Dr Leanne Chalmers
Lecturer in Therapeutics and Pharmacy Practice
BPharm(Hons) PhD MSHP
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Dr Chalmers is a Lecturer in Therapeutics and Pharmacy Practice in the Division of Pharmacy. She is the Course Co-ordinator of the Bachelor of Pharmacy program and holds a conjoint appointment with the Royal Hobart Hospital.
Dr Chalmers graduated from Curtin University of Technology with First Class Honours in 1997, completed her pre-registration training at Fremantle Hospital and Health Service, Western Australia as WA Pharmacy Trainee of the Year and then practiced as a hospital pharmacist at Fremantle Hospital and in various hospital trusts around the United Kingdom. Between 2004 and 2008, she was a lecturer in pharmacotherapy at the School of Pharmacy at Curtin University, and a clinical pharmacist in cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery at Fremantle Hospital.
Her PhD project entitled "The Role of Community Pharmacy in Post-Discharge Warfarin Management" involved a $1.2million multi-site project funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing under the Fourth Community Pharmacy Agreement to trial a post-discharge service for patients taking warfarin.
Her primary teaching roles are in Therapeutics, particularly the therapeutics of cardiovascular disease, and in the clinical education of 3rd and 4th Year pharmacy students, conducting clinical teaching rounds at the Royal Hobart Hospital. She teaches Therapeutics in Practice 3A (CSA305), Therapeutics in Practice 3B (CSA306) and Therapeutics in Practice 4 (CSA406). Dr Chalmers holds interests in a wide array of activities associated with the BPharm program, including curriculum review, accreditation, benchmarking and development of interprofessional learning and simulation activities.
Dr Chalmers' major research interest is in optimising medication use, especially the use of antithrombotic agents, particularly in patients with atrial fibrillation. She is also interested in the quality use of medicines (mainly in cardiology), medication safety and the provision of the medication-related services along the continuum of care. She is also interested in scholarship, and she has been a co-investigator in interprofessional learning, simulation and benchmarking projects.
Research Expertise and Specific Skills
- Pharmacy practice research
- Clinical audit
- Quantitative analysis
- Qualitative analysis (basic)