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Professor of Public Health & Director Australian Research Centre in Complementary and Integrative Medicine (ARCCIM)

I am Professor of Public Health at the Faculty of Health, University of Technology Sydney where I have a research-intensive Chair and currently lead a team of 15 researchers. My research programme has focused upon a number of topics including occupational and workplace violence in general practice; complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use, practice and interface (with primary health care); rural health; dementia and family-caregivers; and women's health. My work provides a bridge between the disciplines/fields of public health, health social science and health services research with a focus upon providing findings of practice and policy relevance.

I hold a NHMRC Career Development Fellowship (2011-2015) as well as a number of national and international Honorary and Adjunct Professorial titles. I am Director of the Australian Research Centre in Complementary and Integrative Medicine (ARCCIM) and National Convenor of the Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA) Special Interest Group on 'Evidence, Research and Policy on Complementary Medicine'.

In the last 5 years I have attracted in excess of $7M of external funding as Principal Investigator including grants from the NHMRC, ARC and PHCRED. I have authored over 210 peer-reviewed publications since 2001 and I am editor/co-editor of 6 international research books. My most recent books include Editor-in-Chief Traditional, Complementary and Integrative Medicine: An International Reader (Palgrave, 2012), Chief Editor Primary Health Care and Complementary and Integrative Medicine: Research and Practice (Imperial College Press, 2012) and Co-Editor Evidence-Based Health Care in Context (Ashgate, 2011). I am also Associate Editor for three international peer-review journals, Complementary Therapies in Medicine (Elsevier), Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies (Elsevier) and BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine as well as Regional Editor for European Journal of Integrative Medicine (Elsevier).