Dr Claire O'Reilly

Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice, BPharm (Hons) PhD MPS MAICD

A15 - Pharmacy And Bank Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 2729

Biographical details

Dr Claire O’Reilly’s research has investigated pharmacists’ attitudes towards mental illness and the evaluation of new training and education programs for pharmacists in the area of mental health. Dr O’Reilly is also a practising community pharmacist at Nick Logan Pharmacist Advice, an accredited Mental Health First Aid Instructor and has previously worked as a project pharmacist to a community mental health team. Dr O’Reilly is currently National Vice President of the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) and her past achievements include being awarded the PSA NSW Pharmacy Graduate of the Year in 2004, PSA Australian Young Pharmacist of the Year in 2006 and in 2009 she was awarded the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) Young Pharmacist award for Professional Innovation.

Research interests

Dr O’Reilly’s research interests cover a variety of different aspects of mental health care including:

  • Stigma and attitudes of health care professionals in mental illness
  • Development of educational interventions to reduce mental health stigma
  • The role of the pharmacist as part of a multidisciplinary mental health care team
  • Adherence to psychotropic medicines
  • Stress and mental health of the pharmacist workforce
  • Pharmacists performing screening and risk assessment services for depression

Associations

  • Pharmaceutical Society of Australia, National Vice-President 2011-present
  • Pharmaceutical Society of Australia, National Board member 2008-present

Awards and honours

  • International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP); Young Pharmacist Award for Professional Innovation 2009
  • National Health Medical Research Council (NHMRC); Public Health Postgraduate Scholarship 2008
  • Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA); Australian Young Pharmacist of the Year 2006
  • Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA); NSW Pharmacy Graduate of the Year 2004

Keywords

Mental health services; Quality Use of Medicines; Stigma; Mental health

Selected grants

2012

  • Developing a screening tool to assist pharmacists in the screening and risk assessment of depression in community pharmacy; O'Reilly C; Pharmacy Research Trust of NSW/Research Support.

2010

  • Development of a teaching resource to reduce mental health stigma in pharmacy students; O'Reilly C; University of Sydney/Teaching Improvement and Equipment Scheme (TIES).

2009

  • Mental Health: Understanding attitudes and self-reported behaviour of pharmacists in New South Wales; Chen T, O'Reilly C; Pharmacy Research Trust of NSW/Research Support.
  • Reducing Mental Health Stigma: Development of an e-learning program for pharmacists; O'Reilly C; International Pharmaceutical Federation (Netherlands)/Research Support.

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Richardson, T., O'Reilly, C., Chen, T. (2014). A comprehensive review of the impact of clinical pharmacy services on patient outcomes in mental health. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy, 36(2), 222-232. [More Information]
  • Richardson, T., O'Reilly, C., Chen, T. (2014). Drug-related problems and the clinical role of pharmacists in inpatient mental health: an insight into practice in Australia. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy, 36(5), 1077-1086. [More Information]
  • Nguyen, E., Chen, T., O'Reilly, C. (2012). Evaluating the impact of direct and indirect contact on the mental health stigma of pharmacy students. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 47(7), 1087-1098. [More Information]
  • O'Reilly, C., Bell, J., Chen, T. (2012). Mental health consumers and caregivers as instructors for health professional students: a qualitative study. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 47(4), 607-613. [More Information]
  • O'Reilly, C., Bell, J., Kelly, P., Chen, T. (2011). Impact of mental health first aid training on pharmacy students' knowledge, attitudes and self-reported behaviour: a controlled trial. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 45(7), 549-557. [More Information]
  • O'Reilly, C. (2010). Counter connection: depression and anxiety. InPharmation, 22(7), 16-19.
  • O'Reilly, C. (2010). Facts behind the fact card: depression and anxiety. InPharmation, 11(7), 6-12.
  • O'Reilly, C., Bell, J., Chen, T. (2010). INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN AND ASSESSMENT: Consumer-led Mental Health Education for Pharmacy Students. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 74(9), 167-1-167-8. [More Information]
  • O'Reilly, C., Bell, J., Chen, T. (2010). Pharmacists' beliefs about treatments and outcomes of mental disorders: a mental health literacy survey. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 44(12), 1089-1096. [More Information]
  • O'Reilly, C. (2010). Promoting mental health. Australian Pharmacist, 29(7), 582-584.
  • Gisev, N., Bell, J., O'Reilly, C., Rosen, A., Chen, T. (2009). An expert panel assessment of comprehensive medication reviews for clients of community mental health teams. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, , 1-9. [More Information]
  • O'Reilly, C., Gisev, N. (2009). Clinical update: schizophrenia. Australian Pharmacist, 28(10), 874-878.
  • Chen, T., Gisev, N., O'Reilly, C., Nishtala, S., Bell, J. (2009). Mind games: pharmacists and mental health. Australian Journal of Pharmacy, 90(1069), 70-72.
  • Bell, J., O'Reilly, C., Chen, T. (2009). Use of Consumer Educators in Mental Health Pharmacy Education. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 73.
  • O'Reilly, C., Foulon, V., Bell, J., Moles, R., Kritikos, V., Chen, T. (2008). Mental health pharmacy education - a qualitative evaluation. Australian Pharmacist, 27(12), 1030-1030.

