Professor Rhonda Clifford, Head of UWA’s School of Allied Health, was recently voted in the Australian Journal of Pharmacy’s (AJP) Top 12 Agenda Setters for 2018.
Professor Clifford was voted in at number 10 by the readers of AJP, the only West Australian in the top 12 and the only full time University academic.
“I am very honoured to have been voted as one of the top 12 pharmacists in Australia for 2018, and to be chosen by my peers makes this even more rewarding,” Professor Clifford says.
A highly-respected pharmacy academic, Professor Clifford has played a crucial role in expanding the profession’s scope of practice through fostering inter-disciplinary collaboration. She has been a key proponent in pharmacist prescribing including playing a key role in the recent Pharmacy Board of Australia’s prescribing forum.
As Director of the Pharmacy Division at UWA, she is also committed to ensuring high quality pharmacy education.
“I want to ensure that the next generation of pharmacists become life-long evidenced based learners and outstanding pharmacy practitioners who can achieve great things in delivering excellence in health.”
“I also wish to thank my team and colleagues as this recognition would not be possible without the collaborative work we undertake in improving the delivery of both educational and community based pharmacy practices.”
Testament to Professor Clifford’s teaching ability, her 2017 PhD student and UWA graduate, Dr Amy Page, was voted in at number two on the AJP Agenda Setters list.
“I am extremely proud of Amy and all the work she is doing in improving outcomes for older people with multiple chronic diseases. It is very rewarding seeing a past student that you’ve mentored go on to do amazing things,” Professor Clifford says.
Deirdre Criddle, a sessional staff member with the School of Allied Health was voted in the top 20.
The Top 12 Agenda Setters list is voted by AJP readers who they believe are Australia’s leading pharmacists showing the way forward for the profession. One of the main objectives of the list was to identify the quiet achievers who are steering a path for the profession but doing so outside the political and business spotlight.
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