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Senior Lecturer (Complementary Medicines) Sydney Pharmacy School, Faculty of Medicine and Health, University of Sydney

Dr Joanna Harnett holds a Doctoral, Masters and Bachelors degree in Health Science majoring in Complementary Medicine. Joanna currently holds a full-time teaching and research position with the University of Sydney’s School of Pharmacy. An estimated 50% of the Australian population take or have taken a Complementary Medicine in the last 12 months. Despite the prevalent use, there is limited knowledge amongst health care professionals, regulatory bodies and the general public regarding the efficacy and safety of many of these medicines. Joanna is involved in a number of projects that aim to contribute towards education in, and quality use of Complementary Medicine. Joanna's' own PhD work investigated the role of probiotics in altering the intestinal microbiota, symptoms and quality of life in individuals with Coeliac disease.


  • –present
    Associate Lecturer Faculty of Pharmacy - Complementary Medicine, University of Sydney


  • 2013 
    Southern Cross University, PhD Health and Human Sciences