President and co-founder, Chinese medicine lecturer and clinical supervisor
John is president 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 later received an advanced qualification. 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 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.
Joint principal and co-founder, Chinese medicine lecturer and 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 an advanced qualification. 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 (how to 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.
Joint principal, Chinese medicine lecturer and 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. He is chair of the the council of heads for acupuncture courses (CHAC) and a Board member of the British Acupuncture Accreditation Board (BAAB).
Dean, Chinese medicine lecturer and 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 later received an advanced qualification. 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.
Academic director, learning support coordinator, Chinese medicine lecturer and clinical supervisor
Susannah is academic director and a graduate of CICM. She has a qualification in Chinese herbal medicine and Tui Na. Susannah has studied Chinese herbal medicine in Beijing with Dr Suzanne Robidoux and Dr Feng Shi Lun. She has a post graduate diploma in arts administration from City university and a BA in history of art from UEA.
Programme leader and lecturer for Chinese medicine
Janice is programme leader for Chinese medicine. She has a BA in English and French from Lancaster university and a PGCE from Swansea university. After ten years in mainstream education (and working in adult education as a yoga teacher), she graduated from the college of traditional acupuncture in 1988. She then went on to complete the clinical integration course a few years later. She has been the president of the British acupuncture council (BAcC) and currently sits on the admissions committee. As a previous conference consultant to the BAcC, she now acts as an advisor. In 2013 she was made a fellow of the BAcC. Janice runs an acupuncture practice in Swindon, Wiltshire.
Programme leader for skills and acupuncture techniques, Chinese medicine lecturer and clinical supervisor
Kim is the programme leader for acupuncture skills and techniques. She graduated from the college in 1999 and went on to complete the college's patent herb course in 2003. She practices acupuncture, shiatsu and Chinese patent herbs at her clinics in west London. She first came to Chinese medicine as a child. She came across it again through studying meditation, Japanese martial arts and shiatsu, which included five element and TCM theory. She taught at the European school of shiatsu therapy and movement before leaving to join CICM first as a practical skills tutor and then as a teacher and clinical supervisor. She is a qualified mentor/ supervisor and runs supervisions groups in central and west London for acupuncturists.
Point location programme leader and practical teacher
Nicola is programme leader for point location and a practical skills tutor. She has a BSc (Hons) in financial services from UMIST. She studied acupuncture at the college and graduated in 2009. She has also completed the tuina course. She practices in Harwell.
Programme leader for research and reflective practice
Roz is the programme leader for research and reflective practice. She has a BSc (Hons) in biomedical science and a PhD in protein biochemistry and molecular biology and has 23 years experience in higher education as an academic and researcher. Roz graduated from the college in 2007 and now she divides her working time between her acupuncture practice, her role as division head of biomedical science at the university of Portsmouth and teaching at college. She has a strong research interest and is involved in research evaluating the biomedical basis of complementary and alternative medicines and has experience both in laboratory and clinical research.
Programme leader and lecturer for conventional medical sciences
Lynda has a first class honours degree in Mathematics which led to a career in software testing within the financial services industry. Then, working in the NHS, she gained qualifications in Haematology and Transfusion Science. A growing interest in Eastern philosophy and medicine led her to study acupuncture at CICM and she graduated with a BSc (Hons) degree in 2012. Since, she completed the tuina course and now runs a busy practice in Weston super Mare.
Joint programme leader for professional practice
Melanie has a BA (Hons) in fine art and after eight years working in film and television design decided to study acupuncture. She graduated from CICM in 2011 with a first class BSc (Hons) degree. Melanie went on to complete a course in paediatric acupuncture taught by Julian Scott and runs a busy practice with clinics in Bath and Bristol. Melanie is co-founder of the Acupuncture Conception to Childbirth Team in Bristol, a specialist group of acupuncturists collaborating in the area of fertility, pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum care.
Joint programme leader for professional practice
Rob has a BSc (Hons) in marine biology and graduated from CICM in 2011 with a First Class BSc (Hons) in acupuncture. He runs a busy private practice in North Essex and is co-founder of the Colchester Community Acupuncture multibed clinic.
Chinese medicine teacher, practical teacher and library and learning resources coordinator
Alison originally trained as a nurse and health visitor and worked in a variety of hospital and community settings in London. She has a BSc in nursing and an MSc in health care policy. She graduated from CICM in 2008 and practises acupuncture from her clinic in Ascot. She has also been teaching tai chi and qigong classes for 12 years. She has completed training courses in Japanese acupuncture techniques.
