Brian Hammond was born in London in 1953 and attended Battersea Grammar School. He graduated from the Anglo European College of Chiropractic in 1975 winning the top award for academic distinction. He was awarded a Ph.D. from the University of Surrey in 1984 for his research into the prevention of low back pain.
In 1993 he obtained a Diploma in Osteopathy following a two-year course at The Oxford School of Osteopathy. He was made a fellow of the College of Chiropractic and Dean of the faculty of Chiropractic Rehabilitation and Orthopaedics. In 1993 he was listed in the London Evening Standard’s top 100 doctors in London, “The Best of British Men” and Debrette’s Peerage.
He was a lecturer for 15 years mostly in England, but also in Norway, Denmark, the USA and Canada. He was a clinical examiner for 10 years and a moderator for the Council for National Academic Awards, the Open University and the University of Portsmouth. He was Editor of the European Journal of Chiropractic, a member of the Executive of the European Chiropractors Union and a founder member of the European Council on Chiropractic Education. He has been Treasurer of the British Chiropractic Association, Chairman of the Chiropractic Assessment Board and Chairman of the X-Ray Standards Committee. In 1999 he was awarded the Presidents cup from the British Chiropractic Association for his services to the Chiropractic Profession.
He is presently Chairman of the Charity Back Care, where he has previously been Director of Research and has been a member of the Society for Back Pain Research since 1976. He founded Sutton Chiropractic Clinic in July 1975, now one of the most successful clinics in Europe, and has worked with more than 40 associates, with branch practices in Crawley and Carshalton.