Professor Nicola Robinson is Professor of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Integrated Health at London South Bank University (LSBU). She works closely with the Confucius Institute for Traditional Chinese Medicine at LSBU, a joint initiative with Heilongjiang University of Chinese Medicine, Harbin Normal University and the Office of Chinese Language Council International, China (Hanban).
Previously, Nicola was Professor/ Head of the Centre of Complementary Healthcare and Integrated Medicine at the University of West London (UWL), previously known as Thames Valley University. Prior to joining UWL she was consultant epidemiologist for Brent and Harrow Health Authority and Honorary Senior lecturer in Primary Healthcare, University College London. She graduated from Leicester University with a BSc(Hons) in Biological Sciences. Her doctoral work on bladder cancer at the Christie Hospital and Holt Radium Institute (Manchester University) was in immunology. She is a registered acupuncturist with the British Acupuncture Council. In 1985 Nicola was awarded an RD Lawrence Fellowship by the British Diabetic Association and in 1993 she was given an Honorary Membership of the Faculty of Public Health Medicine for her contribution to epidemiology and health services research. In 2004, Nicola was awarded a Winston Churchill Traveling Fellowship to visit China, to explore educational and research initiatives in Traditional Chinese Medicine at various universities and healthcare centers.
Nicola has a keen interest in TCM and complementary medicine and its assimilation and integration into mainstream health care. She has been involved in various initiatives within the acupuncture profession and a member of various professional committees; such as the Institutional review panel for Advertising and Borderline Products (MHRA). the International Advisory Board for Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, and of the National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) Complementary Therapies Clinical Studies Development Group. She is Editor in Chief of the European Journal of Integrated Health, Nicola has written over 150 scientific articles in peer reviewed journals, prepared scientific reports covering a wide range of subject arenas. She has various research links in China and has had successfully supervised both Chinese and UK PhD students.