After many years working as an archaeologist, researching landscape change and gaining MSc and PhD, I trained in acupuncture at the Northern College of Acupuncture in York. I was awarded a Master's degree in Acupuncture for her dissertation examining the effects of using Japanese acupuncture in my practice. I completed a three year postgraduate training in Chinese Herbal Medicine in 2007, which lead to membership of the professional body.
I gained experience teaching undergraduate acupuncture students on the BSc course at the Northern College of Acupuncture in York, Leeds Metropolitan University, and medical students in York.
I was the Acupuncture Course Director at the Northern College of Acupuncture from October 2000 to June 2005, when I left the role to concentrate on my practice, studying Chinese herbal medicine and teaching.
I gained my PGCHE teaching qualification in 2010.
I contribute to the BSc Acupuncture course units Chinese Medicine 1 and 2; Introduction to Tuina; Reflective Practice and Clinical Reasoning; Exercise in Channel Disorders; Clinical Practice 1 and 2; Research project; Independent Practitioner; Evidence Based Practice.
The clinical reasoning process used by different acupuncture practitioners (those trained in Chinese Medicine (CM) traditions, those trained through a range of WM approaches). What the pulse can tell us about our health using CM. Is it possible to measure what the CM is modeling?
Enhancing the learning experience through appropriate use of blended learning and technology