Guoyan Yang

Guoyan (Emily) Yang

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PhD, MClinicalExPhysiol, BHlthSc
Postdoctural Research Fellow, Clinical Research and Translation, NICM Health Research Institute

Dr Guoyan (Emily) Yang joined NICM Health Research Institute in 2019 as Postdoctoral Research Fellow for clinical research and translation. Her research explores the effectiveness and safety of complementary medicines, including Chinese medicine and tai chi, in the treatment of chronic illness including cardiovascular disease, diabetes and mild cognitive impairment. Dr Yang's research interests includes investigating the physical and psychological benefits of tai chi in young people, and she is active in the community as a tai chi instructor.

Research focus

  • Chinese medicine and tai chi
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Diabetes
  • Mild cognitive impairment
  • Mental health
  • Clinical research and translation

Awards and recognitions

  • 2018 Young Investigator Award, ICIMH 2018, Baltimore, US
  • 2018 Student Seminar Best Poster Award, NICM Health Research Institute, Australia
  • 2018 Student Seminar Best Presentation Award, NICM Health Research Institute, Australia
  • 2017 Winner of 3-Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition, School of Health and Science, Western Sydney University, Australia


  • 2018-present Member, Australian Health Promotion Association
  • 2016-present Member, International Society for Complementary Medicine
  • 2015-present Reviewer, Complementary Therapies in Medicine
  • 2007-present Member, Huacheng Martial Arts Association


  • 2015-present, PhD Candidate (Health Science), NICM Health Research Institute, Western Sydney University, Australia
  • 2014 Master of Medicine (Evidence-Based Medicine), Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, China
  • 2011 Bachelor of Arts (Medicine English), Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, China


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