Associate Professor Timothy Chen
PhD DipHPharm BPharm, MPS MSHP
Associate Professor, Pharmacy Practice
A15 - Pharmacy And Bank Building
The University of Sydney
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Associate Professor Timothy Chen is nationally and internationally renowned for his research in medication review and strategies to reduce medication related harm. His research has informed significant practice change, through the implementation of the Commonwealth Government funded Home Medicines Review (HMR) program, provided by pharmacists and GPs.He currently leads a large and productive research team including supervision of PhD, Masters and Honours candidates.
Since completing his PhD in 2002,Associate Professor Chen has successfully supervised six PhD students to completion as main supervisor, published extensively in pharmacy, pharmacology and psychiatry journals, and has received competitive research funds of approximately $2 million. In 2010 he received the Faculty Teaching Award for research higher degree supervision.
Associate Professor Chen is an experienced and dedicated teacher and has coordinated undergraduate and graduate units of study as well as the Master of Pharmacy program. He regularly presents at professional continuing education events, drawing on his experience in practice-based research and as both a clinical hospital pharmacist and community pharmacist.
He has been an invited presenter in more than 10 countries. He currently serves as executive committee member and vice president of the Social and Administrative Section of the International Federation of Pharmacists (FIP). He has served on a variety of national advisory boards and committees (eg NPS, APC, AACP) and is a previous recipient of the Young Australian Pharmacist of the Year medal from the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia.
Associate Professor Chen has two main areas of research interest: medication management and safety; and the quality use of psychotropic medicines.
His research in medication management and safety includes: systems for the identification of inappropriate prescribing; analysis of medication related problems; medication reconciliation; safety and organizational culture; essential medicines lists; evaluation of Residential Medication Management Review and Home Medicines Review; consumer preferences; interprofessional collaboration and communication; and professional roles for pharmacists.
His research in the quality use of psychotropic medicines includes: adherence to psychotropic medicines; patterns of use of psychotropic medicines; professionals roles for pharmacists in mental health care delivery; strategies for reducing mental health stigma; and mental health educational interventions for students and practitioners.
As a health services researcher, Associate Professor Chen uses a mixture of qualitative and quantitative methods.
Clinical pharmacology and pharmacy practice; Mental health; Ageing
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