• History, Philosophy & Social Studies of Traditional Chinese Medicine (Chinese Medicine & Western Science as Cultural Practices)



  • Dr. Rey Tiquia is currently an Honorary Fellow of the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies, University of Melbourne. He is a qualified practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). He took his BA from Manuel Luis Quezon University, Manila, Philippines, and his MSc and Ph.D. degrees in History and Philosophy of Science, University of Melbourne, Australia. His dissertation was entitled, Traditional Chinese Medicine as an Australian tradition of health care, and he has lectured on the history and philosophy of TCM at both University of Melbourne and Victoria University of Technology. In 2000, the Wellcome Trust invited him to facilitate a workshop for the Closed-Door Research Conference on Complementary and Alternative Medicine in London, UK. Since 1997, he has been an Honorary Professor at Shanxi College of TCM, Taiyuan City, China.    


Member of

  • Australian Severe Weather Association (ASWA). financial member 2008 -
  • Chinese Professionals Club of Australia. financial member 2007 -
  • Doctors for the Environment Australia. member 2006 -
  • International Society of Biometeoroogy. Regular Member 2006 -
  • Society for the Social Studies of Science. Member 2006 -
  • Chinese Studies Association of Australia (CSAA). Regular Member 2004 -
  • Asian Society for the History of Medicine. council member 2003 -
  • Asian Studies Association of Australia. Regular Member 2002 -


Selected publications


Education and training

  • PhD, University of Melbourne 2005
  • MSc, University of Melbourne 1997
  • BTCM, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine 1979
  • BA, Manuel L. Quezon University 1969

Awards and honors

  • Honorary Fellow, School of Historical and Philosophical Studies, 2010