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Bonnie Bereznicki

Lecturer in Pharmacological Sciences

Room 4006, Pharmacy Building, Sandy Bay Campus

+61 3 6226 2191 (phone)

+61 3 6226 2870 (fax)

Bonnie.Bereznicki@utas.edu.au

Dr Bonnie Bereznicki is a pharmacist and emerging early career researcher who recently received her PhD. Her PhD focused on using a computerised solution improving the management of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Her research interests have since expanded to improving the quality use of medications in a number of therapeutic areas. Dr Bereznicki is a Lecturer in Pharmacological Sciences at the School of Medicine, and has taught across a number of pharmacology units in different courses within the School. She has received three Teaching Merit Certificates in the past 2 years, in recognition of her teaching excellence.

Career summary

Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Tasmania, Australia, 2011. Improving the management of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • BPharm(1st Class Hons), University of Tasmania, Australia, 2007

Biography

Dr Bonnie Bereznicki graduated from the Tasmanian School of Pharmacy in 2002. She worked as a community pharmacist in many pharmacies located in Tasmania and Queensland, before returning to the University of Tasmania in 2007 to undertake postgraduate research degrees in pharmacy. She graduated with first class Honours in 2007, and then received an Australian Postgraduate Award to undertake her PhD, which she completed in 2011. Her postgraduate research focused on the management of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Throughout her candidature, she implemented a computerised solution within community pharmacies to identity and educate people with poorly managed asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. This research was a national first, and provides impetus for a number of interventions that will result in significantly improved health outcomes for many Australians. Since completing her PhD, she has been continuing her research as well as exploring new research interests in the areas of quality use of medicine and chronic disease management. Dr Bereznicki has had a number of teaching roles at the University over the past nine years, and she is currently employed as a Lecturer in Pharmacological Sciences.

Research Themes

Dr Bereznicki's research aligns with the University's research theme of Better Health. Her research interests include the management of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, as well as other health conditions. She is interested in how health professionals' knowledge and attitudes, and patients' beliefs and behaviours influence health outcomes.

Memberships

Professional practice

  • Member of Asthma Foundation of Tasmania's Medical and Scientific Advisory Committee

Administrative expertise

  • Managing small and large scale research projects

Teaching

Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Medicine, Paramedicine

Teaching expertise

Dr Bereznicki has been teaching Pharmacology at the University of Tasmania since 2007. She has experience in teaching general pharmacology, as well as pharmacology specific to different professional areas. She has taught into a number of pharmacology units across many courses within the School of Medicine, including Bachelor of Pharmacy, Paramedic Practice, Medicine, Medical Research, Biotechnology and Medical Research, and Master of Pharmaceutical Science. Dr Bereznicki has also been responsible for the design and development of two units within the School of Medicine (CSA236 Pharmacology in Paramedic Practice and CSA204 Pharmacy Skills in Practice).

Teaching responsibility

Bonnie is the unit coordinator for:

Bonnie lectures and tutors in:

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Expertise

  • Management of chronic disease
  • Quality use of medicine
  • Medication outcomes and education
  • Health beliefs and behaviours

Awards

  • Australian Postgraduate Award – PhD scholarship recipient, 2008
  • Tasmanian Young Achievers Awards – Semi Finalist, science and technology category, 2008

Collaboration

Dr Bereznicki is currently involved in a number of research projects involving partnerships between the Disciplines of Pharmacy and Medicine at UTAS, and the Royal Hobart Hospital. In the past, she has been involved in a number of collaborative projects involving partnerships with other Australian universities and pharmaceutical industries.

