Dr Tony Zhang


Division of Chinese Medicine, School of Health Sciences
RMIT University


Tony received medical training from China in both conventional and Chinese medicine. He received postgraduate training of public health at the University of New South Wales, which laid the foundation of his complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) related epidemiological research. He was one of the chief investigators in an Australian national study on CAM use (2005) and a Victorian population survey on herbal medicine use (2007). He is a member of Australasian Epidemiological Association (AEA) and the Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA). Tony is a registered Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture practitioner in the state of Victoria.

Tony’s key research interests are public health/ epidemiological studies on CAM and, evidence-based medicine research by conducting clinical trials and systematic reviews to evaluate the efficacy and safety of CAM. He has strong interests in clinical epidemiology, bio-statistics and meta-analysis


PhD, RMIT University
MPH, University of New South Wales
BMed, Guangxi Traditional Medical University, China


Journal articles
Book Chapters

Journal articles

May BH, Xue CCL, Yang AWH, Zhang AL, Owens MD, Cobiac L, Li CG, Hugel H and Story DF. (In press 2008) Herbal Medicine for Alzheimer’s: A Systematic Review. Phytotherapy Research. Link to publication COMING SOON

Zhang AL, Story DF, Lin V, Vitetta L, Xue CCL. (2008). A population survey on the use of 24 common medicinal herbs in Australia. Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety. 17(10), 1006-1013. Link to publication

May BH, Yang AWH, Zhang AL, Owens MD, Bennett L, Cobiac L, Li CG, Hugel H, Story DF., and Xue CCL. (2008). Herbal medicine for Mild Cognitive Impairment and Age Associated Memory Impairment: a systematic review. Biogerontology. 21 Aug 2008 online ahead of print. Link to publication

Holroyd E, Zhang AL, Suen LKP and Xue CCL. (2008) Beliefs and attitudes towards complementary and alternative medicine among registered nurses in Hong Kong. International Journal of Nursing Studies. 23 Jun 2008 Epub ahead of print Link to publication

Wu QE, Yang AWH, Mansu S, Radloff A, Zhang AL, Xue CCL. (2008). Quality assurance for online instructional design: a case study in Chinese medicine education. The Australian Journal of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. 3(1), 31-36. Link to publication

Xue C, Zhang AL, Yang A, Zheng Z, May B. (2008) Integrating Acupuncture into the Healthcare System in Australia. Issues. September 2008, 84: 38-42. Link to publication

Xue CCL, Zhang AL, Lin V, Myers R, Polus B, and Story DF. (2008) Acupuncture, chiropractic and osteopathy use in Australia: a national population-based study. BMC Public Health. 8: 105. Link to publication

Xue CCL, Zhou WY, Zhang AL, Greenwood KM, Da Costa C, Radloff A, Lin V, and Story DF. (2008) Chinese Medicine Professional Capabilities: A Study of Registered Practitioners in Victoria, Australia. BMC Health Services Research. 8:27. Link to publication

Xue CCL, Zhang AL, Holroyd E and Suen LKP. (2008) Personal use and Professional Recommendation of Complementary and Alternative Medicine by Hong Kong Registered Nurses. Hong Kong Medical Journal. 14(2), 110-115. Link to publication

Zhang AL, Xue CCL, Lin V, Story DF. (2007). Complementary and alternative medicine use by older Australians. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. 1114(1), 204–215. Link to publication

Xue CCL, Zhang AL, Lin V, Da Costa C, Story DF. (2007) Complementary and alternative medicine use in Australia: a national population based survey. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. 13 (6): 643-650. Link to publication

Xue CCL, Zhang AL, Lin V, Story DF. (2006) The Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Australia. Health Issues. Feature article. Spring 2006, Issue 88, page 12-15. Link to publication

Xue CCL, Lee C, Karagiannis J, Li CG, Yang AWH, Zhang AL, and Story DF. (2005) Public attitudes to Chinese medicine in Melbourne, Australia. Journal of Complementary and Integrative Medicine. Vol. 2: No.1, Article 8. Link to publication