Dr Stephen Carter

Associate Lecturer, Pharmacy Practice

A15 - Pharmacy And Bank Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 5278
Fax +61 2 9351 4391

Biographical details

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.

Research interests

  • 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

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.

Keywords

Medication management services; Caregiver stress ; Adherence; Information seeking behaviour; Structural equation modelling

Selected grants

2008

  • 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).

Selected publications

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Journals

  • 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. Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy, 9(4), 431-445. [More Information]
  • Carter, S., Moles, R., White, L., Chen, T. (2013). Medication information seeking behavior of patients who use multiple medicines: how does it affect adherence? Patient Education and Counseling, 92(1), 74-80. [More Information]
  • White, L., Klinner, C., Carter, S. (2012). Consumer perspectives of the Australian Home Medicines Review Program: Benefits and Barriers. Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy, 8, 4-16. [More Information]
  • White, L., Klinner, C., Carter, S. (2012). Consumer perspectives of the Australian Home Medicines Review Program: benefits and barriers. Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy, 8(1), 4-16. [More Information]
  • Carter, S., Moles, R., White, L., Chen, T. (2012). Exploring patients' motivation to participate in Australia's Home Medicines Review program. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy, 34(4), 658-666. [More Information]
  • Carter, S., Chen, T., White, L. (2012). Home Medicines Reviews: a quantitative study of the views of recipients and eligible non-recipients. The International Journal of Pharmacy Practice. [More Information]
  • Carter, S., Moles, R., White, L., Chen, T. (2012). Patients' willingness to use a pharmacist-provided medication management service: The influence of outcome expectancies and communication efficacy. Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy, 8(6), 487-498. [More Information]
  • Carter, S., White, L. (2010). Home Medicines Review website information: consistency or confusion? Australian Pharmacist, 29, 882-888.

2013

  • 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. Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy, 9(4), 431-445. [More Information]
  • Carter, S., Moles, R., White, L., Chen, T. (2013). Medication information seeking behavior of patients who use multiple medicines: how does it affect adherence? Patient Education and Counseling, 92(1), 74-80. [More Information]

2012

  • White, L., Klinner, C., Carter, S. (2012). Consumer perspectives of the Australian Home Medicines Review Program: Benefits and Barriers. Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy, 8, 4-16. [More Information]
  • White, L., Klinner, C., Carter, S. (2012). Consumer perspectives of the Australian Home Medicines Review Program: benefits and barriers. Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy, 8(1), 4-16. [More Information]
  • Carter, S., Moles, R., White, L., Chen, T. (2012). Exploring patients' motivation to participate in Australia's Home Medicines Review program. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy, 34(4), 658-666. [More Information]
  • Carter, S., Chen, T., White, L. (2012). Home Medicines Reviews: a quantitative study of the views of recipients and eligible non-recipients. The International Journal of Pharmacy Practice. [More Information]
  • Carter, S., Moles, R., White, L., Chen, T. (2012). Patients' willingness to use a pharmacist-provided medication management service: The influence of outcome expectancies and communication efficacy. Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy, 8(6), 487-498. [More Information]

2010

  • Carter, S., White, L. (2010). Home Medicines Review website information: consistency or confusion? Australian Pharmacist, 29, 882-888.

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