Current projects

Dr Bereznicki is currently involved in a number of research projects, both as an investigator and supervisory role. Titles of current projects include:

  • Patients' knowledge and expectations of medications in COPD
  • Understanding the discrepancy between perceived and actual asthma control in Australia
  • Parental knowledge and beliefs surrounding the management of childhood fever
  • An audit of emergency presentations of febrile children at the Royal Hobart Hospital
  • Predicting hospitalisation due to adverse drug reactions in elderly patients

Research Fields

  • Public Health and Health Services (111799)
  • Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Practice (111503)
  • Respiratory Diseases (110203)
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences (111504)
  • Basic Pharmacology (111501)
  • Preventive Medicine (111716)
  • Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics (111502)
  • Health and Community Services (111708)
  • Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences (111599)
  • Paediatrics (111403)
  • Residential Client Care (111718)
  • Aged Health Care (111702)
  • Health Information Systems (incl. Surveillance) (111711)
  • Health Promotion (111712)

Research Impact

  • Respiratory System and Diseases (incl. Asthma) (920115)
  • Preventive Medicine (920412)
  • Health (929999)
  • Health Education and Promotion (920205)
  • Child Health (920501)
  • Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences (970111)
  • Blood Disorders (920101)
  • Health and Support Services (920299)
  • Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) (920199)
  • Health Related to Ageing (920502)
  • Evaluation of Health Outcomes (920204)
  • Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) (920499)
  • Behaviour and Health (920401)
  • Health Status (e.g. Indicators of Well-Being) (920408)

Publications

Dr Bereznicki has published 17 original and professional peer-reviewed papers. These include 9 original research papers, published in national and international ERA-listed journals. This also includes 8 peer-reviewed papers in professional pharmacy journals, which focus on providing health professionals with evidence-based practice review articles on a variety of topics and the fundamentals of evidence-based practice and research principles.

Total publications

44

Journal Article

(19 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2016Nair N, Chalmers L, Peterson GM, Bereznicki BJ, Castelino RL, et al., 'Hospitalization in older patients due to adverse drug reactions - the need for a prediction tool', Clinical Interventions in Aging (Online), 11 pp. 497-505. ISSN 1178-1998 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.2147/CIA.S99097 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Chalmers L; Peterson GM; Castelino RL; Bereznicki LRE

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2016Woodward Sophie, Bereznicki BJ, Westbury JL, Bereznicki LRE, 'The effect of knowledge and expectations on adherence to and persistence with antidepressants', Patient Preference and Adherence, 10 pp. 761 768. ISSN 1177-889X (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.2147/PPA.S99803 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Westbury JL; Bereznicki LRE

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2015Bereznicki BJ, Beggs S, Duff C, Bereznicki L, 'Adherence to management guidelines for childhood asthma in Australia', Australian Family Physician, 44, (12) pp. 933-938. ISSN 0300-8495 (2015) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Beggs S; Bereznicki L

2015Bereznicki BJ, Peterson GM, Jackson SL, Walters E, Hardley FL, et al., 'Describing drivers of and barriers to persistence with tiotropium in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: A mixed-methods approach', International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 32, (2) pp. 154-157. ISSN 0961-7671 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/ijpp.12129 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Peterson GM; Jackson SL; Walters E

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2014Bereznicki LRE, Jackson SL, Kromdijk W, Gee P, Fitzmaurice K, et al., 'Improving the management of warfarin in aged-care facilities utilising innovative technology: a proof-of-concept study', International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 22, (1) pp. 84-91. ISSN 0961-7671 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/ijpp.12035 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Bereznicki LRE; Jackson SL; Gee P; Fitzmaurice K; Peterson GM

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2013Bereznicki BJ, Norton LC, Beggs SA, Gee P, Bereznicki LRE, 'Review of the management of childhood asthma in Tasmania', Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 49, (8) pp. 678-683. ISSN 1034-4810 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/jpc.12267 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Beggs SA; Gee P; Bereznicki LRE

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2013Bereznicki BJ, Peterson G, Jackson S, Walters EH, George J, et al., 'Uptake and effectiveness of a community pharmacy intervention programme to improve asthma management', Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics,, 38, (3) pp. 212-218. ISSN 1365-2710 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/jcpt.12017 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 4

Co-authors: Peterson G; Jackson S; Walters EH

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2013Bereznicki L, Bereznicki B, 'Beta-blockers in asthma', Australian Pharmacist, 32, (5) pp. 54-57. ISSN 0728-4632 (2013) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

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Co-authors: Bereznicki L

2011Bereznicki B, Peterson G, Jackson S, Walters EH, DeBoos I, et al., 'Perceived feasibility of a community pharmacy-based asthma intervention: a qualitative follow-up study', Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics, 36, (3) pp. 348-355. ISSN 0269-4727 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2710.2010.01187.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 10Web of Science - 6

