Researcher biography

Sam is an academic in the School of Pharmacy, University of Queensland. She has an honorary appointment at Imperial College London (School of Public Health). Her research focuses on medicines and health systems. She works with an extensive network of clinicians and health professionals to investigate the use of medicines and adverse effects in general practice, cancer, psychiatry, neurology, and internal medicine. Sam works on health technology assessment (HTA) and economic evaluations. 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 worked as a consultant in HTA in Australia for many years evaluating submissions to subsidise medicines on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS). She has worked on international health projects in Indonesia and is currently working on several priojects in HTA and medicines use in Ghana and sub-Saharan Africa.

Sam coordinates, lectures, and tutors in undergraduate and postgraduate programs: she is a foundation coordinator in the new Master of Pharmaceutical Industry Practice (from 2019). She is an advisor on diverse PhD and student research projects. Sam has studied and worked in Brisbane (UQ), London (Imperial College), Melbourne (Monash University), Toronto (Mt Sinai Hospital), and Kumasi, Ghana (Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology).