Dr Joanna Elizabeth Harnett

BHlthSc, MHlthSc (Complementary medicines), PhD, Grad Cert Educational Studies (Higher Education)
Dr Joanna Harnett - Lecturer (Complementary Medicines)

Member of China Studies Centre

Member of the Charles Perkins Centre

A15 - Pharmacy And Bank Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 93517009
Fax +61 2 9351 4391

Website Graduate Certificate Evidence-based Complementary Medicine

Biographical details

Dr Joanna Harnett is a Lecturer at the Sydney School of Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine and Health, where she conducts research and teaching in the broader area of complementary medicines. Her central focus is to contribute to fostering the appropriate and safe use of complementary medicines and building the evidence base. Joanna is a fellow of the International Research Leadership Program at the Australian Research Centre in Complementary and Integrative Medicine.

Research interests

Dr Harnett’s past research projects include:

  • The intestinal micobiome and Coeliac disease.
  • Probiotics and coeliac disease.
  • Probiotics and elite athletes resistance to infection.
  • The prevalence, characteristics, health Literacy and disclosure of complementary medicine use by Australians
  • Pharmacists role in fostering the safe and appropriate use of complementary medicines.
  • The practice behaviors of complementary medicine health practitioners related to gluten free diets.
  • The quality of complementary medicine products.
  • Complementary medicines use in people living with gastrointestinal disorders.

Teaching and supervision

Joanna’s teaching responsibilities currently include:

  • The development and delivery of an integrated program in evidence-based complementary medicine within the Bachelor and Master of Pharmacy degree programs.
  • Supervision of Honours and PhD students
  • The development of an educational program in indigenous Australian medicinal plants (Bush Medicines).

Current research students

Project title Research student
Safety and tolerability of Annona muricata leaf extract in people living with cancer Jocelin CHAN
Stallion sperm quality and its relation to the intestinal microbiome: administration of a synbiotic supplement to improve sperm parameters and potentially enhance stallion fertility. Giselle COOKE

Current projects

  • The effect of probiotics on sleep and muscle pain scores and inflammatory biomarkers.
  • Integration of complementary medicines into the professional practice of pharmacy (Australia, China and US).
  • Interprofessional Communication - effective letter writing
  • The microbiome and fibromyalgia
  • The effects of intermittent fasting on the gastrointestinal microbiome and biomarkers of people living with metabolic syndrome.
  • Naturopathic treatments for Irritable Bowel Syndrome - A Delphi Study
  • The efficacy of a topical traditional medicine formulation Cheong Kun Oil for reducing delayed muscle onset soreness in well-trained males.
  • The safety and tolerability of Graviola (Annona muricata) by people living with cancer.
  • The clinical management of mental health by Australian complementary medicine practitioners: A descriptive study.
  • The clinical management of cardiovascular health by Australian and American Naturopaths: A descriptive study.
  • The clinical management of sleep disorders by Australian complementary medicine practitioners: A providers perspective.
  • Australasian Integrative Medicine Association (AIMA)
  • Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine (ACNEM)
  • Naturopaths and Herbalist Association of Australia (NHAA)

Associations

Australasian Integrative Medicine Association (AIMA)

Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine (ACNEM)

Naturopaths and Herbalist Association of Australia (NHAA)

Awards and honours

Fellowship - Australian Research Centre for Complementary and Integrative medicine – Naturopathy Leadership Program, University of Technology Sydney – 2016 to 2018

Australian Postgraduate Award 2009 to 2012

NHAA Award for Excellence- Article of the year 2016

Keywords

Nutrition and metabolism; Complementary medicine; Pharmacology; Pharmacy

Selected grants

2018

  • The effects of probiotics on sleep and muscle soreness of elite rugby union athletes - a randomised controlled trial; Penm J, Harnett J; University of Sydney, Faculty of Pharmacy/Research Support Grant.

