My main area of work is on pharmaceutical policy, including the effects of pharmaceutical promotion on prescribing and medicine use.

I am best known for my work on the effects of direct-to-consumer advertising of prescription medicines. My current research includes international comparative research on safety warnings on medicines in Canada, Australia, the U.S. and U.K.

I am with the University of Sydney’s Faculty of Pharmacy and Charles Perkins Centre, a multi-disciplinary centre with a focus on obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease, where I co-lead two research nodes on Pharmaceutical Policy and Evidence Synthesis. My previous position (to 2015) was with SPPH and the Therapeutics Initiative, at UBC.

I am co-author of the book, “Sex, Lies and Pharmaceuticals” with Ray Moynihan (Greystone Press, 2010), and have worked for many years with consumer and women’s health groups.

phone: 61286270827
Room W675, The Hub, Charles Perkins Centre
University of Sydney
Camperdown, NSW, Australia NSW 2006
PHAR 4823 Pharmacy Services and Public Health (Bachelor of Pharmacy program, University of Sydney)
PHAR 5725 Public Health and Pharmaceutical Policy (Master of Pharmacy program, University of Sydney)

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