Professor Jorge Esteves, PhD, MA, BSc (Ost), DO

Jorge E. Esteves is an osteopath practicing in Dubai.

He is an Honorary Professor at the University College of Osteopathy in London and an Associate Professor at Instituto Piaget in Portugal, where he is the Scientific Coordinator for the Bachelor’s degree in Osteopathy. Previously, he served as the Head of Research at the British School of Osteopathy (BSO) in London


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 where he was instrumental in the development and implementation of the university osteopathic provision.

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. Dr Esteves’ current research is focused on the neurobiology of touch particularly applied to the field of neonatology.

He is also interested in investigating the effects of pain on body and mind, particularly, how pain affects the way in which people process their emotions and how pain affects the sense of the self. Apart from his academic work at Institute Piaget and the University College of Osteopathy, Dr Esteves is also an Associate Editor for the International Journal for Osteopathic Medicine, member of the Board of Directors of the Collaboration for Osteopathic Medicine Research, collaborates in a number research projects and lectures and assesses at various schools worldwide.