Judith Coombes graduated with a BPharm from the University of Queensland and completed the Master of Science in Clinical Pharmacy at the University of Brighton. She has also completed a Graduate Certificate in Higher Education at the University of Queensland. She is currently enrolled in a PhD titled "A conversation about medications after a stroke".
She has had a Conjoint appointment as a lecturer with the School of Pharmacy at the University of Queensland since 1996. She has been a Senior Pharmacist for Education at Princess Alexandra Hospital for since 1996.
Judith maintains an interest in quality use of medicine (QUM), medication taking behaviour by patients and practitioner development.