Pia qualified as acupuncturist and naturopath in 2007 from the College of Naturopathic Medicine (CNM) in London and became a BAcC member in 2008, through the interview process. In her clinic she practises TCM acupuncture. Pia has recently completed the mentoring/supervision course with Isobel Cosgrove and Sally Blades. She is a member of the steering committee of the Acupuncture Childbirth Team London. Pia reviews articles submitted to academic journals including the European Journal of Integrated Medicine, Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, and she is an editor of complementary therapy books for Kiener Press.
Pia was leader and lecturer of the research skills module at CNM London, for students of nutrition, homeopathy, herbal medicine and acupuncture, from 2008 to 2010. Before her acupuncture training Pia was a biomedical researcher in cardiovascular and genetic diseases at Imperial College, King’s College and University College (1990-2007). From 2007 to 2015 Pia worked part time as guidelines officer for the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology (BSACI), responsible for coordinating the guideline writing on allergy by UK allergists.