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Mackenzie Williams

Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice

Room 4008 , Pharmacy

03 6226 2196 (phone)

03 6226 2870 (fax)

Mackenzie.Williams@utas.edu.au

Biography

Dr Mackenzie Williams graduated with a Bachelor of Pharmacy with Honours from the Division of Pharmacy at the University of Tasmania in 2005. She completed her pre-registration year at the Launceston General Hospital, gaining experience in all facets of hospital pharmacy, and then worked in community pharmacy in Hobart.

Dr Williams completed her Australian Association of Consultant Pharmacy accreditation in 2008 in order to provide residential medication management reviews (RMMRs) for the five aged care facilities serviced by her community pharmacy.

She started with the Division of Pharmacy in November 2008 to work on the Pharmacy Recording of Medication Incidents and Services (PROMISe) project and became a PhD candidate in March 2009. She was awarded a PhD with her thesis titled 'Factors influencing the performance and documentation of clinical interventions within community pharmacy'.

Dr Williams is now a Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice with the Division of Pharmacy and continues to work part-time in community pharmacy, as well as provide home medication reviews for the community and RMMRs for aged care facilities.

Career summary

Qualifications

Degree

Thesis title

University

Country

Date

PhD

Factors influencing the performance and documentation of clinical interventions within community pharmacy.

University of Tasmania

Australia

2013

BPharm (Hons)

Acetylation of isoniazid in the African refugee population of Tasmania.

University of Tasmania

Australia

2005

Memberships

Professional practice

Dr Williams is a member of the Australian Association of Consultant Pharmacy and the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia.

Teaching

Teaching responsibility

Dr Williams is a Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice.  She is the unit coordinator for Pharmacy Skills in Practice 2 (CSA204).

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Research Themes

Dr Williams’ research aligns with the University’s research theme of Better Health. She has had several articles published from her PhD thesis. In addition to pharmacist interventions, Dr Williams is also interested in research areas, such as medication reviews, medications in the elderly (especially vitamin D supplementation and pain management), polypharmacy, pharmacists delivering nutritional education and violence against health professionals. Dr Williams has also collaborated with other Pharmacy and Medicine research staff on IT projects, including simulations. Dr Williams also currently assists with the supervision of several Honours students and a PhD student within Pharmacy.

Fields of Research

  • Clinical pharmacy and pharmacy practice (321403)
  • Clinical pharmacology and therapeutics (321402)
  • Basic pharmacology (321401)
  • Pharmacology and pharmaceutical sciences (321499)
  • Aged health care (420301)
  • Health care administration (420306)
  • Health services and systems (420399)
  • Health informatics and information systems (420308)
  • Rheumatology and arthritis (320223)
  • Preventative health care (420605)
  • Public health nutrition (321005)

Research Objectives

  • Clinical health (200199)
  • Evaluation of health and support services (200299)
  • Evaluation of health outcomes (200202)
  • Health related to ageing (200502)
  • Allied health therapies (excl. mental health services) (200301)
  • Diagnosis of human diseases and conditions (200101)
  • Health policy evaluation (200205)
  • Human pharmaceutical treatments (240803)
  • Health education and promotion (200203)
  • Other health (209999)
  • Nutrition (200410)
  • Efficacy of medications (200102)
  • Preventive medicine (200412)
  • Provision of health and support services (200399)

Publications

Total publications

31

Journal Article

(15 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2020Lim R, Bereznicki LR, Corlis M, Kalisch Ellet LM, Kang AC, et al., 'Reducing medicine-induced deterioration and adverse reactions (ReMInDAR) trial: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial in residential aged-care facilities assessing frailty as the primary outcome', BMJ open, 10, (4) Article e032851. ISSN 2044-6055 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-032851 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Bereznicki LR; Cousins J

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2019Rizvi T, Thompson A, Williams M, Zaidi STR, 'Validation and implementation of a national survey to assess antimicrobial stewardship awareness, practices and perceptions amongst community pharmacists of Australia', Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance ISSN 2213-7165 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.jgar.2019.08.025 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Thompson A; Zaidi STR

