Pharmacy Practice and Clinical Pharmacy Research Discipline
Informing and influencing the practice of pharmacy and the development of policy around medicines usage and approval.
Particular expertise in this discipline is in the development and application of health-related quality-of-life measures with which to evaluate the clinical effectiveness of various drug therapies in a number of diseases, such as Alzheimer’s-type dementia, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease and cancer. A composite measure of health status is employed to evaluate patient outcomes using two methodological approaches: firstly, through hypothesis testing studies such as randomised controlled trials and secondly, through the routine application of quality-of-life measures in clinical decision-making (including prescribing) and patient monitoring.
Other research expertise includes the development of models for benefit/risk assessment of medicines, drug treatment decision support systems, and issues relating to global pharmaceutical development and its regulation.
Current research interests include:
- Patient communication; Decision-making
- Pharmaceutical public health
- Pharmacy education, training and professional development
- Pharmaceutical regulatory environment and drug development