Rachel holds a BA(econ) in Psychology (Sheffield University 1972), and David an MSc in Health & Social Care (Sheffield Hallam University 2006). They have been, and still are, involved in carrying out randomised controlled trials investigating the effects and benefits of Tai Chi practice. These research projects have all been carried out in conjunction with the Royal Hallamshire Hospital Sheffield, and were ground breaking research in Europe. (The references for the publications are given below.)
They are also responsible for the training of N.H.S. staff. And have been invited speakers at numerous national and international conferences.
Channer K, Barrow D, Barrow R, Ives G et al. Changes in haemodynamic parameters following Tai Chi and aerobic exercises in patients recovering from acute myocardial infarction. Postgrad. med J. 72, 349-351. 1997
Lear S, Barrow D. Tai Chi as Rehabilitation for Balance Disorders. British Society Of Audiology News: 34;21-23. 2004
Barrow D, Bedford A. et al. An evaluation of the effects of Tai Chi Chuan and Chi Kung training in patients with symptomatic heart failure: a randomised controlled pilot study. Postgrad.Med J. 83;717-721. 2007