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Ms Jacinta Johnson

Telephone +61 8 8313 5188
Position PhD Candidate
Email jacinta.johnson@adelaide.edu.au
Fax +61 8 8224 0685
Building Medical School North
Floor/Room 5 11
Campus North Terrace
Org Unit Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology

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Biography/ Background

  • Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons), University of South Australia
  • Discipline Pharmacology Postgraduate Student Representative for 2011
  • School of Medical Sciences Postgraduate Student Representative for 2013

Jacinta is currently undertaking her PhD within the Discipline of Pharmacology, School of Medical Sciences at the University of Adelaide with the support of an Australian Postgraduate Award. The aim of her PhD research is to investigate the pathophysiology behind medication overuse headache, with a focus upon the role of glial activation. At present she is conducting a clinical trial investigating the efficacy of a glial attenuator in the treatment of this disorder.  Her research is being conducted within the Pain and Anaesthesia Research Clinic (PARC) with the supervision of Prof Paul Rolan, Dr Mark Hutchinson and Dr Des Williams (University of South Australia). 

Prior to commencing her PhD Jacinta completed a Bachelor of Pharmacy at the University of South Australia, graduating with First Class Honours in 2008. Her honours research, which was undertaken in association with the Discipline of Pharmacology, University of Adelaide, investigated hyperalgesia in the context of chronic codeine administration.  Subsequently, Jacinta worked as Hospital Pharmacist at Flinders Medical Centre before returning to study in 2010.

In addition to her PhD studies, Jacinta works as a Lecturer, teaching applied pharmacology to Nurse Practitioner candidates and Master of Nursing Science students in the School of Nursing, University of Adelaide and as a practical demonstrator/tutor within the School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences, University of South Australia.  Jacinta also has experience in primary healthcare working as a community pharmacist.

Publications

Johnson, JL, Hutchinson, MR, Williams DB & Rolan, P 2012 'Medication overuse headache and opioid-induced hyperalgesia: A review of mechanisms, a neuroimmune hypothesis and a novel approach to treatment.' Cephalalgia, available online. DOI: 10.1177/0333102467512

Professional Associations

  • Member of the International Headache Society
  • Member of the Australian Pain Society
  • Member of the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia
  • Member of the Australasian Society of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacologists and Toxicologists
  • Member of Healthy Development Adelaide
  • Member Australian Society for Medical Research

 

Entry last updated: Friday, 24 Jan 2014

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