Dr Judith Louise Flanagan
Conjoint Associate Professor

Dr Judith Louise Flanagan

medicine-health
School of Optometry

Associate Professor Judith Flanagan obtained her BSc (Hons) from Sydney University majoring in Genetics and Biochemistry. She then worked in California as part of the International Human Genome Project that delivered the first complete human genome. Returning to Sydney, Judith completed her PhD at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research focussing on the molecular biology of human steroid receptors, and took up a Postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California at Berkeley where she fell in love with environmental microbiology. Following on from her Postdoc, Judith took up an Assistant Professorship at the University of California, San Francisco where she was able to combine her research experience of both human medical research and environmental research in modelling the ecosystems of human disease.

In 2007 she returned to Sydney to take up the position of Scientific Writer for the Brien Holden Vision Institute Ltd. and in 2015 she moved back into research, heading up the Ocular Comfort Program.

Judith is currently Director of Ocular Therapeutics within the Brien Holden Vision Institute Ltd. She has published over 45 peer-reviewed publications, two book chapters, and numerous trade journal articles. Judith also has a Diploma in Science Education and is a certified editor through the Board of Editors in the Life Sciences (BELS).

Phone
+61 2 9385 4639
Location
School of Optometry and Vision Science

Publications

  • Book Chapters | 2007
    Dr Judith Louise Flanagan
    Flanagan JL; Lynch SV; Wiener-Kronish J, 2007, 'Molecular Approaches to Detection of Bacteria in Critical Care Patients', in Yearbook of Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, pp. 44 - 52, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-49433-1_5
    Book Chapters |
    Dr Judith Louise Flanagan
    Flanagan JL; Lynch SV; Wiener-Kronish J, 'Molecular Approaches to Detection of Bacteria in Critical Care Patients', in Intensive Care Medicine, Springer New York, pp. 44 - 52, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-49518-7_5
  • Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Judith Louise Flanagan
    Ang M; Flanagan JL; Wong CW; Müller A; Davis A; Keys D; Resnikoff S; Jong M; Wong TY; Sankaridurg P, 2020, 'Review: Myopia control strategies recommendations from the 2018 WHO/IAPB/BHVI Meeting on Myopia', British Journal of Ophthalmology, vol. 104, pp. 1482 - 1487, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bjophthalmol-2019-315575
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Judith Louise Flanagan
    Wong K; Flanagan J; Jalbert I; Tan J, 2019, 'The effect of Blephadex™ Eyelid Wipes on Demodex mites, ocular microbiota, bacterial lipase and comfort: a pilot study', Contact Lens and Anterior Eye, vol. 42, pp. 652 - 657, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.clae.2019.06.001
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Judith Louise Flanagan
    Tavakoli A; Flanagan JL, 2019, 'The case for a more holistic approach to dry eye disease: Is it time to move beyond antibiotics?', Antibiotics, vol. 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/antibiotics8030088
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Judith Louise Flanagan
    Flanagan J; Fricke T; Morjaria P; Yasmin S, 2019, 'Myopia: A growing epidemic', Community Eye Health Journal, vol. 32, pp. 9 - 9
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Judith Louise Flanagan
    Flanagan JL; Souza ND, 2018, 'Simulation in ophthalmic training', Asia-Pacific Journal of Ophthalmology, vol. 7, pp. 427 - 435, http://dx.doi.org/10.22608/APO.2018129
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Judith Louise Flanagan
    Lee L; Garrett Q; Flanagan J; Chakrabarti S; Papas E, 2018, 'Genetic factors and molecular mechanisms in dry eye disease', Ocular Surface, vol. 16, pp. 206 - 217, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtos.2018.03.003
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Judith Louise Flanagan
    Markoulli M; Flanagan J; Tummanapalli SS; Wu J; Willcox M, 2018, 'The impact of diabetes on corneal nerve morphology and ocular surface integrity', Ocular Surface, vol. 16, pp. 45 - 57, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtos.2017.10.006
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Judith Louise Flanagan
    Lee L; Garrett Q; Flanagan JL; Vaddavalli PK; Papas EB, 2016, 'Treatment practices and outcomes of meibomian gland dysfunction at a tertiary center in southern India', Eye and Contact Lens, vol. 44, pp. S138 - S143, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/ICL.0000000000000356
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Judith Louise Flanagan
    Flanagan JL; Khandekar N; Zhu H; Watanabe K; Markoulli M; Flanagan JT; Papas E, 2016, 'Glycerol monolaurate inhibits lipase production by clinical ocular isolates without affecting bacterial cell viability', Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, vol. 57, pp. 544 - 550, http://dx.doi.org/10.1167/iovs.15-17180
