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
We are committed to developing pharmacy professionals whose practice is based on excellence in competency, integrity and care. In every aspect of pharmacy we are accountable, from world-class teaching and research, to professional practice and patient-centred care. We will deliver the highest quality education to ensure the students of today are the leaders of tomorrow.
Collaboration and Collegiality
We operate collegially to foster meaningful and mutually beneficial collaborations with students, staff, patients and other stakeholders. We encourage involvement and teamwork and highly value integrity and transparency in our working with others.
We acknowledge and celebrate difference and will involve and empower students and staff through encouragement, development and mentoring. We seek to understand the perspective, approach and ideas of others to create an environment of belonging and self-worth.
We promote effective and transparent communication with students, staff, patients and other healthcare professionals. We embrace timely and collaborative communication.
We embrace flexibility, creativity and leadership to create proactive solutions to current and future challenges.
Teaching delivered by practising expert pharmacists
Significant research project with the opportunity to complete rurally or internationally
Dr Kenneth Lee
Dr Kenneth Lee is a senior lecturer for Pharmacy Practice at UWA. Dr Lee completed a PhD (2015) and a Bachelor of Pharmacy with Honours (2010), before joining UWA.Read more about Dr Kenneth Lee
Natalia Popowicz is a lecturer in Pharmacy at UWA. She is passionate about inspiring the learning of future pharmacists.Read more about Natalia Popowicz
Associate Lecturer Amanda Mannolini
Amanda Mannolini is an Associate Lecturer for Pharmacy at UWA. She is a passionate educator for future pharmacists and is the rural placement coordinator for students interested in rural placements during their studies.Read more about Associate Lecturer Amanda Mannolini
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
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
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
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
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.
Formulation and drug delivery
UWA researcher, Professor Lee Yong Lim, is an innovator of medicine delivery technologies to address unmet needs.Read more about Formulation and drug delivery
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