Associate Professor Xiaoshu Zhu

Associate Professor Xiaoshu Zhu

Dap - Traditional Chinese Medicine,
Traditional Chinese Medicine (sosh)

Associate Professor,
Dean's Unit - School Of Science And Health

Biography

Dr. Xiaoshu Zhu is Associate Professor, Associate Dean of School (International) and Director of Academic Program of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). She is also key senior researcher in cancer field at the National Institute of Complementary Medicine (NICM) which is hosted by the University. 

Xiaoshu was member of the inaugural Chinese Medicine Board of Australia appointed by the Australian Health Workforce Ministerial Council, serving as member of the Policies, Standards and Guidelines Advisory Committee. She also serves as Working Editor for the Gynaecology and Fertility Group, the Cochrane Collaboration, a well-regarded international healthcare information organisation. She is a member of Standards Australia committee (HE 031) for developing standards for TCM. She has numbers of important roles in the relevant international organisations including as Deputy Editor-in-Chief for series of unified textbooks organized by the World Federation of Chinese Medicine Society (WFCMS). She sits on the board of Overseas Expert of Advisory Committee, China Society of Geriatrics Oncology Rehabilitation.

Dr Zhu graduated from Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (NJUTCM), one of the most prestigious TCM universities in China, with Bachelor’s Degree in 1984 and Masters' Degree in 1989. She completed her PhD (Health) study in 2008 at Western Sydney University.

Her entire career is in academic field with her passion in contemporary TCM tertiary education. She has delivered and run TCM courses at various levels including undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in China, New Zealand, Malaysia and Australia. She has extensive management experience within the university sector, and knows first hand of the challenges in delivering high quality TCM education in the contemporary tertiary education environment. 

Dr Zhu’s academic experience, both national and international, has provided her with ample opportunities to network with various Chinese medicine institutions and leading TCM experts which she has used to advance the status of Chinese medicine education and research in Australia. She played a crucial role in securing a high level of international partnership in the context of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) in 2015 between Australia and China; which highlights the collaboration on validation and translation of Chinese medicine world widely. http://www.westernsydney.edu.au/newscentre/news_centre/more_news_stories/china_connection_to_build_bridge_to_better_health_in_australia As recognition of her great contribution, in 2016 Dr Zhu was highly commended for the VC Excellence Award (in the University Engagement and Sustainability), and recipient of the Dean's Excellence Award (in Engagement).

Dr Zhu received one million dollars research and education competitive grants from Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, National Breast Cancer Foundation, China National Natural Science Foundation and Western Sydney University.

Dr Xiaoshu Zhu is registered Chinese herbalist and acupuncturist with the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia. She was the first clinician of the Chinese Medicine Clinical Research Centre, the first TCM service at the Women’s Services in a public hospital setting (Sydney South Western Area Health Service) in Australia in 2005. 

This information has been contributed by Associate Professor Zhu.

Qualifications

  • PhDHlth University of Western Sydney
  • BMed Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • MMed Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Awards

  • Cochrane Complementary and Alternative Medicine Field Bursary 2011-12-01
  • Dr Bernard Lake Award 2009-06-01
  • Award for the Best Research Paper 2008-05-12

Interests

  • Integrative cancer care and management
  • TCM clinical informatics
  • Tertiary TCM education
  • Women's health

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Traditional Chinese Medicine (sosh)
  • Dean's Unit - School Of Science And Health

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 3338
(02) 4620 3338
Mobile:
Location: 24.4.12
Campbelltown24.2.61
Campbelltown
Website:

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Teaching

Current Teaching Areas

  • 400927 Block Clinical Practicum (PG)
  • 401133 Clinical Placement
  • 61117 Research Thesis

Previous Teaching Areas

  • 400346 Traditional Chinese Medicine 1, 2012
  • 400348 Traditional Chinese Medicine 2, 2012
  • 400352 Traditional Chinese Medicine 3, 2012
  • 400360 Chinese Internal Medicine 2, 2012
  • 400919 Specialities in Traditional Chinese Medicine 1 (PG), 2012