    Journal articles | 2013
    Dr Judith Louise Flanagan
    Garrett Q; Khandekar N; Shih S; Flanagan JL; Simmons P; Vehige J; Willcox MD, 2013, 'Betaine stabilizes cell volume and protects against apoptosis in human corneal epithelial cells under hyperosmotic stress', Experimental Eye Research, vol. 108, pp. 33 - 41, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.exer.2012.12.001
    Journal articles | 2012
    Dr Judith Louise Flanagan
    De Souza N; Cui Y; Looi S; Paudel P; Shinde L; Kumar K; Berwal R; Wadhwa R; Daniel V; Flanagan J; Holden B, 2012, 'The role of optometrists in India: An integral part of an eye health team', Indian Journal of Ophthalmology, vol. 60, pp. 401 - 405, http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/0301-4738.100534
    Journal articles | 2012
    Dr Judith Louise Flanagan
    Conibear T; Willcox MD; Flanagan JL; Zhu H, 2012, 'Characterization of protease IV expression in Pseudomonas aeruginosa clinical isolates', Journal of Medical Microbiology, vol. 61, pp. 180 - 190, http://dx.doi.org/10.1099/jmm.0.034561-0
    Journal articles | 2010
    Dr Judith Louise Flanagan
    Lynch SV; Flanagan JL; Sawa T; Fang A; Baek MS; Rubio-Mills A; Ajayi T; Yanagihara K; Hirakata Y; Kohno S; Misset B; Nguyen J-C; Wiener-Kronish JP, 2010, 'Polymorphisms in the Pseudomonas aeruginosa type III secretion protein, PcrV - implications for anti-PcrV immunotherapy.', Microb Pathog, vol. 48, pp. 197 - 204, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.micpath.2010.02.008
    Journal articles | 2009
    Dr Judith Louise Flanagan
    Hume EB; Flanagan JL; Masoudi S; Zhu H; Cole NA; Willcox MD, 2009, 'Soft contact lens disinfection solution efficacy: Clinical Fusarium isolates vs. ATCC 36031', Optometry and Vision Science, vol. 86, pp. 415 - 419, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/OPX.0b013e31819fa239
    Journal articles | 2009
    Dr Judith Louise Flanagan
    Carney FP; Morris C; Milthorpe BK; Flanagan JL; Willcox MD, 2009, 'In vitro adsorption of tear proteins to hydroxyethyl methacrylate-based contact lens materials', Eye and Contact Lens, vol. 35, pp. 320 - 328, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/ICL.0b013e3181becd3c
    Journal articles | 2009
    Dr Judith Louise Flanagan
    Flanagan JL; Willcox MD, 2009, 'Role of lactoferrin in the tear film', Biochimie, vol. 91, pp. 35 - 43, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biochi.2008.07.007
    Journal articles | 2008
    Dr Judith Louise Flanagan
    Garrett Q; Xu S; Simmons P; Vehige J; Flanagan JL; Willcox MD, 2008, 'Expression and Localization of Carnitine/Organic Cation Transporter OCTN1 and OCTN2 in Ocular Epithelium', Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, vol. 49, pp. 4844 - 4849, http://dx.doi.org/10.1167/iovs.07-1528
    Journal articles | 2008
    Dr Judith Louise Flanagan
    Wong-Beringer A; Wiener-Kronish J; Lynch S; Flanagan J, 2008, 'Comparison of type III secretion system virulence among fluoroquinolone-susceptible and -resistant clinical isolates of Pseudomonas aeruginosa.', Clin Microbiol Infect, vol. 14, pp. 330 - 336, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1469-0691.2007.01939.x
    Journal articles | 2007
    Dr Judith Louise Flanagan
    Augustin DK; Song Y; Baek MS; Sawa Y; Singh G; Taylor B; Rubio-Mills A; Flanagan JL; Wiener-Kronish JP; Lynch SV, 2007, 'Presence or absence of lipopolysaccharide O antigens affects type III secretion by Pseudomonas aeruginosa.', J Bacteriol, vol. 189, pp. 2203 - 2209, http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/JB.01839-06
    Journal articles | 2007
    Dr Judith Louise Flanagan
    Song Y; Lynch SV; Flanagan J; Zhuo H; Tom W; Dotson RH; Baek MS; Rubio-Mills A; Singh G; Kipnis E; Glidden D; Brown R; Garcia O; Wiener-Kronish JP, 2007, 'Increased plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 concentrations in bronchoalveolar lavage fluids are associated with increased mortality in a cohort of patients with Pseudomonas aeruginosa.', Anesthesiology, vol. 106, pp. 252 - 261, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/00000542-200702000-00012
    Journal articles | 2007
    Dr Judith Louise Flanagan
    Flanagan JL; Brodie EL; Weng L; Lynch SV; Garcia O; Brown R; Hugenholtz P; DeSantis TZ; Andersen GL; Wiener-Kronish JP; Bristow J, 2007, 'Loss of bacterial diversity during antibiotic treatment of intubated patients colonized with Pseudomonas aeruginosa.', J Clin Microbiol, vol. 45, pp. 1954 - 1962, http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/JCM.02187-06
    Journal articles | 2007
    Dr Judith Louise Flanagan
    Song Y; Wiener-Kronish JP; Flanagan J; Lynch SV, 2007, 'Alveolar hemostasis in patients with species-specific bacterial-mediated ventilator-associated pneumonia.', Crit Care Med, vol. 35, pp. 652 - 653, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/01.CCM.0000254050.98225.6B
    Journal articles | 2006
    Dr Judith Louise Flanagan
    Baker BJ; Tyson GW; Webb RI; Flanagan J; Hugenholtz P; Allen EE; Banfield JF, 2006, 'Lineages of acidophilic archaea revealed by community genomic analysis.', Science, vol. 314, pp. 1933 - 1935, http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.1132690