Chinese medicine teacher, practical teacher
Sharon Ashton is a practical skills tutor. She has a BA (Hons) in prehistory and archaeology from the university of Sheffield. Sharon graduated from the college with a licentiate in 2004 and returned to achieve a BSc (Hons) degree in acupuncture in 2008. She also completed the tuina course at CICM in 2011. She practises in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire.
Chinese medicine lecturer, clinical manager and supervisor
Rebecca has a BA(Hons) in eastern religions and literature from the university of Bristol. She spent four years teaching in Asia and Europe, before embarking on the acupuncture course at the college, graduating in 2001. She then studied, and worked alongside Giovanni Maciocia for several years. She is a teacher and clinical supervisor at the college. Rebecca practises in Oxford and is a steering committee member of ACT (acupuncture in childbirth team) Oxford. Having completed a paediatric training with Julian Scott, Rebecca founded an acupuncture clinic in Oxford for the treatment of babies, children and adolescents.
Chinese medicine lecturer
Danny studied acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine here at CICM, graduating in 1998. He has postgraduate diplomas in Chinese language and academic studies. He has a special interest in teaching and using nutrition to support treatment. Danny currently practises in Cheltenham where he also teaches tai chi and qigong.
Module leader for research and reflective practice level 6 and research lecturer
Mark is module leader for research and reflective practice at level 6. He has an MSc in animal breeding from Edinburgh university. He qualified from the college of traditional acupuncture in 1983 and has completed the clinical integration course. He practises in Abingdon and Oxford and is research manager of the BAcC.
Alex’s initial contact with the East came through his contact with the Japanese martial arts and study of shiatsu in the early 80's. Alex spent 17 years as a paramedic in the London ambulance service and for 10 years worked as an assessor for the health professions council (HPC). Alex runs his own approved first aid training organisation, holos healthcare and training limited. He has written the first aid manual for the British acupuncture council. Alex qualified from CICM and then studied the patent herb course, and tuina at LCTA. Alex practices acupuncture and tuina at his clinic in Worcester and regularly returns to Beijing to study acupuncture under Prof Wang Ju Yi and tuina at the Beijing tuina hospital.
Chinese medicine lecturer, practical teacher and clinical supervisor
Charlotte graduated from the college in 2003 with a Licentiate but later returned to achieve a first class BSc (Hons) degree in acupuncture studies. In addition to this she has also completed a year-long apprenticeship in five element acupuncture, London. She is the co-founder of the multi-bed clinic BIGROOM in Oxford and runs a private practice in Bristol. She works as a personal tutor, practical skills tutor, teacher and clinical supervisor at the college.
Ben has been teaching qigong at the college since 2008. He is an acupuncturist and has also studied Chinese herbal medicine and tuina massage. He graduated from a 5 year degree run in conjunction with Beijing university in 2007. This training included a five month clinical placement in the hospitals of Beijing. Since graduating Ben has completed a qigong teaching apprenticeship, advanced acupuncture and massage studies with Andrew Nugent-Head and several month long qigong instructor training courses. Currently he practises Chinese medicine and runs a small qigong school in Oxford.
Practical skills tutor
Heather originally worked in art and design after studying for a BA in Fine Art at Cape Town University. After moving to Britain, she graduated from CICM with a BA (Hons). She runs a busy acupuncture practice in Oxford and is co-founder of Community Acupuncture at the Oxford Health Hub.
Chinese medicine lecturer, practical skills tutor and regional support group coordinator
Jason graduated from the college in 2003 and has been working here since 2006. He teaches on the acupuncture course, is a practical skills tutor and involved in marking assignments and exams. He also co-ordinates the regional support group programme. He practises in Chippenham where he also teaches meditation.
Chinese medicine lecturer
Jill is Chinese medicine lecturer at the college. She runs fertility seminars and supervision days. Previously a radiographer working in the NHS, she graduated from the college of traditional acupuncture in 1985. She has completed CICM's acupuncture skills course, the clinical integration course and the college's herb course. She has undertaken neuro-linguistic programming training and is also a qualified life and executive coach.
Anatomy and Qi Gong lecturer
Graham is a craniosacral therapist and integrative child psychotherapist with almost 25 years clinical experience. He is one of the anatomy tutors at the college and also teaches regular Qi Gong classes.
Sandra graduated from the college in 1997 and has completed our patents course. She has been a practical skills tutor since 1999 and is a clinical supervisor. Sandra practises in High Wycombe.
