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The SHPA Research and Development Grants Program was set up in its current form in 1984 with the objective of improving, through research, study and demonstration, the techniques and practice of administration, planning, delivery and evaluation of hospital pharmacy services in Australia.
The aims of the program are to:
- encourage original research in hospital pharmacy practice and related areas; and
- foster professional development amongst SHPA members.
Who can apply
Unless otherwise stated in the grant conditions, grants are open to all members of SHPA, including student and technician members. However applicants must have a minimum of 12 months current membership to be eligible to receive a grant, except student members (including intern members) who must have at least 3 months current membership. The date of membership commencement is listed on each member's certificate.
SHPA members can apply for funding for scientific research, projects, courses of study, conference attendance, study tours or other development activities.
Research and Development Grants Advisory Committee
Members of the Research and Development Grants Advisory Committee include: a Federal Councillor, a nomination from Federal Council, a practising hospital pharmacist, an appropriate academic (e.g. a clinical pharmacologist), a Branch Committee member from the region hosting the Committee. The Committee has the power to co-opt to a maximum of eight members.
Current Committee Members
Michael Barras – Chair
Della Absalom, SHPA
Tony Hall - Griffith University
Arna Neilson - Medication Services Queensland
Neil Cottrell - University of Queensland
Jason Roberts - Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital
Jo Sturtevant - Princess Alexandra Hospital
Peter Donovan - Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital
Ms Joy Gailer, Pharmacy Department, Repatriation General Hospital, SA