Justin Sinclair

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Justin Sinclair

Justin has been involved in exploring herbal medicines from both a scientific and traditional perspective for over 20 years. He received his Bachelor of Health Science in Naturopathy from the University of New England in 2002 and his Master of Herbal Medicines from Sydney University's faculty of Pharmacy in 2004. 

He has worked as a technical consultant to the CAM industry since 2006 and worked in degree level education since 2007 teaching a wide array of subjects, from anatomy, physiology, clinical pathology and integrated pharmacology to modality specific subjects such as pharmacognosy & phytochemistry, botany and advanced herbal therapeutics.

He has been active in various professional associations, including working as an Executive Director, Board Member Advisory Committee member and Examiner for the National Herbalists Associations of Australia, and currently sits on the Scientific Advisory Board for United in Compassion.

He has published several chapters in leading naturopathic textbooks and articles in peer-reviewed journals on the topics of pain management, herbal medicine and herb/drug interactions. His current clinical and research interests include medicinal cannabis, the endocannabinoid system, plant pharmacology for pain, inflammation, physiological adaptation and immunomodulation.

Visit Justin's website here.

Apr 06, 2020

In this episode, we welcome back Justin Sinclair as we dive into an enlightening discussion on the art and science behind crafting herbal medicine prescriptions.

Apr 02, 2020

Is too much science and not enough emphasis on tradition and history risking our idenitfy in herbal medicine, this is the topic Andrew and Justin explore today. 

Cannabis and Paediatric Epilepsy
Jul 22, 2019

Since the passing of the Australian Federal government’s Narcotic Drugs Amendment Bill in February 2016, much has been done, both here and overseas, to investigate the anticonvulsant activity of the Cannabis genus. 

Legislation-of-Medical-Cannabis-in-Australia
Nov 23, 2017

If you’re one of the millions of people who thought cannabis was now easily available in Australia for medical purposes, think again – for not everything is as it appears in the evening news...

Jan 11, 2017

Does the literature and statistics reflect that Marijuana is a gateway drug? Is medicinal cannabis the same beast as the illicit drug? All this and more covered in this mythbusting chat with Justin Sinclair on cannabis. 

Jan 20, 2016

Delving into the complex phytochemistry and pharmacognosy of the various cannabis species in part two of this informative podcast series. 

Nov 18, 2015

Join Justin Sinclair, in Part 1, of a two-part interview series covering off the responsible use of medicinal cannabis. Justin takes us on an entertaining and informative journey through the history of cannabis in medicine, and the opportunities it presents for the future.