Dr Deena Ashoorian

Pharmacy academic and mental health researcher

Dr Deena Ashoorian is an academic and researcher in the Pharmacy program at UWA’s School of Allied Health. During her career, Dr Ashoorian has worked many years as a community pharmacist in Australia and overseas. Finding better ways to care for mental health consumers has been the subject of her research interest for several years.

Dr Ashoorian is currently collaborating with the State’s Chief Psychiatrist and peak mental health consumer body Western Australia Consumers of Mental Health WA (CoMHWA) in a project promoting the concept of ‘shared decision making.’ This is part of an 18-month project funded by Lotterywest. Dr Ashoorian is a trainer of the Mental Health First Aid course and offers it to staff and students throughout the year via the Health Promotion Unit.

I am passionate about finding a better way to care for mental health consumers and this has been the subject of my research for several years. Dr Deena Ashoorian





  • Project Plan for the My Medicines and Me Questionnaire
  • Deena Ashoorian for CoMHWA


Mental Health Commission of WA, Richmond Fellowship WA

  • Investigations into the Side Effects of Medications in Mental Health Consumers
  • Deena Ashoorian, Rhonda Clifford, Rowan Davidson, Danny Rock



  • Identifying a role for the community pharmacist in the management of mental health consumers
  • Deena Ashoorian, Rhonda Clifford, Rowan Davidson, Daniel Rock

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