Our Story

Kurk was founded by two friends: a high-performance coach and a medical doctor at the forefront of the emerging field of plant sciences. Kurk is the result of their exceptional professional and personal journeys - having both defeated cancer.

Their combined experience—and extraordinary recoveries—led to an interest in plant-based supplements and the role curcumin can play in supporting our health and happiness. Shortly after, Kurk was born.

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Our Experts

Now joined by an unparalleled team of doctors, fitness experts, wellness professionals, and food scientists, the founders of Kurk are using science to unlock nature’s power—and optimise your health.

  • Dr. Harry Weisinger

    Scientific Director

    Dr. Harry is a family doctor in Australia and has also worked in the UK, Europe, and the United States. Before he obtained his medical degree, Harry did a Master's and Ph.D. looking into the effects of nutrition on brain development, body weight, and blood pressure.

  • Hannah Ratcliffe

    Food Scientist and Production Manager

    Hannah obtained her degree at the School of Food Science and Nutrition at the University of Leeds. She has an exceptional background in NPD and health drinks and is instrumental in the production, packaging, and innovation of our range of products.

     

  • Melanie Loades

    Biochemist and Product Director

    After studying biochemistry, Mel developed a passion for food innovation. She completed an MBA in European Food Law and has been working with our founders to ensure the safety and efficacy of our extraordinary product.

  • Dr. Alexia Johnson

    Pharmacist and Research Director

    After graduating as a pharmacist, Alex completed a PhD in the pharmacology of airway inflammation and authored several scientific papers on this subject. She has worked in commercial, pharmaceutical industry, and NHS roles as well as in consultancy.