Sam Kosari

B.Pharm(Hon), PhD

Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

Pharmacy practice research Health service research Pharmacist prescribing Pharmacists in aged care Pharmacists in primary care


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Personal profile


Sam Kosari is an Associate 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's research is focused on expanding the role of pharmacists in primary care. He is currently leading two research projects to integrate pharmacists in general practice to improve medication safety embed pharmcists in 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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Research Output

Evaluation of Pharmaceutical Compounding Training in the Australian Undergraduate Pharmacy Curricula

Kosari, S., Buss, V. H., Peterson, G. M., Yee, K. C., Naunton, M., Bushell, M., Chiu, L. & Thomas, J., Mar 2020, In : Pharmacy. 8, 1, p. 1-7 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
  • Evaluation of Vaccination Training in Pharmacy Curriculum: Preparing Students for Workforce Needs

    Bushell, M., Frost, J., Deeks, L., Kosari, S., Hussain, Z. & Naunton, M., 20 Aug 2020, In : Pharmacy. 8, 3, p. 1-10 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
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    Exploring pharmacists’ views on an in-pharmacy medication review program in Australia using a mixed-methods design

    Buss, V. H., Shield, A., Kosari, S., Peterson, G. M. & Naunton, M., 16 Aug 2020, In : International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy. p. 1-11 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

  • Funding pharmacists in general practice: A feasibility study to inform the design of future economic evaluations

    Kosari, S., Deeks, L. S., Naunton, M., Dawda, P., Postma, M. J., Tay, G. H. & Peterson, G. M., 10 Aug 2020, In : Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy. p. 1-5 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • How to Prescribe Drugs With an Identified Proarrhythmic Liability

    Thind, M., Rodriguez, I., Kosari, S. & Turner, J. R., Mar 2020, In : Journal of Clinical Pharmacology. 60, 3, p. 284-294 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 2 Citations (Scopus)