Researcher biography

Dr Chris Freeman graduated with a Bachelor of Pharmacy from James Cook University and has gone onto complete a Graduate Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy and a PhD from the University of Queensland. Chris' PhD dissertation was titled Pharmacists as Members of the Multidisciplinary General Practice Team: A new model of Australian pharmacy practice and explored how pharmacists may be better utilised within the primary care setting. In 2012, Chris became the first Australian pharmacist to obtain specialisation in ambulatory care pharmacy under the Board of Pharmacy Specialties (USA).

In 2013 Chris co-founded the Charming Institute which aims to conduct high quality, translational, primary health care research which influences policy and to supervise clinical primary care training. The Advanced Primary Care Pharmacist (APCP) Fellowship was established by the Charming Institute and provides the opportunity for a registered pharmacist to undertake advanced research and clinical training in the field of primary care.

Chris was awarded the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia's (PSA) Young Pharmacist of the Year in 2011 and the Australian Association of Consultant Pharmacy's (AACP) Consultant Pharmacist of the Year in 2014 for his contribution to the advancement of patient care and to the pharmacy profession.

Dr Chris Freeman presently works as a Consultant Pharmacist at Camp Hill Healthcare, as a Lecturer at the University of Queensland, and Visiting Fellow at the Queensland University of Technology.