CRL profiles are listed via discipline in alphabetical order
Justin is a healthcare professional with a strong background in clinical pharmacy. With over 15 years experience in retail pharmacy, hospital pharmacy and the pharmaceutical industry, he has hands on knowledge of the end-to-end patient medication journey, including prescription, supply, counselling, product complaints, adverse event reporting and follow-up. Justin has an interest in making the world a better place by using technology to improve healthcare.
Senior Clinical Pharmacist
Nicole is a Senior Clinical Pharmacist who has spent her career working in hospitals in across Australia and the United Kingdom. Nicole has experience working in a number of clinical areas, specialising in Critical Care and Nutrition. She is a member of the Society of Hospital Pharmacist Critical Care Practice Group and the Medication Safety Practice Group. Nicole has a special interest in Electronic Clinical Information Systems and has worked on multiple projects involving the customisation, quality assurance and implementation of these systems in Australian and United Kingdom hospitals.
BPharm, Grad Dip LM, MSHPA
Vicki is a pharmacist by background with more than 20 years’ experience in community and hospital pharmacy practices in various roles, including a 10-year Pharmacy Services Director post during which she oversaw operations of four pharmacies located at non-for profit hospitals in South East Queensland. Vicki was actively involved in a range of research activities, with a primary focus on practice-based undergraduate projects; fostered quality use of medicines projects, medication use evaluation and active research programs; and chaired several Medication Safety Groups and Committees within the organisation.
Additionally, Vicki contributed to national and local professional working parties related to improving the delivery of quality healthcare services and medicines management. The implementation of the first Australian Closed Loop Electronic Medication Management system at St Stephen’s Hospital in Hervey Bay sparked interest in Digital Health and health informatics.
In the past year, Vicki led a co-production of the Agency’s national medicines safety program and the Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Stage 6 accreditation project at the Princess Alexandra Hospital, Metro South Health. Vicki is presently completing Master of Health Management at QUT and is a certified HIMSS educator.
National President, Pharmaceutical Society of Australia
Shane Jackson is a community pharmacist with a passion for community connectedness, evidence-based practice and successful digital implementation experience. He has aligned quality service with successful business practice.
- Owner of 2 community pharmacies and contributor to a number of government advisory committees.
- Clinical practice also including aged care, and medication reviews for older people.
- Significant experience in the delivery of education programs to a variety of health professionals.
- Mixes clinical and research with 56 peer-reviewed papers, and 52 professional publications. Senior Clinical Lecturer, University of Tasmania.
- Director, Australian Association of Consultant Pharmacy.
BPharm (Hons), PhD, CHIA, MPS
Senior Lecturer, Pharmacy practice
Dr Kenneth Lee is a Senior Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice at The University of Western Australia, and a practising community pharmacist. Dr Lee was the 2015 Western Australian Young Pharmacist of the Year. Dr Lee is passionate about integrating teaching, research, and professional practice. His teaching and research interests revolve around the theme of 'health education and learning in the digital age.' Specifically understanding how modern technologies can facilitate or hinder health-related information acquisition, information processing, decision-making, and learning; and how patients and health professions students learn about health-related information, and how best to support their learning. Dr Lee has been involved in the development of the My Health Record Guidelines for Pharmacists.
In addition to being a Clinical Reference Lead for the Australian Digital Health Agency, he is a member of the Pharmacist Digital Health Leaders Network. He hopes to be able to use his expertise to work with the Australian Digital Health Agency to create a national curriculum about digital health that can be incorporated in the university curriculum of health professional student courses nationally.
B.Pharm, AACPA, GradDipClinPharm
Sarah is an experienced clinical pharmacist, with an interest in the immense possibilities to improve patient health through the incorporation of digital services. Sarah has worked in community pharmacy, hospital pharmacy and is also an accredited pharmacist performing home medicines reviews. Within the hospital setting, she has worked in a range of clinical areas including surgical, medical, and rehabilitation wards. She has also worked in critical care areas including coronary care, emergency and intensive care.The experience of working in various clinical areas has highlighted opportunities where digital health can optimise patient care, particularly relating to timely access to medical information of critically ill patients; and ensuring continuity of care on hospital discharge.
Sarah currently works as the acting Critical Care pharmacist at EPIC Pharmacy St Andrews War Memorial Hospital and The Wesley Hospital in Brisbane.
BPharm, GradDipClinPharm, AdvPracPharm, AACPA
Advanced Practice Pharmacist
Debbie Rigby has focused her consultant pharmacy practice on medicines safety, working on Home Medicines Review. Her experience as a pharmacist working within general practice could be the model of the future in driving medicines safety.
- Experienced medical writer and pharmacist working with general practitioners in geriatric care in urban Queensland.
- Director of NPS Medicines Wise.
- Visiting Fellow Queensland University of Technology, and Adjunct Senior Lecturer at University of Queensland.
- Medication Safety Oversight Committee, Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care.
Wei Jin is a clinical pharmacist currently working in aged care. Prior to this, he was involved in the implementation of South Australia's Enterprise Patient Administration System (EPAS), SA Health's new electronic health record at the first site. He has since developed a growing interest in the applications of technology in improving the delivery of healthcare. As part of his current role, he helps support the implementation of electronic medication management systems in aged care facilities - at the same time, showing how it can potentially help reduce medication-related harm.