Researcher biography

Sam is an academic at the School of Pharmacy at the University of Queensland. She has an honorary appointment at Imperial College London. 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 cancer, psychiatry, neurology, internal medicine, and general practice. Sam works on 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 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 HTA and medicines use projects in Ghana.

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