Xiaoshu Zhu

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PhD (Health) 2007 Western Sydney University
MMed 1989 Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine

BMed 1984 Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Associate Professor Zhu is Director of Academic Program and Senior Lecturer of the Chinese Medicine Program in School of Science and Health at Western Sydney University. She is also inaugural Practitioner Member of the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia and she serves as Working Editor for the Cochrane Menstrual Disorders and Subfertility Group, the Cochrane Collaboration.

Associate Professor Zhu has a very strong academic background in Chinese medicine tertiary education. Prior to joining Western Sydney University, she was Associate Professor at Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine,  China. In 1999, Associate Professor Zhu made the successful transition to Western Sydney University pursuing her new academic life in Australia. As key founding member, she has made significant contribution to the growth of the Chinese Medicine Program at Western Sydney University. Associate Professor Zhu has worked in teaching, research and clinical practice in a few counties including China, Malaysia, New Zealand and Australia.

Research Strengths

Associate Professor Zhu has built up a strong research profile and expertise over the years in the field of clinical research and systematic reviews. Her particular research interests are in the field of cancer care and women's health. She has a proven track record including research publications in high-level journals, receiving international and national awards, as well as attracting international research grants. Associate Professor Zhu enjoys working with colleagues through international collaborative projects, she has established an extensive research network in the field. She supervises higher degree research students in health and biomedical science.

Grants / Projects 

Associate Professor Zhu's research has been supported by numerous external funding agencies including government and international industry.

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International Partnerships

Associate Professor Zhu serves as external academic monitor at Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand and University Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia. She works collaboratively with researchers and academic from many prestigious institutions including Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School USA, Beijing Cancer Hospital, Beijing Guangan'men Hospital, Beijing Xiyuan Hospital, Shanghai Longhua Hospital, Tufts University USA, Beijing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, China. She has several editor and reviewer roles with international journals.

Awards

  • Cochrane Complementary and Alternative Medicine Field Bursary for a Cochrane review on Chinese Herbal Medicine for Menopausal Symptoms, December, 2011.
  • Dr Bernard Lake Award, the Annual Prize for a Cochrane review on Chinese Herbal Medicine for Primary Dysmenorrhea as a publication in the field of complementary medicine, June, 2009. Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, Australia.
  • Award for the Best Research Paper May, 2008 AACMA Annual Conference, Sydney, Australia.
  • Asia 2000 Foundation, Higher Education Exchange Program April, 2000 Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand.
  • Dean's Award for New Employee of the Year December, 1999. Faculty of Health, Western Sydney University, Australia.

Publications

Books / Book Chapters

Zhang QR, Yi J, Li KD, Cui JP, Gu F, Liu JF, et al. The basic theory of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Beijing: China Press of Traditional Chinese Medicine; 2004.

Drew AK, Bensoussan A, Whyte IM, Dawson AH, Zhu X, Myers SP. Chinese herbal medicine toxicology database: Monograph on radix sophorae flavescentis, "Ku Shen". J Toxicol-Clin Toxic. 2002;40(2):173-6.

Drew A, Whyte I, Bensoussan A, Dawson A, Zhu X, Myers S. Chinese herbal medicine toxicology database Monograph on herbal asari 'xi xin'. J Toxicol-Clin Toxic. 2002;40(2):169–72.

Bensoussan A, Drew AK, Whyte IM, Dawson AH, Zhu XS, Myers SP. Monographs on the toxicity of Chinese herbs. Volume 1. Sydney: University of Western Sydney; 2001.

Wang LF, Zhu XS. Modern interpretation of TCM Ancient Classics-Pulse Diagnosis (Mei Jin, 285AD). Nanjing: Jiangsu Science & Technology Press; 2000.

Journal Articles

2016

Zhu X, Liew YL, Liu ZL. Chinese herbal medicine for menopausal symptoms (Review). Cochrane DB Syst Rev. 2016. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009023.pub2.

2015

Xu YL, Chen XY, Chen X, Bian WH, Zhu XS, Chen JJ. San-huang Decoction induces apoptosis of breast cancer cells through regulating aurora kinase A. Journal of Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. 2015;31(5):469-74.

McPherson L, Cochrane S, Zhu XS. Current usage of traditional Chinese medicine in the management of breast cancer: A practitioner's perspective. Integr Cancer Ther. 2015;Sept. DOI: 10.1177/1534735415607656.

Cao H, Han M, Zhu X, Liu J. An overview of systematic reviews of clinical evidence for cupping therapy (In Press). Journal of Traditional Chinese Medical Sciences.1-8. DOI: 10.1016/j.jtcms.2014.11.012.

Li WJ, Yang J, Zhu XS, Li SC, Ho PCL. Correlation between tea consumption and prevalence of hypertension among Singaporean Chinese residents aged 40 years and above. Journal of Human Hypertension. 2015;30:11-7. DOI: 10.1038/jhh.2015.45.

2013

Zhu XS, Bensoussan A, Proctor M, Lu WF, Chen HF. Acupuncture for treatment related side effects in women with breast cancer. Cochrane DB Syst Rev. 2013; (5).

Zhu X, Lim Chi Eung D, Nagels Helen E. Acupuncture for female subfertility. Cochrane DB Syst Rev. 2013; (3): Available from: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD010462/abstract.

2011

Zhu X, Clarke J, Proctor M, Liew YL. Chinese herbal medicine for menopausal symptoms. Cochrane DB Syst Rev. 2011; (3): Available from: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD009023/abstract.

