Who will teach me?

Meet our staff

Our teaching staff met when they all taught together at the London College Of Traditional Medicine and Oriental Medicine (LCTA). Their passion for the subject they teach meant that they leapt at the opportunity to work together again!

Anne-Sophie Morel

PhD, BSc (Hons), LicAc, MBAcC, Dip Tui Na

  • Acupuncture Course Leader
  • Anatomical and Energetic Structures (AES) Lecturer
  • PhD in Immunology
  • Experienced undergraduate and postgraduate lecturer
  • Acupuncturist and Tui Na practitioner in private practice

Anne-Sophie has previously worked in medical research in the private and public sector, most recently at Imperial College. She has also taught at BSc, MSc and PhD level before retraining as an acupuncturist, Tai Chi instructor, and Tui Na practitioner. She brings a unique mix of Western and Chinese Medicine and educational skills to her role with passion and integrity.

“ I have always been curious to make sense of the world. A scientist by training my journey so far has taken me from the microscopic reductionist world of Western Medicine into a world preoccupied with the interactions between all things and at all levels. Through my studies in Chinese philosophy, Tai Chi, and Chinese Medicine a new perspective on the world has and continues to be a true inspiration. Being able to share this vision with students and patients alike, and help them take one more step on their journey is both wondrous and joyful. Best job in the world!

However I haven’t left my scientific roots behind; Chinese Medicine is both an art and a science; enabling the patient to heal comes both from the heart and the head, a perfect balance between compassion and reasoning. The (life-long) journey there is certainly challenging, but also enriching and exciting, and I am loving every step of it. “

Anand Marshall

BSc, LicAc, Dip Kanpo, MBAcC, MRCHM

  • Professional and Practitioner Development (PPD) Co-ordinator
  • Acupuncture Clinic (AC) supervisor
  • Acupuncturist and herbalist in private practice and the NHS

Anand Marshall qualified as a Traditional Acupuncturist from the London School of Traditional Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and as a Kanpo Herbalist (Japanese herbalist) from the Japanese Herbal Medicine apprenticeship course. He undertook post-graduate training in Japanese Acupuncture with Dr Stephen Birch.

“Before I qualified as a practitioner I worked as a senior social worker in Children’s Families teams and later in a Youth Offending team. As much as I valued this job I realised it was not a career that I could envisage undertaking for the rest of my life.

Due to the stressful nature of my job I developed pains and sleep problems and out of desperation sought the help of an acupuncturist. Within a few sessions my energy increased, my pain reduced and I was sleeping well. After a few more years of occasional treatments I decided to embark on my new career and have never looked back

Since 2001 I have been working in Westminster as part of an NHS complementary medicine service - the first of its kind in Britain –where I treat GP-referred patients suffering from insomnia, menstrual problems, peripheral joint pains and muscular skeletal conditions.”

Paul Godfrey

BSc (Hons) Lic.Ac. MBAcC Lic.OHM MRCHM

Paul’s working life started in international banking in the City of London as a financial trader. His interest in Chinese Medicine developed during his time spent training and teaching Martial Arts which led him to retrain as an acupuncturist and subsequently embark upon his second career. His work in acupuncture includes palliative care and drug and alcohol rehabilitation work. He now runs a private practice along with his other interests in the healthcare sector.

His approach to Chinese Medicine, coupled with his own experiences, allows him to deliver complex teaching material in an enjoyable and achievable manner.

“I had my first acupuncture treatment in 1987 to help me recover from injuries sustained during martial arts training. From then on I was hooked. I continued to rely upon Chinese Medicine throughout my stressful career in the City, and when it became time to follow a different path, the study of Chinese Medicine was the natural route.”

