Ms Esther Joy Bowles
Adjunct Lecturer - Faculty of Medicine and Health; School of Rural Medicine
Phone: +61 2 6773 3721
Dr Bowles has a Bachelor of Science and Honours from Macquarie University, majoring in Cell Biology and Organic Chemistry, and a PhD from Southern Cross University, awarded in 2007, investigating the potential for essential oils to improve cognitive function in dementia. Her research interests include Primary Health Care quality improvement; Chronic Disease Management; Rural Health; Telehealth; Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM). Her publications include ‘The Chemistry of Aromatherapeutic Essential Oils’ (Allen & Unwin, 2003).
Dr Bowles was employed as a Research Assistant in the School of Rural Medicine for four years. She worked on the Telehealth Skills Training and Implementation Evaluation project, with A/Prof Michelle Guppy from 2013-2015, and was Project Coordinator, ‘Keeping my place in the community: achieving aging-in-place for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities’, ARC-funded project, 2015-2017. During 2016-2017 she has worked on a rural registry and chronic care model for chronic kidney disease and diabetes, with A/Prof Michelle Guppy.
PhD, BSc (Hons), Grad Dip Env Ed
Primary Health Care quality improvement; Chronic Disease Management; Rural Health; Telehealth; Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM).
- Rational phytotherapy — A physician's guide to herbal medicine
E. Joy Bowles
International Journal of Aromatherapy 12/2001; 11(4):229-230. DOI:10.1016/S0962-4562(01)80042-4
- Effects of essential oils and touch on resistance to nursing care procedures and other dementia-related behaviours in a residential care facility
E. Joy Bowles, Dilys M Griffiths, Letitia Quirk, Anne Brownrigg, Karen Croot
International Journal of Aromatherapy 01/2002; 12(1):22-29. DOI:10.1054/ijar.2001.0128
- A survey of aromatherapy practices in aged care facilities in northern NSW, Australia
E Joy Bowles, Philip Cheras, John Stevens, Stephen P Myers
International Journal of Aromatherapy 01/2005; 15(1). DOI:10.1016/j.ijat.2004.09.012
- Evaluation of a Memory Assessment Program, Dementia Collaborative Research Council conference, 21-22 September 2013, conference proceedings.