Dr Erica Sainsbury

BPharm, MSc, GradDipEdStud (Higher Ed), PhD, MPS, MACE, FHERDSA
Senior Lecturer, Pharmacy Practice

A15 - Pharmacy And Bank Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 2332
Fax +61 2 9351 4391

Biographical details

Erica has received numerous awards for her teaching throughout her career: the University of Sydney Excellence in Teaching Award in 1998; The Vice-Chancellor's Award for Outstanding Teaching in 2001; and the Quality Teacher's Award from the NSW Minister for Education and Training in 2002. In 2005 she received the Faculty of Pharmacy award for Excellence in Teaching, and in 2008, she received the Faculty award for Support of the Student Experience.

Erica was awarded her PhD in 2009. As an ECR, she has already published 9 peer-viewed journal articles. Together with her colleagues, she has received research funding totalling just under $250,000.

Research interests

Erica's research interests involve using sociocultural theory as a framework for explaining the ways in which individuals change as they learn, particularly in the context of university education. Her PhD explored the processes and outcomes of learning of first year Pharmacy students, and she has developed a model of learning centred on active participation and development of discourse skills.

Her research has implications for the design and implementation of student-centred curricula, an area in which she is also very interested. As a practising pharmacist, Erica is also interested in understanding how an appreciation of the ways in which adults learn can be harnessed to promote enhanced patient care by pharmacists in collaboration with other health care professionals.

Keywords

Pharmacy practice; Ageing; Respiratory tract diseases

Selected grants

2002

  • Quality Assurance in the Clinical Pharmacy Practice Placement Program; Armour C, Aslani P, Brien J, Chen T, Moles R, Sainsbury E, Whitehead P; Quality Teaching Improvement Fund/Contract.

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Sainsbury, E., Walker, R. (2011). The changing face of conceptual change learning: an emerging sociocultural approach. In McInerney, D.M. Walker, R.A. Liem, A. (Eds.), Sociocultural theories of learning and motivation: Looking back, looking forward, (pp. 253-282). USA: Information Age Publishing.
  • Walker, R., Sainsbury, E., Pressick-Kilborn, K., MacCallum, J. (2010). A Sociocultural Approach to Motivation: A Long Time Coming But Here at Last. In Urdan T, Karabenick S (Eds.), Advances in motivation and achievement: The next decade of research in motivation and achievement, (pp. 1-42). Bingley, UK: Emerald Group Publishing.
  • Sainsbury, E., Walker, R. (2007). Same words, different meanings: Learning to talk the scientific language of pharmacy. In Angela Brew & Judyth Sachs (Eds.), Transforming a university: the scholarship of teaching and learning in practice, (pp. 13-25). NSW, Australia: Sydney University Press.

Journals

  • Bosnic-Anticevich, S., Stuart, M., Mackson, J., Cvetkovski, B., Sainsbury, E., Armour, C., Mavritsakis, S., Mendrela, G., Travers-Mason, P., Williamson, M. (2014). Development and evaluation of an innovative model of inter-professional education focused on asthma medication use. BMC Medical Education, 14(1), 1-10. [More Information]
  • Mohammad, A., Hanrahan, J., Sainsbury, E., Chaar, B. (2012). Fitness to practise in pharmacy: a study of impairment in professional practice. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy, 34(2), 330-341. [More Information]
  • Smith, L., Krass, I., Sainsbury, E., Rose, G. (2010). Pharmacy students' approaches to learning in undergraduate and graduate entry programs. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 74(6), 1-6. [More Information]
  • Ryan, G., Hanrahan, J., Krass, I., Sainsbury, E., Smith, L. (2009). Best Practices Assessment to Guide Curricular Change in a Bachelor of Pharmacy Program. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 73(1), 1-8.
  • Sainsbury, E., Walker, R. (2007). Assessment as a vehicle for learning:extending collaboration into testing. Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, , 1-18. [More Information]
  • Smith, L., Saini, B., Krass, I., Chen, T., Bosnic-Anticevich, S., Sainsbury, E. (2007). Pharmacy students' approaches to learning in an Australian university. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 71(6), 120-1-120-8. [More Information]
  • Pressick-Kilborn, K., Sainsbury, E., Walker, R. (2005). Making sense of theoretical frameworks and methodological approaches: Exploring conceptual change and interest in learning from a socio-cultural perspective. A E R (Australian Educational Researcher), 32(2), 25-48.
  • Walker, R., Pressick-Kilborn, K., Arnold, L., Sainsbury, E. (2004). Investigating Motivation In Context: Developing Sociocultural Perspectives. European Psychologist, 9(4), 245-256.
  • Whitehead, P., Armour, C., Aslani, P., Brien, J., Chen, T., Loh, M., Sainsbury, E. (2004). Research Into Teaching: Quality Assurance In Clinical Placements. Australian Journal of Pharmacy, 85(1008), 166-169.
  • Kritikos, V., Watt, H., Krass, I., Sainsbury, E., Bosnic-Anticevich, S. (2003). Pharmacy students' perceptions of their profession relative to other health care professions. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 11(2), 121-129.
  • Aslani, P., Bosnic-Anticevich, S., Sainsbury, E., Koo, M., Roberts, A., Krass, I. (2002). A report of the Teachers' workshop held in Sydney, Australia, 2002. Pharmacy Education, , 213-219.