Co-authors: Peterson G; Jackson S; Walters EH

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2011Bereznicki B, Peterson G, Jackson S, Walters EH, Gee P, 'The sustainability of a community pharmacy intervention to improve the quality use of asthma medication', Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics, 36, (2) pp. 144-151. ISSN 0269-4727 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2710.2010.01165.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9Web of Science - 5

Co-authors: Peterson G; Jackson S; Walters EH; Gee P

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2011Peterson GM, Bereznicki BJ, 'COPD: the looming epidemic with ageing', Australian Pharmacist, 30, (9) pp. 737-741. ISSN 0728-4632 (2011) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Peterson GM

2010Bereznicki L, Bereznicki BJ, 'Inhaled anticholinergic medications: their role in COPD and adverse cardiovascular events', Australian Pharmacist, 29, (8) pp. 690-694. ISSN 0728-4632 (2010) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Bereznicki L

2009Bereznicki BJ, Bereznicki LRE, 'When asthma and COPD overlap each other', Australian Pharmacist, 28, (9) pp. 782-786. ISSN 0728-4632 (2009) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Bereznicki LRE

2009Bereznicki BJ, Peterson GM, 'COPD is an important health issue in an ageing population', Australian Pharmacist, 28, (9) pp. 742-746. ISSN 0728-4632 (2009) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Peterson GM

2008Bereznicki BJ, Bereznicki LRE, Peterson GM, 'Strategies to manage asthma', Australian Pharmacist, 27, (5) pp. 414-418. ISSN 0728-4632 (2008) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Bereznicki LRE; Peterson GM

2008Bereznicki BJ, Bereznicki LRE, Peterson GM, 'Strategies to manage COPD', Australian Pharmacist, 27, (6) pp. 485-491. ISSN 0728-4632 (2008) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Bereznicki LRE; Peterson GM

2008Bereznicki BJ, Peterson GM, Jackson SL, Walters EH, Fitzmaurice KD, et al., 'Pharmacist-initiated general practitioner referral of patients with suboptimal asthma management', Pharmacy World and Science, 30, (6) pp. 1-7. ISSN 0928-1231 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s11096-008-9242-3 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 18Web of Science - 10

Co-authors: Peterson GM; Jackson SL; Walters EH; Fitzmaurice KD; Gee PR

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2008Bereznicki BJ, Peterson GM, Jackson SL, Walters EH, Fitzmaurice KD, et al., 'Data-mining of medication records to improve asthma management', Medical Journal of Australia, 189, (1) pp. 21-25. ISSN 0025-729X (2008) [Refereed Article]

PMID: 18601636 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 24Web of Science - 17

Co-authors: Peterson GM; Jackson SL; Walters EH; Fitzmaurice KD; Gee PR

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2007Bereznicki BJ, Bereznicki LRE, Peterson GM, Peterson GM, 'How can pharmacists improve asthma control in the community?', Australian Pharmacist, 26, (7) pp. 566-567. ISSN 0728-4632 (2007) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Bereznicki LRE; Peterson GM; Peterson GM

Conference Publication

(24 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2016Bereznicki BJ, Walters EH, Walters Julia, Peterson GM, Bereznicki LRE, 'Under-utilisation of COPD management guidelines in Australian general practice', Respirology, 2-6 April, 2016, Perth, Australia, pp. 101-185. ISSN 1323-7799 (2016) [Conference Extract]

DOI: 10.1111/resp.12755 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Walters EH; Peterson GM; Bereznicki LRE

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2015Chapman M, Bereznicki BJ, Bereznicki LRE, 'Understanding the discrepancy between perceived and actual asthma control in Australia', 2015 Joint APSA-ASCEPT Annual Conference, 29 November - 2 December, 2015, Hobart, Tasmania (2015) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Bereznicki LRE

