Assistant Professor

Available to supervise Higher Degree by Research students

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Sam Kosari is an Assistant Professor of Pharmacy and the course convener for the Master of Pharmacy at the University of Canberra. Sam worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Melbourne and moved to the University of Canberra in 2015. Sam is a registered pharmacist with medication review accreditation and has been involved in different aspects of pharmacy practice including community pharmacy, managing, aged care services, locum, pharmacotherapy and medication review. 

Areas of Teaching

  • Pharmacy Practice
  • Dispensing and Logistics
  • Introduction to pharmacology and taxicology
  • Quality use of medicine
  • Clinical therapeutics

Research Interests

Sam has received government, industry and university's research funding to conduct research in pharmacy practice and clinical trials. He is currently leading two research projects to expand the role of pharmacists in the primary care and aged care facilities and is a co-investiogator in a clinical trial to treat scabies. 


Student Projects Available

Projects available for potential domestic or international Master by research and PhD candidates:

Pharmacist Prescribing

Expanding the role of pharmacists in the primary care

Expanding the role of pharmacists in aged care

Quality Use of Medicine in aged care/ primary care settings

Projects will suit pharmacists with an experience of practicing pharmacy in Australia or overseas and interest in research. If you are interested, please contact me on

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Projects 2016 2023

Research Output 2011 2019

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

Coronial findings pertaining to non-opioid and non-benzodiazepine drug-related deaths in Australia

Phillips, H., Naunton, M., Jackson, S. L., Kosari, S. & Peterson, G. M., 30 May 2019, In : Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Research. 49, 3, p. 257-261 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Coroners and Medical Examiners
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Mental Health

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

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

Smoking cessation and the general practice pharmacist

Deeks, L. S., Kosari, S., Develin, A., Peterson, G. M. & Naunton, M., 1 Jan 2019, In : Journal of Smoking Cessation. p. 1-4 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Smoking Cessation
General Practice
Carbon Monoxide
Referral and Consultation