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After more than 20 years in pharmacy, Zimbabwe-born Simon Carroll MPS was ready for a change: he sold his nine pharmacies, completed a master’s degree in marketing and started a charity to support school children in Africa. But his...
Meet Bridget Totterman, PSA's 2020 Queensland Pharmacist of the Year.
University of Western Australia student Alice Hashiguchi was awarded the 2019 PSA Mylan Pharmacy Student of the Year (PSOTY) Award last night. Ms Hashiguchi was selected from a group of six finalists for demonstrating exceptional skills in a practical setting. PSA...
In 2016, Melissa Sheldrick experienced the unthinkable when her son Andrew died due to a medication error. Without apportioning blame, she has since worked tirelessly to implement system changes so that it doesn’t happen again. Melissa will be a...
Cathie Reid MPS is an entrepreneur, a self-confessed ‘tech geek’, a philanthropist and healthcare pioneer. But her career trajectory could have been very different if it wasn’t for the encouragement of a former employer and teacher. What initially drew...
Daniel Gilbertson is a pharmacist with a mind for business. Now the head of healthcare operating models at Medibank, he previously worked as a community pharmacist and hospital pharmacist. Tell us about your current role. I oversee the design of new...
The 2017 PSA Branch Committee elections attracted a record voter turnout of 24% up from 17% in 2014. For the first time, PSA offered an online voting platform for the Branch Committee elections, and it was encouraging to see...
pharmacovigilance

The Inspector

The pharmacovigilance inspector role is fairly new to Australia. It requires tact, tenacity, excellent time management and travel. Sarah May became the Therapeutic Goods Administration’s first pharmacovigilance inspector in 2015. How did you become a pharmacovigilance inspector? It was by...
Australian pharmacy professionals have received top honours at the 78th FIP World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences in Glasgow, while PSA has been named co-host for the FIP Congress in 2021. PSA members Tina Brock MPS and John Bell...
Tara Hehir MPS works as a locum pharmacist and an International Pharmacy Federation representative. This means different roles, such as IVF dosing and aged care, and plenty of travel. Describe your work as a locum. I’ve been doing it for...