Faculty of Health

Angus Thompson

Mr Angus Thompson

Lecturer in Therapeutics and Pharmacy Practice

BPharm(Hons) MSc(ClinPharm), PostGradDipMRPharmS

Contact Details

Contact Campus Sandy Bay Campus
Building Pharmacy Building
Room Reference 3008
Telephone +61 3 6226 1077
Fax +61 3 6226 7627
Email angus.thompson@utas.edu.au

Profile

Teaching Responsibilities

Angus works as a Lecturer in Therapeutics and Pharmacy Practice and is coordinator for the 3rd Year of the UTAS BPharm program.

Additional Information

After graduating from the University of Bath (UK), Angus started his career in NHS hospital pharmacy, during which time he undertook an MSc in Clinical Pharmacy with his thesis evaluating the impact of guidelines on appropriate use of antibiotics in the hospital environment. After six years as a pharmacy manager within the private hospital sector, Angus moved to work as a Pharmaceutical Advisor with the NHS, where his role focused on promoting evidence-based and cost-effective use of medication. For the six years prior to relocating to Australia, Angus developed a portfolio of roles, combining work as a pharmacist within general practice, academia, and the community, with project management and writing.

Since joining the UTAS team in 2008, Angus has worked on a number of Quality Use of Medicines (QUM) initiatives, including projects looking at discharge management of patients post-ACS, the role of pharmacists in optimising hypertension management and medication use reviews in community pharmacy.

Angus has particular interests in QUM relating to management of pain, infection and cardiovascular disease and continues to be involved in a number of studies, including Honours and PhD projects, relating to these themes.

Angus is a registered and accredited Certified Geriatric Pharmacist. He currently combines his UTAS role with work as a consultant pharmacist carrying out Home Medicines Reviews (HMRs) and clinical pharmacist at the Royal Hobart Hospital.