Conferences

  • Sainsbury, E., Walker, R. (2011). A sociocultural discourse model of conceptual change learning. Third International Society for Cultural Activity Research (ISCAR) Congress 2011.
  • Sainsbury, E., Walker, R. (2011). Collaborative conceptual change in the science classroom: discourse as process and outcome of learning. 14th European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI) conference 2011.
  • Sainsbury, E., Walker, R. (2009). Motivation, learning and group work-the effect of friendship on collaboration. UniServe Science, The University of Sydney Conference 2009, Australia: Uniserve Science.
  • Aslani, P., Armour, C., Brien, J., Chen, T., Loh, M., Moles, R., Sainsbury, E., Whitehead, P. (2003). Quality Assurance in Experiential Learning. EdHealth Conference,, sydney: University of Sydney.
  • Armour, C., Aslani, P., Brien, J., Chen, T., Loh, M., Moles, R., Sainsbury, E. (2003). Quality assuring clinical placements. Australasian Pharmaceutical Science Association Conference 2003, Not published: Icpof.
  • Sainsbury, E., Armour, C., Aslani, P., Brien, J., Chen, T., Moles, R., Singh, P., Loh, M., Whitehead, P. (2003). You just won't believe what happened in my placement yesterday! Experiences of a novel clinical placement program in final year pharmacy. Annual meeting of Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia, notk known.
  • Whitehead, P., Loh, M., Sainsbury, E., Aslani, P., Brien, J., Chen, T., Moles, R., Singh, P., Armour, C. (2003). You'll never guess what happened in my placement yesterday. Vice-Chancellor's teaching and learning showcase of scholarly reflection and inquiry.
  • Sainsbury, E., McLachlan, A., Aslani, P. (2001). Tools of the trade: Preparing pharmacists for professional practice.

2014

  • Bosnic-Anticevich, S., Stuart, M., Mackson, J., Cvetkovski, B., Sainsbury, E., Armour, C., Mavritsakis, S., Mendrela, G., Travers-Mason, P., Williamson, M. (2014). Development and evaluation of an innovative model of inter-professional education focused on asthma medication use. BMC Medical Education, 14(1), 1-10. [More Information]

2012

  • Mohammad, A., Hanrahan, J., Sainsbury, E., Chaar, B. (2012). Fitness to practise in pharmacy: a study of impairment in professional practice. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy, 34(2), 330-341. [More Information]

2011

  • Sainsbury, E., Walker, R. (2011). A sociocultural discourse model of conceptual change learning. Third International Society for Cultural Activity Research (ISCAR) Congress 2011.
  • Sainsbury, E., Walker, R. (2011). Collaborative conceptual change in the science classroom: discourse as process and outcome of learning. 14th European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI) conference 2011.
  • Sainsbury, E., Walker, R. (2011). The changing face of conceptual change learning: an emerging sociocultural approach. In McInerney, D.M. Walker, R.A. Liem, A. (Eds.), Sociocultural theories of learning and motivation: Looking back, looking forward, (pp. 253-282). USA: Information Age Publishing.