Zhu X, Hamilton KD, McNicol ED. Acupuncture for pain in endometriosis. Cochrane DB Syst Rev. 2011;9:CD007864. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD007864.pub2.

Smith CA, Zhu X, He L, Song J. Acupuncture for primary dysmenorrhoea. Cochrane DB Syst Rev. 2011(1). DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD007854.pub2

Smith C, Zaslawski C, Zheng Z, Cobbin D, Cochrane S, Lenon G, et al. Development of an instrument to assess the quality of acupuncture: Results from a Delphi process. J Altern Complem Med. 2011;17(5):441-52. DOI: 10.1089/acm.2010.0457.

Bjering H, Ginige A, Maeder A, Bensoussan A, Zhu SX, Lattuca C. Electronic medical record information system for patient consultations in Chinese medicine. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2011;168:10-5.

2010

Zhu X, Wong F, Bensoussan A, Lo SK, Zhou C, Yu J. Are there any cross-ethnic differences in menstrual profiles? A pilot comparative study on Australian and Chinese women with primary dysmenorrhea. J Obstet Gynaecol Res. 2010;36(5):1093-101. DOI: 10.1111/j.1447-0756.2010.01250.x.

Zhu X, Proctor M, Bensoussan A, Smith CA, Wu E, Wiebrecht A. Chinese herbal medicine for primary dysmenorrhoea. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 2010(4). DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD005288.pub3.

2009

Zhu X, Carlton AL, Bensoussan A. Development in and challenge for Traditional Chinese Medicine in Australia. J Altern Complem Med. 2009;15(6):685-8. DOI: 10.1089/acm.2008.0325.

Zhu X, Bensoussan A, Zhu L, Qian J, Xu M, Zhou C, et al. Primary dysmenorrhoea: A comparative study on Australian and Chinese women. Complement Ther Med. 2009;17(3):155-60. DOI: 10.1016/j.ctim.2008.10.001.

Smith C, He L, Zhu X, Song J. Acupuncture for primary dysmenorrhoea. Cochrane DB Syst Rev. 2009.

2008

Zhu X, Proctor M, Bensoussan A, Wu E, Smith CA. Chinese herbal medicine for primary dysmenorrhoea Cochrane DB Syst Rev. 2008(2). DOI: 10. 1002/ 14651858. CD 00 52 88 . pub3.

Zhu X, Proctor M, Bensoussan A, Smith C, Wu E. Chinese herbal medicine for primary dysmenorrhoea. AJACM. 2008;3(1):37-52

2007

Zhu X, Proctor M, Bensoussan A, Wu E, Smith CA. Chinese herbal medicine for primary dysmenorrhoea. Cochrane DB Syst Rev. 2007. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD005288.pub3.

2005

Zhu X, Bensoussan A, Smith CA. Chinese herbal medicine for primary dysmenorrhoea Cochrane DB Syst Rev. 2005.

2002

Proctor M, Farquhar C, Stones W, He L, Zhu X, Brown J. Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation for primary dysmenorrhoea. Cochrane DB Syst Rev. 2002; (1): Available from: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD002123/abstract.

Conferences

Zhu X. Complementary Medicine Research in Australia.  International Symposium on Chinese Medicine and Cancer Research; October 2013; Beijing: State Adminstration of Traditional Chinese Medicine, China and National Cancer Institute, USA; 2013.

Bjering H, Ginige A, Maeder A, Bensoussan A, Zhu X, Lattuca C. Electronic medical record information system for patient consultations in Chinese Medicine.  19th Australian National Health Informatics Conference (HIC 2011); Amsterdam. Health informatics: The transformative power of innovation: Selected Papers from the 19th Australian National Health Informatics Conference: IOS Press; 2011. p. 10-5.

Duck L, Zhu X, Penkala S, Maeder A. Strategies to enhance computer assisted differential diagnosis in traditional Chinese medicine for coronary heart disease: Validity and standardisation of a diagnostic instrument.  2010 IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine; Hong Kong 2010. p. 749-53.

Zhu X. Is Evidence Based Approach applicable in TCM Research? (Invited keynote speaker) International Chinese Medicine Conference: The New Zealand Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture Society; New Zealand July, 2009.

Zhu X. Challenges in conducing the Cochrane Systematic Review in Traditional Chinese Medicine - How has the Cochrane MDSG helped?  The 19th Cochrane Colloquium 2009; Singapore October, 2009.

Zhu X. Is Chinese Herbal Medicine for primary dysmenorrhoea effective? - An Australian case of evidence based practice in complementary medicine (Invited paper) (Awarded the Best Research Paper in the conference).  Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Annual Conference: AACMA; Sydney, Australia 2008.

Zhu X. A systematic review on use of Chinese Herbal Medicine for primary dysmenorrhoea.  The Effective Care in Gynaecology: Cochrane Menstrual Disorders and Subfertility Group; Auckland University, New Zealand 2006.

Zhu X. Analysis of side effect of pharmaceutical drugs in terms of TCM diagnostic categories.  The Sixth World Conference on Acupuncture: World Federation of Acupuncture-Moxibustion Societies and WHO; Gold Coast, Australia 2004.

Zhu X. A clinical trial investigation into the use of Chinese medicine for primary dysmenorrhoea: Developing an evidence-based approach.  The First International Chinese Medicine Conference: RMIT University; Melbourne, Australia 2003.