Mr Angus Thompson
Lecturer in Therapeutics and Pharmacy Practice
BPharm(Hons) MSc(ClinPharm) GradDip(PrescSci) CGP
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After graduating from the University of Bath (UK), Mr Thompson 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, he 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, Mr Thompson developed a portfolio of roles, combining work as a pharmacist within general practice, academia and the community; with project management and writing.Since relocating to Australia, Mr Thompson has worked in both the community and hospital pharmacy sectors and currently combines his academic role with work as a consultant pharmacist carrying out Home Medicine Reviews (HMRs) after achieving accreditation as a Certified Geriatric Pharmacist.
Mr Thompson is coordinator for both the 3rd Year Therapeutics in Practice units within the BPharm program and teaches a range of topics in these units, including cardiovascular and gastrointestinal diseases and their management.
Mr Thompson also teaches into the 2nd Year Evidence Based Health and 4th Year Therapeutics units, and has been the recipient of several teaching awards, recognising his enthusiasm for his subject areas and the application of practical experience to his teaching.
Since joining the University of Tasmania team in 2008, Mr Thompson has worked on a number of Quality Use of Medicines (QUM) initiatives, including projects looking at post-discharge management of patients following heart attack, the role of pharmacists in optimising hypertension management and medication use reviews in community pharmacy.
Mr Thompson has particular interests in QUM relating to the management of infection, pain and cardiovascular disease and continues to be involved in a number of studies, including Honours and PhD projects, relating to these themes. Mr Thompson has been an invited speaker at local, national and international conferences and has been an author of more than 30 published articles in professional and peer-reviewed journals.
Research Expertise and Specific Skills
Mr Thompson has a particular interest in translational research, looking at evidence to practice gaps regarding the use of medicines.
Research Theme Areas
- Prevention and management of chronic disease; Healthcare and support services; Other Higher Education