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Work experience

Jan 2014Oct 2014

Acting Head of School

Charles Sturt University, School of Biomedical Sciences

Courses Director

Charles Sturt University

Responsible for academic leadership and strategic planing of courses and curriculum planning with the School of Biomedical Sciences.


Associate Professor in Anatomy & Physiology

Charles Sturt University

Senior Lecturer in Physiology, 2002 – 2008;

Lecturer in Physiology, Oct 1996 - 2001


Sub-Dean (Research)

Charles Sturt University

Associate Lecturer, School of Biological Sciences

University of Sydney

Lecturer in Physiology (part-time)

Nature Care College


  1. Ang, R., & Wilkinson, J. M. (2013). A preliminary study of complementary & alternative medicine (CAM) practitioners in Singapore. Complementary Therapies in Medicine, 12(1), 42-49.
  2. Braun LA, Spitzer O, Tiralongo E, Wilkinson JM, Bailey M, Poole S, Dooley M. (2011): The prevalence and experience of Australian naturopaths and Western herbalists working within community pharmacies. BMC Complement Altern Med. 2011 May 23;11:41.
  3. Braun LA, Spitzer O, Tiralongo E, Wilkinson JM, Bailey M, Poole S & Dooley M (2010): Adverse reactions to complementary medicines - the Australian pharmacy experience International Journal of Pharmacy Practice 18, 242-244.
  4. Braun LA, Tiralongo E, Wilkinson JM, Spitzer O, Bailey M, Poole S & Dooley M (2010): Perceptions, use and attitudes of pharmacy customers on complementary medicines and pharmacy practice. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 10,
  5. Hood JR, Burton D, Wilkinson JM & Cavanagh HMA (2010): The effect of Leptospermum petersonii essential oil on Candida albicans and Aspergillus fumigatus Medical Mycology 48(7):922-931
  6. Hood JR, Burton DL, Wilkinson JM & Cavanagh HMA (2010): Antifungal activity of Leptospermum petersonii oil volatiles against Aspergillus spp in vitro and in vivo. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy 65, 285-288.
  7. Mekseepralard C, Kamkaen N & Wilkinson JM (2010): Antimicrobial and antioxidant activities of traditional Thai herbal remedies for aphthous ulcers. Phytotherapy Research 24, 1514-1519.
  8. Tiralongo T, Braun LA, Wilkinson JM, Spitzer O, Bailey M, Poole S & Dooley M (2010): Exploring the integration of complementary medicines into Australian pharmacy practice with a focus on different practice settings and background knowledge. Journal of Integrative and Complementary Medicine. 7(1)
  9. Yam W & Wilkinson JM (2010): Is acupuncture an acceptable option in stroke rehabilitation? A survey of stroke patients. Complementary Therapies in Medicine 18, 143-149.
  10. Bates, A., & Wilkinson, J. (2009). Perceptions of patients with cancer attending a natural health retreat. Journal of the Australian Traditional Medicine Society, 15(3), 153-161.
  11. Dayhew, M., Wilkinson, J. M., & Simpson, M.D (2009). Complementary and alternative medicines and the search for knowledge by conventional health care practitioners. Contemporary Nurse, 33(1), 41-49.
  12. Kamkaen, N., & Wilkinson, J.M. (2009). The antioxidant activity of flower petal extracts from Clitoria ternatea. Phytotherapy Research, 23(11), 1624-1625.
  13. Lim, C.E.D., Wilkinson, J.M., Wong, W.S.F., & Cheng, N.C.L. (2009). Effect of acupuncture on induction of labour. Journal of Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 15(11), 1209-1214.
  14. Maddocks-Jennings, W., Wilkinson, J.M., Cavanagh, H.M.A., & Shillington, D. (2009). Evaluating the effects of the essential oils Leptospermum scoparium (manuka) and Kunzea ericoides (kanuka) on radiotherapy induced mucositis: A randomized, placebo controlled feasibility study. European Journal of Oncology Nursing, 13(2), 87-93.
  15. Wilkinson, J. M. (2009). Complementary or alternative - does it matter in your questionnaire? Journal of Complementary and Integrative Medicine, 6(1),
  16. Wilkinson, J.M. (2009). Is problem based learning a suitable curriculum model for training complementary and alternative medicine practitioners? EXPLORE - The Journal of Science & Healing, 5(6), 341-344.
  17. Wilkinson, J. M. (2009 ). Staff and student perceptions of plagiarism. International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 20(2), 98-105.
  18. Wilkinson, J.M., & Jelinek, H. (2009). Complementary medicine use among attendees at a rural health screening clinic. Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, 15, 80-84.
  19. Wilkinson, J. M., & Tinley, P. (2009). Knowledge, beliefs, and use of complementary and alternative medicine by Australian podiatric physicians. Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association, 99(2), 121-128.

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Masters in Higher Education (Leadership & Management), Macquarie University, 2009

Graduate Diploma Further Education & Training, University of Southern Queensland, 1995-1997

PhD, Macquarie University, 1989-June 1993 (conferred 1994) Thesis Title: The role of heat shock proteins in caffeine's embryotoxicity

BSc(Hons), University of Queensland, 1988Thesis Title: The effect of oestrogens and antioestrogens on calcium ion flux in rat myometrium

BSc, University of Queensland, 1985-1987Majors: physiology & pharmacology, Minor: biochemistry

Current research

Understanding the complementary medicine knowledge base of conventional health care professionals.

Use, and attitudes towards, complementary therapies by various health professionals

Biological activities of essential oils esp. those from Australian native plants

Wound healing properties of honey and essential oils

Teaching areas

Evidence based practice in complementary medicinePhysiologyPathophysiologyPharmacology


Vice-Chancellor's Award for Research Excellence, 2005

Faculty of Health Studies Award for Research Excellence, 2005

Vice-Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence, 2000

Faculty of Health Studies Award for Teaching Excellence, 2000