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Deena Ashoorian

Asst/Prof Deena Ashoorian

Assistant Professor
Medicine and Pharmacology, School of, Pharmacology, Pharmacy and Anaesthesiology Unit

Contact details
School of Medicine and Pharmacology - Pharmacology, Pharmacy and Anaesthesiology Unit
The University of Western Australia (M315)
35 Stirling Highway
+61 8 6488 7516
+61 8 6488 7532
Room G11, Curnow Building, Crawley campus
I am a local graduate with 25 years experience in retail pharmacy. My prime interest is in pharmacy practice and the complexities of patient care especially communication with patients, carers and other health professionals. I am a mental health researcher and currently investigating the self-reported effects of medications and the importance/significance of these to patients. I am also an accredited Mental Health First Aid Instructor.

Key research
Communication and Mental Health
Ashoorian D, Salter S, Denton T, Nguyen F, Crisp L, Boase L, et al. The use of Enhancing Quality Use of Medication Self-Reported Questionnaire (EQUIM-SRQ) among mental health consumers: a pilot study. Austr Psychiatry. 2012; 20(4): 327-332.

Ashoorian D, Rock D, Davidson R, Gudka S, Clifford R. A review of self-report medication side effect questionnaires for mental health patients. Psych Research 2014; (219): 664-673.

Ashoorian D, Davidson R, Rock D, Dragovic M, Clifford R. Construction and validation of the My Medicines and Me Questionnaire for assessment of the self-reported side effects of psychotropic medication. Int Clin Psychopharm. 2015:

Ashoorian D, Davidson R, Rock D, Seubert L, Clifford R. Development of the My Medicines and Me (M3Q) side effect questionnaire for mental health patients: a qualitative study. Ther Adv Psychopharmacol. 2015; ‘in press’
Funding received
Pharmaceutical Society of Western Australia JM O’Hara Research Grant
The Mental Health Commission of Western Australia
Richmond Fellowship WA
I am registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and a member of the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia. In addition, I hold registration with the California State Board of Pharmacy in the United States.
Honours and awards
2014 recipient of the Innovator Pharmacist of the Year Award by the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (WA Branch)
Research profile
Research profile and publications

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