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Corinne Mirkazemi

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Corinne Mirkazemi

Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice

Pharmacy Building , Sandy Bay Campus

+61 3 6226 1083 (phone)

+61 3 6226 7627 (fax)

Corinne.Mirkazemi@utas.edu.au

Dr Mirkazemi is experienced in academic, community and hospital pharmacy, with ongoing teaching commitments at the Royal Hobart Hospital. In 2009 she received an Elite Scholarship to undertake her PhD, exploring measures taken to prevent venous thromboembolism following joint replacement in Australia. She was subsequently appointed an expert member on the group tasked to develop the Clinical Care Standard for the Prevention of Venous Thromboembolism in Australian hospitals. She has coordinated six units within the Bachelor of Pharmacy degree, two of which she developed. In 2016 she received a teaching citation, ‘for role-modelling the gold standard person-centred approach to healthcare in her teaching’.

Biography

Before joining the University of Tasmania, Corinne was a clinical hospital pharmacist at the Royal Hobart Hospital, working in fields of General Medicine, Cardiothoracic, Endocrinology, Rheumatology, Respiratory, General referral and Orthopaedics. She also worked as a community pharmacist after-hours at five pharmacies within the greater-Hobart area.

Career summary

Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Tasmania, Australia 2013. Thesis: Thromboprophylaxis following Hip and Knee Arthroplasty.
  • BPharm Hons (1st class), University of Tasmania, Australia 2007. Thesis: An Assessment of the Vitamin B12 status of Nursing Home Residents.

Teaching

Teaching expertise

Dr Mirkazemi has extensive teaching experience, having taught into and coordinated several units within the Bachelor of Pharmacy and Masters of Pharmaceutical Science degrees, two of which she developed. Her current teaching commitments include coordinating and teaching CJA214 Microbiology, as well as teaching into clinical pharmacy and therapeutics aspects of the Bachelor of Pharmacy with Applied Honours degree at the University of Tasmania. In 2016, she was awarded a Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning, by the University of Tasmania.

Research Appointments

In 2017/18 Corinne served as an expert member on the working group tasked by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health care to develop the Clinical Care Standard for the Prevention of Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) in Australian hospitals. Clinical Care Standards aim to support the delivery of appropriate evidence-based clinical care. In its deliberations and discussion of the relevant literature, the working group identified that the use of aspirin as a single agent for the primary prevention of VTE following elective hip and knee arthroplasty is controversial. In acknowledgment of her expertise in the area and strong research capability, Corinne was tasked by the Commission to conduct a rapid review of the relevant literature for the working group. Given its quality and comprehensiveness, the Commission recommended the review form a permanent appendix to the Clinical Care Standard, and the working group agreed. It is available for viewing here.

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Expertise

  • Thromboprophylaxis following hip and knee replacement
  • Vitamin B12 deficiency
  • Iodine deficiency disorders
  • Breastfeeding
  • Nutrition in Pharmacy Practice
  • Gut microbiome
  • Systematic reviews and Rapid reviews
  • Qualitative based research (semi-structured interviews)
  • Quantitative research (retrospective reviews, prospective observational studies, survey-based reviews of practice, validating knowledge assessment tools)

Research Themes

Dr Mirkazemi's research aligns with the University's Better Health theme. Her research interests broadly relate to preventative and primary healthcare. She is currently collaborating on projects relating to:

  • pharmacological and mechanical thromboprophylaxis in
    • surgical and oncology patients.
  • maternal and early childhood health, including projects exploring factors affecting
    • maternal mental health,
    • maternal medication and nutritional supplement use,
    • breastfeeding rates in Australia, and
    • populations most at risk of being iodine deficient during pregnancy and early childhood.
  • developing analytical methods for testing iodine concentration in several different mediums.
  • implementing evidence-based guideline-recommended nutrition advice into the pharmacy curriculum and practice.
  • exploring factors affecting the implementation of
    • Diabetes Medschecks, and
    • cost-efficient protocols for iron infusions into practice.

Collaboration

Corinne is currently involved in several projects that involve collaboration across different medical and science fields and is keen to discuss collaboration in her fields of interest with others.

Awards

LJ McLeod prize for the best project within the Bachelor of Pharmacy Integrated Honours Program (2007).

