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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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Projects 2014 2018

Research Output 1996 2019

1 Citation (Scopus)
Point-of-Care Systems
Pulmonary diseases
Uric Acid

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

Breast Feeding

Exercise physiology and physiotherapy medication management and scope of practice extension.

Coghlan, B., Goyne, J., Shield, A., Cooke, J. & Douglas, A., May 2019, In : Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy. 15, 5, p. 21-22 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalMeeting Abstract

Physical therapy
Health Occupations
Physical Therapists
Practice Management

Pharmacist-led influenza vaccination services in residential aged care homes: A pilot study

McDerby, N. C., Kosari, S., BAIL, K., Shield, A. J., MacLeod, T., Peterson, G. M. & Naunton, M., 17 Jan 2019, In : Australasian Journal on Ageing. p. 1-4 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Homes for the Aged
Home Care Services
Human Influenza
1 Citation (Scopus)

Residential care pharmacists: another hole plugged in the Swiss cheese

McDerby, N., Kosari, S., Bail, K. S., Shield, A. J., Thorpe, R. & Naunton, M., 1 Feb 2019, In : Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Research. 49, 1, p. 84-89 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Homes for the Aged
Home Care Services