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 have been involved in the Pharmacy program at JCU since its inception and switched to a full-time academic role in 2004. I teach mainly into the undergraduate Pharmacy program and I co-ordinate and teach into the Master of Pharmaceutical Public Health program. However, I also have minor teaching roles into the Physician Assistant, Dentistry and Medicine programs.

  • DS2005: Pathophysiology and Therapeutics for Dentistry (Level 2; CNS)
  • MI2021: Introductory Infectious Diseases and Immunobiology (Level 2; TSV)
  • MX2001: Integrated Physician Assistant Studies Part 1 of 2 (Level 2; TSV)
  • PC1004: Introduction to Pharmacy Practice and Pharmaceutical Sciences 1 (Level 1; TSV)
  • PC3002: Cardiovascular and Renal Therapeutics for Pharmacists (Level 3; TSV)
  • PC3102: Health Care for Pharmacists (Level 3; TSV)
  • PC4102: Oncology, Haematology and Toxicology for Pharmacists (Level 4; TSV)
  • PC4103: Professional Pharmacy Practice 3 (Level 4; TSV)
  • PC4104: Pharmacy Project (Level 4; TSV)
  • PC5510: Management of Pharmaceutical Services (Level 5; TSV)
  • PC5512: Pharmaceutical Public Health Priorities (Level 5; TSV)
  • PC5513: Pharmaceutical Public Health - Management of Chronic Diseases 1 (Level 5; TSV)
  • PC5515: Pharmaceutical Public Health Project (Level 5; TSV)
  • PC5516: Extended Pharmaceutical Public Health Project (Level 5; TSV)
  • PC5518: Pharmaceutical Public Health - Management of Chronic Diseases 3 (Level 5; TSV)
  • PC5519: Pharmaceutical Regulation and Quality (Level 5; TSV)
  • PC5521: Pharmaceutical Public Health - Research Methodologies (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.
  • 2009 to present - Associate Professor - Pharmacy, James Cook University (Townsville, Australia)
  • 2004 to 2009 - Senior Lecturer - Pharmacy, James Cook University (Townsville, Australia)
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  • 1993 - Evans Medical Award for Scottish Hospital Pharmacists

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