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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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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 2022

Research Output 2009 2020

Pharmacists as a Source of Advice on Medication Use for Athletes

Yee, K. C., De Marco, M., Salahudeen, M. S., Peterson, G. M., Thomas, J., Naunton, M. & Kosari, S., 15 Jan 2020, In : Pharmacy. 8, 1, p. 1-6 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Pharmaceutical Preparations
Surveys and Questionnaires

Antifungal drug use for onychomycosis

THOMAS, J., Peterson, G., Christenson, J. K., KOSARI, S. & Baby, K., May 2019, In : American Journal of Therapeutics. 26, 3, p. e388-e396 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Pharmaceutical Preparations
3 Citations (Scopus)

Evaluation of dietary and lifestyle changes as modifiers of S100β levels in Alzheimer's disease

D'Cunha, N. M., McKune, A. J., Panagiotakos, D. B., Georgousopoulou, E. N., Thomas, J., Mellor, D. D. & Naumovski, N., Jan 2019, In : Nutritional Neuroscience. 22, 1, p. 1-18 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Life Style
Alzheimer Disease
Ketogenic Diet
Ketone Bodies

Identification of Risk of QT Prolongation by Pharmacists When Conducting Medication Reviews in Residential Aged Care Settings: A Missed Opportunity?

Christensen, L., Turner, J. R., Peterson, G. M., Naunton, M., Thomas, J., Yee, K. C. & Kosari, S., 4 Nov 2019, In : Journal of Clinical Medicine. 8, 11, p. 1-9 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Torsades de Pointes
Proton Pump Inhibitors
Sudden Cardiac Death

Sand flea disease is neglected: what needs to be done

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

Research output: Contribution to Newspaper/Magazine/BulletinArticle

Open Access
Tunga penetrans
Latin America
skin diseases