Joy Bowles ( PhD, BSc (Hons), Grad Cert Env Ed):

Topic: Case-study research project on Fragonia oil and premenstrual syndrome.

  • Bachelor of Science and Honours from Macquarie University, majoring in Cell Biology and Organic Chemistry.
  • Developed and presented lecture series and workshops in Chemistry of Essential Oils for Aromatherapists 1991-2002
  • Published author, "The Chemistry of Aromatherapeutic Essential Oils" (2003, Allen & Unwin)
  • PhD, Southern Cross University 2003-2006, awarded 2007 investigating the potential for essential oils to improve cognitive function in dementia.
  • IELTS Officer, English Language Centre, UNE 2008-2010
  • Chronic Disease Program Manager, New England Division of General Practice, and now New England Medicare Local, 2011- 2015.
  • Research Assistant, Telehealth Skills Training and Implementation Evaluation project, with Dr Michelle Guppy, 2013-2015.