UMORE - Pharmacy

Research Leaders

Our research leaders guide the research at UMORE.

Greg is the head of UMORE.

Professor Gregory Peterson

Gregory Peterson

BPharm (Hons) PhD MBA FSHP FACPP FAIPM FPS

Position Description

Professor of Pharmacy, Head of UMORE and the Tasmanian School of Pharmacy

Contact Details

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Telephone +61 3 6226 6985
Fax +61 3 6226 7627
Location Hobart Campus, Pharmacy Building
Email G.Peterson@utas.edu.au
Career Summary

Greg leads the vibrant and expanding research unit at UMORE. His research interests centre on improving the use of medicines (optimising the safety and cost-effectiveness of medication usage) and he has led many community and hospital projects directed at improving the use of medications and patient outcomes.

Greg has a background in community, hospital and academic pharmacy. He has international standing in the area of programs to promote the safe and rational use of medications. He is Sigma Pharmaceuticals' sole Medical Advisor, and continues to practise in community pharmacy. He was awarded a personal Chair in 2000, and was the first Chair appointed in Pharmacy at the University.   Greg sits on two Advisory Panels for the National Prescribing Service.

Greg has published more than 120 research papers in refereed international and national journals, plus more than 120 professional publications and more than 200 scientific presentations at national and international conferences. Greg was awarded the 2007 PSA Pharmacist of the Year.

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Luke Bereznicki

Luke Bereznicki

BPharm (Hons) PhD MPS

Position Description

Senior Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice and Senior Research Fellow

Contact Details

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Telephone+61 3 6226 2195
Fax+61 3 6226 2870
LocationHobart Campus, Pharmacy Building, 4007
EmailLuke.Bereznicki@utas.edu.au

Career Summary

Luke graduated in 2002 from the Tasmanian School of Pharmacy with first class honours. Luke was an inaugural recipient of a prestigious National Institute of Clinical Studies (NICS) PhD Scholarship in 2003. His PhD research program centred on improving the management of anticoagulants in the community through the use of innovative patient-focussed strategies. However, another focus for Luke’s studies was the implementation of evidence-based research in the hospital setting.

Luke has been recognised for his pioneering work and has received the following awards:

  • University of Tasmania Rising Star, 2009
  • Young Pharmacist of the Year, 2008
  • the Southern Cross Young Achievers Award in the area of science and technology, 2007
  • the Pearcey National Young Achievers Award, 2006
  • the National Prescribing Service National Quality Use of Medicines Student Award, June 2006
  • the Pearcey Foundation Tasmanian Award for innovative and pioneering achievement and contribution to research and development in information technology, 2005

Luke currently serves as a Vice President of the Tasmanian Branch of the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia.

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Stuart Ferguson

Dr Stuart Ferguson

BAppPsych(Hons), PhD

Position Description

Senior Research Fellow - Cancer Council Tasmania Post Doctoral Research Fellow

Contact Details

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Telephone +61 3 6226 8536
Fax +61 3 6226 2870
Location Hobart Campus, Pharmacy Building, 4010
Email Stuart.Ferguson@utas.edu.au

Career Summary

Stuart's primary research interest is the process of smoking cessation, in particular the situational antecedents of smoking lapses. To explore these topics Stuart makes use of a wide range of research methodologies in his research, ranging from large-scale national surveys through to intensive randomised clinical trials using state-of-the-art real-time data collection methods such as ecological momentary assessment.

In addition to working at the School of Pharmacy, Stuart is an honorary research fellow at both the University of Tasmania's Menzies Research Institute and at the School of Psychology. He also maintains active collaborations with a number of international researcher groups.

Stuart completed his undergraduate degree in Australia before receiving his PhD in Psychology from the University of Otago (Dunedin, New Zealand). After completing his PhD, Stuart moved to the USA to work as a post-doctoral fellow – and later a researcher – in the Smoking Research Group at the University of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, PA, USA). During his six years in the USA Stuart also worked as a research scientist at Pinney Associates, specialising in issues relating to smoking cessation and drug dependence.

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