Fields of Research

  • Clinical pharmacology and therapeutics (321402)
  • Clinical pharmacy and pharmacy practice (321403)
  • Haematology (320102)
  • Pharmacology and pharmaceutical sciences (321499)
  • Basic pharmacology (321401)
  • Pharmaceutical sciences (321405)
  • Aged health care (420301)
  • Sport and exercise nutrition (321006)
  • Preventative health care (420605)
  • Public health nutrition (321005)
  • Oncology and carcinogenesis (321199)
  • Orthopaedics (320216)
  • Nutrition and dietetics (321099)
  • Epidemiology (420299)
  • Medicinal and biomolecular chemistry (340499)
  • Health services and systems (420399)
  • Orthodontics and dentofacial orthopaedics (320308)

Research Objectives

  • Clinical health (200199)
  • Diagnosis of human diseases and conditions (200101)
  • Nutrition (200410)
  • Treatment of human diseases and conditions (200105)
  • Evaluation of health and support services (200299)
  • Health related to ageing (200502)
  • Allied health therapies (excl. mental health services) (200301)
  • Other health (209999)
  • Preventive medicine (200412)
  • Men's health (200504)

Publications

Total publications

13

Journal Article

(9 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2020Hussain Z, Peterson GM, Mirkazemi C, Curtain C, Zaidi STR, 'Risk of venous thromboembolism, use of enoxaparin and clinical outcomes in obese patients undergoing laparoscopic adjustable gastric band surgery: a retrospective study', Medicine, 99, (19) Article e20174. ISSN 0304-5412 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1097/MD.0000000000020174 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Hussain Z; Peterson GM; Curtain C; Zaidi STR

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2019Hussain Z, Curtain C, Mirkazemi C, Gadd K, Peterson GM, et al., 'Prophylactic cefazolin dosing and surgical site infections: does the dose matter in obese patients?', Obesity Surgery, 29, (1) pp. 159-165. ISSN 0960-8923 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s11695-018-3497-0 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 8

Co-authors: Hussain Z; Curtain C; Gadd K; Peterson GM; Zaidi STR

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2019Hussain Z, Gadd K, Curtain C, Mirkazemi C, Peterson GM, et al., 'Anaesthetists' drug dosing practices in class III obese surgical patients: A bi-national survey', Anaesthesia and Intensive Care pp. 1-6. ISSN 0310-057X (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/0310057X19886596 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Hussain Z; Curtain C; Peterson GM; Zaidi STR

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2019Mirkazemi C, Bereznicki LR, Peterson GM, 'Comparing Australian orthopaedic surgeons' reported use of thromboprophylaxis following arthroplasty in 2012 and 2017', Bmc Musculoskeletal Disorders, 20, (1) pp. 1-11. ISSN 1471-2474 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1186/s12891-019-2409-3 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 6

Co-authors: Bereznicki LR; Peterson GM

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2018Hussain Z, Curtain C, Mirkazemi C, Zaidi STR, 'Peri-operative medication dosing in adult obese elective surgical patients: a systematic review of clinical studies', Clinical drug investigation, 38, (8) pp. 673-693. ISSN 1173-2563 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s40261-018-0662-0 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Hussain Z; Curtain C; Zaidi STR

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2013Mirkazemi C, Bereznicki LR, Peterson GM, 'Thromboprophylaxis following hip and knee arthroplasty', Internal Medicine Journal, 43, (2) pp. 124-129. ISSN 1444-0903 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1445-5994.2013.02864.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 4

Co-authors: Bereznicki LR; Peterson GM

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2013Mirkazemi C, Bereznicki LRE, Peterson GM, 'Response to Re: Are the national orthopaedic thromboprophylaxis guidelines appropriate?', ANZ Journal of Surgery, 83, (5) pp. 395-396. ISSN 1445-1433 (2013) [Letter or Note in Journal]

DOI: 10.1111/ans.12119 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Bereznicki LRE; Peterson GM

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2012Mirkazemi C, Bereznicki LR, Peterson GM, 'Are the national orthopaedic thromboprophylaxis guidelines appropriate?', ANZ Journal of Surgery, 82, (12) pp. 913-917. ISSN 1445-1433 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1445-2197.2012.06203.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 10Web of Science - 10

Co-authors: Bereznicki LR; Peterson GM

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2012Mirkazemi C, Peterson GM, Tenni PC, Jackson SL, 'Vitamin B12 deficiency in Australian residential aged care facilities', Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging, 16, (3) pp. 277 - 280. ISSN 1279-7707 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s12603-011-0348-2 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 13Web of Science - 12

