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Alison obtained her BBiotech(Hons) from Flinders University during which time she discovered the field of drug metabolism. She continued to a PhD in genetic toxicology and further developed her interests in pharmacogenetics as a postdoctoral fellow, firstly at the Mayo Clinic and then at the John Curtin School of Medical Research at ANU. She joined UC in 2008 and continues to have broad research and teaching interests in the areas of pharmacology and toxicology. Since completing a Graduate Certificate in Higher Education she has also become interested in teaching methodologies to better integrate the basic sciences into clinical education.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Flinders University


Bachelor, Flinders University


External positions

NHMRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Australian National University

Dec 2003Mar 2008

Postdoctoral Fellow, Mayo Clinic and Medical School

Dec 2000Sep 2003

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Research Output

General principles of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics

Bushell, M., Shield, A. & Yee, K. C., 13 May 2020, In : Australian Pharmacist. 39, 4, p. 30-38 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Residential Aged Care Pharmacist: An Australian Pilot Trial Exploring the Impact on Quality Use of Medicines Indicators

    McDerby, N., Kosari, S., Bail, K., Shield, A., Peterson, G. & Naunton, M., 20 Apr 2020, In : Medicines (Basel, Switzerland). 7, 4, p. 1-7 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

    Open Access
  • The role of a residential aged care pharmacist: Findings from a pilot study

    McDerby, N. C., Kosari, S., Bail, K. S., Shield, A. J., Peterson, G., Thorpe, R. & Naunton, M., 2020, In : Australasian Journal on Ageing. p. 1-6 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 4 Citations (Scopus)

    Breastfeeding education provided to university health students: Is it enough to support breastfeeding women?

    Merz, C., Shield, A. & McClatchey, A., May 2019, In : Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy. 15, 5, p. 25-25 1 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalMeeting Abstract