Associate Professor Joanne Barnes


School of Pharmacy
University of Auckland

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Joanne Barnes is Associate Professor in Herbal Medicines at the School of Pharmacy, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland, New Zealand (since November 2005). Previously, she was Teaching and Research Fellow (1999-2002) and Lecturer in Phytopharmacy (2002-2005), Centre for Pharmacognosy and Phytotherapy, School of Pharmacy, University of London, UK, and Research Fellow in Complementary Medicines, Department of Complementary Medicine, University of Exeter, UK (1996-1999).

Joanne has a degree in pharmacy (BPharm (Hons.), University of Nottingham, UK), during which she specialised in pharmacognosy and clinical pharmacology. She obtained her PhD in Pharmacy/Pharmacognosy (University of London, UK) in 2001, and a postgraduate certificate in pharmacovigilance and pharmacoepidemiology (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine) in 1999. Joanne is a registered pharmacist in the UK (since 1989, now registered as overseas) and in New Zealand (since 2007).

She has been conducting public health related research in complementary medicines for over ten years. Today, her research explores the utilisation, safety and efficacy of herbal medicines. In particular, this has focused on examining issues relevant to the pharmacovigilance of herbal medicines, for example, investigating methods for the safety monitoring of herbal medicines and communication of information on herbal safety concerns. Joanne has active research and other academic collaborations with colleagues in several countries, including New Zealand, Australia, Canada, Brazil and the UK.


Joanne is a member of the editorial boards of the journals Drug Safety, Phytotherapy Research, International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, Complementary Therapies in Medicine and Current Clinical Pharmacology. She is immediate past co-editor of Complementary Therapies in Medicine (2003-2005; Elsevier) and is Associate Editor of the new journal Phytochemistry Letters (Elsevier) with specific responsibility for the area of clinical efficacy, safety and pharmacovigilance of herbal medicines. She is a co-author of two leading reference texts on herbal medicines and pharmacognosy: Herbal Medicines (published by the Pharmaceutical Press, Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain), now in its third edition, and Fundamentals of Pharmacognosy and Phytotherapy (published by Churchill Livingstone).

Joanne is an honorary consultant to the World Health Organisationís Collaborating Centre for International Drug Monitoring (WHO-UMC), and a member of its herbal safety signal review panel. She is also a member of Health Canadaís Natural Health Products Directorateís Expert Resource Group and, until moving to New Zealand, was a member of the Independent Review Panel on Classification of Borderline Products (Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency, UK). Joanne was appointed as a Fellow of the Linnean Society of London in 2003.

In April 2006, she organised, in conjunction with the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain and several other societies (including International Society of Pharmacovigilance, European Scientific Co-operative on Phytotherapy, WHO-UMC, Society for Medicinal Plant Research) and chaired a 3-day international conference held in London on Pharmacovigilance of herbal medicines: current status and future directions.

