I originally studied a Diploma of Applied Sciences (Acupuncture) at the Australian College of Natural Medicine (ACNM) 1993-1996. I then upgraded my qualifications with a Masters of Acupuncture at Southern Cross University (SCU) in 2009. I am interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in the future, leaning towards classical Chinese medicine and philosophy.
I have been practicing acupuncture since 1997 and have been using tuning forks since 2016. My special interest is in treating patients with emotional turmoil, stress, and mental health issues.
I am a ‘Fellow +10’ member of the Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association (AACMA), joining in 1996. I am also nationally registered with the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia (CMBA) since its inception in 2012.
As a keen researcher and writer, I have written two international Chinese medicine textbooks. In 2020 ‘The Principles and Practical Application of Acupuncture Point Combinations’ was released for the publishing company Singing Dragon.
I also have a textbook titled ‘Acupoint Dictionary 2e’, which was published by Elsevier Churchill Livingstone in 2009. Further, Toni Cross (owner of Biofield Tuning Australia) and I have written a series of textbooks designed to help tuning fork therapists treat a wide range of different disorders.
From 2000-2012, whilst working at the Australian Institute of Applied Sciences (AIAS), I wrote the Diploma of Chinese Acupressure Massage. I also rewrote every single Chinese medicine subject in their Advanced Diploma of Applied Sciences (Acupuncture). Additionally, from 2010-2012, I co-wrote a Bachelor of Chinese Medicine degree. During my time at AIAS, I taught every Chinese medicine subject and was Head of the Chinese Medicine department for ten of those years.
In 2012 (until 2020), I moved across to Endeavour College of Natural Health (ECNH), in Brisbane, Australia. I taught every single Chinese medicine subject during this time as well as co-wrote a Diploma of Tui Na course.
In late 2020, I left ECNH and joined the Northern College of Acupuncture (NCA), in York, England, as Module Leader for the Chinese Classics subject, which is part of their online Masters degree. I oversee every aspect of the module from teaching to re-writing/tweaking the subject. It has been a challenging step-up for me, but I am enjoying it immensely. As this is an online degree I still live in Brisbane, Australia.
Courses and textbooks do not just appear overnight, and one of the best ways to develop content, that might one day end up in courses and textbooks, is to research themes. My interests lie in Chinese medicine/history/philosophy, as well as Western medicine/history/philosophy. Therefore, I look for themes within those areas of interest. If, after researching every available angle of a theme, I think it is worth publication, I produce workshops for that theme.
These themed workshops have been presented by me (as an invited international speaker or keynote speaker) at conferences in the USA, Germany, Austria, England, Poland, Australia, and New Zealand. I have also done my own seminars/workshops in the USA, The Netherlands, Denmark, Ireland, England, Australia, New Zealand, and Vanuatu.
With the Covid-19 restrictions, and the world moving to more online communication, I have joined forces with a number of highly credible companies, who sell my workshops. These include Healthy Seminars, TCM Academy, eLotus, China Books, Singing Dragon, AACMA, and Biofield Tuning Australia.
Apparently, I still feel like there is room for more, so I am currently writing an action-adventure novel with my 18-year-old daughter Abby. It revolves around the myths and legends of ancient Greece, as well as philosophical concepts.
Essentially, we are looking at writing something for the Gen Y and Z demographic. We want to help inspire the readers to want to be the best version of themselves that they can be. I believe that philosophy/myths/legends have a lot to offer people that feel lost in their worlds.
I am married, have three teenage daughters and a chocolate Labrador called Lulu. Life is good!
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