Academic advisory board

Established in 2020, the Clean Health Academic Advisory Board was the brainchild of our Founder Daine McDonald, who wanted to bring together a group of the worlds fitness industry leaders to help shape the next decade of fitness industry education for fitness professionals around the world.

The mission of the Clean Health Academic Advisory Board is the following:

Meet The Board

Daine McDonald

Founder & Executive Chairman Clean Health Academic Board

Daine McDonald has been in the fitness industry since 2002, a serial entrepreneur; he is the founder & Executive Chairman of Clean Health, Australia’s leading online fitness education platform.

Daine retired from active personal training in 2016 to focus on the growth of Clean Health into what it is today. However, he started his career as a personal trainer.

Between 2002-2015, he travelled extensively worldwide, learning from world-leading experts in nutrition, sports science, and personal training.

His academic background includes qualifications and study in numerous areas of health and wellness, including a Diploma of Fitness, Strength & Conditioning, and an Advanced Diploma in Nutritional Medicine.

Rosemary Marchese

Chairwoman Clean Health Academic Board

Starting in the fitness industry in 1993 as a 15-year-old completing the 8-day fitness leaders’ course, she brings 27 years of experience as a personal trainer, physiotherapist, educator, course curriculum creator, and commercial business owner, having owned and operated her own successful clinics over the years.

Rose is one of the leading fitness professionals in Australasia and has taught some of the country’s leading fitness professionals, including our founder Daine McDonald, whom she taught the Certificate III & IV in Fitness and Diploma of Fitness to in 2002-2003.

Layne Norton, PHD

World leading nutritionist & founder of

Layne Norton is one of the world’s most recognizable and influential health and fitness professionals and forms part of the Clean Health Academic Advisory Board.

He is a scientist, bodybuilder, raw elite powerlifter, physique coach and overall academic powerhouse who incites both rage and awe from the global fitness industry with his insightful, yet at times controversial communication style.

He holds a Bachelor of Biochemistry and a PhD in Nutritional Sciences. As an athlete himself, he has had a successful career as both a professional powerlifter, competing at the world championships, and also as a nationally acclaimed pro bodybuilder.

Bill Campbell, PHD

Professor of Exercise Science & Author

Dr. Bill Campbell, Ph.D., FISSN, CSCS, is a Professor of Exercise Science and the Director of the Performance & Physique Enhancement Laboratory at the University of South Florida and forms part of the Clean Health Academic Advisory Board.

His master’s and doctoral degrees were earned at Baylor University while serving as the Coordinator of the Exercise and Biochemical Nutrition Laboratory. He joined the faculty at USF in the Fall of 2007. As a researcher and author, Dr. Campbell has published more than 150 scientific papers and abstracts (in academic journals) related to sports nutrition and physique enhancement.

Sebastian Oreb

World leading Strength Coach and founder of the Strength System

Sebastian Oreb aka The Australian Strength Coach and founder of the Strength System, is an elite level powerlifter and world leading specialist in the field of athletic training and getting athletes strong and forms part of the Clean Health Academic Advisory Board.

Today, he is one of the world’s most sought after strength coaches and has coached multiple world champions in Rugby League, Professional Powerlifting and Strongman such as Thor aka the Mountain from Game of Thrones and Hattie Boydle, WBFF Pro Fitness Model and World champion.

Stefan Ianev

Head of Research & Development

Stefan Ianev is renowned as one of the world’s leading personal trainers and educators, with almost two decades of fitness industry experience. His qualifications include a Diploma of Fitness, Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science and a Master’s Degree in Exercise Physiology.

Stefan joined the Clean Health team in 2014, he has travelled the world presenting to over 10,000 students personally lecturing on nutrition and training, he also forms part of the Clean Health Academic Advisory Board as our internal technical team contributor.

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