Dr Lisa Pont

BSc UoN BPharm UTAS PhD Groningen
Senior Lecturer, Pharmacology and Clinical Pharmacy

M02C - 88 Mallett Street - Building C
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 0563
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Biographical details

Lisa Pont is a senior lecturer in pharmacology and clinical pharmacy at Sydney Nursing School. She is a registered pharmacist with a background in hospital pharmacy and an interest in promoting Quality Use of Medicines (QUM) with a focus on improving medication management in the elderly. Lisa is a member of the Therapeutic Goods Committee and the Board member of the NSW Branch of the Society for Hospital Pharmacists of Australia (SHPA). She co-chairs Medicines Use Research Australia, a national research interest group for researchers involved in drug utilisation and pharmacoepidemiological work. In addition she is the Oceania member of the drug utilisation executive group for the International Society of Pharmacoepidemiology research health services research special interest group.

Lisa's doctoral research focused on the validation and use of prescribing indicators for quality assessment in the management of asthma and heart failure.

Research interests

Lisa has a strong interest in drug utilisation studies and pharmacoepidemiology, looking at medicine use and prescribing patterns in large populations. She has worked with a range of national and international databases to explore QUM issues and prescribing patterns both in the community and hospital settings. She is currently working on prescribing patterns in the elderly looking at both nursing home and community dwelling older populations. She collaborates with researchers in the Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands looking at medicine use among nursing home residents. In addition to her work with drug utilisation databases Lisa has an interest in promoting QUM across the hospital community interface. She currently has a number of drug utilisation and continuum of care projects available for interested postgraduate students.

She has also completed research with the Heart Foundation supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with heart failure. She led a team of researchers to develop a culturally and clinically appropriate health information book Living every day with my heart failure to help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with Heart Failure better manage their condition.

Teaching and supervision

Teaching

Lisa coordinates the teaching of pharmacology and clinical Pharmacy at Sydney Nursing School to both undergraduate and postgraduate nursing students.

Research students

  • Alhawassi, Tariq: Doctor of Philosophy, full time, Adverse drug reactions in the elderly
  • Werth, Barry: Doctor of Philosophy, part time, Constipation and laxative use in community dwelling adults
  • Dolton, Michael: Doctor of Philosophy, full time, Antimicrobial pharmacokinetics and therapeutic drug monitoring
  • Elina Amatya Pradhan: Master of Philosophy, part time, Pharmacovigilance of non-prescription medicines

Current projects

  • Medication utilisation in residential aged care facilities
  • Measuring prescribing quality and development and use of prescribing indicators
  • Methds and tools for measuring drug utilisation
  • Longitudinal changes in patterns of drug utilisation
  • Medicines utilisation
  • Patterns of drug use, adverse drug reactions and medicaiton safety

Associations

  • Member, Advisory Committee on Non-Prescription medicines
  • NSW Branch Committee member, Society of Hospital Pharmacy
  • Chair elect-Drug utilisation special interest group. International Society of Pharmacoepidemiology
  • Core Program Committee member-International Conference for Pharmacoepidemiology
  • Member, Therapeutic Goods Committee
  • Oceania representative, International Society for Pharmacoepidemiology, Drug utilisation special interest group
  • Chair and founding member of the Medicines Use Research Australia (MURA) Research network
  • Coordinator and tutor for the Society of Hospital Pharmacists Education seminar program

Awards and honours

  • 2004 SHPA clinical conference. Best paper prize. Risk factors associated with bleeding following enoxaparin administration
  • 2002 European Society of Cardiology (Berlin). Finalist moderated poster award. The relevance of heart failure severity for treatment with evidence-based pharmacotherapy in general practice
  • 2000 International Society of Pharmacoepidemiology (Barcelona) Prize for best poster. Asthma and asthma medication-a database study of asthma treatment in general practice
  • 1998–2002 Ubbo Emmius PhD Scholarship University of Groningen, The Netherlands
  • 1996 Prize for Best Presented Paper at the Tasmanian State Branch of the Society of Hospital Pharmacists: ACE Inhibitor induced angioedema Would you recognise it?

Keywords

Ageing; Drug utilisation; Pharmacoepidemiology

International links

Netherlands

(Univeristy of Groningen) International project on medicines use in residential aged care with Professor Katja Taxis from the Faculty of Pharmacy

Netherlands

(University of Groningen) Working with Professor Flora Haaijer-Ruskamp and Associate Professor Petra Denig from the Faculty of Medicine, Department of Clinical Pharmacology to explore development and use of indicators for assessing prescribing quality.

Selected grants

2010

  • Development of chronic heart failure resource for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People; Pont L; Heart Foundation of Australia/Research Support.

2009

  • Project to develop chronic heart failure resources for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples; Pont L, Swain L; Heart Foundation of Australia/Joint Heart Failure Program.

Selected publications

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Books

  • Pont, L., Swain, L., Wilcox, K., Stirling, J., Aslani, P. (2011). Heart Information: Living every day with my heart failure. Australia: National Heart Foundation of Australia.

