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
Pharmacoepidemiology and real-world data
Regulation of health products
Pharmacy and pharmacy services