Trina’s Australian undergraduate training in Chinese medicine (four years full time) concluded with an internship in China. She has been in practice for over 20 years working in the NHS, prisons and charities, as well as privately. During this time she carried out an MPhil on the safety of herbal medicine on behalf of the RCHM, and obtained a UK Department of Health funded PhD on the question of what is considered valid knowledge in Chinese medicine practice. This involved extensive field work in Beijing. The contacts she made at the China Academy of Chinese Medical Science led to an invitation in 2013 to undertake three months post doctoral pharmacovigilance research.
In 2015 Trina was invited to the Beijing University of Chinese medicine to run workshops on research. She was part of a team at the University of Westminster who carried out research on menopause. Her practice currently focuses on those who are too ill to attend clinic. She has taught literature searching and critical analysis to Master’s students since 2008, and in 2015 she began teaching on the Chinese herbal medicine course at the Northern College of Acupuncture.