NICM HRI 2020 PhD graduates

15 June 2020

We are delighted to congratulate two of NICM Health Research Institute’s PhD candidates,  Emily (Guoyan) Yang and Jessie (Jie) Hao on their recent thesis submission and official notification of graduation.

  • Emily’s thesis investigated the effects of tai chi on stress and cardiovascular function in patients with coronary heart disease and/or hypertension. Her projected hypothesised that a specially designed tai chi program, with multiple mind-body components, could help people with, or at risk of, cardiovascular disease to live better and longer lives. In the future, Emily would like to lead or be involved in more high-quality long-term tai chi research to help people to have a more enjoyable, safe and effective choice to live a longer, healthier and happier life.
  • Jessie’s thesis examined the effectiveness of Chinese herbal medicine for peripheral neuropathy after chemotherapy. Jessie's project is the first to assess the effectiveness of Chinese herbal formulas in three Australian public cancer centres. Jessie hopes to continue her research into oncology care with Chinese herbal medicine in the future.

An outstanding achievement by Emily and Jessie.