The Pharmacy Practice research stream centres on practice based research in the area of pharmacy and consumer self-care. Consumers are becoming increasingly involved in self-management and decision-making regarding their health, and pharmacy is well positioned to assist consumers with self-care. UTS research in this area has two particular areas of focus: pharmacy provision of and consumer use of non-prescription drugs, and use of the Internet for medicines and medicines information. Research leader A/Prof Kylie Williams has also conducted a number of research projects into various aspects of pharmacy learning and teaching. She has experience with both qualitative (focus groups, interviews) and quantitative research methods (questionnaires, pseudo-patient methodologies, actual use studies, epidemiological studies).
Research into non-prescription medication includes: methods for pharmacovigilance of non-prescription products; actual use studies of consumer use of non-prescription drugs; pharmacy clinical interventions pertaining to non-prescription requests; and evaluation of pharmacy services to assist consumers with self-care (including provision of non-prescription drugs and advice, chronic disease management, preventative health care and health promotion).
Research into the impact of technology on pharmacy and consumer self-care encompasses: evaluation of pharmacist and consumers use of online health and medicine information; and compliance of online pharmacies with Professional Standards of Practice.
Associate Professor Kylie Williams
Diploma of Hospital Pharmacy, Bachelor of Pharmacy, Doctor of Philosophy
A/Prof Williams supervises research students in the areas of: Pharmacy practice, the role of pharmacy in consumer self-care, pharmacy education.
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