Hugh MacPherson, BSc(Hons), PhD.
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Dr. MacPherson works for the University of York as a Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Health Sciences. He trained as a practitioner of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine in the early 1980’s and continues to practice acupuncture in York. He subsequently founded the Northern College of Acupuncture, based in York, and steered the College towards achieving university validation for the first acupuncture degree course in the UK. Hugh retains his clinical practice, working as he Clinical Director at the York Clinic for Integrated Healthcare where he works as an acupuncturist.
As a result of his interest in research, he set up the Foundation for Research into Traditional Chinese Medicine 1993 and joined the Department of Health Sciences, University of York, as a Senior Research Fellow in 2003. He has been supported by a Career Scientist Award, Grant for Applied Research, both from UK’s National Institute for Health Research, and Arthritis Research UK. Hugh is also the author of over 80 scientific and medical articles, and lead editor of two books.