Conferences

  • O'Reilly, C. (2011). Medication safety in Australia: Strategies to improve quality use of medicines. Global Drug Safety Conference and Expo. Not Published.
  • O'Reilly, C. (2010). Breaking down the barriers - Communicating with people with a mental illness. ConPharm Seminar. Not Published.
  • O'Reilly, C., Bell, J., Chen, T. (2010). Mental health first aid training for pharmacy students: does it improve mental health literacy? 16th International Social Pharmacy Workshop. Rogers Publishing Ltd.
  • O'Reilly, C. (2010). Mental health stigma: methods to improve pharmacists' attitudes towards mental illness. Psychiatry Research Seminar, University of Queensland. Not Published.
  • O'Reilly, C., Bell, J., Chen, T. (2010). Pharmacists beliefs about the helpfulness of interventions in mental illness. 70th World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Spain: Not Published.
  • O'Reilly, C., Bell, J., Chen, T. (2010). Pharmacy students' stigma and attitudes toward providing pharmaceutical services: the impact of mental health consumer educators. 16th International Social Pharmacy Workshop. Rogers Publishing Ltd.
  • O'Reilly, C., Bell, J., Chen, T. (2010). Reducing mental health stigma: development of an e-learning program for pharmacists. 70th World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Spain: Not Published.
  • Rickles, N., Bell, J., Chen, T., Foulon, V., O'Reilly, C., Liekens, S. (2010). Understanding and resolving barriers to the community pharmacist's provision of services to Individuals with mental illness. 16th International Social Pharmacy Workshop. Rogers Publishing Ltd.
  • O'Reilly, C. (2009). Conducting medication management reviews for patients with a mental illness. ConPharm Seminar, Australian Association of Consultant Pharmacists, Not Published: Not Published.
  • O'Reilly, C. (2009). Mental Health Counseling Skills for Pharmacists. Pharmaceutical Society of Australia Seminar. Not Published.
  • O'Reilly, C. (2009). Mental health counseling skills for pharmacists. Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia Autumn Symposium, Not Published: Not Published.
  • O'Reilly, C. (2009). New treatments and ideas in mental health. 2009 Sydney Pharmacy Expo, Not Published: Not Published.
  • O'Reilly, C., Benrimoj, S., Chen, T. (2008). A qualitative study of health care professionals' views on the role of pharmacists within community mental health: work in progress. From Cell to Society 7.
  • O'Reilly, C., Benrimoj, S., Chen, T. (2008). Exploring health care professionals. 68th World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

2014

  • Richardson, T., O'Reilly, C., Chen, T. (2014). A comprehensive review of the impact of clinical pharmacy services on patient outcomes in mental health. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy, 36(2), 222-232. [More Information]
  • Richardson, T., O'Reilly, C., Chen, T. (2014). Drug-related problems and the clinical role of pharmacists in inpatient mental health: an insight into practice in Australia. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy, 36(5), 1077-1086. [More Information]

2012

  • Nguyen, E., Chen, T., O'Reilly, C. (2012). Evaluating the impact of direct and indirect contact on the mental health stigma of pharmacy students. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 47(7), 1087-1098. [More Information]
  • O'Reilly, C., Bell, J., Chen, T. (2012). Mental health consumers and caregivers as instructors for health professional students: a qualitative study. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 47(4), 607-613. [More Information]

2011

  • O'Reilly, C., Bell, J., Kelly, P., Chen, T. (2011). Impact of mental health first aid training on pharmacy students' knowledge, attitudes and self-reported behaviour: a controlled trial. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 45(7), 549-557. [More Information]
  • O'Reilly, C. (2011). Medication safety in Australia: Strategies to improve quality use of medicines. Global Drug Safety Conference and Expo. Not Published.

