My academic life started with the study of Fine Art at the Byam Shaw School, and continued to complete a Fine Art  BA(hons) in Manchester. After running an artist's studio for some years I decided to further my interest in martial arts, qi gong and Classic Chinese texts by perusing a career in East Asian Medicine.

In 2007 I enrolled on a BSc(hons) degree in Acupuncture and then an MSc(hons) in Herbal Medicine at the University Westminster. In 2012 I started working at the University of Westminster teaching clinical skills and helping to manage the multi bed acupuncture-teaching clinic. I have also taught Chinese Medicine theory at the City College. I have now been teaching and in private practice for the last ten years and I’m as passionate as ever about the study and practice of traditional East Asian healing arts.