Researcher biography

Dr Jasmina Fejzic (Yas-meenah Fey-zich) is a registered pharmacist with a community and hospital pharmacy background. Jasmina has been teaching in Australian higher education since 2001, at the University of Queensland (2001-2007), Queensland University of Technology (2007-2009), and Griffith University (2009-2015) where she developed and implemented BPharm and MPharm programs. She has taught as a community and hospital pharmacy preceptor, tutor, simulated learning facilitator, and lecturer, creating, teaching, and coordinating 14 undergraduate and postgraduate Pharmacy courses.

Jasmina studied Literature at the University of Sarajevo's Faculty of Philosophy from 1990 until 1992 when her studies were interrupted by the Bosnian War. She relocated to Australia (1996) and completed both her BPharm (Hons Class I) (2000) and a PhD in Pharmacy at the University of Queensland (2007).

In addition to her primary commitment to Pharmacy Practice Research, Jasmina is passionate about teaching and remains a curious learner. Her Educational Research in Pharmacy aims to help her students to understand the process and joy of learning, building their skills for effective personal and professional development throughout their lifetime. As an active researcher, Jasmina has supervised to completion several masters and doctoral students. The research teams of which she was a member received competitively funded grants totalling close to AU$3 million from the Department of Health, and other healthcare and higher education bodies. Jasmina returned to the UQ School of Pharmacy in 2015, motivated by the School's commitment to the high quality teaching and practice research nexus.

Teaching: Jasmina teaches across the BPharm(Hons) Program and is coordinating the Course 'Quality Use of Medicines A2' (PHRM2012).

Research: Jasmina is focused on two areas of research, Pharmacy Practice and Pharmacy Education. She aims to study and optimise how we practise, teach and learn Pharmacy. Her research is aligned with the biopsychosocial model and she studies narratives around perceptions, beliefs, and behaviours, and how they can influence the quality of outcomes. She uses quantitative and qualitative techniques, with the latter supporting deep and flexible engagement that yields rich data about and understanding of social and cultural aspects not ascertainable through quantitative approaches. She is committed to scientific understanding that is informed by different ways of knowing.

For a brief overview of Jasmina's research interests - please either see below (if viewing this on the 'UQ Researchers' page), or click 'View researcher profile' in the top left corner of Jasmina's School profile page to view her 'UQ researchers' page.