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2019Veal F, Williams M, Bereznicki L, Cummings E, Winzenberg T, 'A retrospective review of pain management in Tasmanian residential aged care facilities', BJGP Open, 3, (1) pp. 1-8. ISSN 2398-3795 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3399/bjgpopen18X101629 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

Co-authors: Veal F; Bereznicki L; Cummings E; Winzenberg T

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2018Rizvi T, Thompson A, Williams M, Zaidi STR, 'Perceptions and current practices of community pharmacists regarding antimicrobial stewardship in Tasmania', International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy, 40, (5) pp. 1380-1387. ISSN 2210-7703 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s11096-018-0701-1 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 12Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Thompson A; Zaidi STR

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2018Veal F, Williams M, Bereznicki L, Cummings E, Thompson A, et al., 'Barriers to optimal pain management in aged care facilities: an Australian qualitative study', Pain Management Nursing, 19, (2) pp. 1-9. ISSN 1524-9042 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.pmn.2017.10.002 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 8Web of Science - 7

Co-authors: Veal F; Bereznicki L; Cummings E; Thompson A; Peterson G; Winzenberg T

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2016Curtain CM, Williams M, Cousins JM, Peterson GM, Winzenberg T, 'Vitamin D supplementation in Tasmanian nursing home residents', Drugs and Aging, 33, (10) pp. 747-754. ISSN 1170-229X (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s40266-016-0398-6 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 4

Co-authors: Curtain CM; Cousins JM; Peterson GM; Winzenberg T

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2012Williams M, Peterson GM, Tenni PC, Bindoff IK, 'A clinical knowledge measurement tool to assess the ability of community pharmacists to detect drug-related problems', International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 20, (4) pp. 238-248. ISSN 0961-7671 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7174.2012.00188.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4

Co-authors: Peterson GM; Tenni PC; Bindoff IK

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2012Williams M, Peterson GM, Tenni PC, Bindoff IK, Stafford AC, 'DOCUMENT: a system for classifying drug-related problems in community pharmacy', International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy, 34, (1) pp. 43-52. ISSN 2210-7703 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s11096-011-9583-1 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 54Web of Science - 50

Co-authors: Peterson GM; Tenni PC; Bindoff IK; Stafford AC

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2011Curtain C, Peterson GM, Tenni P, Bindoff IK, Williams M, 'Outcomes of a decision support prompt in community pharmacy dispensing software to promote step-down of proton pump inhibitor therapy', British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, 71, (5) pp. 780-784. ISSN 0306-5251 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2125.2010.03890.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 17Web of Science - 17

Co-authors: Curtain C; Peterson GM; Tenni P; Bindoff IK

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2011Peterson GM, Tenni PC, Bindoff IK, Williams Mackenzie, Curtain CM, et al., 'Does involvement in continuing professional development influence rates of interventions by community pharmacists? Findings from PROMISe III', Australian Pharmacist, 30, (1) pp. 6-7. ISSN 0728-4632 (2011) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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Co-authors: Peterson GM; Tenni PC; Bindoff IK; Curtain CM; Hughes Josephine

2011Peterson GM, Tenni PC, Bindoff IK, Williams Mackenzie, Curtain CM, et al., 'Does workload influence intervention rates?', Australian Pharmacist, 30, (2) pp. 85-87. ISSN 0728-4632 (2011) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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Co-authors: Peterson GM; Tenni PC; Bindoff IK; Curtain CM; Hughes Josephine

2011Williams M, Peterson GM, Tenni PC, Bindoff IK, Curtain C, et al., 'Drug-Related Problems Detected in Australian Community Pharmacies: The PROMISe Trial', The Annals of Pharmacotherapy, 45, (9) pp. 1067-1076. ISSN 1542-6270 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1345/aph.1Q138 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 23Web of Science - 20

Co-authors: Peterson GM; Tenni PC; Bindoff IK; Curtain C; Hughes J; Bereznicki LRE; Jackson SL

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2010Peterson GM, Tenni PC, Bindoff IK, Williams Mackenzie, Curtain CM, et al., 'PROMISe to secure future of community pharmacy', Australian Pharmacist, 29, (9) pp. 754. ISSN 0728-4632 (2010) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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Co-authors: Peterson GM; Tenni PC; Bindoff IK; Curtain CM; Hughes Josephine

