- Bachelor of Pharmacy
- Master of Science in Clinical Bichemistry
- Certificate IV in Training and Assessment TAA40104
- Australian Association of Consultant Pharmacy (AACP) Accredited
The University of Sydney
Phone: +61 2 9351 6066
Fax: +61 2 9351 4391
Faculty of Pharmacy, Building A15, Science Rd
University of Sydney, NSW 2006 Australia
I have worked in community pharmacy for more than 10 years. My main focus was to adopt a proactive approach to pharmaceutical care and to develop and provide professional services to patients in the primary health care setting. I have participated in a number of health campaigns that aim at disease prevention and health awareness.
My accreditation with AACP has broadened my application of pharmacy practice through adoption of a comprehensive medication management system. I have been conducting HMRs and RMMRs on a regular basis to contribute directly to patient care, which indeed is a very fulfilling purpose. I have also provided various Quality Use of Medicine (QUM) services to community and nursing home patients.
As an AACP Pharmacist Mentor, I provide mentoring services to pharmacist candidates in the process of accreditation to undertake medication management reviews.
I am also a former Medication Management Review (MMR) Facilitator. In this role I have strived to support the implementation of collaborative HMRs and facilitate effective communication processes between pharmacists and general practitioners. I have provided support and organised educational activities to accredited pharmacists within my division.
I first became involved in teaching when I was a demonstrator for Integrated Dispensing in 2006. I realised then how enthralling can teaching be and decided to devote more time for it and hence became a Practitioner-Teacher at the Faculty in Feb 2007.
Being a Practitioner-Teacher adds another dimension to the professional experience and it certainly increases enjoyment in clinical practice. I have a wonderful sense of satisfaction of giving back to the profession and a deep appreciation of the need for continuous and conscientious personal development of knowledge and learning.
My interest in teaching and practicing pharmacy has paved the way for me to pursue further higher education on the theme of QUM. I started my PhD project in 2009 and it will focus on identifying and addressing systemic factors that contribute to medicine error and patient harm.
Pharmacy students are the future representatives of my profession. I feel obliged to share with them the passion and professionalism that pharmacy deserves and to equip them with knowledge and skills to become competent and respectable pharmacy professionals.