Gain more than a master’s, gain a profession
UWA’s Division of Pharmacy provides excellence in pharmacy education and research. We are committed to graduating students who are future leaders in the profession and promote the highest standards.
Our students acquire knowledge in areas of pharmacy practice, clinical pharmacy, pharmaceutics, medicinal chemistry, and biomedicine and biotechnology, including practical training in community and hospital pharmacy.
Our program differs in many respects from others; most notable is our small yearly intake of about 50 students who are selected from a pool of applicants each year.
This fosters an excellent learning culture and our students complete their work in small groups with readily available access to academic and professional staff, plus a superior level of peer support.
To produce leaders in the profession of pharmacy and enhance the quality of life of Australians through the practice of pharmacy.
To produce graduates who:
- are competent pharmacist practitioners
- have in-depth understanding of the role played by the pharmacist in the broader community
- are prepared to provide leadership in pharmaceutical health care delivery
- have an appreciation of the basic and applied sciences relevant to the practice of pharmacy
- have insight into the benefits research in pharmaceutical science and pharmacy practice.
Teaching delivered by practising expert pharmacists
Significant research project with the opportunity to complete rurally or internationally
Professor Rhonda Clifford
Professor Rhonda Clifford is the Head of School for Allied Health at the University of Western Australia. Professor Clifford has a significant service portfolio both within UWA and externally via professional pharmacy and other organisations.Read more about Professor Rhonda Clifford
Liza Seubert is an experienced registered pharmacist and the head of division for Pharmacy at The University of Western Australia. She has extensive pharmacy experience with more than 28 years in community pharmacy, governance and teaching, and has been an academic at UWA since 2008.Read more about Liza Seubert
Melinda Boss is a pioneer of research into human lactation.Read more about Melinda Boss
Natalia Popowicz is a lecturer in Pharmacy at UWA. She is passionate about inspiring the learning of future pharmacists.Read more about Natalia Popowicz
Professor Lee Yong Lim
Lee Yong Lim is a pharmacy professor at UWA. Professor Lim has worked for more than 20 years on particular drug delivery systems.Read more about Professor Lee Yong Lim
Dr Deena Ashoorian
Dr Deena Ashoorian is an academic and researcher in the Pharmacy program at UWA’s School of Allied Health. During her career, Professor Ashoorian has worked many years as a community pharmacist in Australia and overseas.Read more about Dr Deena Ashoorian
Associate Professor Connie Locher
Associate Professor Connie Locher is a research specialist in medicinal honeys and plants and teaches units in the Master of Pharmacy.Read more about Associate Professor Connie Locher
Our research disciplines
UWA has been rated as well above world standard (level 5) for Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences fields of research in the 2018 Excellence in Research Australia results.
This UWA this research project aims to characterise the spectrum of antimicrobial activity and chemical composition of Western Australian honeys.Read more about Natural Medicines
UWA’s respiratory research explores the key areas of pleural infection, asthma and cystic fibrosis, and improving patient care within these areas.Read more about Respiratory research