2010Peterson GM, Tenni PC, Bindoff IK, Williams Mackenzie, Curtain CM, et al., 'PROMISe results: common drugs and their problems in community pharmacy interventions', Australian Pharmacist, 29, (10) pp. 839-840. ISSN 0728-4632 (2010) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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Co-authors: Peterson GM; Tenni PC; Bindoff IK; Curtain CM; Hughes Josephine

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2009Williams Mackenzie, Peterson GM, Tenni PC, Bereznicki LRE, 'PROMISe to document clinical interventions in Australian community pharmacies', Australian Pharmacist, 28, (2) pp. 162-164. ISSN 0728-4632 (2009) [Refereed Article]

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

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Conference Publication

(16 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2018Thompson A, Cousins J, Curtain C, Williams M, 'Magnesium deficiency with proton pump inhibitors: is it more common than we thought?', 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; Cousins J; Curtain C

2018Thompson A, Curtain C, Williams M, Toh L, 'Denosumab - How can we optimise use?', 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; Curtain C; Toh L

2015Schotel F, Westbury J, Elliot K-E, Ling T, Williams M, 'Lessons from a multi-strategic program to promote appropriate sedative use in residential aged care facilities', Bringing Research to Life: 14th National Conference of Emerging Researchers in Ageing Program and Proceedings, 7-8 December 2015, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 67-69. (2015) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Schotel F; Westbury J; Elliot K-E; Ling T

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2015Schotel FY, Westbury JL, Elliott KJ, Ling TR, Williams Mackenzie, 'Lessons from a multi-strategic program to promote appropriate sedative use in residential aged care facilities', 14th National Conference of Emerging Researchers in Ageing, 7-8 December, 2015, Melbourne, Australia (2015) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Schotel FY; Westbury JL; Elliott KJ; Ling TR

2015Williams Mackenzie, Cousins JM, Curtain CM, Peterson GM, Winzenberg TM, 'Preliminary results of Vitamin D supplementation in residents of aged care facilities', APSA ASCEPT Conference, 29 November - 2 December, 2015, Hobart, Tasmania (2015) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Cousins JM; Curtain CM; Peterson GM; Winzenberg TM

2010Hughes Josephine, Ellerton LC, Tenni PC, Peterson GM, Williams Mackenzie, et al., 'PROMISe III Clinical interventions: The perils of prescriptions', Pharmacy Practice Research Summit 2010 Program, 2-4 March 2010, Rydges Lakeside Canberra , pp. 18. (2010) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Hughes Josephine; Ellerton LC; Tenni PC; Peterson GM; Bindoff IK; Curtain CM

2010Hughes Josephine, Williams Mackenzie, Peterson GM, Tenni PC, Curtain CM, et al., 'PROMISe III community pharmacy interventions: consumer satisfaction and opinions', National Medicines Symposium 2010. Medicines in people's lives - Final program and abstract book, 26-28 May 2010 , Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, pp. 240. (2010) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Hughes Josephine; Peterson GM; Tenni PC; Curtain CM; Bindoff IK; Ellerton LC

2010Tenni PC, Peterson GM, Bindoff IK, Doran C, Williams Mackenzie, et al., 'Clinical interventions in community pharmacies in Australia: Value for money', National Medicines Symposium 2010. Medicines in people's lives - Final program and abstract book, 26-28 May 2010 , Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, pp. 92. (2010) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Tenni PC; Peterson GM; Bindoff IK; Hughes Josephine; Ellerton LC; Curtain CM

2010Williams Mackenzie, 'Are pharmacists really too busy to intervene?', Pharmacy Australia Congress Program Handbook, 28-31 October 2010, Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre, pp. 85. (2010) [Conference Extract]

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2010Williams Mackenzie, 'PROMISe 111 results: Four minutes to save $360', Pharmacy Australia Congress Program Handbook, 28-31 October 2010, Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre, pp. 85. (2010) [Conference Extract]

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2010Williams Mackenzie, 'Why do pharmacists need the PROMISe document classification system?', Pharmacy Australia Congress Program Handbook, 28-31 October 2010, Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre, pp. 86. (2010) [Conference Extract]

