Suzanne Grant

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PhD in Chinese Herbal Medicine, University of Western Sydney, 2010

Dr Suzanne Grant is currently investigating options and outcomes in integrative health care.

Her research interests include the effect of Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture in the treatment of chronic disease such as diabetes, and cancer.  She is also interested in how Chinese medicine may help women with fertility problems. She has been in private clinical practice as a Chinese herbalist and acupuncturist for over 10 years. She works within an integrative medicine centre with general practitioners, osteopaths, psychologists and a range of other therapists.

Suzanne completed her PhD in Chinese Herbal Medicine through the University of Western Sydney in 2010. She examined the use of Chinese Herbal Medicine in the treatment of prediabetes (or impaired glucose tolerance) and insulin resistance.

Areas of Research / Teaching Expertise

  • Evidence based practice
  • Internal Chinese medicine

Grants / Projects

Dr Grant's research has been supported by numerous external funding agencies including government, industry and professional associations.

See a full list of past and current projects(opens in a new window).

Publications

Book Chapters / Thesis

Chang DH, Nammi S, Grant SJ. Traditional understanding, modern science and usage of herbal medicine for diabetes. In: Ghosh D, Das S, Bagchi D, Smarta RB, editors. Innovation in healthy and functional foods. Boca Raton, FL CRC Press 2012. p. 455-74.

Grant SJ. Effectiveness of Chinese herbal medicine for impaired glucose tolerance and insulin resistance in persons with mild diabetes or prediabetes [PhD]. Campbelltown, Sydney: University of Western Sydney; 2012.

Journals

2015

Grant S, Frawley J, Bensoussan A. Process of care in outpatient integrative healthcare facilities: a systematic review of clinical trials. BMC Health Serv Res. 2015;15(1):322-40. DOI: 10.1186/s12913-015-0976-z.

Grant SJ, Smith CA, Ac L, de Silva N, Su C. Defining the quality of acupuncture: The case of acupuncture for cancer-related fatigue. Integr Cancer Ther. 2015;14(3):258-70. DOI: 10.1177/1534735415572879.

Klupp NL, Chang D, Hawke F, Kiat H, Cao H, Grant SJ, et al. Ganoderma lucidum mushroom for the treatment of cardiovascular risk factors (Review). Cochrane DB Syst Rev. 2015;2015(2):1-54. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD007259.pub2.

2014 

Grant S, Bensoussan A. The process of care in integrative health care settings - a qualitative study of US practices BMC Complem Altern Med. 2014;14 (1 ):410. DOI: 10.1186/1472-6882-14-410.

Su CX, Wang LQ, Grant SJ, Liu JP. Chinese herbal medicine for cancer-related fatigue: A systematic review of randomized clinical trials. J Altern Complem Med. 2014;20(5):A63-A. DOI: 10.1089/acm.2014.5164.abstract. 

2013

Liu ZL, Xie LZ, Zhu J, Li GQ, Grant SJ, Liu JP. Herbal medicines for fatty liver diseases. The Cochrane database of systematic reviews. 2013;8. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009059.pub2 

Taylor P, Pezzullo L, Grant SJ, Bensoussan A. Cost-effectiveness of acupuncture for chronic nonspecific low back pain. Pain Pract. 2013. DOI: 10.1111/papr.12116

Smith CA, Crowther CA, Grant SJ. Acupuncture for induction of labour (Review). Cochrane DB Syst Rev. 2013;2013(8):1-2. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD002962.pub3.

Grant SJ, Schnyer RN, Fahey P, Chang DH, Bensoussan A. Interrater reliability of Chinese medicine diagnosis in people with prediabetes Evid-Based Compl Alt. 2013;2013:1-8. DOI: 10.1155/2013/710892.

Grant SJ, Chang DH, Liu JX, Wong V, Bensoussan A, Kiat H. Chinese herbal medicine for impaired glucose tolerance: A randomized placebo controlled trial. BMC Complem Altern M. 2013;13(1):104-13. DOI: 10.1186/1472-6882-13-104.

2012

Smith CA, Grant SJ, Lyttleton J, Cochrane S. Using a Delphi consensus process to develop an acupuncture treatment protocol by consensus for women undergoing Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) treatment. BMC Complem Altern M. 2012;12(7):88-97. DOI: 10.1186/1472-6882-12-88.

Grant SJ, Bin YS, Yu SB, Kiat H, Chang DH. The use of complementary and alternative medicine by people with cardiovascular disease: A systematic review. BMC Public Health. 2012;12(4):299-318. DOI: 10.1186/1471-2458-12-299

2011

Kiat H, Bin Y, Grant S, Chang D. Complementary medicine use in cardiovascular disease: A clinician's viewpoint. Med J Australia. 2011;195(11):654-6. DOI: 10.5694/mja10.10976.

2009

Zhang HW, Zhang H, Wan X, Li G, Grant SJ. Herbal medicine for diabetic retinopathy. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 2009(3). DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD007939.

Grant S, Bensoussan A, Chang D, Kiat H, Klupp N, Liu J, et al. Chinese herbal medicines for people with impaired glucose tolerance or impaired fasting blood glucose. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 2009(4). DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD006690.pub2.

2008

Klupp NL, Chang D, Hawke F, Kiat H, Grant SJ, Bensoussan A. Ganoderma lucidum for the treatment of cardiovascular risk factors. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 2008(3). DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD007259.

2007

Grant S, Bensoussan A, Chang D, Kiat H, Klupp N, Liu J. Chinese herbal medicines for people with impaired glucose tolerance or impaired fasting blood glucose (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 2007(4). DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD006690.pub2.

2002

Farrell L, Grant SJ, Dixon A. Profile of the cardiovascular risk factors in the Central Coast population: Analysis of the telephone survey of risk factors. 2002.

Conferences

Grant S, Chang D, Schnyer R, Fahey P, Bensoussan A. Improving inter-rater reliability of TCM diagnosis through the use of biomarkers and other methods (Poster).  The International Research Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health (IRCIMH); 13-16 May 2014; Miami, Florida 2014. 

Grant S, Frawley J, Bensoussan A. Options for triage within an integrative health care setting (Poster).  ICCMR 2013; London, UK 2013.

Grant SJ. Cost effectiveness of complementary medicines - an Australian perspective, a concurrent session on What can comparative effectiveness research (CER) contribute to integrative health? An international perspective.  International Research Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health; 15-18 May, 2012; Portland, Oregon, USA 2012.

Grant S. Conference report.  International Forum and Exhibition on the Evidence Based Integration of TCM; 21-23 October, 2011; Sydney, Australia: Australian Journal of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine 2011.

Grant S. A randomised controlled trial of a Chinese herbal medicine for the treatment of impaired glucose tolerance and insulin resistance.  International Congress on Complementary Medicine Research; Tromso, Norway 2010.

Colaguri B, Grant SJ. Complementary medicine for the chronically ill. International Congress on Complementary Medicine Research; Tromso, Norway: Aust J Acupunct Chin Med 2010. p. 55-8.

Grant SJ, Bensoussan A, Chang D, Kiat H, Klupp N, Liu J. A systematic review of Chinese herbal medicine for prediabetes.  AACMA Annual Conference; Melbourne, Australia 2009.