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Dr Jackson Thomas (BPharm, MPharmSc, PhD) is a pharmacist, senior lecturer and an academic scientist at the University of Canberra. Jackson is also a consultant for pharmaceutical manufacturers, biotech companies, and the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA). Jackson has a specific clinical and research interest in indigenous child health, especially skin infections in Australian Indigenous children. Other research interests include (but are not limited to) innovations in teaching & patient care, discovery of bio-actives from natural resources, quality use of medicines including drug stability and counterfeit medications, complementary and alternative medicine including food science and nutrition, and epidermal parasitic infectious skin disease in humans and infectious and zoonotic disease in livestock. As a result of his research achievements, he was given the 2015 ACT Tall Poppy of the Year Award. Following on from this, he was selected into the Early- and Mid-Career Research Forum Executive Committee affiliated to Australian Academy of Science and a specialist advisor for Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA).

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Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Tasmania

… → 2010

External positions

Therapeutic Goods Administration, specialist Advisory Committee , Therapeutics Goods Administration

2017 → …

Appointed Executive Member Australian Academic of Science Early and Mid-Career Researcher (EMCR) Forum , Australian Academy of Science


Lecturer, Charles Darwin University


Research associate, University of Tasmania


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Projects 2013 2018

Research Output 2009 2019

Sand flea disease is neglected: what needs to be done

THOMAS, J., Peterson, G. M., Bezabh, S. & Heukelbach, J., 16 Jan 2019, The Conversation.

Research output: Contribution to Newspaper/Magazine/BulletinArticle

Open Access
Tunga penetrans
Latin America
skin diseases
2 Citations (Scopus)
Sample Size
1 Citation (Scopus)

Are we doing enough to prevent poor-quality antimalarial medicines in the developing world?

Walker, E. J., Peterson, G. M., Grech, J., Paragalli, E. & Thomas, J., 15 May 2018, In : BMC Public Health. 18, 1, p. 1-6 6 p., 630.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Track and Field
Parasitic Diseases
Cost of Illness

Australian pharmacists' knowledge of the efficacy and safety of complementary medicines

Waddington, F., Naunton, M., Kyle, G., O'Kane, G., Cooper, G. & Thomas, J., 1 Jan 2018, In : Australian Journal of Primary Health. 24, 3, p. 273-279 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Complementary Therapies
Social Media

Challenges and Opportunities in the Management of Onychomycosis

Christenson, J. K., Peterson, G. M., Naunton, M., Bushell, M., Kosari, S., Baby, K. E. & Thomas, J., 24 Jul 2018, In : Journal of fungi (Basel, Switzerland). 4, 3, p. 1-10 10 p., 87.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access
Patient Compliance