Ms Felicity Veal
Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice
BPharm MSc (Global Health and Public Policy), PhD Candidate
|Contact Campus||Sandy Bay Campus|
|Room Reference||4004, level 4|
|Telephone||+61 3 6226 2312|
|Fax||+61 3 6226 7627|
Ms Veal graduated with a Bachelor of Pharmacy at the University of Tasmania in 2007. After completing her intern year in community pharmacy she worked as the Pharmacist in Charge in a community pharmacy. She completed a Master of Science in Global Health and Public Policy at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland in 2010 after which she commenced work with the Department of Health and Ageing in the Pharmaceutical Evaluation Section undertaking drug utilisation evaluations of medications. In 2011 she was also appointed as an examiner and validator of oral exams for the Pharmacy Board of Australia.
Ms Veal commenced her PhD in 2012 evaluating the use of opioids in Australia and commenced teaching in the Division of Pharmacy in 2013 as Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice. She also continues to practice in community pharmacy.
Ms Veal teaches 3rd year Pharmacy Skills in Practice (CSA355 and CSA357). She teaches a range of topics related to pharmacy practice including law, quality use of medicines, health promotion, communication, non-prescription medicines and the identification and resolution of drug-related problems both in simulated pharmacy scenarios and whilst attending professional experience placements. She also teaches content in other units in the degree related to therapeutics and pharmacoeconomics.
Ms Veal's primary research interest is the management of pain; specifically identifying factors that affect the transition from acute pain to chronic pain after surgery. Current research projects include the use of opioids in the treatment of chronic pain in Australia: identifying opportunities to improve patient management, management of post-operative pain and the progression to persistent post-operative pain and provision of pain management advice to surgical patients at the RHH.