes or type two diabetes.