Juanita’s background is as a community pharmacist. She became accredited to perform medication reviews in aged care homes in 1997. From 2001, Juanita worked as a pharmacist in England where she provided pharmaceutical advice to GPs, developed programs promoting optimum medication use and completed a Master of Science degree at Keele University investigating medication adherence in older people. Juanita returned to Australia in 2006 and completed her doctorate in 2011 with her thesis entitled: “Roles for pharmacists in improving the quality use of psychotropic medicines in residential care facilities.” As part of the PhD an intervention project, ‘RedUSe’ (Redusing Use of Sedatives), was developed and trialled; for which Juanita was awarded an International Psychogeriatric Association Junior Research award in 2009. In 2015, Juanita commenced her current position as a Senior Lecturer in Dementia Care at the Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre at the University Of Tasmania. She continues to research old age mental health conditions. Juanita was awarded a NHMRC translating Research into practice (TRIP) fellowship in 2014.