2010

  • O'Reilly, C. (2010). Breaking down the barriers - Communicating with people with a mental illness. ConPharm Seminar. Not Published.
  • O'Reilly, C. (2010). Counter connection: depression and anxiety. InPharmation, 22(7), 16-19.
  • O'Reilly, C. (2010). Facts behind the fact card: depression and anxiety. InPharmation, 11(7), 6-12.
  • O'Reilly, C., Bell, J., Chen, T. (2010). INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN AND ASSESSMENT: Consumer-led Mental Health Education for Pharmacy Students. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 74(9), 167-1-167-8. [More Information]
  • O'Reilly, C., Bell, J., Chen, T. (2010). Mental health first aid training for pharmacy students: does it improve mental health literacy? 16th International Social Pharmacy Workshop. Rogers Publishing Ltd.
  • O'Reilly, C. (2010). Mental health stigma: methods to improve pharmacists' attitudes towards mental illness. Psychiatry Research Seminar, University of Queensland. Not Published.
  • O'Reilly, C., Bell, J., Chen, T. (2010). Pharmacists beliefs about the helpfulness of interventions in mental illness. 70th World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Spain: Not Published.
  • O'Reilly, C., Bell, J., Chen, T. (2010). Pharmacists' beliefs about treatments and outcomes of mental disorders: a mental health literacy survey. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 44(12), 1089-1096. [More Information]
  • O'Reilly, C., Bell, J., Chen, T. (2010). Pharmacy students' stigma and attitudes toward providing pharmaceutical services: the impact of mental health consumer educators. 16th International Social Pharmacy Workshop. Rogers Publishing Ltd.
  • O'Reilly, C. (2010). Promoting mental health. Australian Pharmacist, 29(7), 582-584.
  • O'Reilly, C., Bell, J., Chen, T. (2010). Reducing mental health stigma: development of an e-learning program for pharmacists. 70th World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Spain: Not Published.
  • Rickles, N., Bell, J., Chen, T., Foulon, V., O'Reilly, C., Liekens, S. (2010). Understanding and resolving barriers to the community pharmacist's provision of services to Individuals with mental illness. 16th International Social Pharmacy Workshop. Rogers Publishing Ltd.

2009

  • Gisev, N., Bell, J., O'Reilly, C., Rosen, A., Chen, T. (2009). An expert panel assessment of comprehensive medication reviews for clients of community mental health teams. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, , 1-9. [More Information]
  • O'Reilly, C., Gisev, N. (2009). Clinical update: schizophrenia. Australian Pharmacist, 28(10), 874-878.
  • O'Reilly, C. (2009). Conducting medication management reviews for patients with a mental illness. ConPharm Seminar, Australian Association of Consultant Pharmacists, Not Published: Not Published.
  • O'Reilly, C. (2009). Mental Health Counseling Skills for Pharmacists. Pharmaceutical Society of Australia Seminar. Not Published.
  • O'Reilly, C. (2009). Mental health counseling skills for pharmacists. Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia Autumn Symposium, Not Published: Not Published.
  • Chen, T., Gisev, N., O'Reilly, C., Nishtala, S., Bell, J. (2009). Mind games: pharmacists and mental health. Australian Journal of Pharmacy, 90(1069), 70-72.
  • O'Reilly, C. (2009). New treatments and ideas in mental health. 2009 Sydney Pharmacy Expo, Not Published: Not Published.
  • Bell, J., O'Reilly, C., Chen, T. (2009). Use of Consumer Educators in Mental Health Pharmacy Education. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 73.

2008

  • O'Reilly, C., Benrimoj, S., Chen, T. (2008). A qualitative study of health care professionals' views on the role of pharmacists within community mental health: work in progress. From Cell to Society 7.
  • O'Reilly, C., Benrimoj, S., Chen, T. (2008). Exploring health care professionals. 68th World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.
  • O'Reilly, C., Foulon, V., Bell, J., Moles, R., Kritikos, V., Chen, T. (2008). Mental health pharmacy education - a qualitative evaluation. Australian Pharmacist, 27(12), 1030-1030.

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