Sam Kosari

Assistant Professor

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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

1 Citation (Scopus)
Point-of-Care Systems
Pulmonary diseases
Uric Acid

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

How to Prescribe Drugs With an Identified Proarrhythmic Liability

Thind, M., Rodriguez, I., Kosari, S. & Turner, J. R., 2019, In : Journal of Clinical Pharmacology. p. 1-11 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Torsades de Pointes
Clinical Pharmacology
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Drug Prescriptions

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