Chinese medicine lecturer, clinical supervisor and practical skills tutor
Tamara teaches at the college and also works as a personal tutor, practical skills tutor, and clinical supervisor. She graduated from the college of traditional acupuncture in 1986 and completed further training in Chinese herbal medicine in 1994. Tamara has completed a course in paediatric acupuncture and enjoys treating children as well as adults in her practices in Guildford, Haslemere and Petersfield. She is the author of several books on herbal medicine.
Chinese medicine lecturer and clinical supervisor
Magda graduated from the college of traditional acupuncture in 1982 returning to postgraduate studies and obtaining a BAc. She went on to study TCM, completing the integration course in 1994. She has a diploma from the university of Westminster in qigong and tuina, which she combines with acupuncture in her practice in Reading. As well as teaching on the acupuncture course, Magda is a regional support group tutor and a clinical supervisor. She is also a member of the ethics committee at the BAcC.
Chinese medicine lecturer and clinical supervisor
Greg has been involved with the college since its inception in 1993. He is a clinical supervisor and teaches on the acupuncture course. He trained at the college of traditional acupuncture and then undertook the clinical integration course whilst training in herbs at the London academy of oriental medicine. In 1998 and 2000 he travelled to Hangzhou for clinical training in herbal medicine. Greg uses herbs and acupuncture in his practice at the college clinic and in Oxford. He has a particular interest in the relationship between herbs and foods. He is co-author with Danny Blyth of Chinese dietary wisdom.
After completing an MPharm (Hons) degree in Pharmacy from Madrid university, she moved to England and worked in a variety of areas including research, hospital, and community pharmacy. Cristina has BSc (Hons) degree in acupuncture and completed the course in tuina from CICM. She runs her practice in Reading and is a regular volunteer at my cancer my choices charity.
Michael qualified from CICM in 2003 and has completed extensive training in Europe and China. He is a passionate teacher of point location, anatomy and practical skills. His clinic is in Wiltshire. He also runs courses in channel theory.
Peter studied tuina and shiatsu in the late 1980’s which lead to studying acupuncture at CICM, graduating in 1996. Peter practises in south London combining all of these disciplines. He is passionate about sharing his knowledge and experience with others, and enjoys teaching point location, anatomy, needling, cupping, moxa and tuina as well as a being a personal and regional support group tutor. Peter has studied tai chi and qigong over the last 25 years and teaches in London.
Module leader for research and reflective practice level 5, research lecturer and Chinese medicine lecturer
Jackie is module leader for the research and reflective practice programme (level 5) and has a BSc in biophysics from the university of Sussex. She taught English in China and then studied at the college of traditional acupuncture, graduating in 1989. In 1984 she co-founded an educational charity specialising in the use of video as a tool for group development. She completed the clinical integration course and joined the college staff in 1995. She coordinated a pilot national outcomes study funded by the BAcC and conducted a research project looking at patients’ progress in the college student clinic funded by the college and the oriental medicine research trust, published in 2007.
Yvonne qualified as a veterinary surgeon in her home country, Germany in 1990. She moved to England in 1992, and graduated from the college in 2002. Since then she has been practising acupuncture at her clinic in Nottingham as well as working as a veterinary acupuncturist. Yvonne teaches conventional medical sciences at the college and enjoys practising qigong and tai chi.
Practical skills tutor
James began his Acupuncture training at CICM in 1997 and has worked at the college since 2002, where he currently teaches practical skills to Acupuncture degree students and lectures on the Tui Na course. He has a particular interest in Classical Acupuncture, particularly using palpation-based methods, learning from teachers across Asia and running high patient volume acupuncture clinics - in India, Sri Lanka & Burma.
Clare Venters Smith
Practical skills tutor
Clare graduated from the college with a first class BSc (Hons) degree in five element & TCM acupuncture, followed by courses in tuina and fertility and obstetrics. She works as a practical skills tutor and is involved in marking assignments. She runs busy practices in Reading and Henley. She is also secretary to the acupuncture for conception to childbirth team (ACT) Berkshire which she helped set up.
Kevin teaches anatomy, structural diagnosis and tuina. He graduated from the university of Westminster with a BSc (Hons) in TCM acupuncture and a diploma in tuina. He is also a state registered, chartered physiotherapist and has qualified in sports therapy and sports massage specialising in the treatment of sports injuries. He works with sports teams, professional boxers and practitioners of various martial arts. He is currently the principle physiotherapist of the arthritic association and sits on the BAcC investigating committee.