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Pumpa, K., McKune, A., Harnett, J. (2019). A novel role of probiotics in improving host defence of elite rugby union athlete: a double blind randomised controlled trial. Australian Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 220(8), 876-881. [More Information]
  • Harnett, J., Lam Ung, C., Hu, H., Sultani, M., Desselle, S. (2019). Advancing the pharmacist's role in promoting the appropriate and safe use of dietary supplements. Complementary Therapies in Medicine, 44, 174-181. [More Information]
  • Harnett, J., Lam Ung, C., Hu, H., Desselle, S. (2019). Barriers to US pharmacists adopting professional responsibilities that support the appropriate and safe use of natural products by Americans. American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy.
  • Harnett, J. (2019). Barriers to US pharmacists adopting professional responsibilities that support the appropriate and safe use of natural products by Americans - Key stakeholders perspectives. American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy.
  • Zheng, T., Yao, D., Chen, W., Hu, H., Ung, C., Harnett, J. (2019). Healthcare providers' role regarding the safe and appropriate use of herbal products by breastfeeding mothers: A systematic literature review. Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, 35, 131-147. [More Information]
  • Malhotra, V., Harnett, J., McIntyre, E., Steel, A., Wong, K., Saini, B. (2019). The prevalence and characteristics of complementary medicine use by Australians living with sleep disorders - results of a cross-sectional study. Advances in Integrative Medicine. [More Information]
  • Reid, R., Steel, A., Wardle, J., McIntyre, E., Harnett, J., Foley, H., Adams, J. (2019). The prevalence of self-reported diagnosed endometriosis in the Australian population: results from a nationally-representative survey. BMC Research Notes, 12(1), 1-6. [More Information]
  • Gan, W., Smith, L., McIntyre, E., Steel, A., Harnett, J. (2019). The prevalence, characteristics, expenditure and predictors of complementary medicine use in Australians living with gastrointestinal disorders: A cross-sectional study. Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, 35, 158-169. [More Information]
  • Chan, W., McLachlan, A., Wheate, N., Harnett, J. (2018). An evaluation of garlic products available in Australian pharmacies-From the label to the laboratory. Journal of Herbal Medicine, 14, 61-67. [More Information]
  • Harnett, J., Myers, S. (2018). Coming to terms with evidence: �What is appropriate evidence in integrative medicine practice? Advances in Integrative Medicine, 5(3), 87-88. [More Information]
  • Steel, A., McIntyre, E., Harnett, J., Foley, H., Adams, J., Sibbritt, D., Wardle, J., Frawley, J. (2018). Complementary medicine use in the Australian population: Results of a nationally-representative cross-sectional survey. Scientific Reports, 8(1), 1-7. [More Information]
  • Lam Ung, C., Harnett, J., Hu, H. (2018). Development of a strategic model for integrating complementary medicines into professional pharmacy practice. Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy, 14(7), 663-672. [More Information]
  • Li, J., Zhu, J., Hu, H., Harnett, J., Lei, C., Chau, K., Chan, G., Ung, C. (2018). Internationalization of Traditional/Complementary Medicine products: Market entry as medicine. Chinese Medicine, 13(1), 1-15. [More Information]
  • Harnett, J., Quy Le, T., Smith, L., Krass, I. (2018). Perceptions, opinions and knowledge of pharmacists towards the use of complementary medicines by people living with cancer. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy, 40(5), 1272-1280. [More Information]
  • Gan, W., Smith, L., Luca, E., Harnett, J. (2018). The prevalence and characteristics of complementary medicine use by Australian and American adults living with gastrointestinal disorders: A systematic review. Complementary Therapies in Medicine, 41, 52-60. [More Information]
  • Quy Le, T., Smith, L., Harnett, J. (2017). A systematic review - Biologically-based complementary medicine use by people living with cancer - is a more clearly defined role for the pharmacist required? Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy, 13(6), 1037-1044. [More Information]
  • Ung, C., Harnett, J., Hu, H. (2017). Community pharmacist's responsibilities with regards to Traditional Medicine/Complementary Medicine products: A systematic literature review. Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy, 13(4), 686-716. [More Information]
  • Lam Ung, C., Harnett, J., Hu, H. (2017). Key stakeholder perspectives on the barriers and solutions to pharmacy practice towards complementary medicines: An Australian experience. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 17(1), 1-17. [More Information]
  • Harnett, J., Myers, S., Rolfe, M. (2017). Significantly higher faecal counts of the yeasts candida and saccharomyces identified in people with coeliac disease. Gut Pathogens, 9(1), 1-8. [More Information]
  • Harnett, J., Myers, S., Rolfe, M. (2016). Probiotics and the Microbiome in Celiac Disease: A Randomised Controlled Trial. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2016, 1-16. [More Information]
  • Harnett, J. (2013). Understanding the intricacies of intestinal immunity: integral to nutritional medicine practice. Journal of the Australasian College of Nutrition and Environmental Medicine, 32(2), 3-7.