2015Nair N, Chalmers L, Bereznicki BJ, Castelino RL, Peterson GM, et al., 'Development of a Score to Predict Hospitalisation due to Adverse Drug Reactions in Older Patients', 2015 Joint APSA-ASCEPT Annual Conference, 29 November - 2 December, 2015, Hobart, Tasmania (2015) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Chalmers L; Castelino RL; Peterson GM; Curtain CM; Connolly MJ; Bereznicki LRE

2015Nair N, Chalmers L, Bereznicki BJ, Peterson GM, Curtain CM, et al., 'Development of a Score to Predict Hospitalisation due to Adverse Drug Reactions in Older Patients', 2015 Joint APSA-ASCEPT Annual Conference, 29 November - 2 December 2015, Hobart, Tasmania (2015) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Chalmers L; Peterson GM; Curtain CM; Connolly MJ; Bereznicki LRE

2015Bereznicki BJ, Walters EH, Walters JAE, Peterson GM, Bereznicki LRE, 'Diagnosis and management of early COPD in Australia: views from the coal face', 2015 Joint APSA-ASCEPT Annual Conference, 29 November - 2 December, 2015, Hobart, Tasmania (2015) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Walters EH; Walters JAE; Peterson GM; Bereznicki LRE

2014Woodward Sophie, Bereznicki BJ, Westbury JL, Bereznicki LRE, 'The effect of knowledge and expectations on adherence to and persistence with antidepressants', APSA 2014 Annual Conference, 5-7 December, 2014, Brisbane, Australia (2014) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Westbury JL; Bereznicki LRE

2011Norton L, Bereznicki BJ, Bereznicki LRE, Beggs S, 'A review of the management of childhood asthma in Tasmania', APSA 2011 Annual Conference, 11-14 December, 2011, Adelaide, Australia (2011) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Bereznicki LRE; Beggs S

2010Bereznicki BJ, Jackson SL, Peterson GM, Walters EH, 'The sustainability of a community pharmacy intervention to improve the quality use of asthma medication', National Medicines Symposium 2010 final program and abstract book, 26-28 May 2010 , Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, pp. 202. (2010) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Jackson SL; Peterson GM; Walters EH

2010Bereznicki BJ, Jackson SL, Peterson GM, Walters EH, George J, et al., 'A community pharmacy intervention program to improve the quality use of asthma medication: participant satisfaction', National Medicines Symposium 2010. Medicines in people's lives - Final program and abstract book, 26-28 May 2010 , Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, pp. 154. (2010) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Jackson SL; Peterson GM; Walters EH

2010Bereznicki BJ, Jackson SL, Peterson GM, Walters EH, Hardley F, et al., 'Understanding medication persistence in patients with COPD', National Medicines Symposium 2010 final program and abstract book, 26-28 May 2010 , Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, pp. 76. (2010) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Jackson SL; Peterson GM; Walters EH

2010Bereznicki BJ, Jackson SL, Peterson GM, Walters H, George J, et al., 'A community pharmacy intervention program to improve the management of asthma: uptake and effectiveness', Pharmacy Practice Research Summit 2010 Program, 2-4 March 2010, Rydges Lakeside Canberra , pp. 19. (2010) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Jackson SL; Peterson GM

2010Bereznicki BJ, Jackson SL, Peterson GM, Walters H, George J, et al., 'A community pharmacy intervention to improve the management of asthma: participant satisfaction', Pharmacy Practice Research Summit 2010 Program, 2-4 March 2010, Rydges Lakeside Canberra , pp. 19. (2010) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Jackson SL; Peterson GM

2010Bereznicki BJ, Jackson SL, Walters EH, George J, Stewart K, et al., 'A community pharmacy intervention program to improve the quality use of asthma medication: uptake and effectiveness', National Medicines Symposium 2010. Medicines in people's lives - Final program and abstract book, 26-28 May 2010 , Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, pp. 96. (2010) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Jackson SL; Walters EH

2010Bereznicki BJ, Peterson GM, Jackson SL, Walters EH, DeBoos I, et al., 'Perceived feasibility of a community pharmacy-based asthma intervention: a qualitative follow-up study', National Medicines Symposium 2010 final program and abstract book, 26-28 May, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, pp. 172. (2010) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Peterson GM; Jackson SL; Walters EH

