YOUR COURSE PRESENTERS

 

Meet your course presenters Alice L Yuan and Dr Henry Zheng, leading experts in the field 

Alice 350 NewAlice L Yuan

Alice L Yuan is an exercise specialist and leading international authority in development and teaching of evidence-based, safe, targeted and innovative Tai Chi and Qigong health programs for primary prevention and rehabilitation of chronic conditions and falls, and improvement of mental health and cognition, functional abilities and quality of life.

Alice has conducted national and international accreditation training courses for evidence-based Tai Chi and Qigong health programs for health and exercise professionals for over 20 years in Australia and overseas. Alice was also a past gold medallist in national and international competitions and is frequently invited to judge at national and international Tai Chi and Qigong competitions.

Henry.350Dr Henry Zheng

Dr Henry Zheng is a senior research fellow in exercise intervention for primary prevention and rehabilitation, and health economics. He received a doctoral degree from the Faculty of Medicine, the University of New South Wales. His PhD research focused on quantification of the effect size and dose-response of physical activity interventions in reducing the risk of and preventing coronary heart disease.

Dr Henry Zheng’s research interests include exercise interventions for prevention and rehabilitation of chronic conditions and falls, improvement of mental health and cognitive function; and promotion of active and healthy ageing. His doctoral and postdoctoral research papers have been published in international peer-reviewed journals including European Journal of Epidemiology, British Medical Journal (Open), American Journal of Infection Control, Journal of International Body Composition Research, Journal of International Institute on Ageing (BOLD), United Nations and International Journal of Health Care Finance and Economics. His recent paper on chronic wound co-authored with Professor Graves won the Best Research Paper of the Year Award by the Australian Journal Wound Practice and Research.

Dr Henry Zheng was a guest speaker and presenter at national and international conferences including the 25th International Council for Physical Activity and Fitness Research Symposium, California, USA; the 14th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine; the 2010 Sydney Dementia Prevention and Care Symposium, and the 8th World Health Economics Congress in Toronto, Canada