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


Gluten related disorders necessitating lifelong exclusion of dietary gluten are indicated in 1-2% of the general population. However, an estimated 20% of the Australian general population adhere to a gluten free diet. This presentation will provide an overview of gluten related disorders and the emerging role of other dietary components and the gut microbiome.


Dr Joanna Harnett holds a Bachelor and Master of Health Science (Complementary Medicine). She completed her PhD in 2013 in the field of nutritional pharmacology. Her PhD research explored the association between the gastrointestinal microbiome and coeliac disease. Joanna is a senior lecturer (complementary medicines) within the Faculty of Medicine Health at the University of Sydney’s Pharmacy School. Her teaching and research activity include: the appropriate and safe use of complementary medicine products, integrative medicine education and communication, and gastrointestinal health and the microbiome. Joanna supervises higher degree research students in these three areas. Her teaching role includes the development and delivery of evidence-based complementary medicine education for undergraduate and post-graduate pharmacy students. She currently serves on the board of the International Society for Traditional, Complementary, Integrative Medicine Research. She is a member of the Australian TGA Advisory Committee for Complementary Medicines

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


Level 5, Pharmacy Australia Centre of Excellence (PACE)
20 Cornwall Street, Woolloongabba 4102
Online, or Room 5034