Theresia Hofer is a medical and socio-cultural anthropologist who researches, teaches and promotes a wider understanding of Asian medicines, and critical perspectives on primary health care and global health policy and practice. Over the past decade her work has focused on front-line primary health care in Tibetan areas of the People's Republic of China, on the contemporary practice and history of Tibetan medicine in Central and Eastern Tibet, and on health inequities and gender more broadly. She has published widely, organised international conferences and workshops and given lectures at many distinguished Universities and other venues worldwide.
Click here for a full list of publications and more information and here for Bodies in Balance: The Art of Tibetan Medicine - a multimedia exhibition at the Rubin Museum of Art, New York.
Theresia's book Bodies in Balance: The Art of Tibetan Medicine has been nominated for the 2015 ICAS (International Convention of Asian Scholars) Book Prize. If you'd like to vote for Theresia's book or another favourite publication, please visit the ICAS Book Prize 2015 Colleague's Choice Award website.