Emily Yang

The effect of a 24-week Tai Chi intervention in improving stress, anxiety, depression, cardiovascular function and quality of life in patients with coronary heart disease Emily Yang

Ms Guoyan (Emily) Yang graduated from Master of Medicine in the Centre for Evidence-Based Chinese Medicine, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine in 2014. Ms Yang has been practicing (under the supervision of a famous Tai Chi master in China) and teaching Tai Chi, an ancient mind-body exercise of Chinese medicine since 2006.

Emily's PhD project includes a systematic review and a multi-centre randomised controlled trial. The trial will be conducted in Beijing and Sydney, aiming at assessing the effect of a 24-week Tai Chi intervention in improving stress, anxiety, depression, cardiovascular function and quality of life in patients with coronary heart disease.

Supervisor:

A/Prof Dennis Chang

Co-supervisors:

Prof Jianping Liu (Beijing university of Chinese Medicine),
Prof Hosen Kiat (Macquarie University)
Prof Alan Bensoussan
Dr Nerida Klupp