Co-authors: Peterson GM; Tenni PC; Jackson SL

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Conference Publication

(4 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2018Pawlasty H, Thompson A, Chalmers L, McKenzie D, Mirkazemi C, 'Clinical implications of suboptimal documentation of adverse reactions to penicillins', NPS MedicineWise Conference, National Medicine Symposium (NMS), 30 May - 1 June 2018, Canberra, Australia (2018) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Thompson A; Chalmers L

2010Mirkazemi C, Bereznicki LRE, Peterson GM, 'Thromboprophylaxis following arthroplasty surgery', 2010 National conference of emerging researchers in ageing abstracts and proceedings, 21-22 October 2010, Newcastle City Hall, pp. 41. (2010) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Bereznicki LRE; Peterson GM

2010Mirkazemi C, Peterson GM, Bereznicki LRE, 'Thromboprophylaxis and venous thromboembolism following lower limb orthopaedic surgery at an Australian hospital', National Medicines Symposium 2010 final program and abstract book, 26-28 May 2010 , Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, pp. 180. (2010) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Peterson GM; Bereznicki LRE

2009Mirkazemi C, Peterson GM, Tenni PC, Jackson SL, 'An Assessment of the Vitamin B12 Status of Nursing Home Residents in Southern Tasmania', Out of the Wilderness - 2009 APSA Annual Conference program and abstracts booklet, 9-11 December 2009, Wrest Point Convention Centre,Hobart, Tasmania , pp. 27. ISBN 978-0-646-52257-9 (2009) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Peterson GM; Tenni PC; Jackson SL

Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

4

Total funding

$32,556

Projects

Field testing the reliability and cost-effectiveness of a novel locally developed assay for determining urine iodine concentration in urine samples (2021)$8,420
Description
Tasmanias long history of iodine deficiency has improved, but some groups and individuals remain at-risk of adverse consequences, including brain-damage. Research is impeded by the high cost of current iodine status assays (due to having to send them interstate). This project will enhance research capacity by demonstrating the reliability of a novel, locally developed low-cost method.
Funding
Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation ($8,420)
Scheme
Grant-Incubator
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Mirkazemi C; Hynes K; Patel RP; Nichols DS; Seal J; Burgess J
Year
2021
A fresh look at local practice to prevent blood clots following hip and knee replacement surgery (2019)$9,791
Description
The project is a retrospective audit of thromboprophylaxis prescribing for hip and knee arthroplasty patients who have undergone (or will undergo) surgery at the RHH between June 2017 and June 2019.
Funding
Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation ($9,791)
Scheme
Grant-Incubator
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Mirkazemi C; Peterson GM; Bereznicki LRE; Batt Tracey
Year
2019
Collaboration to build laboratory capacity within Tasmania for measurement of iodine in biological samples (2018)$9,800
Description
Tasmania does not currently have accredited laboratory facilities to determine iodine concentration of biological samples collected in Tasmanian research studies and monitoring projects.Sending samples interstate or overseas is becoming prohibitively expensive.This collaboration will facilitate establishment of cost-effective laboratory capacity in Tasmania.The proposed project will test and validate three types of assays for determination of iodine concentration in a range of biological samples routinely collected in Tasmanian research projects.
Funding
University of Tasmania ($9,800)
Scheme
Grant- Research Enhancement Program
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Hynes K; Mirkazemi C; Patel RP; Oddy WH; Nichols DS; Burgess JR; Seal Judy
Year
2018
Evidence to Practice Gap: Factors that Influence Practices to Prevent Blood Clots Following Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery (2011)$4,545
Funding
Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation ($4,545)
Scheme
Grant-Starter
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Peterson GM; Bereznicki LRE; Hansen EC; Mirkazemi C
Year
2011

Research Supervision

Corinne is currently serving as a research supervisor to one Honours, three Masters and two PhD students, having supervised one PhD, four Masters and six Honours students to completion in recent years.She is interested in hearing from people interested in research in her fields of interest, and/or who can demonstrate enthusiasm for research, ability to collaborate well and be self-directed in their learning/work, diligence and attention to detail, and a willingness to learn new skills.

Current

3

Completed

1

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDMaternal Antibiotic and Probiotic Exposure and the Risk of Postpartum Depression2020
PhDPost-Partum Contraception: Choices, suitability and adverse effects2020
PhDDeprescribing Preventative Cardiovascular Medications in Older Australians2021

Completed

DegreeTitleCompleted
PhDDrug Dosing in Obese Surgical Patients
Candidate: Zahid Hussain
2019