AJACM Editorial Board

Dr Zhen Zheng (Editor-in-Chief)

Zhen lectures within the Division of Chinese Medicine in the School of Health Sciences at RMIT University in Melbourne and is also a practitioner of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. Zhen is a director on the AACMA Board, a member of the AACMA Research Committee and a member of the Course Approval and Hearing Panels of the Chinese Medicine Registration Board of Victoria. Zhen's research interests include assessing and understanding the efficacy of acupuncture analgesia through clinical trials and research with healthy humans. She has been actively promoting the modern understanding of pain and the use of acupuncture for pain management to both conventional and complementary health professions. Her other area of interest is the teaching of critical thinking skills required in the conduct of research.

Associate Professor Christopher Zaslawski (Deputy Editor)

Chris is the director of the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) and is also a practitioner of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. He is a member of the UTS Human Research Ethics Committee as well as a member of the Australian Council for Chinese Medicine Education Ltd. Chris's research interests cover the area of acupuncture and pain, as well as research methodology and human research ethics.

John Deare

John is a part-time lecturer in Chinese medicine at Endeavour College of Natural Health in Southport, Queensland, and is also in private practice. He is currently undertaking research towards a Doctorate of Philosophy at RMIT University. John is the past President of AACMA, chair of a number of committees for the AACMA, and a director of the Australian Council for Chinese Medicine Education Ltd. John's interests lie in the area of needling techniques for pain management and acupuncture physiology.

Dr Peter Ferrigno

Previously a lecturer in Chinese medicine at Victoria University, from where he has a Doctorate of Philosophy, Peter is now concentrating on practice as well as devoting energies to writing in the field. Peter is interested in the transmission and reconstruction of Chinese medicine ideas in Australia, particularly the understanding of acupoint functions and herbal formulae, as well as the clinical experience of patients and practitioners, the therapeutic alliance and ways of enhancing student learning.

Dr Yun-Fei Lu

Yun-Fei has abundant experience in teaching, research and clinical work in both Traditional Chinese Medicine and conventional medicine. He has a Bachelor degree in Medicine from the Zhejiang University of Chinese Medicine and a Master degree in Medicine from the Hubei University of Chinese Medicine in China, both majoring in TCM. He also has a PhD degree in neuroscience from Okayama University in Japan. He worked as a clinical doctor and lecturer of Chinese medicine at China Academy of Chinese Medical Science in Beijing from1986 to 1989 and as a research fellow in neuroscience at Columbia University in the United States, Okayama University in Japan, and the University of Western Australia. Presently Yun-Fei is a practitioner of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine in Perth, Western Australia, and is a part-time lecturer at Endeavour College of Natural Health in Perth campus. 

Associate Professor Caroline Smith

Caroline is an adjunct associate professor in the Centre for Complementary Medicine Research (CompleMED) at the University of Western Sydney. She is currently a visiting research fellow at the University of Adelaide, South Australia. In addition to being a practising acupuncturist, Caroline conducts leading research into acupuncture for women's health and is interested in the integration of Chinese medicine and biomedical research protocols as well as prevalence studies of complementary and alternative medicines.