2019

  • Pumpa, K., McKune, A., Harnett, J. (2019). A novel role of probiotics in improving host defence of elite rugby union athlete: a double blind randomised controlled trial. Australian Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 220(8), 876-881. [More Information]
  • Harnett, J., Lam Ung, C., Hu, H., Sultani, M., Desselle, S. (2019). Advancing the pharmacist's role in promoting the appropriate and safe use of dietary supplements. Complementary Therapies in Medicine, 44, 174-181. [More Information]
  • Harnett, J., Lam Ung, C., Hu, H., Desselle, S. (2019). Barriers to US pharmacists adopting professional responsibilities that support the appropriate and safe use of natural products by Americans. American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy.
  • Harnett, J. (2019). Barriers to US pharmacists adopting professional responsibilities that support the appropriate and safe use of natural products by Americans - Key stakeholders perspectives. American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy.
  • Zheng, T., Yao, D., Chen, W., Hu, H., Ung, C., Harnett, J. (2019). Healthcare providers' role regarding the safe and appropriate use of herbal products by breastfeeding mothers: A systematic literature review. Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, 35, 131-147. [More Information]
  • Malhotra, V., Harnett, J., McIntyre, E., Steel, A., Wong, K., Saini, B. (2019). The prevalence and characteristics of complementary medicine use by Australians living with sleep disorders - results of a cross-sectional study. Advances in Integrative Medicine. [More Information]
  • Reid, R., Steel, A., Wardle, J., McIntyre, E., Harnett, J., Foley, H., Adams, J. (2019). The prevalence of self-reported diagnosed endometriosis in the Australian population: results from a nationally-representative survey. BMC Research Notes, 12(1), 1-6. [More Information]
  • Gan, W., Smith, L., McIntyre, E., Steel, A., Harnett, J. (2019). The prevalence, characteristics, expenditure and predictors of complementary medicine use in Australians living with gastrointestinal disorders: A cross-sectional study. Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, 35, 158-169. [More Information]

2018

  • Chan, W., McLachlan, A., Wheate, N., Harnett, J. (2018). An evaluation of garlic products available in Australian pharmacies-From the label to the laboratory. Journal of Herbal Medicine, 14, 61-67. [More Information]
  • Harnett, J., Myers, S. (2018). Coming to terms with evidence: �What is appropriate evidence in integrative medicine practice? Advances in Integrative Medicine, 5(3), 87-88. [More Information]
  • Steel, A., McIntyre, E., Harnett, J., Foley, H., Adams, J., Sibbritt, D., Wardle, J., Frawley, J. (2018). Complementary medicine use in the Australian population: Results of a nationally-representative cross-sectional survey. Scientific Reports, 8(1), 1-7. [More Information]
  • Lam Ung, C., Harnett, J., Hu, H. (2018). Development of a strategic model for integrating complementary medicines into professional pharmacy practice. Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy, 14(7), 663-672. [More Information]
  • Li, J., Zhu, J., Hu, H., Harnett, J., Lei, C., Chau, K., Chan, G., Ung, C. (2018). Internationalization of Traditional/Complementary Medicine products: Market entry as medicine. Chinese Medicine, 13(1), 1-15. [More Information]
  • Harnett, J., Quy Le, T., Smith, L., Krass, I. (2018). Perceptions, opinions and knowledge of pharmacists towards the use of complementary medicines by people living with cancer. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy, 40(5), 1272-1280. [More Information]
  • Gan, W., Smith, L., Luca, E., Harnett, J. (2018). The prevalence and characteristics of complementary medicine use by Australian and American adults living with gastrointestinal disorders: A systematic review. Complementary Therapies in Medicine, 41, 52-60. [More Information]

2017

  • Quy Le, T., Smith, L., Harnett, J. (2017). A systematic review - Biologically-based complementary medicine use by people living with cancer - is a more clearly defined role for the pharmacist required? Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy, 13(6), 1037-1044. [More Information]
  • Ung, C., Harnett, J., Hu, H. (2017). Community pharmacist's responsibilities with regards to Traditional Medicine/Complementary Medicine products: A systematic literature review. Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy, 13(4), 686-716. [More Information]
  • Lam Ung, C., Harnett, J., Hu, H. (2017). Key stakeholder perspectives on the barriers and solutions to pharmacy practice towards complementary medicines: An Australian experience. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 17(1), 1-17. [More Information]
  • Harnett, J., Myers, S., Rolfe, M. (2017). Significantly higher faecal counts of the yeasts candida and saccharomyces identified in people with coeliac disease. Gut Pathogens, 9(1), 1-8. [More Information]

2016

  • Harnett, J., Myers, S., Rolfe, M. (2016). Probiotics and the Microbiome in Celiac Disease: A Randomised Controlled Trial. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2016, 1-16. [More Information]

2013

  • Harnett, J. (2013). Understanding the intricacies of intestinal immunity: integral to nutritional medicine practice. Journal of the Australasian College of Nutrition and Environmental Medicine, 32(2), 3-7.

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