Board of Advisors
Lianne Aquilina obtained an NVQ level three in diagnostic and therapeutic support in 2000 and in 2002 she studied Traditional Acupuncture at the University of Lincoln where she obtained a First Class (Hons) degree in complementary medicine with the specialization of traditional Chinese medical acupuncture. In 2012 she was invited by the British Acupuncture Accreditation Board (BAAB) to be an accreditation observer for a Master of Science (MSc) course in Chinese acupuncture.
Lianne obtained an award and prize for Studies in Health, from Professor B. McGaw BSc Hons, PhD, C. Biol, C. Chem, FRSC, C, Sci the Dean of The Faculty of Health, Life and Social Sciences
Her primary qualitative research conducted on The Therapeutic Relationship was published by Palgrave in ‘Professional Perspectives in Health Care,’ USA, 2006
Lianne qualified in Chinese patent herbal medicine at The Northern College of Acupuncture in 2006
She was invited by the University of Lincoln’s acupuncture program leader to join their team as their BSc Hons acupuncture clinical supervisor for third years acupuncture students 2008
Lianne has qualification in Advanced Acupuncture Clinical Training; certification for which was obtained at the Guangdong Province Second Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine affiliated with the hospital of GuangZhou University of Chinese Medicine, China, 2009
She obtained a distinction for a Masters of Arts (MA) module Reading Chinese Medical Classics. A specialist module provided by The College of Traditional Acupuncture affiliated with Oxford Brookes University, UK, 2009
She is currently a part-time Masters student of Applied Health Sciences Research at the University of York. Her project regards sample size and the reporting of Cluster Randomised Controlled Trials (cRCTs) in healthcare services and education.
Lianne Aquilina is a visiting guest lecturer on the use of traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture in the treatment and management of infertility. She set up an online FaceBook group called Acupuncture for Reproductive Health for clinicians. Lianne and her members provide advise, news and support to each other. She recently initiated a Research Strategy Workshop for the Acupuncture Research Resource Council (ARRC) UK and is an Advisor for the Acupuncture Now Foundation USA.