2010

  • Walker, R., Sainsbury, E., Pressick-Kilborn, K., MacCallum, J. (2010). A Sociocultural Approach to Motivation: A Long Time Coming But Here at Last. In Urdan T, Karabenick S (Eds.), Advances in motivation and achievement: The next decade of research in motivation and achievement, (pp. 1-42). Bingley, UK: Emerald Group Publishing.
  • Smith, L., Krass, I., Sainsbury, E., Rose, G. (2010). Pharmacy students' approaches to learning in undergraduate and graduate entry programs. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 74(6), 1-6. [More Information]

2009

  • Ryan, G., Hanrahan, J., Krass, I., Sainsbury, E., Smith, L. (2009). Best Practices Assessment to Guide Curricular Change in a Bachelor of Pharmacy Program. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 73(1), 1-8.
  • Sainsbury, E., Walker, R. (2009). Motivation, learning and group work-the effect of friendship on collaboration. UniServe Science, The University of Sydney Conference 2009, Australia: Uniserve Science.

2007

  • Sainsbury, E., Walker, R. (2007). Assessment as a vehicle for learning:extending collaboration into testing. Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, , 1-18. [More Information]
  • Smith, L., Saini, B., Krass, I., Chen, T., Bosnic-Anticevich, S., Sainsbury, E. (2007). Pharmacy students' approaches to learning in an Australian university. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 71(6), 120-1-120-8. [More Information]
  • Sainsbury, E., Walker, R. (2007). Same words, different meanings: Learning to talk the scientific language of pharmacy. In Angela Brew & Judyth Sachs (Eds.), Transforming a university: the scholarship of teaching and learning in practice, (pp. 13-25). NSW, Australia: Sydney University Press.

2005

  • Pressick-Kilborn, K., Sainsbury, E., Walker, R. (2005). Making sense of theoretical frameworks and methodological approaches: Exploring conceptual change and interest in learning from a socio-cultural perspective. A E R (Australian Educational Researcher), 32(2), 25-48.

2004

  • Walker, R., Pressick-Kilborn, K., Arnold, L., Sainsbury, E. (2004). Investigating Motivation In Context: Developing Sociocultural Perspectives. European Psychologist, 9(4), 245-256.
  • Whitehead, P., Armour, C., Aslani, P., Brien, J., Chen, T., Loh, M., Sainsbury, E. (2004). Research Into Teaching: Quality Assurance In Clinical Placements. Australian Journal of Pharmacy, 85(1008), 166-169.

2003

  • Kritikos, V., Watt, H., Krass, I., Sainsbury, E., Bosnic-Anticevich, S. (2003). Pharmacy students' perceptions of their profession relative to other health care professions. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 11(2), 121-129.
  • Aslani, P., Armour, C., Brien, J., Chen, T., Loh, M., Moles, R., Sainsbury, E., Whitehead, P. (2003). Quality Assurance in Experiential Learning. EdHealth Conference,, sydney: University of Sydney.
  • Armour, C., Aslani, P., Brien, J., Chen, T., Loh, M., Moles, R., Sainsbury, E. (2003). Quality assuring clinical placements. Australasian Pharmaceutical Science Association Conference 2003, Not published: Icpof.
  • Sainsbury, E., Armour, C., Aslani, P., Brien, J., Chen, T., Moles, R., Singh, P., Loh, M., Whitehead, P. (2003). You just won't believe what happened in my placement yesterday! Experiences of a novel clinical placement program in final year pharmacy. Annual meeting of Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia, notk known.
  • Whitehead, P., Loh, M., Sainsbury, E., Aslani, P., Brien, J., Chen, T., Moles, R., Singh, P., Armour, C. (2003). You'll never guess what happened in my placement yesterday. Vice-Chancellor's teaching and learning showcase of scholarly reflection and inquiry.

2002

  • Aslani, P., Bosnic-Anticevich, S., Sainsbury, E., Koo, M., Roberts, A., Krass, I. (2002). A report of the Teachers' workshop held in Sydney, Australia, 2002. Pharmacy Education, , 213-219.

2001

  • Sainsbury, E., McLachlan, A., Aslani, P. (2001). Tools of the trade: Preparing pharmacists for professional practice.

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