    Journal articles | 2005
    Dr Judith Louise Flanagan
    Esteban L; Fong C; Amr D; Cock T; Allison SJ; Flanagan JL; Liddle C; Eisman JA; Gardiner EM, 2005, 'Promoter-, cell-, and ligand-specific transactivation responses of the VDRB1 isoform', Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, vol. 334, pp. 9 - 15, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bbrc.2005.06.054
    Journal articles | 2004
    Dr Judith Louise Flanagan
    Gardiner EM; Esteban L; Fong C; Allison SJ; Flanagan JL; Kouzmenko AP; Eisman JA, 2004, 'Vitamin D receptor B1 and exon 1d: functional and evolutionary analysis', Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, vol. 89-90, pp. 233 - 238, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jsbmb.2004.03.078
    Journal articles | 2004
    Dr Judith Louise Flanagan
    Esteban L; Cock T; Allison SJ; Flanagan JL; Amr D; Liddle C; Eisman JA; Gardiner EM, 2004, 'Cell-, promoter- and ligand-specific transactivation responses of the VDRB1 isoform', Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, vol. 19, pp. S198 - S198, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000224326801140&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
    Journal articles | 2000
    Dr Judith Louise Flanagan
    Leong GM; Subramaniam N; Flanagan JL; Eisman JA; Gardiner EM; Kouzmenko AP, 2000, 'Transforming growth factor-β signalling through the nuclear cofactor skip', Bone, vol. 27, pp. 18 - 18, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/s8756-3282(00)80056-3
    Journal articles | 2000
    Dr Judith Louise Flanagan
    Subramaniam N; Leong GM; Flanagan JL; Cock T; Eisman JA; Kouzmenko AP, 2000, 'Transcriptional synergism of 1, 25-dihydroxyvitamin D-3 and transforming growth factor-beta signalling requires simultaneous binding of VDR and Smad3 proteins to their cognate DNA recognition elements.', JOURNAL OF BONE AND MINERAL RESEARCH, vol. 15, pp. S190 - S190, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000088898400209&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Journal articles | 2000
    Dr Judith Louise Flanagan
    Leong GM; Subramaniam N; Flanagan JL; Eisman JA; Kouzmenko AP, 2000, 'Skip, the nuclear hormone receptor co-factor interacts with Smad3 to activate transforming growth factor-beta signalling.', JOURNAL OF BONE AND MINERAL RESEARCH, vol. 15, pp. S328 - S328, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000088898400758&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Journal articles | 2000
    Dr Judith Louise Flanagan
    Flanagan JL; Leong GM; Subramaniam N; Cock T; Crofts LA; Eisman JA; Gardiner EM; Kouzmenko AP, 2000, 'A novel N-terminally extended isoform of the human VDR harbours an AF-1 domain and interacts with transcriptional co-factors.', JOURNAL OF BONE AND MINERAL RESEARCH, vol. 15, pp. S199 - S199, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000088898400244&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Journal articles | 1995
    Dr Judith Louise Flanagan
    Hu Y; Flanagan J; Brennan DP; Zhou H; Ng KW; Eisman JA; Morrison NA, 1995, 'rHox: A homeobox gene expressed in osteoblastic cells', Journal of Cellular Biochemistry, vol. 59, pp. 486 - 497, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jcb.240590409
    Journal articles | 1994
    Dr Judith Louise Flanagan
    Schedlich LJ; Flanagan JL; Crofts LA; Gillies SA; Goldberg D; Morrison NA; Eisman JA, 1994, 'Transcriptional activation of the human osteocalcin gene by basic fibroblast growth factor', Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, vol. 9, pp. 143 - 152, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jbmr.5650090203
  • Conference Abstracts | 2018
    Dr Judith Louise Flanagan
    Yeotikar NS; Flanagan J; Naduvilath TJ; Markoulli M; Tilia D; Papas EB, 2018, 'Association between meibomian lipid profiles and age-related changes in gland morphology and function', in INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE, ASSOC RESEARCH VISION OPHTHALMOLOGY INC, Honolulu, HI, Vol. 59, presented at Annual Meeting of the Association-for-Research-in-Vision-and-Ophthalmology (ARVO), Honolulu, HI, 29 April 2018 - 03 May 2018, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000442932804343&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Papers | 2002
    Dr Judith Louise Flanagan
    Flanagan JL; Sunn KL; Leong GM; Fong C; Kouzmenko AP; Eisman JA; Gardiner EM, 2002, 'Enhanced transactivation activity of vitamin D receptor B1 associated with focal nuclear accumulation and cofactor binding.', in JOURNAL OF BONE AND MINERAL RESEARCH, AMER SOC BONE & MINERAL RES, SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS, pp. S216 - S216, presented at 24th Annual Meeting of the American-Society-for-Bone-and-Mineral-Research, SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS, 20 September 2002 - 24 September 2002, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000177952800390&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1

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