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 2021 seminars

Date Presenter
12-1pm, Friday 19 March
(PACE R5034 and Zoom)
Professor Paul Clarke, Director Diamantina Institute        
12-1pm, Friday 16 April
(Zoom only)
Associate Professor Francine Marques, Monash University     
12-1pm, Friday 23 April
(Zoom only)
Associate Professor Ben Colagiuri, Sydney University 
12-1pm, Friday 7 May
(Zoom only)
Dr Laurence Cheung, Curtin University
12-1pm, Friday 30 July
(location TBC)
Dr Gary Chan, UQ CYSUR
12-1pm, Friday 13 August
(Zoom only)
Professor Sanjay Garg, University of South Australia
12-1pm, Friday 3 September
(PACE R5034 and Zoom)
Associate Professor Michael Barras, UQ Pharmacy
12-1pm 10 September
(Online via Zoom)

Professor Josephine Forbes, Mater Research


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

Professor Nigel McMillan, Program Director: Infectious Diseases and Immunology, Menzies Health Institute QLD, Griffith University

12-1pm, Friday 24 September
(Location TBC)
Denuja Karunakaran, IMB Fellow, Institute for Molecular Bioscience (IMB), UQ


Pharmacy Australia Centre of Excellence, 20 Cornwall St, Woolloongabba