Peter is registered with the Chinese Medicine Registration Board of Australia in the divisions of Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine. He is also a member of the Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association (AACMA). The AACMA is the largest Chinese medicine-dedicated professional association for practitioners of Chinese medicine in Australia.
In addition to his busy clinical practice, Peter is committed to lifelong learning and presents professional development seminars to colleagues and where possible, contributes papers to acupuncture and Chinese medicine conferences. Peter has also taught acupuncture to undergraduate students at the Endeavour College of Natural Health (formerly Australian College of Natural Medicine).
Peter has recently decided to broaden his knowledge of reproductive medicine by enrolling in a Master’s degree of Reproductive Medicine at the University of New South Wales. He is due to complete this in 2013. This has allowed him to improve his own treatment strategies by better understanding the methodology behind biomedicine’s approach to the management and treatment of reproductive disorders. In Peter, you get a practitioner who understands, thinks and speaks the language of Western medicine, but treats with Chinese medicine.
A keen traveller, Peter’s previous work history includes a long stint as an international Tour Director with an American tour company and a short career in retail. These days, Peter’s travel is solely for pleasure and has included most countries in South East Asia, China, Sri Lanka, Canada, the USA, Mexico and Western Europe.
Teaching & Public Speaking – Chinese Medicine
- Regulating the Menses: A Contemporary Approach to the Treatment of Unexplained Infertility (1 day seminar delivered in Brisbane, February 2013)
- Analyzing the Jing: A Contemporary Approach to the Treatment of Male Infertility (1 day seminar delivered in Melbourne, Sydney (2012) and Brisbane (2013))
- Fertility, Pregnancy & First Trimester Disharmonies (1.5hr seminar delivered in Brisbane in November 2011)
- The Acupuncture-IVF Clinician: Defining the Issues and Developing the Strategy (paper delivered to the Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association Conference, May 2011)
- The Seven Year Itch – How to Manage Change in Your Business (paper delivered to the Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association Conference, May 2011)
Other Professional Development
Delivering evidence based professional development seminars to midwives about the benefits of acupuncture during pregnancy and acupressure during labour (Embrace Holistic Services, 2012)
Teaching history at Endeavour College of Natural Health/Australian College of Natural Medicine
- Acupuncture Clinic Tutor & Supervisor, 2005-2009
- TCM Remedial Massage 2, 2007/2008
- TCM Remedial Massage Clinic Supervisor, 2007/2008
- Differential Diagnosis 2, 2008 and 2009
- Differential Diagnosis 3, 2008 and 2009
- Chinese Clinical Medicine 2, 2010
- Bachelor of Health Science (Acupuncture) – Australian College of Natural Medicine
- Advanced Diploma of Health Science (Acupuncture) – Australian College of Natural Medicine
- Certificate of Acupuncture – Guangxi Traditional Chinese Medicine University (China)
- Certificate IV in Remedial Therapies (Oriental Massage) – Australian College of Natural Medicine
- Master of Letters (American Studies) – University of New England
- Bachelor of Arts (Government and History) – University of Queensland
- Graduate Certificate of Education (Higher Education) – University of Queensland
- Currently enrolled (expected to complete December 2013):
- Masters of Reproductive Medicine – University of New South Wales.