Dr Julie Cichero (Mater-UQ)

Speaker Bio

Julie-CicheroDr Julie Cichero is a dedicated specialist of feeding and swallowing disorders.  Julie has worked clinically and conducted research into dysphagia from infancy to old age, working across a range of public and private health care settings. Julie has been a lecturer and researcher affiliated with The University of Queensland, Australia since 1996. She is an honorary Senior Fellow with the School of Pharmacy and affiliate with the Schools of Chemical Engineering and Food Technology. Julie is Adjunct Professor for the School of Clinical Sciences at the Queensland University of Technology, Australia. Julie's research interests lie in the rheology and behaviour of thick liquids; food texture; chewing development and picky eating; and bioavailability of medicines when mixed with foods and liquids. She has consulted to national and international professional and commercial organisations. Julie currently works as the Human Research Ethics Liaison Officer for Mater Research. Julie is also Co-Chair, for the Board of the International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative [link to www.iddsi.org], assisting with global implementation of the IDDSI texture modified food and liquid framework

About Seminar Series

The School of Pharmacy Seminar Series involves regular formal presentations of high-quality scholarly work with broad appeal.

The wider School community is invited to attend, including academic and professional staff, special guests, visitors, as well as HDR, postgraduate, masters and honours students.

Seminars are held on Fridays from 12pm–1pm in room 5034 in the Pharmacy Australia Centre of Excellence, 20 Cornwall St Woolloongabba (next to TRI and the PA Hospital).

Confirmed 2022 seminars



12-1pm, Friday 1st April (PACE R5034 and Zoom)

Dr Ran Wang, Mater Research Institute, UQ

12-1pm, Friday 22nd April (Zoom Only)

Dr Joanna Harnett, School of Pharmacy, The University of Sydney

12-1pm, Friday 29th April (PACE R5034 and Zoom)Dr Iman Azimi, Lecturer in Pharmaceutical Science, University of Tasmania

12-1pm, Friday 6th May (PACE R5034 and Zoom)

Dr Larisa Labzin, Institute of Molecular Bioscience, UQ

12-1pm, Friday 20th May (PACE R5034 and Zoom)

Prof Nina Barnett, Consultant Pharmacist,

Visiting Professor Kingston University, UK, London

11am-12pm, Friday 27th May (Zoom only)

Prof Terry Hebert, Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, McGill University, Montreal, Canada

12-1pm, Friday 3rd June (PACE R5034 and Zoom)

A/Prof Joy Wolfram, School of Chemical Engineering, UQ

12-1pm, Friday 17th June (PACE R5034 and Zoom)

Dr Rink-Jan Lohman, School of Pharmacy, UQ and

Dr Karnaker Reddy Tupally, School of Pharmacy, UQ

12-1pm, Friday 1st July (PACE R5034 and Zoom)

Dr Khay Fong, School of Environmental Life Sciences, University of Newcastle


Pharmacy Australia Centre of Excellence, 20 Cornwall St, Woolloongabba