About Chris Kelly
This is an open-access website for anyone looking for information about smell training.
I am a post-viral anosmic and lost my sense of smell in 2012 after a sinus infection. I am largely recovered, now scoring as "normal" on the Sniffin' Sticks test, but I still have a considerable degree of smell distortion.
I became very interested in smell training after it was suggested to me by my ENT in the UK, Carl Philpott in Norwich.
I continue to smell train and help others who wish to try this promising therapy. Contact me here to see about joining me for a smell training session or to contact me on Skype. Regrettably, I now have so many enquiries that I have to make a charge for these services which are invoiced through PayPal.
I am not a doctor, and the contents of this website are not meant to replace the guidance of a healthcare professional. Anyone with queries about their sense of smell should be evaluated before making use of the information on this website.
Here's what I have been up to...
Featured in "Incredible Medicine: Dr Weston's case book". March 22, 2017 on BBC2
Featured in The Scientist Magazine
November 2016 "Regularly Whiffing Essential Oils Can Retrain Lost Sense of Smell
Featured in an article by the Fragrance Foundation
September 2016 "Using Perfumers' Skills to Learn to Smell".
Featured on NPR affiliate WHYY in Philadelphia
September 2016 "Retraining the brain after losing the ability to smell".
Smell Training Workshop at the Monell Center, Philadelphia, August 2016
Addressed doctors at the Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia on the subject of smell training and the anosmic patient's experience, August 10, 2016.
Smell Training Session at the Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia August 9, 2016. We had a super day with participants who had anosmia, as well as members of Monell's research community. Monell is at the forefront of olfactory research and their scientists are eager to deepen their ties to the anosmia community.
Attendee | UK Semiochemistry Network Workshop XXIV, University of Cambridge, July 2016
Interviewed for "The Neglected Sense", a BBC Radio 4 documentary on 12 April 2016, where I describe living with anosmia and smell training.
Speaker | Being Human Festival "Consider Smell" event, November 21, 2015 at the Royal College of Art
Attendee | Smell and Taste 07, October 2015. A practical introduction to the physiology and pathophysiology of the chemical senses; Universitätsklinikum Carl Gustav Carus, Dresden. Course run by Professor Thomas Hummel.
Featured in Woman and Home Magazine "It happened to me: I lost my sense of smell", August 2015
Attendee | UK Semiochemistry Network Workshop XXIII, University of Cambridge, 21-22 July 2015
Speaker | Design with Scents, London. July 7, 2015
Winner of Best Poster, "Smell Training" at the IFST Sensory Science Group Conference, "Slice of Sensory" May 18, 2015
Guest | BBC Radio 4 "Saturday Live", March 14, 2015, discussing anosmia and smell training.
Participant, | Being Human Festival, "Rethinking the Senses" event, 21 November 2014, Dana Centre, London.
Session leader | Smell Training, Fifth Sense Second Annual Conference, November 1, 2014, University of Surrey, Guildford.
Speaker | "Smell Training" at UK Semiochemistry Network Workshop XXII, University of Cambridge, 23 July 2014
Speaker | "Smell Training" at the Fifth Sense launch event, March 15, 2014
Content and graphics on this website are © Christine Kelly 2017