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Armour, M., Smith, C., Schabrun, S., Steiner, G., Zhu, X., Lawson, K. and Song, J. (2018), 'Manual acupuncture plus usual care versus usual care alone in the treatment of endometriosis-related chronic pelvic pain : study protocol for a randomised controlled feasibility study', Pilot and Feasibility Studies, vol 4, no 10 .
  • He, X., Li, C., Zhu, X., Li, Y., Jarouche, M., Bensoussan, A. and Li, P. (2017), 'High-performance liquid chromatography coupled with tandem mass spectrometry technology in the analysis of Chinese medicine formulas : a bibliometric analysis (1997-2015)', Journal of Separation Science, vol 40, no 1 , pp 81 - 92.
  • Porter, D., Cochrane, S. and Zhu, X. (2017), 'Current usage of traditional Chinese medicine for breast cancer : a narrative approach to the experiences of women with breast cancer in Australia : a pilot study', Medicines, vol 4, no 2 .
  • Smith, C., Zaslawski, C., Cochrane, S., Zhu, X., Zheng, Z., Loyeung, B., Meier, P., Walsh, S., Xue, C., Zhang, L., Fahey, P. and Bensoussan, A. (2017), 'Reliability of the NICMAN Scale : an instrument to assess the quality of acupuncture administered in clinical trials', Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, vol 2017 .
  • Sieminski, K., Yeung, A. and Zhu, X. (2017), 'Development of an acupuncture protocol for cerebral palsy', Journal of Chinese Medicine, vol 113 , pp 21 - 27.
  • Armour, M., Dahlen, H., Zhu, X., Farquhar, C. and Smith, C. (2017), 'The role of treatment timing and mode of stimulation in the treatment of primary dysmenorrhea with acupuncture : an exploratory randomised controlled trial', PLoS One, vol 12, no 7 .
  • Li, W., Yang, J., Zhu, X., Li, S. and Ho, P. (2016), 'Correlation between tea consumption and prevalence of hypertension among Singaporean Chinese residents aged = 40 years', Journal of Human Hypertension, vol 30, no 1 , pp 11 - 17.
  • Zhu, X., Liew, Y. and Liu, Z. (2016), 'Chinese herbal medicine for menopausal symptoms (Review)', Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, , no 3 .
  • McPherson, L., Cochrane, S. and Zhu, X. (2016), 'Current usage of traditional Chinese medicine in the management of breast cancer : a practitioner's perspective', Integrative Cancer Therapies, vol 15, no 3 , pp 335 - 342.
  • Smith, C., Armour, M., Zhu, X., Li, X., Lu, Z. and Song, J. (2016), 'Acupuncture for dysmenorrhoea (Intervention Review)', Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, vol 2016, no 4 , pp 1 - 129.
  • Zhang, Y., Wang, A., Chen, P., Zhu, X. and Li, Z. (2016), 'Tai Chi for stroke rehabilitation : protocol for a systematic review', BMJ Open, vol 6, no 6 .
  • Li, Y., Zhu, X., Bensoussan, A., Li, P., Moylan, E., Delaney, G. and McPherson, L. (2016), 'Herbal medicine for hot flushes induced by endocrine therapy in women with breast cancer : a systematic review and meta-analysis', Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, vol 2016 .
  • Xu, Y., Chen, X., Chen, X., Bian, W., Yao, C., Zhang, X., Zhu, X., Chen, J. and Ye, X. (2016), 'San Huang decoction downregulates Aurora kinase A to inhibit breast cancer cell growth and enhance chemosenstivity to anti-tumor drugs', Pathology Research and Practice, vol 212, no 8 , pp 696 - 703.
  • Xu, Y., Chen, X., Chen, X., Bian, W., Yao, C., Zhu, X. and Chen, J. (2015), 'San Huang decoction induces apoptosis of breast cancer cells through regulating Aurora kinase A', Journal of Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, vol 31, no 5 , pp 469 - 474.
  • Cao, H., Han, M., Zhu, X. and Liu, J. (2015), 'An overview of systematic reviews of clinical evidence for cupping therapy', Journal of Traditional Chinese Medical Sciences, vol 2, no 1 , pp 3 - 10.
  • Zhu, X., Lim, C. and Nagels, H. (2013), 'Acupuncture for female subfertility', Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, vol 3 .
  • Zhu, X., Bensoussan, A., McNicol, E., Chen, H. and Lu, W. (2013), 'Acupuncture for treatment-related side effects in women with breast cancer', Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, vol 5 .
  • Smith, C., Zhu, X., He, L. and Song, J. (2011), 'Acupuncture for primary dysmenorrhoea', Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, , no 1 .
  • Smith, C., Zaslawski, C., Zheng, Z., Cobbin, D., Cochrane, S., Lenon, G., Loyeung, B., Meier, P., Walsh, S., Xue, C., Zhang, A., Zhu, X. and Bensoussan, A. (2011), 'Development of an instrument to assess the quality of acupuncture: Results from a Delphi process', Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, vol 17, no 5 , pp 441 - 452.
  • Zhu, X., Hamilton, K. and Mcnicol, E. (2011), 'Acupuncture for pain in endometriosis (review)', Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, , no 9 .
  • Zhu, X., Clark, J., Protocol, M. and Yak, L. (2011), 'Chinese herbal medicine for menopausal symptoms (Protocol)', The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, , no 3 .
  • Zhu, X., Wong, F., Bensoussan, A., Lo, S., Zhou, C. and Yu, J. (2010), 'Are there any cross-ethnic differences in menstrual profiles? : a pilot comparative study on Australian and Chinese women with primary dysmenorrheal', Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research, vol 36, no 5 , pp 1093 - 1101.
  • Zhu, X., Bensoussan, A., Zhu, L., Qian, J., Xu, M., Zhou, C., Chaog, P. and Lo, S. (2009), 'Primary dysmenorrhoea : a comparative study on Australian and Chinese women', Complementary Therapies in Medicine, vol 17, no 3 , pp 155 - 160.
  • Smith, C., He, L., Zhu, X. and Song, J. (2009), 'Acupuncture for primary dysmenorrhoea', Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, , no 3 .
  • Zhu, X., Hamilton, K. and Mcnicol, E. (2009), 'Acupuncture for pain in endometriosis (Protocol)', The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, , no 3 .
  • Zhu, X., Carlton, A. and Bensoussan, A. (2009), 'Development in and challenge for traditional Chinese medicine in Australia', Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, vol 15, no 6 , pp 685 - 688.
  • Zhu, X., Proctor, M., Bensoussan, A., Smith, C. and Wu, E. (2008), 'Chinese herbal medicine for primary dysmenorrhoea : a systematic review', Australian Journal of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, vol 3, no 1 , pp 37 - 52.
  • Zhu, X., Proctor, M., Bensoussan, A., Smith, C. and Wu, E. (2007), 'Chinese herbal medicine for primary dysmenorrhoea', Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, vol 2007, no 4 , pp 1 - 98.
  • Zhu, X., Smith, C. and Bensoussan, A. (2005), 'Chinese herbal medicine for primary dysmenorrhoea', The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, vol 2 .
  • Drew, A., Bensoussan, A., Whyte, I., Dawson, A., Zhu, X. and Myers, S. (2002), 'Chinese herbal medicine toxicology database Monograph on radix sophorae flavescentis 'ku shen'', Journal of Toxicology- Clinical Toxicology, vol 40, no 2 , pp 173 - 176.
  • Drew, A., Whyte, I., Bensoussan, A., Dawson, A., Zhu, X. and Myers, S. (2002), 'Chinese herbal medicine toxicology database Monograph on herbal asari 'xi xin'.', Journal of Toxicology- Clinical Toxicology., vol 40, no 2 , pp 169 - 172.