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Journal articles


Barnes J, Abbot NC. Professional practices and experiences with complementary medicines: a cross-sectional study involving community pharmacists in England. Int J Pharm Pract 2007;15:167-175Link to publication
Kelly WN, Arellano FM, Barnes J et al. Guidelines for submitting adverse event reports for publication. Drug Safety 2007;30(5):367-373 [formal dual publication as Kelly WN, Arellano FM, Barnes J et al. Pharmacoepidemiology & Drug Safety 2007;16:581-587].Link to publication
Teng L, Shaw D, Barnes J. Chinese herbal medicines for weight loss (Protocol). Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2007, Issue 1.Link to publication
Teng L, Shaw D, Barnes J. Traditional Chinese herbal medicine. Pharm J 2006;276:361-363Link to publication
Barnes J, Barber N, Wheatley D, Williamson EM. A pilot randomized, open, uncontrolled clinical study of two dosages of St Johnís wort (Hypericum perforatum L.) herb extract (LI-160) as an aid to motivational/behavioural support in smoking cessation. Planta Medica 2006;72:378-382Link to publication
Gagnier JJ, Boon H, Rochon P, Moher D, Barnes J, Bombardier C for the CONSORT Group. Reporting randomized, controlled trials of herbal interventions: an elaborated CONSORT statement. Ann Intern Med 2006;144:364-367Link to publication
Gagnier JJ, Boon H, Rochon P, Moher D, Barnes J, Bombardier C for the CONSORT Group. Recommendations for reporting randomized controlled trials of herbal interventions: explanation and elaboration. J Clin Epidemiol 2006;59:1134-1149Link to publication
Abbot NC, Stead LF, White AR, Barnes J. Hypnotherapy for smoking cessation (systematic review). Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2006, Issue 3. Link to publication
Barnes J, Anderson LA, Gibbons S, Phillipson JD. Echinacea species (Echinacea angustifolia (DC.) Hell., Echinacea pallida (Nutt.) Nutt., Echinacea purpurea (L.) Moench): a review of their chemistry, pharmacology and clinical properties. J Pharm Pharmacol 2005;57:929-954Link to publication
Barnes J, Bremner P, Gibbons S, Phillipson JD, Heinrich M. Pharmacognosy at the Square: the past, the present and the future. Pharm J 2005;274:552-554Link to publication
Barnes J, Teng L, Shaw D. TCM: balancing choice and risk. Pharm J 2004;273:342Link to publication
Barnes J. Pharmacovigilance of herbal medicines. A UK perspective. Drug Safety 2003;26(12):829-851Link to publication
Barnes J. Quality, efficacy and safety of complementary medicines: facts, fashions and the future. Part I: Regulation and quality. Br J Clin Pharmacol 2003;55(3):226-33Link to publication
Barnes J. Quality, efficacy and safety of complementary medicines: facts, fashions and the future. Part II: Efficacy and safety. Br J Clin Pharmacol 2003;55(4):331-40Link to publication
Barnes J, Anderson LA, Phillipson JD. St Johnís wort (Hypericum perforatum L.): a review of its chemistry, pharmacology and clinical properties. J Pharm Pharmacol 2001;53:583-600Link to publication
Barnes J, Abbot NC, Harkness EF, Ernst E. Publications on complementary medicine in the mainstream medical literature: an investigation of MEDLINE, 1966 through 1996. Arch Intern Med 1999;159:1721-25Link to publication
Barnes J, Mills SY, Abbot NC, Willoughby M, Ernst E. Different standards for reporting ADRs to herbal remedies and conventional OTC medicines: face-to-face interviews with 515 users of herbal remedies. Br J Clin Pharmacol 1998;45:496-500Link to publication
Barnes J, Ernst E. Traditional herbalistsí prescriptions for common clinical conditions: a survey of members of the UK National Institute of Medical Herbalists. Phytotherapy Research 1998;12:369-371Link to publication


Books


Barnes J, Anderson LA, Phillipson JD. Herbal medicines (3rd ed). London: Pharmaceutical Press, 2007. (710 pages) Link to publication
Heinrich M, Barnes J, Gibbons S, Williamson EM. Fundamentals of Pharmacognosy & Phytotherapy. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone, 2004. Reprinted 2005, 2006. Link to publication


Book Chapters


Barnes J. Pharmacovigilance of complementary medicines. In: Kayne S. Complementary therapies for pharmacists (2nd edition). London: Pharmaceutical Press [in press] Link to publication
Barnes J. Pharmacovigilance of herbal medicines. In: Bodeker G, Burford G (eds). Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Policy and Public Health Perspectives. London: Imperial College Press, 2007:101-142 Link to publication
Barnes J. Pharmacovigilance of herbal medicines. In: Mills S, Bone K (eds). The Essential Guide to Herbal Safety. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone, 2005:145-154 Link to publication
Barnes J. Complementary/alternative medicine. In: Winfield AJ, Richards RME (eds). Pharmaceutical Practice (3rd ed). Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone, 2004:474-483 Link to publication
Barnes J. Herbal medicinal products: an overview of regulation, quality, efficacy and safety. In: Neuberger J (editor). Horizons in Medicine, Number 14. London: Royal College of Physicians of London, 2003:85-101 Link to publication
Barnes J. Phytotherapy: consumer and pharmacist perspectives. In: Ernst E (ed) Herbal medicine: a concise overview for professionals. Oxford: Butterworth-Heinemann, 2000:19-33 Link to publication
Ernst E, Barnes J. Treatments used in complementary medicine. In: Aronson JK (ed). Meyler's Side Effects of Drugs Annual 22. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 1999:511-519 Link to publication
Ernst E, Barnes J. Treatments used in complementary medicine. In: Aronson JK (ed). Meylerís Side Effects of Drugs Annual 21. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 1998:489-496 Link to publication

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