Researcher biography

Karen Luetsch's research interests focus on pharmacy and health professional education, pharmacists' attitudes and behaviours in practice and realist research in these settings. In addition patient-centred and interprofessional communication and practice are some of her past and current research topics. She is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Karen completed her undergraduate pharmacy training and PhD in Germany before moving to Australia in 1995. Karen has a background in hospital pharmacy as specialist pharmacist and manager as well as in the design, management and delivery of educational initiatives to health professionals across all health care settings.

As a senior research fellow at the University of South Australia Karen is undertaking a realist review and evaluation of a major educational programme targeted at optimising the utilisation of bDMARDs in auto-immune diseases.