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


Research activity per year

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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