Dr Vivienne Lo 羅維前博士


Date 15 January 2014 Interviewed by Rosa Kurowska
Language English Audio Edited by Ben Fielden
Venue Lo's House, London    

Dr Vivienne Lo is the third child of Mr Kenneth Lo. She is a Senior Lecturer in the History department at UCL where she researches and publishes extensively on the early and medieval history of Chinese Medicine, Sports, Exercise and Nutrition. She has been teaching the History of Asian Medicine and Classical Chinese medicine at BSc and MA level in UCL since 2002.

Vivienne is also the director of the China Centre for Health and Humanity (CCHH), an interdisciplinary research centre for health in China and the global impact of Chinese health practices throughout history. Her own research concerns the social and cultural origins of acupuncture and therapeutic exercise. She translates and analyses manuscript material from Early and Medieval China and current interests include the transmission of scientific knowledge along the so-called Silk Roads through to the modern Chinese medical diaspora.

She trained from her youth in Chinese medicine and the martial arts, before reading Chinese at Cambridge and SOAS. In 1997 she graduated with a PhD from SOAS. She has a strong interest in Chinese cookery and is currently working on a History of Nutrition in China. She is married with four children and two grandchildren who live with her in London.