Senior research fellow, Bond University

I am a Senior Research Fellow and Evidence Based Practice Professorial Unit Coordinator at the Centre for Research in Evidence-Based Practice at Bond University and have worked part-time in community pharmacy for over 10-years.

I hold a Bachelor of Pharmacy (First Class Honours), Graduate Certificate in Pharmacy Practice, and PhD from Monash University. My thesis, “A needs-based approach to patient-relevant information delivery”, focused on the delivery of evidence-based practice guidelines to clinicians in timely and patient-centred way. I am currently completing a Graduate Diploma in Data Science and have a strong interest in data wrangling, knowledge management during research and database achitecture, and data visualisation.

I have over 15 years of teaching experience in tertiary education institutions, university colleges, and privately. I am passionate about education and feel that it is my job not only teach the subject at hand, but to excite others in the process of learning; of wanting to know not only what, but more importantly how and why.

I am also the Gold Coast Skeptics President (www.gcskeptics.com). The Gold Coast Skeptics encourage thoughtful, rational exploration of the world around us. We are keen to promote scientific education and a sense of wonder in the natural world, as well as protect the public against potentially harmful shams, practices, policies and products through public education and working with regulatory bodies.

My teaching interests include:

Evidence-based practice and clinical research methods
Critical thinking and logic
Mathematics: basic calculus and statistics for health professionals

While I am interested in general clinical research methodology, my research interests include:

Clinician research engagement and development
Research waste
Pharmacoepidemiology and real-world data
Regulation of health products
Over prescribing
Pharmacy and pharmacy services

Experience

  • 2017–present
    Senior research fellow, Bond University
  • 2014–2017
    Associate lecturer, University of Sydney
  • 2011–2014
    PhD candidate, Monash University

Education

  • 2014 
    Monash University, PhD
  • 2011 
    Monash University, Graduate Certificate of Pharmacy Practice
  • 2009 
    Monash University, Bachelor of Pharmacy (Class I Honours)

Publications

  • 2015
    Pharmacy Practice in Australia, The Canadian Journal of Hospital Pharmacy
  • 2015
    Fundamental Elements Identified for Success of Disease State Management Clinical Decision Support Systems, eJHI
  • 2013
    MedManAGE: Design, Development, and Initial Usability Testing, JPPR
  • 2013
    Resources for disease state management– what do health professionals want?, eJHI
  • 2012
    A critical analysis of the methods used to develop explicit clinical criteria for use in older people, Age and Ageing

Grants and Contracts

  • 2015
    “e” is for Engagement: An eMedRec App for student competency
    Role:
    Lead investigator
    Funding Source:
    2015 Education Innovation Grant, University of Sydney