Chinese Medicine Board Members

Professor Charlie Xue

Distinguished Professor Charlie C. 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 from July 2009 to June 2012 he was Deputy President of the CMRBV. Since July 2011, Prof Xue has been the Inaugural Chair of the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia. Prof Xue has been reappointed as Chair of the Board for the second term (to 2017) and third term (to end of 2020).

At RMIT University Professor Xue is a Distinguished Professor and Executive Dean, School of Health and Biomedical Sciences. In this role, he provides academic and strategic leadership to all health professional programs (including pharmacy, psychology, nursing, and Chinese medicine) and biomedical sciences. From 2011–2015 he was Head of School, School of Health Sciences. Professor Xue is also Director, World Health Organisation (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$24 million grants including six project grants from the Australian Government’s National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and two Australian Research Council (ARC) grants. Prof Xue has also served as a member of the NHMRC's Grant Review Panel. He has published over 300 papers and has been frequently invited as a keynote speaker for numerous national and international conferences.

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.

Roderick Martin

Roderick Martin

Practitioner member from Queensland

Roderick Martin is a registered Chinese Medicine Practitioner member of the Chinese Medicine Board from the State of Queensland. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology from the University of Adelaide, a Bachelor of Health Science in Acupuncture, an Advanced Diploma of Acupuncture and is currently studying an MBA at the University of Queensland.

Rod is a registered acupuncturist and runs his multimodality clinics in Brisbane, Australia. He also mentors students of Chinese medicine. He possesses significant experience in clinic management, business development, and governance. His practice has a clear focus on integrating traditional medicine with modern medicine.

Dr Liang Zhong Chen

Dr Liang Zhong Chen

Practitioner member from South Australia

Dr Liang Zhong Chen began his training in China, having gained qualifications in the medical sciences in Beijing, Hohhot and the Chinese Academy of Sciences (1973-1982).

Subsequently he has completed further studies at a number of different universities in Australia. These include a PhD (Human Genetics) at The John Curtin School of Medical Research, ANU, Canberra (1985-1989); Master of Applied Science (Chinese Herbal Medicine) RMIT, Melbourne (2004-2007); Master of Acupuncture, Sydney (2005-2007); and Master of Theological Studies, Australian Lutheran College, Adelaide (2010-2012).

He also spent a number of years as a research medical scientist in various international institutions (in China 1980s and Stockholm 1981, Hamburg University 1982, Tokyo University 1989, Otago University 1990, and Adelaide Children’s Hospital 1989-92).

Dr Chen has now been practising Chinese medicine for over 20 years in his Adelaide-based Advanced Chinese Therapy clinic. He has been a committee member of the SA Chinese Medicine Association for over 10 years, and also serves in a leading position in the NPA (Naturopathic Practitioners Associate). Dr Chen has also been a Justice of the Peace in and for the State of South Australia for over 15 years.

Christine Berle

Christine Berle

Practitioner member from New South Wales

  • MSc
  • DipAc

Christine Berle is a registered Chinese medicine practitioner (acupuncturist) and continues to run a private practice in Sydney that she started 38 years ago. Since completing a Master of Science (Research) in 2009 Christine has also been working as an assistant researcher at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS), engaged in several acupuncture research projects. Her current professional responsibilities include an appointment as the Deputy President of the Chinese Medicine Council of New South Wales, Health Professional Councils Authority (HPCA).

Christine is a former Vice-President of the World Federation of Acupuncture/Moxibustion Societies (WFAS) (1990-1993) and served as a senior executive with several Australian professional associations from 1977 to 1997. Christine’s perspective on Chinese medicine as a practitioner, researcher and executive is one of a balanced approach from both a scientific and traditional viewpoint, with a clear understanding of the need for governance in changing times.

Dr David Graham

Dr David Graham

Community member from the ACT

  • BPharm
  • PhD
  • FPS

Dr Graham has qualifications in pharmacy and pharmacology. He has managed major health and welfare programs in the Federal Government, including being the national manager of the Therapeutic Goods Administration. Following retirement from the public service, he has served on a range of not-for-profit and government Boards.

Dr Graham is currently an adjunct professor at RMIT University and Chair of an ISO committee, TC 249, which is developing international standards for TCM and related health systems.

David Brereton

David Brereton

Community member from Tasmania

David Brereton retired from the Australian Public Service in 2012 after 34 years with various agencies including the Department of Social Security and Centrelink, the Australian Antarctic Division and the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

He is currently engaged as an international consultant with the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), working in the Asia-Pacific region.

Prior to his appointment in early 2018 as a Community member from Tasmania on the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia, David served for two terms as a Community member on the Tasmanian Board of the Medical Board of Australia.

David is director of the Huon Valley Community Bank Branches, and is actively involved in various community groups and sporting clubs, both in his local regional area and more widely across Tasmania.

Bing Tian

Bing Tian

Practitioner member from the ACT

Bing Tian is a registered Chinese medicine practitioner (acupuncturist and Chinese herbal medicine practitioner and dispenser). She holds a Bachelor of Chinese Medicine and a Master of Acupuncture and Tuina from Liaoning University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in China.

Bing first came to Australia in 2001 under a scholarship exchange program with the Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT), before becoming a Chinese medicine teacher for CIT. She took on more management responsibilities in a clinical practice and for a local Chinese medicine professional association. Her work has focused on documentation and quality assurance within in clinical practice, managed herbal importation from China, and organising continuing professional development opportunities for her colleagues through her professional association.

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Stephanie Campbell

Community member from the NSW

Stephanie Campbell holds a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws with Honours degree from Macquarie University. In 2007, she was admitted to practice law in the NSW Supreme Court and currently holds an unrestricted NSW legal practising certificate. 

Stephanie has worked within the public and private sectors and with her practical and academic experience of a legal, governance and policy nature, she is committed to developing and implementing best practice standards and procedures which promote transparency, accountability and good decision making. 

Stephanie has lived and worked in the Northern Territory and has a keen interest in rural and regional health care. She is now in Newcastle, NSW. She previously held two additional Ministerial appointments on the Central Australian Human Research and Ethics Committee and the Northern Territory Board of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. 

Stephanie has a sound understanding of the Law, natural justice and ethics. She is familiar with the regulatory environment relating to health practitioners and is committed to protecting the public interest and upholding professional accountability.

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