2009Bereznicki BJ, Jackson SL, Peterson GM, Gee PR, Fitzmaurice KD, et al., 'Drivers and barriers of tiotropium persistence in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease', Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology, 3-8 April 2009, Darwin Convention Centre, Darwin, pp. 56. (2009) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Jackson SL; Peterson GM; Gee PR; Fitzmaurice KD; Walters EH

2009Bereznicki BJ, Peterson GM, Jackson SL, Gee PR, Walters EH, 'The sustainability of a community pharmacy intervention to improve the management of asthma', Out of the Wilderness - 2009 APSA Annual Conference program and abstracts booklet, 9-11 December 2009, Wrest Point Convention Centre, Hobart, Tasmania, pp. 86. ISBN 978-0-646-52257-9 (2009) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Peterson GM; Jackson SL; Gee PR; Walters EH

2009Bereznicki BJ, Peterson GM, Jackson SL, Walters EH, DeBoos I, et al., 'Perceived feasibility of a community pharmacist-led asthma intervention: a qualitative follow-up study', Out of the Wilderness - 2009 APSA Annual Conference program and abstracts booklet, 9-11 December 2009, Wrest Point Convention Centre, Hobart, Tasmania, pp. 172. ISBN 978-0-646-52257-9 (2009) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Peterson GM; Jackson SL; Walters EH

2008Bereznicki BJ, 'A community pharmacy-based intervention to improve the quality use of asthma medication', QUM - what does it really mean for you? The science, the policy and the practice. Final Program and Abstract Book., 14-16 May 2008, National Convention Centre, Canberra, Australia, pp. 29. (2008) [Conference Extract]

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2008Bereznicki BJ, Jackson SL, Peterson GM, Fitzmaurice KD, Gee PR, et al., 'Understanding medication persistence in patients with COPD', Teams for tomorrow, 6-9 December 2008, Canberra, ACT, pp. 108. (2008) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Jackson SL; Peterson GM; Fitzmaurice KD; Gee PR; Walters EH

2008Bereznicki BJ, Peterson GM, Jackson SL, Walters EH, Fitzmaurice KD, et al., 'The use of pharmacy medication records to prompt GP referral of patients with suboptimal asthma management', Advancing asthma where?, 20-21 October 2008, Sydney, AUST, pp. 42. (2008) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Peterson GM; Jackson SL; Walters EH; Fitzmaurice KD; Gee PR

2008Bereznicki BJ, Peterson GM, Jackson SL, Walters EH, Gee PR, et al., 'A community pharmacy-based intervention to improve the quality use of asthma medication', QUM - what does it really mean for you? The science, the policy and the practice. Final Program and Abstract Book., 14-16 May 2008, National Convention Centre, Canberra, Australia, pp. 71. (2008) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Peterson GM; Jackson SL; Walters EH; Gee PR; Fitzmaurice KD

2008Jackson SL, Bereznicki LRE, Gee PR, Fitzmaurice KD, Kromdijk W, et al., 'Innovative IT solutions to improve the management of warfarin', QUM - what does it really mean for you? The science, the policy and the practice. Final Program and Abstract Book., 14-16 May 2008, National Convention Centre, Canberra, Australia, pp. 60. (2008) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Jackson SL; Bereznicki LRE; Gee PR; Fitzmaurice KD; Kromdijk W; Marsden KA

2007Bereznicki BJ, Peterson GM, Jackson SL, Walters EH, Fitzmaurice KD, et al., 'Data-mining of pharmacy medication records to improve the management of asthma', Australian Pharmaceutical Science Association, 8-11 December 2007, Manly NSW, pp. 205. ISBN 978-0-646-48458-7 (2007) [Conference Edited]

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Co-authors: Peterson GM; Jackson SL; Walters EH; Fitzmaurice KD; Gee PR

2007Peterson GM, Jackson SL, Gee PR, Bereznicki LRE, Bereznicki BJ, et al., 'Improving the management of warfarin in aged care facilities utilising an innovative IT solution', Australian Pharmaceutical Science Association, 8-11 December 2007, Manly NSW, pp. 205. ISBN 978-0-646-48458-7 (2007) [Conference Edited]

