Section: Overview
Overview
Key publications
Research funding
Supervising & teaching
Career

Key details

Areas of expertise

  • Quality Use of Medicines
  • Pharmacoepidemiology
  • Biostatistics
  • Geriatrics and Dementia
  • Healthy Ageing

Not available to supervise research students

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About Julia Gilmartin-thomas

Dr Julia FM Gilmartin-Thomas is a Pharmacist, NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellow (2016–current) (Institute for Health & Sport, Victoria University), Senior Lecturer in Public Health (College of Health & Biomedicine, Victoria University), and Adjunct Senior Research Fellow (School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University).

Julia was awarded her Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons) in 2009, Graduate Certificate in Pharmacy Practice in 2012 and PhD in 2014, all from the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Monash University. From 2013 to 2015, Julia was a CW Maplethorpe Postdoctoral Fellow for Pharmaceutical Education and Research at University College London School of Pharmacy. Julia was also a visiting postdoctoral researcher at the School of Medicine, University of Eastern Finland in 2014, supported by an Alzheimer's Australia Dementia Research Foundation Rosemary Foundation Travel Award. Julia was recently awarded a Master of Biostatistics from Monash University (2016–2020).

Julia's research interests are in quality use of medicines, pharmacoepidemiology, biostatistics, geriatrics, dementia, healthy ageing, and healthcare professional education.

Julia has an extensive network of national and international collaborators (University College London, University of Eastern Finland, University of North Carolina).

Julia has presented nationally and internationally on many occasions, as an invited speaker, at conferences, and at public engagement events. 

Julia is a scientific journal reviewer, Executive Member of the MEDicines and DEMentia Special Interest Group (MEDDEM), Assistant Editor at the Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Research (Official Journal of The Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia), and is available as a PhD student supervisor.

 

Qualifications

  • MBiostats, Monash University, Australia, 2020
  • PhD, Monash University, Australia, 2014
  • GradCertPharmPrac, Monash University, Australia, 2012
  • BPharm (Hons), Monash University, Australia, 2009

Research funding for the past 5 years

Funding details for this researcher are currently unavailable.

Supervision of research students at VU

Not available to supervise research students

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Other supervision of research students

Co-supervised 1 PhD student to completion (Monash University) Julia is interested in supervising or co-supervising postgraduate students in her areas of expertise (Quality Use of Medicines, Pharmacoepidemiology, Biostatistics, Geriatrics, Dementia, Healthy Ageing).

Key academic roles

Dates Role Department / Organisation
Jun 2021 - Present
Adjunct Senior Research Fellow
School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University
Jan 2020 - Present
Head of Chronic Pain and Medication Use in Ageing Research Group
School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University
Jan 2015 - Present
Associate Fellow of The Higher Education Academy (AFHEA) (UK)
University College London
Jan 2016 - Present
Executive Member of the MEDicines and DEMentia Special Interest Group (MEDDEM)
Monash University, The University of Sydney, University of South Australia
Jan 2017 - Present
Assistant Editor
Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Research
Jan 2016 - Jun 2021
National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) - Australian Research Council (ARC) Dementia Research Development Fellow
Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University
Jan 2016 - Dec 2018
Honorary Senior Research Associate
Research Department of Practice and Policy, University College London School of Pharmacy
Dec 2013 - Dec 2015
C W Maplethorpe Postdoctoral Fellow for Pharmaceutical Education and Research
Research Department of Practice and Policy, University College London School of Pharmacy (London, UK)
Jan 2018 - Jan 2020
Associate Editor
Journal of Alzheimer's Disease
Jan 2016 - Jun 2021
Early Career Researcher Representative
School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine Research Committee, and Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences Early Career Researcher Steering Committee, Monash University
Feb 2014 - Feb 2014
Visiting Postdoctoral Researcher
Institute of Clinical Medicine, Neurology, School of Medicine, University of Eastern Finland (Finland)
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Dates Role & Department/Organisation
Jun 2021 -
Present
Adjunct Senior Research Fellow
School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University
Jan 2020 -
Present
Head of Chronic Pain and Medication Use in Ageing Research Group
School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University
Jan 2015 -
Present
Associate Fellow of The Higher Education Academy (AFHEA) (UK)
University College London
Jan 2016 -
Present
Executive Member of the MEDicines and DEMentia Special Interest Group (MEDDEM)
Monash University, The University of Sydney, University of South Australia
Jan 2017 -
Present
Assistant Editor
Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Research
Jan 2016 -
Jun 2021
National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) - Australian Research Council (ARC) Dementia Research Development Fellow
Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University
Jan 2016 -
Dec 2018
Honorary Senior Research Associate
Research Department of Practice and Policy, University College London School of Pharmacy
Dec 2013 -
Dec 2015
C W Maplethorpe Postdoctoral Fellow for Pharmaceutical Education and Research
Research Department of Practice and Policy, University College London School of Pharmacy (London, UK)
Jan 2018 -
Jan 2020
Associate Editor
Journal of Alzheimer's Disease
Jan 2016 -
Jun 2021
Early Career Researcher Representative
School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine Research Committee, and Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences Early Career Researcher Steering Committee, Monash University
Feb 2014 -
Feb 2014
Visiting Postdoctoral Researcher
Institute of Clinical Medicine, Neurology, School of Medicine, University of Eastern Finland (Finland)
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Key industry, community & government roles

Dates Role Department/Organisation
Jan 2019 - Jan 2019
Peer Review Working Committee Member
NHMRC
Dates Role & Department/Organisation
Jan 2019 - Jan 2019
Peer Review Working Committee Member
NHMRC

Awards

Year Award
2016

Oral Presentation Award - Best Presenter - NHMRC National Institute for Dementia Research Australian Dementia Forum, at the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute (BRIS, AUS)

2012

Prize Winner, National Prescribing Service National Medicinewise Award Education for health professionals to build quality use of medicines skills - National Prescribing Service

2011

Oral Presentation First Prize, Australasian Pharmaceutical Science Association Conference (SA, AUS) - Australasian Pharmaceutical Science Association Conference

2011

Oral Presentation First Prize, 6th Annual Postgraduate Research Symposium - Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Monash University

2011

Oral Presentation First Prize, Three Minute Thesis competition - Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Monash University

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Keynote and invited speeches

Year Title/Description
2016

‘International Panel on Pediatric Medication Communication: Methods for conducting research with children in medical settings’ (Invited Speaker)

Chapel Hill Pharmaceutical Sciences Conference (PharmSci 2016) (North Carolina, USA)

2015

‘Medicine Stability in Multi-compartment Compliance Aids (MCAs)’ (Invited Speaker)

Groupe d’Evaluation et de Recherche sur la Protection en Atmosphere Controlee (GERPAC) Conference (Giens Peninsula France)

Professional memberships

  • Pharmacist, Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency
  • Academic Member, Golden Key International Honour Society

Media appearances

17th March 2012

‘The Science Show’ Australian Broadcasting Corporation National Radio Program

‘A review of dose administration aids: Improving medicine management’