Caroline Smith

Invited Speaker, Acupuncture and Dry Needling

Professor, Western Sydney University, NSW

    Professor Caroline Smith was Dean of the Graduate Research School (Policy and Innovation) until February 2021, she is a clinical researcher and leading academic in the area of complementary medicine at Western Sydney University. She has made a significant contribution to the undertaking of high-quality clinical acupuncture research in relation to women’s health and achieved consistent success with obtaining funding to undertake collaborative research in the areas of pregnancy, gynaecology and reproductive health, including four NHMRC Project grants.

    Caroline has published over 180 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, including high-impact journals; JAMA, the Lancet, Cochrane Systematic reviews, Fertility and Sterility and Obstetrics and Gynaecology.  Her work has over 5,177 citations, she has a H index of 37 (Scopus), and Goggle Scholar 38. Caroline is an Editor with the Cochrane Menstrual Disorders and Subfertility Group, an Advisory Board member of the Cochrane Collaboration’s Complementary Medicine Field, and Board member of the Australian Psycho-social Society of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

    Caroline has been recognised with awards including; in 2019 the League of Scholars ranked Australia’s top researcher in Alternative and Traditional Medicine., and in  2015 the winner of the Western Sydney University Vice-Chancellor’s Excellence Awards, Excellence in Research.