Researcher biography

Karen Luetsch 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 intitiatives to health professionals across all health care settings.

Karen's research interests focus on pharmacy and health professional education, pharmacists' attitudes and behaviours in practice and realist research in exploring these. Patient-centred and interprofessional communication and practice are some of her past and current research topics. Karen is also a course coordinator and lecturer in the Master's of clinical pharmacy program, teaching leadership and management, advanced skills for evidence based, interprofessional and patient-focused practice, and reserach skills. She is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.