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Dr Lisa Nissen (BPharm, PhD) – FPS, FHKAPh, FSHP

In December 2012, Dr Lisa Nissen was appointed the Head of School at the School of Clinical Sciences at Queensland University of Technology. Prior to this, she was an Associate Professor at the University of Queensland’s School of Pharmacy. She has over 18 years experience in a number of facets of pharmacy, having worked in hospital and community pharmacies in both rural and metropolitan settings, as well as in her current role as an academic.

In 2002, Lisa was awarded Australian Young Pharmacist of the Year by the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA). In 2008 she was awarded the Australian Pharmacist of the Year. Lisa is the only recipient of both awards.

In 2008, Lisa received an Australian Learning and Teaching Council National University excellence in teaching award. Lisa is an Honorary Fellow of the Hong Kong Academy of Pharmacy, a Fellow of the Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia and a Fellow of the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia. Lisa is the current president of the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (QLD) Branch.

Lisa’s research focuses on two areas, the first being the Quality Use of Medicines in the wider community. Lisa was engaged by the organisation now known as Health Workforce Australia to be the principal investigator for the Health Professionals Prescribing Pathway Project. The aim of this project is to develop a nationally consistent approach to the prescribing of medicines by non medical practitioners.

Lisa’s second area of focus in research is on the expansion of roles for pharmacists, including development of pharmacy practice into other cognitive service delivery areas including sleep, pain and pharmacist prescribing. Lisa’s specific clinical interest is in the management of chronic pain.

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Jack Hammond – Pharmacist – B.Pharm, M.Pharm

Jack completed his Masters of Pharmacy at Griffith University on the Gold Coast in 2006, and it was during the course of his study that he developed an interest in compounding medicines. He completed his pre-registration year in a compounding pharmacy and in 2007, went on to manage Broadbeach Pharmacy.

Jack has completed the Professional Compounding Chemists of Australia (PCCA) courses in Pharmacist training, Veterinary compounding, and Nutritional Compounding courses. In 2011, he was invited to speak at the ACCP conference and educated fellow pharmacists on the topic of ‘Setting Up A Successful Compounding Lab’.

In 2009, Jack purchased what is now Broadbeach Amcal Chempro Compounding Chemist, and has expanded the business through excellence in marketing and customer service. Jack regularly speaks at seminars for hormone replacement, weight loss and compounding. He also liaises with doctors and veterinarians to ensure the most appropriate compounded formulations and preparations are prescribed.

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Dr Christopher Freeman BPharm, GDipClinPharm, AACPA, BCACP, PhD

Christopher was awarded the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia’s “Young Pharmacist of the Year” in 2011 in recognition for his commitment to integrating pharmacists as part of the primary health care team. He has worked at the Camp Hill Medical Centre in Brisbane since 2009, in a role where he ensures the quality use of medicines by performing Home Medicines Reviews for patients of the practice. Christopher has also guided other pharmacists throughout Australia to work in this innovative way.

Since 2010, Christopher has published papers based around integrating pharmacists into general practice clinics. He has been published in the highly regarded International Journal of Pharmacy Practice. Christopher has also presented his research findings at conferences, and submitted his PhD in late 2012. He became a supervisor of his first PhD student in 2013. He graduated from James Cook University with a Bachelor of Pharmacy in 2003, has completed a graduate diploma in clinical pharmacy, and has experience in community and hospital pharmacy.

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