Research at the School of Pharmacy falls under four major streams covering pharmacy practice, pharmacology, pharmaceutics and complementary medicine. Within the School, researchers are actively investigating a range of topics in these areas such as infection, antibiotic resistance, tumour resistance, medication stability, pharmacy legislation and identifying bioactive compounds from Australian medicinal plants.
The School also offers students the opportunity to undertake a number of research-based degrees in these fields. Students can select from undergraduate or postgraduate degree programs. These programs can vary in length from one to three years which gives students the flexibility needed to plan their research careers.
The Research Committee
- Chair - Dr Fiona Kelly
- Honours Convenor - Dr Devinder Arora
- Staff Representative - Ms Nijole Bernaitis
- Environmental Futures Research Institute - Prof Tony Carroll
- GCUH Conjoint representative – Ms Rebecca Coudrey
- Acting Head of School - Assoc Prof Shai Dukie
- Manager, Health H & S – Ms Susie Head
- HDR Convenor - Dr Sohil Khan
- Senior Researcher - Dr Michelle King
- Early Career Researcher - Dr Sara McMillan
- Committee Secretary – Ms Rachel Neylan
- Mid-Career Researcher – Dr Santosh Rudrawar
- GCUH Conjoint representative – Ms Ella Whately
- Staff Representative - Mr Phillip Woods
- Early Career Researcher - Dr Matthew Zunk
Active Research Areas
The School of Pharmacy and Pharmacology is a home to work with internationally recognised researchers in a supporting environment. The school offers excellent research infrastructure including interdisciplinary research training and resources. Researchers within the school have an extensive network of world-renowned collaborators both nationally and internationally. Our researchers regularly publish in top-ranked peer reviewed journals and attract significant grant funding. The School also leads the Quality Use of Medicines research network. Click on the tabs to learn more.
COMPLEMENTARY MEDICINES AND NATURAL PRODUCTS
Our research on complementary medicines (CM) covers a variety of topics including: pharmacological evaluation of CM products, safety and efficacy, integration of CM into clinical practice and CM education. Current natural product research at the school focuses on identifying novel bioactive constituents from Australian mushrooms, nutraceuticals and medicinal plants.
Many of our researchers are actively involved in clinical research with diverse roles ranging from investigator for clinical trials to managing pharmacoepidemiological research in distinct patient population. This research is often conducted in collaboration with clinicians and other health care professionals through the School’s established relationships with various public and private hospitals on the Gold Coast and in the Brisbane metropolitan area.