Nicola Robinson, Ph.D.

Nicola Robinson is Professor of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Integrated Health at London South Bank University, UK. Following her PhD in immunology at Manchester University, she worked in epidemiology and health services research in various London Medical Schools and became a member of the Faculty of Public Health Medicine. She subsequently studied acupuncture and became a registered acupuncturist in 1982. In 2004, Nicola was awarded a Winston Churchill Traveling Fellowship to visit China, for 8 weeks, during which time she explored educational and research initiatives in TCM throughout China. In 2008 she was awarded Fellowship of the British Acupuncture Council in 2008 and currently sits on Research Advisory Group. Nicola is Secretary General and a member of the board of directors for Good Practice in Traditional Chinese Medicine (GP TCM) Research Association and chairs their Acupuncture Interest Group (AIG), and has been instrumental in its development and identifying research priorities for collaborative research. As Chair/Trustee of the Research Council for Complementary Medicine (RCCM). UK, she works closely with professional groups and interested researchers to provide research resources.
Her current areas of interest covers a range of topics including; traditional and complementary approaches to health for children and older people, musculo skeletal diseases, cystic fibrosis, HIV disease, phantom limb pain mental health, infertility, cancer, clinical guidelines, public health and various interventions including: Integrated medicine, acupuncture, herbal medicine and tai chi. Much of her research has been mixed methods in nature with a large amount of patient involvement.
She is currently the Editor in Chief of the European Journal of Integrative Medicine (Elsevier) and on the editorial board of various other journals. As an active researcher she has published widely and has written over 200 scientific articles in peer reviewed journals and presented widely nationally and internationally. With various research links in China and has had successfully supervised both Chinese and UK PhD and postdoctoral students and currently supervises post graduate TCM students in a number of topic areas which include; muscular skeletal pain, integrated health, phantom limb pain, and osteoarthritis of the knee and supervises post-doctoral work on post-marketing surveillance of herbal injections in China.