Researcher biography

Sam joined the School of Pharmacy in July 2012. She has developed a comprehensive research program focussed on pharmacoepidemiology - the use of medicines in populations. She has worked with an extensive network of clinicians and health professionals to investigate the use of medicines and adverse effects in cancer, psychiatry, neurology, internal medicine, and general practice. Sam is also involved in research projects with economic evaluations and health technology assessment (HTA). She has an active interest in health systems and health services research, with a particular focus on low and middle income countries (LMIC) and non-communicable diseases (NCD). Sam coordinates, lectures, and tutors in courses in the BPharm (Hons) program and is an advisor for diverse PhD projects. Sam completed a B Science (Hons I) at the University of Queensland then a PhD in fetal physiology at Monash University in Melbourne. After a Sydney Segal Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute of Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto, Canada, Sam worked for several years teaching at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Kumasi, Ghana. She then completed a Master in Public Health (MPH) at the University of Queensland. Sam worked in HTA in Australia for almost seven years; evaluating submissions to subsidise medicines on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS). She later worked on an international health project with a focus on Indonesia.