Ms Esther Joy Bowles

Adjunct Lecturer - Faculty of Medicine and Health; School of Rural Medicine

Esther Joy Bowles

Phone: +61 2 6773 3721

Email: ebowles@une.edu.au

Biography

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.

Qualifications

PhD, BSc (Hons), Grad Dip Env Ed

Research Interests

Primary Health Care quality improvement; Chronic Disease Management; Rural Health; Telehealth; Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM).

Publications