Felicity Moir

Principal Lecturer

+44 20 7911 5000 ext 65882
Copland Building London W1W 6UW
Available: Monday 9.00-5.00; Tuesdays 5.30-7pm, Thursdays 2.30-6.30pm

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After starting a career in medical research at Guy's Hospital, I moved into Chinese medicine (CM) as I found the philosophical basis of the medicine resonated with my developing understanding of ecology and the resonance of man's body/mind/spirit with the world around. I have been in practice since 1980 adding further training in acupuncture in Nanjing, China in 1982 and 1987 and Chinese herbal medicine in 1986.

My move into education started in 1983 with the founding of the London School of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Since 1995 I have been primarily involved in the development of professional training in a University setting as a way of supporting the professionalisation of our medicine. I was involved in the validation of the course as a BSc (Hons) TCM: Acupuncture and moving it into the University of Westminster in 1997. Subsequently we have validated a Diploma in Qigong Tuina and an MSc in Chinese Herbal Medicine (CHM) and an MSc Chinese Medicine: Acupuncture. My interest in education has involved me in the British Acupuncture Accreditation Board as a visiting panel member at accreditations; being a chair of reviews and validations in the University of Westminster; as external examiner in the UK and abroad; and as editor for the education section of the Thieme Almanac of Chinese Medicine. I was on the steering group that developed Standards for the Practice of Acupuncture and Standards of Education and Training for Acupuncture for the professional body, the British Acupuncture Council.

Academic & Professional Qualifications

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (2007)
  • MSc Interprofessional Practice (2003)
  • City and Guilds Further and Adult Education Teacher's Certificate, Part I (1994)
  • Diploma in Chinese Herbal Medicine (1985)
  • Certificate in Acupuncture, Nanjing College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, China (1982)
  • BAc, International College of Oriental Medicine (1980)
  • BSc (Zoology), Auckland University (1973)
EducationClinical reasoning

MSc Interprofessional Practice, University of Westminster

2003

City and Guilds Further and Adult Education Teacher’s Certificate, Part I&2

1994

BAc, International College of Oriental Medicine, UK

1980

BSc (Zoology), Auckland University, New Zealand

1973

I teach across all levels on the acupuncture course and on the Clinical Reasoning module of our MSc. I am also a clinical teacher in the University Polyclinic. At the core of this is the concept that learning is best done in a professional work place context. Under supervision, final year students take on developing levels of responsibility for patients using a reflective model to support their professional development. For my MSc dissertation I modeled this process by exploring my clinical teaching using a reflective method to illuminate my personal knowledge of teaching adult students.

Current Research Interests

EDUCATION:

I am enrolled on an Education Doctorate at the Institute of Education and will be investigating Clinical Reasoning within Chinese Medicine. Using theories from the health professions (deductive and inductive reasoning, abductive reasoning, narrative, heuristics, aethetics) my research so far has covered 'How practitioners make meaning in a consultation and treatment''. I am currently looking at 'how we assess students in their doing of practice'.

EAST MEDICINE:

The evaluation of East Asian medicines as living traditions, traditions that are complex and evolving and able to adapt to changing contexts, practices, technologies and other medical systems.

2014

Heuristics of learning (2014)
Moir, F. 2014. Heuristics of learning. 45th TCM Kongress. Rothenburg, Germany May 2014
Clinical reasoning (2014)
Moir, F. 2014. Clinical reasoning. East Medicine Summer School 2014. University of Westminster, London Jul 2014

2012

Patient experience of acupuncture provision in a GP practice (2012)
Fixler, M., Ogden, C., Moir, F. and Polley, M.J. 2012. Patient experience of acupuncture provision in a GP practice. Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice. 18 (3), pp. 140-144.

2009

Chinese medicine in the West 2009 (2009)
Deadman, P., MacPherson, H., Maxwell, D., Moir, F. and Scheid, V. 2009. Chinese medicine in the West 2009. Journal of Chinese Medicine. 90, pp. 6-18.

2005

A day in the life of a reflective teacher: a reflective approach to research in education (2005)
Moir, F. 2005. A day in the life of a reflective teacher: a reflective approach to research in education. European Journal of Oriental Medicine. 5 (1), pp. 13-23.

2003

An exploration of clinical teaching using a reflective method with adult students (2003)
Moir, F. 2003. An exploration of clinical teaching using a reflective method with adult students. Journal of Alternative & Complementary Medicine. 9 (5), pp. 789-793.
Acupuncture in the West keynote debate (2003)
Birch, S., Deadman, P. and Moir, F. 2003. Acupuncture in the West keynote debate. European Journal of Oriental Medicine. 4 (4), pp. 5-13.

1999

Women's cycles: two case studies (1999)
Moir, F. 1999. Women's cycles: two case studies. European Journal of Oriental Medicine. 3 (1).

1995

Reflective students, reflective teachers (1995)
Moir, F. 1995. Reflective students, reflective teachers. European Journal of Oriental Medicine. 1 (6).

1994

The graduate in a developing profession (1994)
Moir, F. and Coldham, S. 1994. The graduate in a developing profession. European Journal of Oriental Medicine. 1 (3).

2009

Standards of education and training for acupuncture (2009)
Moir, F., Eckersley, D., Harris, G. and Uddin, J. 2009. Standards of education and training for acupuncture. British Acupuncture Council.

2008

Section editor - Thieme almanac 2008: acupuncture and Chinese medicine (2008)
Moir, F. (ed.) 2008. Section editor - Thieme almanac 2008: acupuncture and Chinese medicine. New York Thieme Medical Publishers.

2006

Standards of practice for acupuncture (2006)
Eckersley, D., Harris, G., Moir, F. and Uddin, J. 2006. Standards of practice for acupuncture. London, UK British Acupuncture Council.

2007

Education (2007)
Moir, F. 2007. Education. in: McCarthy, M. and Birch, S. (ed.) Thieme Almanac 2007: Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Stuttgart, Germany Thieme.

1997

Hysterectomy: is it necessary? (1997)
Moir, F. 1997. Hysterectomy: is it necessary? in: MacPherson, H. and Kaptchuk, T.J. (ed.) Acupuncture in practice: case history insights from the West Edinburgh, UK Churchill Livingstone.

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