Journals

  • Dolton, M., Perera, V., Pont, L., McLachlan, A. (2014). Terbina�?ne in Combination with Other Antifungal Agents for Treatment of Resistant or Refractory Mycoses: Investigating Optimal Dosing Regimens Using a Physiologically Based Pharmacokinetic Model. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 58(1), 48-54. [More Information]
  • Smith, J., White, C., Roufeil, L., Veitch, C., Pont, L., Patel, B., Battye, K., Luetsch, K., Mitchell, C. (2013). A national study into the rural and remote pharmacist workforce. Rural and Remote Health, 13(2), 1-11. [More Information]
  • Owen, S., Stupans, I., McKauge, L., Pont, L. (2013). The academic developmental learning journey in using a competency graduated descriptors tool for student self-assessment and feedback. Focus on Health Professional Education: a multi-disciplinary journal, 15(1), 68-80.
  • Stupans, I., Owen, S., McKauge, L., Pont, L., Ryan, G., Woulfe, J. (2012). Development and trialling of a graduated descriptors tool for Australian pharmacy students. Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, 37(7), 829-845.
  • McLachlan, A., Pont, L. (2012). Drug Metabolism in Older People - A Key Consideration in Achieving Optimal Outcomes With Medicines. Journals of Gerontology. Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences, 67A(2), 175-180. [More Information]
  • Dolton, M., Ray, J., Chen, S., Ng, K., Pont, L., McLachlan, A. (2012). Multicenter Study of Posaconazole Therapeutic Drug Monitoring: Exposure-Response and Factors Affecting Concentration. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 56(11), 5503-5510. [More Information]
  • Dolton, M., Ray, J., Chen, S., Ng, K., Pont, L., McLachlan, A. (2012). Multicenter Study of Voriconazole Pharmacokinetics and Therapeutic Drug Monitoring. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 56(9), 4793-4799. [More Information]
  • Dolton, M., Pont, L., Stevens, G., McLachlan, A. (2012). Prevalence of potentially harmful drug interactions in older people in Australian aged-care facilities. Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Research, 42(1), 33-36.
  • Stupans, I., Owen, S., McKauge, L., Pont, L., Ryan, G., Woulfe, J. (2011). Development and trialling of a graduated descriptors tool for Australian pharmacy students. Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, iFirst, 1-17. [More Information]
  • Chaar, B., Brien, J., Hanrahan, J., McLachlan, A., Penm, J., Pont, L. (2011). Experimental Education in Australian Pharmacy: Preceptors' Perspectives. Pharmacy Education, 11(1), 166-171.
  • Smith, J., White, C., Luetsch, K., Roufiel, L., Battye, K., Pont, L. (2011). What does the rural pharmacist workforce look like? Australian Pharmacist, 30(12), 1037-1039.
  • Pont, L., van der Molen, T., Denig, P., van der Werf, G., Haaijer-Ruskamp, F. (2004). Relationship between guideline treatment and health-related quality of life in asthma. European Respiratory Journal, 23, 718-722.
  • Pont, L., Denig, P., van der Molen, T., Jan van der Veen, W., Haaijer-Ruskamp, F. (2004). Validity of performance indicators for assessing prescribing quality: the case of asthma. European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, 59, 833-840. [More Information]
  • van Dijk, K., Pont, L., de Vries, C., Franken, M., Brewers, J., de Jong-van den Berg, L. (2003). Prescribing Indicators for Evaluating Drug Use in Nursing Homes. The Annals of Pharmacotherapy, 37, 1136-1141.
  • Pont, L., van Gilst, W., Lok, D., Kragten, H., Haaijer-Ruskamp, F. (2003). The relevance of heart failure severity for treatment with evidence-based pharmacotherapy in general practice. European Journal of Heart Failure, 5, 187-193.
  • Pont, L., Sturkenboom, M., van Gilst, W., Denig, P., Haaijer-Ruskamp, F. (2003). Trends in prescribing for heart failure in Dutch primary care from 1996 to 2000. Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety: an international journal, 12, 327-334. [More Information]
  • Pont, L., van der Werf, G., Denig, P., Haaijer-Ruskamp, F. (2002). Identifying general practice patients diagnosed with asthma and their exacerbation episodes from prescribing data. European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, 57, 819-825.

Conferences

  • Tariq, A., Beata, B., Krass, I., Fois, R., Pont, L. (2013). Antihypertensive medication utilisation and adverse drug reactions in the elderly: study design and baseline characteristics. The 12th National Conference of Emerging Researchers in Ageing, Sydney.

Report

  • McCabe, P., Sheepway, L., Farrington, S., Kenny, B., Bandler, L., Pont, L., Holliday, V., Mackenzie, L., Morrison, S., Brown, L. (2011). Communicating effectively with Indigenous people: A resource for health science students to learn culturally safe interviewing practices.

Reference Works

  • Pont, L. (2012). Living every day with my heart failure. Heart Information Living every day with my heart failure. (pp. 1-34). Australia: National Heart Foundation of Australia.

