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)
  • 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)
  • MI2021: Introductory Infectious Diseases and Immunobiology (Level 2; TSV)
  • MX2001: Integrated Physician Assistant Studies Part 1 of 2 (Level 2; TSV)
  • PC1003: Introduction to Pharmacy Practice and Pharmaceutical Sciences 2 (Level 1; TSV)
  • PC1004: Introduction to Pharmacy Practice and Pharmaceutical Sciences 1 (Level 1; TSV)
  • PC2003: Integrated Metabolism and Nutrition for Pharmacists (Level 2; TSV)
  • PC2004: Professional Pharmacy Practice 1 (Level 2; TSV)
  • PC2006: Dermatology for Pharmacists (Level 2; TSV)
  • PC3001: ENT, Eyes and Respiratory Pharmacy (Level 3; TSV)
  • PC3002: Cardiovascular and Renal Therapeutics for Pharmacists (Level 3; TSV)
  • PC3005: Nervous System and Mental Health for Pharmacists (Level 3; TSV)
  • PC3102: Health Care for Pharmacists (Level 3; TSV)
  • PC3201: Musculoskeletal Pharmacy (Level 3; TSV)
  • PC3204: Professional Pharmacy Practice 2 Part 1 of 2 (Level 3; TSV)
  • PC4101: Endocrine and Reproductive Pharmacy (Level 4; 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)
  • 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)
  • 1996 to 2003 - Assistant Director of Pharmacy - Clinical Services, The Townsville Hospital (Townsville, Australia)
  • 1990 to 1996 - Senior Clinical Pharmacist, Crichton Royal Hospital and Dumfries & Galloway Royal Infirmary (Dumfries, Scotland)
  • 1987 to 1990 - Pharmacist, Cumberland Infirmary (Carlisle, England)
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  • 1993 - Evans Medical Award for Scottish Hospital Pharmacists

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  • The Introduction of Student Medication Chart Reviews and its Significance for Medication Safety in Early Clinical Practice (A Literature Review and Qualitative Research Project) (Masters , Secondary Advisor)

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