Rupert Lander

LicAc, MBAcC, LicOHM, MRCHM, DipTTHM, GVM

  • Qi In Action (QIA) Co-ordinator
  • Practitioner and Personal Development (PPD) Lecturer
  • Acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist in private practice
  • Post-graduate Chinese medicine seminar organiser

In addition to practicing in Greenwich and Oxford, Rupert hosts seminars featuring a range of teachers of classical East Asian medical arts. His desire is to bring fresh streams of ancient wisdom traditions into the UK Chinese medicine community. He is particularly interested in Yangsheng (nourishing life practices) and how we may augment our daily lives to generate patterns of health. He firmly believes that the best medicine is already there within us, waiting for us to tap into it.

“In my early twenties, I became very sick and was healed through herbs and diet. This inspired me to devote my life to exploring natural healing methods. I have travelled widely and draw inspiration for my teaching and practice from many traditions. In the context of my approach to Chinese medicine, Daoism and Buddhism are vital influences and I draw endless inspiration from nature. I enjoy practicing Qigong and playing the Shakuhachi flute.”

Peter Conway

Dip.Phyt., FNIMH, FCPP, Cert.Ed.

  • Western Medical Sciences (WMS) Co-ordinator
  • Herbalist in private practice
  • Author of “The Consultation in Phytotherapy” (Elsevier, 2011)

Peter Conway is a Western Herbalist trained at the College of Phytotherapy. He is currently in the dissertation stage of his MSc in Integrated Health at Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Exeter.

“I am fortunate to enjoy a wide range of experiences working in herbal and traditional medicine. I practise at my clinic in Tunbridge Wells, where I specialise in supporting people with chronic and complex conditions. I was a Director of the European Herbal and Traditional Medicine Practitioners Association (EHTPA) and my political work has included being involved in drafting the National Professional Standards in Herbal Medicine and sitting on the UK Department of Health Steering Group on the regulation of Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture. I am a Visiting Professor at Pacific Rim College in Victoria, B.C., Canada and I am a Fellow of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists and a Fellow and former President of the College of Practitioners of Phytotherapy.”

Amanda Ody

PGDipAc, LicOHM, MBAcC, MRCHM

  • Chinese Medicine Practice (CMP) Co-ordinator
  • Acupuncturist and herbalist in private practice

Amanda Ody qualified as an acupuncturist from the Northern School of Acupuncture in York in 2000. A qualified Chinese medical herbalist, she has undertaken several study trips to China. She has taught Chinese medicine theory, herbal medicine and supervised in clinics of Traditional Chinese Medicine colleges for over 5 years.

”I’ve been working in private practice in Cambridge since 2001. Initially when I started my two children were very small (three and one) so I worked part-time. As the years have gone by my practice (and my children!) have grown and I now work full-time as an acupuncturist and herbalist. I have found that working from home has allowed me to successfully combine my family and working life. My practice is split mainly between gynaecology and musculo-skeletal disorders.”

Paul Johnson

LicAc, MBAcC, LicOHM, MRCHM, BA (Hons), PGCertLTHE, AHEA

Paul has taught acupuncture for over a decade and brings a real sense of commitment to making complex skills and ideas as accessible as possible. He combines a deep understanding of Traditional Chinese Medicine with a thorough, hands-on approach to Higher Education.

A presenter on “How To Locate Acupuncture Points – the Definitive DVD”, Paul has had articles printed in The Chinese Medicine Times, CAM Magazine, Lifescape, and Yoga magazine amongst others.

“ I first had acupuncture to cure a long-standing problem that was preventing me from delivering the projects I was working on as an illustrator for Marvel and DC Comics. After months of pain I found myself back at work after just two acupuncture treatments! Having treatment on-and-off for several years was such a life-changing experience for me that I decided that I wanted to retrain and be able to help people in the way that I had been helped. As much as I loved my previous career, I’ve never looked back. I love my new life and feel privileged to be able to work with so many people in such a profound way.”

Our teaching staff met when they all taught together at the London College Of Traditional Medicine and Oriental Medicine (LCTA). Their passion for the subject they teach meant that they leapt at the opportunity to work together again!