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Dr Simone Ormsby had an Honours Degree in Molecular Biology and Genetics from Sydney University, A Bachelor of Health Science in Chinese Medicine (acupuncture) from UTS, and a Higher Degree by Research PhD from Western Sydney University. She received 4 academic excellence awards during her acupuncture degree, as well as an Outstanding Junior Researcher Award from the Society for Acupuncture Research for her PhD findings.

Simone has been interested in health and human disease since 1986, first on the microcosmic level as a research scientist for 7 years, then more holistically as an acupuncturist for 21 years. She pursued her PhD to contribute to the body of evidence exploring the benefits of acupuncture and continues to pursue this focus as a post-doc researcher. She is also a postdoctoral research assistant at Western Sydney University in the School of Nursing and Midwifery, where she contributes to research projects aimed at improving women’s experiences of birthing and child outcomes. She has lectured at the Endeavour College of Natural Medicine in acupuncture and pathophysiology. She writes a bimonthly newsletter research snapshot of a basic science acupuncture publication for the Society of Acupuncture Research, and frequently peer-reviews research for publication. She is also an adjunct fellow at NICM Health and Research Institute. Simone has contributed to 14 peer-reviewed academic articles/book chapters, with several more under review.


Simone uses a Japanese style of acupuncture. She has a special interest in fertility, women’s health, preparation for labour and birth and postnatal recovery.

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