Dr Jenny Wilkinson


School of Biomedical Sciences
Charles Sturt University



PhD, Macquarie University
BSc, University of Queensland


Journal articles
Book Chapters

Journal articles

Wilkinson JM, Tinley P: Knowledge, beliefs and use of complementary medicines by Australian podiatrists. Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association, (accepted Mar 2008). Link to publication - COMING SOON!

Kamkaen N, Wilkinson JM: The antioxidant activity of flower petal extracts from Clitoria ternatea. Phytotherapy Research, (accepted Dec 2007).Link to publication - COMING SOON!

Moon T, Cavanagh HMA, Wilkinson JM (2007) Antifungal activity of Australian grown lavenders. Journal of Essential Oil Research 19:171-175.Link to publication

Vargas G, Kewley RJ, Wilkinson JM (2007) Using homoeopathics to treat bites and stings. Journal of the Australian Traditional Medicine Society 13:9-13.Link to publication

Kamkaen N, Wilkinson JM, Cavanagh HMA (2006) Effect of four edible Thai plants on mammalian cell proliferation. Thai Pharmaceutical and Health Science Journal 1:189-195.Link to publication

Lusby PE, Coombes A, Wilkinson JM (2006) A comparison of wound healing following treatment with Lavandula x allardii honey or essential oil. Phytotherapy Research 20:755-757.Link to publication

Moon T, Cavanagh HM, Wilkinson JM (2006) Which is better for disc diffusion assays of essential oils - IsoSensitest or nutrient agar? Journal of Essential Oil Research 18:578-580.Link to publication

Moon T, Wilkinson JM, Cavanagh HM (2006) Investigation of the activity of lavender essential oil against Giardia duodenalis, Trichomonas vaginalis and Hexamita inflata. Parasitology Research 99:722-728.Link to publication

Moon T, Wilkinson JM, Cavanagh HM (2006) Antibacterial activity of essential oils, hydrosols and plant extracts from Australian grown Lavandula spp. International Journal of Aromatherapy 16:9-14.Link to publication

Cavanagh HM, Wilkinson JM(2005) Lavender essential oil – a review. Australian Infection Control 10:35-37.Link to publication

D'Crus A, Wilkinson JM (2005) Reasons for choosing and complying with complementary health care: a South Australian study. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine 11:1117-1112, 2005.Link to publication

Dunn JM, Wilkinson JM (2005) Naturopathic management of rheumatoid arthritis. Modern Rheumatology 15:87-90.Link to publication

Kamkaen N, Thonnopnua N, Wilkinson JM, et al (2005) Comparison of traditional herbal medicine and standard western medicine in the management of dyslipidemia. Acta Horticulturae (ISHS) 680:57-63.Link to publication

Lusby PE, Coombes A, Wilkinson JM (2005) Activity of honeys against medically significant bacteria. Archives of Medical Research 36:464-467.Link to publication

Maddocks-Jennings W, Wilkinson JM Cavanagh HMA, et al (2005) A fresh look at manuka and kanuka essential oils from New Zealand. International Journal of Aromatherapy 15:141-146.Link to publication

Maddocks-Jennings W, Wilkinson JM, Shillington D (2005) Novel approaches to radiotherapy induced skin reactions: a literature review. Complementary Medicine in Clinical Practice 11:224-231.Link to publication

Naidu S, Wilkinson JM, Simpson MD (2005) Attitudes of Australian pharmacist towards complementary and alternative medicine. Annals of Pharmacotherapy 39:1456-1461.Link to publication

Wilkinson JM (2005) Use of complementary and alternative medicine by health professionals – implications for prevention and treatment of infection. Australian Infection Control 10:5-10.Link to publication

Wilkinson JM, Cavanagh HMA (2005) Antibacterial activity of essential oils from Australian native plants. Phytotherapy Research 19:643-646.Link to publication

Wilkinson JM, Cavanagh HMA (2005) Activity of 13 honeys against Escherichia coli and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Journal of Medicinal Food 8:100-103.Link to publication

Hood JR, Cavanagh HMA, Wilkinson JM (2004) Effects of essential oil concentration of the pH of nutrient and Iso-sensitest broth. Phytotherapy Research 18:947-949.Link to publication

Maddocks W, Wilkinson JM (2004) Aromatherapy practice in nursing: a literature review. Journal of Advanced Nursing 48:93-103.Link to publication

White-Markham A, Wilkinson JM (2004) Complementary and alternative medicines (CAMs) in the management of asthma: An examination of the evidence. Journal of Asthma 41:131-139.Link to publication

Biddle RA, Simpson MD, Wilkinson JM (2003) A survey of women's attitudes to complementary medicines. Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Research 33:55-58.

Cavanagh HMA, Hipwell M, Wilkinson JM (2003) Antibacterial activity of berry fruits used for culinary purposes. Journal of Medicinal Food 6:57-61. Link to publication

Hood JR, Wilkinson JM, Cavanagh HMA (2003) Evaluation of common antibacterial screening methods utilised in essential oil research. Journal of Essential Oil Research 15:428-433.Link to publication

Wilkinson JM, Hipwell M, Ryan T, et al (2003) Bioactivity of Backhousia citriodora: antibacterial and antifungal activity. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 51:76-81.Link to publication

Cavanagh HMA, Wilkinson JM (2002) Biological activity of lavender essential oil. Phytotherapy Research 16:301-308, 2002.Link to publication

Lusby PE, Coombes A, Wilkinson JM (2002) Honey - a potent agent for wound healing? Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing 29:295-300.Link to publication

Wilkinson JM, Simpson MD (2002) Personal and professional use of complementary therapies by nurses in NSW, Australia. Complementary Therapies in Nursing & Midwifery 8:142-147.Link to publication

Ryan T, Wilkinson JM, Cavanagh HMA (2001) Antibacterial activity of raspberry cordial in vitro. Research in Veterinary Science 71:155-159.Link to publication

Wilkinson JM, Simpson MD (2001) High use of complementary therapies in a NSW rural community. Australian Journal of Rural Health 9:166-171, 2001.Link to publication

Wilkinson JM, Simpson MD (2001) Use of complementary therapies by nursing, pharmacy and biomedical science students. Nursing and Health Science 3:19-27, 2001.Link to publication

Wilkinson JM (2000) What do we know about herbal morning sickness treatments? - A review of the literature. Midwifery 16(3):224-228.Link to publication

Wilkinson JM (2000) Effect of ginger tea on the fetal development of Sprague-Dawley rats. Reproductive Toxicology 14:507-512.Link to publication




Book Chapters

Wilkinson JM (2006) Methods for testing antimicrobial activity of extracts. In Ahmad I, Aquil F, Owais M (Eds) Modern Phytomedicine: Turning medicinal plants into drugs. Germany: Wiley-VCH. Link to publication

Cavanagh HMA, Wilkinson JM (2006) Bioactivity of Lavandula essential oils, hydrosols and plant extracts. Canberra: RIRDC. Link to publication Monograph