Researcher biography

Dr Ghahreman-Falconer is a registered pharmacist and a lecturer in Medicines Management and Pharmacy Practice at the School of Pharmacy, The University of Queensland. She course coordinates in the Master of Clinical Pharmacy Program. Dr Ghahreman-Falconer has worked as a pharmacist both in community and hospital settings for 20 years, and is passionate about improving patient safety and the quality of care we deliver our patients. She currently works one day per week at the Princess Alexandra Hospital, in a senior research role to build research capacity in the pharmacy department and across Metro South Health by mentoring aspiring hospital pharmacists. Her research interests include risk prediction modelling, medication safety and clinical informatics to optimise patient care. She supervises HDR and Honours students conducting research on machine learning in clinical practice, and extended scope pharmacy services in acute care settings. Dr Ghahreman-Falconer provides academic oversight to the RECARD Study (Medical Research Futures Fund: MRFMMIP000044), a program of research focused on reducing preventable medication related hospitalisations in high-risk cardiovascular patients. Her work as a research conjoint at the Princess Alexandra Hospital enables her to stay abreast of clinical needs, clinician workflows, digital hospital changes and what is needed at the coal face. She is the chair of the Pharmacy Research in Metro South (PRIMS) committee. Dr Falconer is also an affiliate within the Centre for Health Service Research UQ. She is an active member of the Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia (SHPA) and serves on the Research Leadership Committee.