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Dr Jackson Thomas (BPharm, MPharmSc, PhD) is a pharmacist, trialist, NHMRC-funded pharmaceutical scientist, and Associate Professor at the University of Canberra. Jackson also serves as a consultant for pharmaceutical manufacturers, biotech companies, and the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA). Prior to his appointment at UC in 2013, he held academic/research positions at University of Tasmania and Charles Darwin University (2004-2012).
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) global health (drug stability and counterfeit medications), dermatological conditions, discovery of bio-actives from natural resources, complementary and alternative medicine, and innovations in teaching. 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).
Jackson's research group currently conducts pharmaceutical studies (including product formulation and stability trials), clinical and preclinical toxicological studies and animal and human clinical trials.
Jackson's recent contributions in the field of tropical infectious diseases have been recognised by several awards:
- 2018: UC Finalist for the VC’s Early Career Researcher of the Year Award
- 2018: UC Commendation for Distinction in Engagement
- 2018: UC Research Excellence Award (ECR category)
- 2017: Faculty of Health Research Impact Award
- 2015: ARC nomination to represent Australia at Global Young Scientists Summit, Singapore
- 2014: ACT Young Tall Poppy Award (Australian Institute of Policy & Science)
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Expertise related to UN Sustainable Devlopment Goals
In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):
PhD, University of Tasmania
… → 2010
Therapeutic Goods Administration, specialist Advisory Committee , Therapeutics Goods Administration2017 → …
Appointed Executive Member Australian Academic of Science Early and Mid-Career Researcher (EMCR) Forum , Australian Academy of Science2016 → 2018
Lecturer, Charles Darwin University2009 → 2012
Research associate, University of Tasmania2007 → 2009
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Does the smart phone based, heart rate variability application improve the quality of life of people living with arthritis?: A pilot study
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Comparative efficacy and safety of interventions for treating head lice: A protocol for systematic review and network meta-analysisStevenson, B., Tesfaye, W., Christenson, J., Mathew, C., Abrha, S., Peterson, G., Samarawickrema, I. & Thomas, J., 10 May 2021, In: BMJ Paediatrics Open. 5, 1, p. 1-6 6 p., e001129.
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Tesfaye, W., Bushell, M., Abrha, S., Peterson, G. M., Mathew, C., Sinnollareddy, M., McMillan, F., Samarawickrema, I., Calma, T., Chang, A. Y., Engelman, D., Steer, A. & Thomas, J., 27 May 2021, (E-pub ahead of print) In: Clinical Therapeutics.
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Evaluation of General Practice Pharmacists: Study Protocol to Assess Interprofessional Collaboration and Team EffectivenessSudeshika, T., Naunton, M., Peterson, G. M., Deeks, L. S., Thomas, J. & Kosari, S., 22 Jan 2021, In: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 18, 3, p. 1-14 14 p.
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Medication non‑adherence in chronic kidney disease: a mixed‑methods review and synthesis using the theoretical domains framework and the behavioural change wheelTesfaye, W., Erku, D. A., Mekonnen, A. B., Tefera, Y. G., Castelino, R. L., Sud, K., Thomas, J. & Obamiro, K. O., 9 Feb 2021, (E-pub ahead of print) In: Journal of Nephrology. p. 1-35 35 p.
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Pharmacological management of post-traumatic stress disorder and its associated nightmares: A survey of psychiatristsMartin, A., Kosari, S., Peterson, G. M., Thomas, J., Morris, P. & Naunton, M., Feb 2021, In: Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics. 46, 1, p. 158-165 8 p.
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