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2010Williams Mackenzie, Curtain CM, Bindoff IK, Tenni PC, Peterson GM, et al., 'PROMISE III: Can pharmacists stomach a PPI prompt?', Pharmacy Practice Research Summit 2010 Program, 2-4 March 2010, Rydges Lakeside Canberra , pp. 18. (2010) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Curtain CM; Bindoff IK; Tenni PC; Peterson GM; Hughes Josephine; Ellerton LC

2010Williams Mackenzie, Curtain CM, Peterson GM, Bindoff IK, Hughes Josephine, et al., 'PROMISe III: The value of an electronic PPI stepdown prompt', National Medicines Symposium 2010. Medicines in people's lives - Final program and abstract book, 26-28 May 2010 , Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, pp. 240. (2010) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Curtain CM; Peterson GM; Bindoff IK; Hughes Josephine; Ellerton LC

2009Tenni PC, Peterson GM, Williams Mackenzie, 'Clinical Interventions in Australian Community Pharmacies', Pharmaceutical Care Network Europe Conference, 4-7 March 2009, Portugal, pp. 497-508. (2009) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Tenni PC; Peterson GM

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2009Williams Mackenzie, Peterson GM, Tenni PC, Bereznicki LRE, 'Identifying barriers to the implementation of an electronic system designed for documenting clinical interventions within community pharmacies ', Out of the Wilderness - 2009 APSA Annual Conference program and abstracts booklet, 9-11 December 2009, Wrest Point Convention Centre, Hobart, Tasmania, pp. 176. ISBN 978-0-646-52257-9 (2009) [Conference Extract]

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

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2009Williams Mackenzie, Peterson GM, Tenni PC, Bereznicki LRE, 'Refinement of the design of an electronic system to record community pharmacy interventions', Out of the Wilderness - 2009 APSA Annual Conference program and abstracts booklet , 9-11 December 2009 , Wrest Point Convention Centre, Hobart, Tasmania , pp. 175. ISBN 978-0-646-52257-9 (2009) [Conference Extract]

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

Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

2

Total funding

$2,864,027

Projects

ReMInDAR Trial Reducing Medicine Induced Deterioration and Adverse Reactions Trial (2018 - 2020)$2,847,927
Description
This randomised controlled trial will assess a pharmacist led intervention to reduce medicine induced deterioration and adverse reactions. Medicine induced deterioration encompasses the spectrum of side effects that are frequently not recognised as medication related but are misattributed as geriatric syndromes, frailty or changes due to aging. The aim of the service is to enable early identification of signs and symptoms of medicine- induced deterioration so that worsening frailty and subsequent adverse events, such as injurious falls, fractures and delirium are prevented. In implementing the service, the pharmacist will use a suite of validated tools to assist in the detection of signs and symptoms of medicine-induced deterioration. The validated tools will encompass assessments to monitor changes in cognition, change in 24-hour movement behavior, including sleep, as well as grip strength. In addition, pharmacists will assess the potential for adverse medicine events via review of the resident care assessment record and through patient or carer reported changes in health since the medicine regimen was changed. The pharmacist service will be compared with usual care. The trial, involving 500 patients will take place in aged-care facilities in South Australia and Tasmania. Evaluation will encompass health program, clinical and economic evaluation. The expected clinical outcome is a reduction in medication-induced deterioration, as measured by change in frailty score. Adverse events will be measured as a secondary outcome. The cost- effectiveness evaluation will assess cost per adverse event avoided.
Funding
Department of Health (Cth) ($2,847,927)
Scheme
Pharmacy Trial Program (Tranche 2)
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Bereznicki LRE; Roughead L; Pratt Nicole; Parfitt G; Cousins JM; Williams Mackenzie
Period
2018 - 2020
Vitamin D and calcium supplementation amongst residents of aged care facilities in Australia: are guidelines being followed? (2015)$16,100
Funding
University of Tasmania ($16,100)
Scheme
Grant-Research Enhancement (REGS)
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Williams Mackenzie; Curtain CM
Year
2015

Research Supervision

Current

3

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDExploring the Role of Community Pharmacists in Antimicrobial Stewardship2015
PhDMaternal Antibiotic and Probiotic Exposure and the Risk of Postpartum Depression2020
PhDPost-Partum Contraception: Choices, suitability and adverse effects2020