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Co-authors: Peterson GM; Jackson SL; Gee PR; Bereznicki LRE; Fitzmaurice KD; Kromdijk W

Other Public Output

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2011Bereznicki BJ, 'The role of a community pharmacist in asthma management', The Australian College of Pharmacy eNews, The Australian College of Pharmacy, Canberra, 11, November 2011, pp. 1-5. (2011) [Internal Newsletter]

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Grants & Funding

  • 2015: Patients' knowledge and expectations of medications in COPD. Funded by University of Tasmania: School of Medicine Research Development Grant – $4,000
  • 2014: Diagnosis and management of early COPD in Australia: views form the coal face. Funded by University of Tasmania: Faculty of Health strategic research grant – $6,550

Funding Summary

Number of grants

6

Total funding

$377,468

Projects

Investigating the burden of childhood fever on Tasmanian families and the Royal Hobart Hospitals Emergency Department. (2016)$9,599
Description
This project will describe the presentations to the Royal Hobart Hospital emergency department by children with fever, investigate the knowledge, beliefs and perceptions about childhood fever among parents and caregivers in Tasmania, and develop an educational package for parents and caregivers about childhood fever.
Funding
Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation ($9,599)
Scheme
Grant-Starter
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Bereznicki BJ; Beggs S; Bereznicki LRE; Zosky GR
Year
2016
Understanding the discrepancy between perceived and actual asthma control in Australia (2015)$10,848
Funding
University of Tasmania ($10,848)
Scheme
Grant-Research Enhancement (REGS)
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Bereznicki BJ
Year
2015
A Review of the Management of Childhood Asthma in Tasmania (2011)$5,500
Funding
Asthma Foundation of Tasmania ($5,500)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Bereznicki BJ; Bereznicki LRE
Year
2011
Understanding respiratory persistence in Australian patients with COPD (2008)$105,880
Funding
Boehringer Ingelheim Pty Ltd ($105,880)
Scheme
Consultancy
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Jackson SL; Bereznicki BJ; Gee PR; Fitzmaurice KD; Peterson GM
Year
2008
Pharmacy Dispensing Records to Identify and Educate Patients with Suboptimal Asthma Management (2008 - 2009)$192,986
Funding
Department of Health and Ageing ($192,986)
Scheme
Grant-PGA Pharmacy Guild-Investigator Initiated
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Jackson SL; Peterson GM; Bereznicki BJ; Gee PR; Fitzmaurice KD; Walters EH; George J; Stewart K; March G
Period
2008 - 2009
Building on Success: The Sustainability and National Feasibility of a Community Pharmacy Intervention to Improve the Management of Asthma (2008 - 2009)$52,655
Funding
Asthma Foundations of Australia ($52,655)
Scheme
Grant-Targeted Intervention Grants
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Peterson GM; Bereznicki BJ; Jackson SL; Walters EH
Period
2008 - 2009

Research Supervision

Dr Bereznicki supervises a number of Honours and PhD students within the Discipline of Pharmacy. However, her research is not limited to this discipline, and she is interested in supervising both undergraduate and postgraduate students interested in disease management. The projects she has supervised includes:

PhD:

  • 2014-present: 'Predicting hospitalisation due to adverse drug reactions in elderly patients'

Honours:

  • 2015-present: 'Parental knowledge and beliefs surrounding the management of childhood fever'
  • 2015-present: 'An audit of emergency presentations of febrile children at the Royal Hobart Hospital'
  • 2014-present: 'Factors affecting perception of asthma control in Australia'
  • 2014-present: 'Knowledge and expectations of prescribed medications in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease'
  • 2013-2014: 'The effect of knowledge and expectations on adherence to and persistence with antidepressants'
  • 2012-2013: 'Factors influencing the prescribing of long-acting beta-2 agonists to children'
  • 2010-2011: 'A review of the management of childhood asthma in Tasmania'

Current

2

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDA Retrospective Study of Adverse Drug Reactions Occurring in Elderly Patients at Tertiary Hospitals, Tasmania, Australia2014
PhDThe Optimisation of Antithrombotic Therapy for Atrial Fibrillation Using Decision Support Tools2015