I originally qualified as a pharmacist in the UK and worked in clinical pharmacy positions of varying grades in a number of hospitals in northern England and Scotland. This allowed me to quickly gain clinical pharmacy experience in a number of specialty areas including Infectious Diseases and Antimicrobial Stewardship, Cardiovascular and Renal Medicine, Care of the Elderly and Psychiatry. I also gained experience in Aseptic Production (Cytotoxic Reconstitution and TPN) and Drug Information. I then migrated to Australia and worked initially as a clinical pharmacist and then as the Assistant Director of Pharmacy – Clinical Services at the Townsville Hospital (formerly the Townsville General Hospital). I was involved in the Pharmacy program at JCU since its inception and switched to a full-time academic role from 2004 to 2020. I taught mainly into the undergraduate Pharmacy program and I co-ordinated and taught into the Master of Pharmaceutical Public Health program. I am currently the Deputy Head of the School of Pharmacy, University of Lincoln UK and have retained an adjunct position at JCU

  • MD4012: Integrated Pathology and Clinical Medicine Part 2 of 3 (Level 4; TSV)
  • MD4013: Integrated Pathology and Clinical Medicine Part 3 of 3 (Level 4; TSV)
  • MD6010: Advanced Clinical Medicine Part 1 of 3 (Level 6; TSV)
  • MD6020: Advanced Clinical Medicine Part 2 of 3 (Level 6; TSV)
  • MD6030: Advanced Clinical Medicine Part 3 of 3 (Level 6; TSV)
  • PC5515: Pharmaceutical Public Health Project (Level 5; TSV)
  • PC5516: Extended Pharmaceutical Public Health Project (Level 5; TSV)
  • I have research interests in the areas of clinical pharmacy and therapeutics and pharmacy practice. I am particularly interested in the development and evaluation of extended roles for pharmacists, especially when operating within collaborative, multidisciplinary healthcare teams in a variety of healthcare settings. My clinical areas of interest are wide but have recently been more focussed on Travel Health, Infectious Diseases and Antimicrobial Stewardship and Cardiovascular Medicine. Finally, I am also interested in Pharmaceutical Public Health and the development and evaluation of Pharmaceutical Public Health and Clinical Pharmacy Services, especially in developing countries.
  • 2020 to present - Deputy Head of School/Director of Pharmacy Education, University of Lincoln (Lincoln, UK)
  • 2009 to 2020 - Associate Professor - Pharmacy, James Cook University (Townsville, Australia)
  • 2004 to 2009 - Senior Lecturer, James Cook University (Townsville, Australia)
  • 1996 to 2003 - Assistant Director of Pharmacy, The Townsville Hospital (Townsville, Australia)
  • 1987 to 1996 - Various Hospital Pharmacy Positions, Various Hospitals (England and Scotland)
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  • 1993 - Evans Medical Award for Scottish Hospital Pharmacists

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  • Defining Pharmaceutical Public Health Competencies for Australian Pharmacists (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Cancer: Perspectives of Patients and Health Professionals (2023, Masters , Secondary Advisor)

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