2014

  • Dolton, M., Perera, V., Pont, L., McLachlan, A. (2014). Terbina�?ne in Combination with Other Antifungal Agents for Treatment of Resistant or Refractory Mycoses: Investigating Optimal Dosing Regimens Using a Physiologically Based Pharmacokinetic Model. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 58(1), 48-54. [More Information]

2013

  • Smith, J., White, C., Roufeil, L., Veitch, C., Pont, L., Patel, B., Battye, K., Luetsch, K., Mitchell, C. (2013). A national study into the rural and remote pharmacist workforce. Rural and Remote Health, 13(2), 1-11. [More Information]
  • Tariq, A., Beata, B., Krass, I., Fois, R., Pont, L. (2013). Antihypertensive medication utilisation and adverse drug reactions in the elderly: study design and baseline characteristics. The 12th National Conference of Emerging Researchers in Ageing, Sydney.
  • Owen, S., Stupans, I., McKauge, L., Pont, L. (2013). The academic developmental learning journey in using a competency graduated descriptors tool for student self-assessment and feedback. Focus on Health Professional Education: a multi-disciplinary journal, 15(1), 68-80.

2012

  • Stupans, I., Owen, S., McKauge, L., Pont, L., Ryan, G., Woulfe, J. (2012). Development and trialling of a graduated descriptors tool for Australian pharmacy students. Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, 37(7), 829-845.
  • McLachlan, A., Pont, L. (2012). Drug Metabolism in Older People - A Key Consideration in Achieving Optimal Outcomes With Medicines. Journals of Gerontology. Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences, 67A(2), 175-180. [More Information]
  • Pont, L. (2012). Living every day with my heart failure. Heart Information Living every day with my heart failure. (pp. 1-34). Australia: National Heart Foundation of Australia.
  • Dolton, M., Ray, J., Chen, S., Ng, K., Pont, L., McLachlan, A. (2012). Multicenter Study of Posaconazole Therapeutic Drug Monitoring: Exposure-Response and Factors Affecting Concentration. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 56(11), 5503-5510. [More Information]
  • Dolton, M., Ray, J., Chen, S., Ng, K., Pont, L., McLachlan, A. (2012). Multicenter Study of Voriconazole Pharmacokinetics and Therapeutic Drug Monitoring. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 56(9), 4793-4799. [More Information]
  • Dolton, M., Pont, L., Stevens, G., McLachlan, A. (2012). Prevalence of potentially harmful drug interactions in older people in Australian aged-care facilities. Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Research, 42(1), 33-36.

2011

  • McCabe, P., Sheepway, L., Farrington, S., Kenny, B., Bandler, L., Pont, L., Holliday, V., Mackenzie, L., Morrison, S., Brown, L. (2011). Communicating effectively with Indigenous people: A resource for health science students to learn culturally safe interviewing practices.
  • Stupans, I., Owen, S., McKauge, L., Pont, L., Ryan, G., Woulfe, J. (2011). Development and trialling of a graduated descriptors tool for Australian pharmacy students. Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, iFirst, 1-17. [More Information]
  • Chaar, B., Brien, J., Hanrahan, J., McLachlan, A., Penm, J., Pont, L. (2011). Experimental Education in Australian Pharmacy: Preceptors' Perspectives. Pharmacy Education, 11(1), 166-171.
  • Pont, L., Swain, L., Wilcox, K., Stirling, J., Aslani, P. (2011). Heart Information: Living every day with my heart failure. Australia: National Heart Foundation of Australia.
  • Smith, J., White, C., Luetsch, K., Roufiel, L., Battye, K., Pont, L. (2011). What does the rural pharmacist workforce look like? Australian Pharmacist, 30(12), 1037-1039.

2004

  • Pont, L., van der Molen, T., Denig, P., van der Werf, G., Haaijer-Ruskamp, F. (2004). Relationship between guideline treatment and health-related quality of life in asthma. European Respiratory Journal, 23, 718-722.
  • Pont, L., Denig, P., van der Molen, T., Jan van der Veen, W., Haaijer-Ruskamp, F. (2004). Validity of performance indicators for assessing prescribing quality: the case of asthma. European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, 59, 833-840. [More Information]

2003

  • van Dijk, K., Pont, L., de Vries, C., Franken, M., Brewers, J., de Jong-van den Berg, L. (2003). Prescribing Indicators for Evaluating Drug Use in Nursing Homes. The Annals of Pharmacotherapy, 37, 1136-1141.
  • Pont, L., van Gilst, W., Lok, D., Kragten, H., Haaijer-Ruskamp, F. (2003). The relevance of heart failure severity for treatment with evidence-based pharmacotherapy in general practice. European Journal of Heart Failure, 5, 187-193.
  • Pont, L., Sturkenboom, M., van Gilst, W., Denig, P., Haaijer-Ruskamp, F. (2003). Trends in prescribing for heart failure in Dutch primary care from 1996 to 2000. Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety: an international journal, 12, 327-334. [More Information]

2002

  • Pont, L., van der Werf, G., Denig, P., Haaijer-Ruskamp, F. (2002). Identifying general practice patients diagnosed with asthma and their exacerbation episodes from prescribing data. European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, 57, 819-825.

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