Executive committee



Angela Hicks

Joint principal and co-founder, Chinese medicine lecturer, clinical supervisor


Angela is joint principal and co-founder of the college. She has been practising acupuncture since 1976. She originally studied at the college of traditional acupuncture where she later received her MAc. She was a lecturer and clinical supervisor at that college from 1979 until 1987. She studied TCM and completed clinical training in China at Nanjing college of TCM in 1989. She is also a herbalist and graduate of the College’s herb course. In 1988 she co-founded acupuncture training courses, a course teaching TCM theory to five element acupuncturists. She practises qigong and is a qualified Focusing teacher and is a master practitioner of neuro-linguistic programming. She is the author or co-author of five books: The principles of Chinese medicine (Singing Dragon), The acupuncture handbook (Little Brown Books), 88 Chinese medicine secrets (HowTo Books) and co-author of healing your emotions with John Hicks, and the textbook five element constitutional acupuncture (Churchill Livingstone, 2004) with John Hicks and Peter Mole. She is a member of the council of heads for acupuncture courses (CHAC) 

John Hicks

Joint principal and co-founder, Chinese medicine lecturer, clinical supervisor


John is joint principal and co-founder of the college. He is also a module leader for skills and techniques. He has a PhD from the University of London and has been in practice since 1975. He trained at the college of traditional acupuncture and has a Dr Ac from that college. He went on to become dean, lecturer and clinical supervisor there from 1978 to 1985. He created the acupuncture skills course which teaches the basic diagnostic skills of five element constitutional diagnosis. He has undertaken clinical training in China at Nanjing college of TCM. He has completed Ted Kaptchuk’s course in Chinese herbal medicine and uses herbs as well as acupuncture in his practice. In 1988 he co-founded acupuncture training courses, a postgraduate course teaching TCM theory to five element acupuncturists. John is an associate trainer with the society of neuro-linguistic programming. He practises qigong. The author of The principles of Chinese herbal medicine, and co-author of healing your emotions, he also co-wrote the textbook five element constitutional acupuncture with Angela Hicks and Peter Mole.

Peter Mole


Dean, Chinese medicine lecturer, clinical supervisor

Peter is the dean of the college and a member of the college’s executive committee. He has an MA in modern history from Oxford university. He graduated from the college of traditional acupuncture in 1978 and holds the qualification of Master of acupuncture. He lectured and was a clinical supervisor at the college of traditional acupuncture for eleven years. Peter is the author of acupuncture for body, mind and spirit, which is directed at patients and prospective students. He co-wrote five element constitutional acupuncture with Angela and John Hicks. He has lectured extensively in Europe, Israel and the U.S. He was a founding council member of the British acupuncture council.

 
Karen Proudfoot

Joint vice-principal, programme leader for professional practice, Chinese medicine lecturer, clinical supervisor

Karen is joint vice-principal and the programme leader for professional practice. She is also a lecturer in Chinese medicine, clinical supervisor, dissertation supervisor and runs the Reading regional support group. Before studying acupuncture she studied for a BSc in Pharmacology and a PhD in Biochemistry and then spent 15 years in biotechnology research. Karen has been in practice since 2001. She has a busy practice in Woodley in Reading.

 
Jonathan Pledger

Joint vice principal, Chinese medicine lecturer, clinical supervisor

Jonathan’s original degree was in business studies before going on to study for a PGCE and was a teacher for 20 years. He is a lecturer in Chinese medicine, clinical supervisor, dissertation supervisor and personal tutor. He graduated from the college in 2007 and since becoming an acupuncturist he has completed a Master’s degree from Portsmouth university researching acupuncture and autism. He practises at the college and in Wokingham.

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