Chinese Medicine Board Members

Charlie Xue

Professor Charlie Xue

Chair and practitioner member from Victoria

Professor Charlie Xue is a registered Chinese Medicine Practitioner in the State of Victoria. Between 2000 and June 2009, he was a practitioner member of the Chinese Medicine Registration Board of Victoria (CMRBV), and since July 2009, he has been Deputy President of the CMRBV. In July 2011, Prof Xue was appointed Inaugural Chair of the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia.

At RMIT University, Professor Xue is Head, School of Health Sciences and is responsible for seven academic disciplines including Chinese Medicine, Chiropractic, Nursing & Midwifery, Psychology and Osteopathy. Professor Xue is Director, Traditional and Complementary Medicine Program at the RMIT Health Innovations Research Institute. He is also Director, World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Traditional Medicine; and Member, WHO Expert Advisory Panel for Traditional Medicine, Geneva.

Professor Xue’s research has been supported by over AU$8 million grants including six project grants from the Australian Government’s National Health & Medical Research Council. He has published over 140 publications and has been frequently invited as a keynote speaker for numerous national and international conferences.

Esther Alter

Esther Alter

Community Member from Victoria

  • BEc
  • LLB
  • MBA

Esther Alter brings a wide range of experience in consumer law and dispute resolution to the Board.

As a Member of the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT), she was involved in conciliating and adjudicating on consumer law matters. Esther has worked in a range of consumer, legal and management roles in the Victorian and Commonwealth governments.

Her professional interests are in the areas of governance, management, service evaluation and organisational development. Esther is an experienced Board Member previously of the Chiropractors Registration Board of Victoria, Osteopaths Registration Board of Victoria, and currently a Board Member of the Victorian Pharmacy Authority and the Professional Standards Council.

Jenny Chou

Jenny Chou

Practitioner member from South Australia

Ms Jenny Chou is an acupuncturist and Chinese Medicine practitioner and has been working in Adelaide for over 20 years. She is currently registered with CMRBV under both these divisions. Ms Chou graduated from Xuzhou Medical College Huaiyin Campus, China in 1981, where she trained and majored in Western Medicine with Acupuncture / Chinese Medicine being part of the curriculum. Ms Jenny Chou worked as a pediatrician in Chinese hospitals for 5 years.

Ms Jenny Chou has completed her Master of Chinese Medicine from the University of Western Sydney and works closely with various health professionals. Ms Chou takes a great interest in practicing evidence based medicine and is involved in a Chinese Medicine trial with The University of Adelaide, Discipline of General Practice, School of Population Health and Clinical Practice.

Ms Jenny Chou has been the Vice President of FCMA SA Inc. for over 18 years and has often been invited to present to community groups and professional organisations about Chinese medicine.

Stephen Janz

Mr Stephen Janz

Practitioner member from Queensland

  • BAc
  • BN
  • Grad Cert CHM
  • MPH

Mr Janz has been a Chinese medicine practitioner since 1989 and is the clinic director of a multidisciplinary clinic in Brisbane. Initially a registered nurse, he studied acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine at Acupuncture Colleges Australia Brisbane (now Endeavour College of Natural Health). He completed a nursing degree at Griffith University and his public health studies were undertaken at the University of Queensland.

Mr Janz is a former president of the Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association. He was project manager for the National Competency Standard for Acupuncture (1995) and the inaugural chair of the National Academic Standards Committee for Traditional Chinese Medicine which developed Australian Guidelines for Traditional Chinese Medicine Education in 2001. He developed the Code of Ethics and Code of Conduct for the AACMA in 2006, as well as developing proposed guidelines on informed consent. Mr Janz maintains an interest in both clinical practice and broader professional issues with publications on acupuncture clinical practice as well as acupuncture education and practice standards.

Di Wen Lai

Di Wen Lai

Practitioner member from Western Australia

After graduating from Guangzhou University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 1986 Di Wen Lai moved to Perth, Western Australia . She studied Medical Laboratory Science at Curtin University, WA, for 2 years. She has conducted a private practice in Perth since 1990.

Haisong Wang

Haisong Wang

Practitioner Member from the ACT

  • BMed (Chinese Medicine)
  • MMed (Chinese Medicine)

Haisong Wang is a practitioner in Chinese Medicine. He graduated from Liaoning University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in China and has worked in both Liaoning Hospital as a practitioner, as well as lecturing in Chinese Medicine at the Canberra Institute of Technology. He has since opened a series of clinics throughout the Canberra region and is in full time practice.

Haisong has lived in Canberra for the last 12 years after having trained in China.

Xiaoshu Zhu

Dr Xiaoshu Zhu

Practitioner member from New South Wales

  • BMed
  • MMed
  • PhD

Dr Zhu is academic, Head of Chinese Medicine Program at University of Western Sydney. She is also a well-trained Chinese medicine practitioner with over 28 years’ experience.

Dr Zhu originally worked in China at Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine for over fifteen years; in 1999, she made a successful transition moving to Australian to her current full-time academic position.

Dr Zhu has passion in Chinese medicine tertiary education; she has been a member of various course accreditation bodies appointed by the state government and overseas governments. Her current clinical work is predominantly in the areas of women’s health and cancer care both in private and public sectors in Sydney. Dr Zhu is also an active researcher in the field of complementary medicine with a good track record of research publications. Since 2006, she has been serving as an Editor for the Cochrane Menstrual Disorders and Subfertility Group.

Craig Zimitat

Professor Craig Zimitat

Community member from Tasmania

  • BSc(Hons)
  • MHEd
  • PhD

Professor Zimitat is Deputy Head (Academic) and Director of Medical Education, School of Medicine, University of Tasmania. Professor Zimitat has worked extensively in health professional education in higher education over the last 20 years. His work was acknowledged with a 2011 Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning award from the Australian Learning and Teaching Council.