Dr Stephen Carter
Associate Lecturer, Pharmacy Practice
A15 - Pharmacy And Bank Building
The University of Sydney
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Stephen is a community pharmacist and academic. Stephen has owned and operated a community pharmacy on the NSW south coast for more than 20 years. He has been accredited to perform medication management reviews with the Australian Association of Consultant Pharmacists (AACP) since 1997. Stephen’s research aims to engage with consumers with a view to increasing the use of pharmacists’ expertise in medication management services.
During 1992, Stephen obtained a Master of Science (Research) in the area of dose prediction methods for warfarin. He completed his PhD in 2012 with a thesis entitled: Consumers’ willingness to use Home Medicines Review. He has previously held tutor and teacher practitioner positions within the Faculty of Pharmacy. His most recent academic position was Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice at the University of Canberra. Stephen is currently Vice President of the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) (NSW branch committee). He is a member of various committees with the PSA and represents the organisation on the National Advisory Group to the AACP.
- Psycho-social factors influencing consumers’ and caregivers’ willingness to use pharmacists’ services, in particular Home Medicines Review
- Pharmacists’ communication strategies
- Factors influencing consumers’ medication information seeking behaviour
- Psycho-social factors influencing adherence behaviour
- Consumers’ perception of privacy in community pharmacies
- The use of Structural Equation Modelling (SEM) as a tool to analyse survey data
Current research students
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|The relationship between patient perceptions of service quality and their behavioural intentions in pharmacies with a price focused marketing strategy (PFMS)||Ardalan MIRZAEI|
Awards and honours
Lesmuller Award for Best Oral Communication - Pharmaceutical Care Network Europe 8th Working Conference, Berlin. 6 - 8 February 2013
Recipient of the 2013 Annual Best Paper Award by Elsevier publication, Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy: Carter, S., Moles, R., White, L., Chen, T. (2013). Consumers’ willingness to use a medication management service: The effect of medication-related worry and the social influence of the general practitioner.
Medication management services; Caregiver stress ; Adherence; Information seeking behaviour; Structural equation modelling
- Increasing Patient Demand for Home Medicines Reviews: A Marketing Plan; White L, Simpson M, Clark C, Carter S, Swain L, Klinner C; Pharmacy Guild of Australia/Investigator Initiated Grants (IIG).