Conference Papers

  • Bjering, H., Ginige, A., Maeder, A., Bensoussan, A., Zhu, X. and Lattuca, C. (2011), 'Electronic medical record information system for patient consultations in Chinese medicine', Health Informatics: The Transformative Power of Innovation: Selected Papers from the 19th Australian National Health Informatics Conference (HIC 2011), .
  • Duck, L., Zhu, X., Penkala, S. and Maeder, A. (2010), '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 Workshops, Hong Kong.

Xiaoshu is active researcher in the field of Chinese medicine with experience in conducting clinical trials and systematic reviews. Her main clinical research expertise is in women’s health, and she has developed her research interest in cancer care with the use of Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture. She has a proven track record in research and publications with many collaborations in Australia and overseas. This website is yet to be updated. 

This information has been contributed by Associate Professor Zhu.

Previous Projects

Title: What can Chinese medicine offer in the management of breast cancer?
Funder:
  • National Breast Cancer Foundation (non ACRG)
Western Researchers: Xiaoshu Zhu and Alan Bensoussan
Years: 2014-10-19 - 2014-12-31
ID: P00022224
Title: Australia-China Chinese Medicine Education Program
Funder:
  • Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Western Researchers: Xiaoshu Zhu and Alan Bensoussan
Years: 2015-09-30 - 2016-06-30
ID: P00023009
Title: International Visiting Fellow - Professor Yu Jin, Fudan University Shanghai
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
Western Researchers: Xiaoshu Zhu
Years: 2001-11-01 - 2003-09-30
ID: P0010660
Title: NICM- Nomenclature Compendium -Extension 2016
Funder:
  • Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency
Western Researchers: Alan Bensoussan, Xiaoshu Zhu and Chun Guang Li
Years: 2016-10-13 - 2017-02-28
ID: P00024344
Title: Electronic Health Record Data Capture and Management in Chinese Medicine Consultations
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
  • Surity Pty Ltd
Western Researchers: Athula Ginige, Alan Bensoussan, Anthony Maeder and Xiaoshu Zhu
Years: 2011-03-01 - 2015-01-31
ID: P00019512
Title: Investigation of scientific evidence on the use of Chinese herbal medicine for coronary heart disease: phytochemical study and systematic review
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
Western Researchers: Xiaoshu Zhu and Cheang Khoo
Years: 2009-07-14 - 2010-07-13
ID: P00017126

Supervision

Associate Professor Zhu is available to be a principal supervisor for doctoral projects

Current Supervision

Thesis Title: An Investigation into Efficacy and Action of the Adaptogenic Herbal Remedy Eleutherococcus Senticosus in Treating and Preventing Overtraining Syndrome in Ironman Triathletes
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Treating Dysmenorrhea in Reproductive Age Women who are Resistant to Conventional Treatment. Is Auricular Acupressure the Answer?
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Can Chinese herbal medicine relieve hot flushes induced by endocrine therapy in women with breast cancer: a randomised placebo-controlled multi-centre trial.
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Chinese Medicine for Chemotherapy induced Peripheral Neuropathy: A Randomised Double Blind Clinical trial in Australia
Field of Research:

Media

Title: China connection to build bridge to better health in Australia
Description: Partnership between Beijing University of Chinese Medicine and Western Sydney University
Title: Excellence in University Engagement and Sustainability
Description: Receiving the Award
Title: Study finds acupuncture benefits for range of cancer related symptoms
Description: Cancer research

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