Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Research (JPPR)

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The Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Research is the flagship journal of The Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia (SHPA). It is owned by and copyrighted to SHPA. The Journal has complete editorial freedom in terms of content and is not under the direction of SHPA or its Council.

Celebrating 50 years of publication in 2016, SHPA’s premier journal JPPR provides a forum for the publication of research and exchange of knowledge, ideas, commentary and professional opinion among pharmacists. With regular discussions of medication safety, pharmacy practice and geriatric therapeutics, JPPR article formats include: original research, case reports, book reviews, editorials and letters to the editor. All articles are peer-reviewed. 

JPPR is edited by Christopher Alderman, BPharm, PhD, FSHP, CGP, BCPP, with the assistance of an Editorial Advisory Board. It is published quarterly and is available online via Wiley Online Library.  SHPA members and subscribers are able to access all published content. 

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JPPR Editorial Board 

JPPR Editorial Board 

Dr Christopher Alderman, BPharm, PhD, FSHP, CGP, BCPP
SA Health & University of South Australia, SA

Associate Editors 
Associate Professor J. Simon Bell, BPharm(Hons), PhD, MPS
Monash University, Vic.
Professor Rhonda Clifford, BPharm, GradDipHospPharm, PhD, FPS
University of Western Australia, WA
Mr Stefan Kowalski, BPharm, MAppSc, CGP
University of South Australia, SA
Professor Andrew McLachlan, BPharm, PhD, FPS, FACP, MCPA, MSHPA
Concord Hospital & University of Sydney, NSW
Professor Lisa Nissen, BPharm, PhD, FHKAPh, FSHP, FPS
Queensland University of Technology, Qld.
Professor Jason Roberts, BPharm(Hons), B App Sc, PhD, FSHP
Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital & The University of Queensland, Qld.

Consultant Statistician 
Antony Ugoni, BSc (Hons), MSc
University of Melbourne, Vic.

Geriatric Therapeutics Editor 
Dr Rohan Elliott, BPharm, BPharmSc (Hons), MClinPharm, PhD, CGP, FSHP
Austin Health & Monash University, Vic.

Primary Care Focus Editor 
Debbie Rigby, BPharm, GradDipClinPharm, AdvDipNutrPharm, AdvPracPharm, AACPA, CGP, FPS, FASCP, FACP, FSHP, FAICD
DR Pharmacy Consulting, Qld.

Assistant Editors

Amy Page, BPharm, BHSci(CompMed), GradCertHPEd, MClinPharm, CGP, MAACP, FPS, AdvPracPharm
University of Western Australia, Australia

Janet Sluggett, BPharm(Hons), GDipClinEpid, PhD
Monash University, Australia

Jared Brown, BPharm(Hons), GradDipClinEpi, FSHP, MPH
NSW Poisons Information Centre & University of Sydney, Australia

Julia Gilmartin-Thomas, BPharm(Hons), GCPP, PhD, AFHEA, MPS
Monash University, Australia

Karen Luetsch, BPharm, GradCertClinEd, PhD, MSHP, AACPA
University of Queensland, Australia

Mahipal Sinnollareddy, BPharm(Hons), PGDipClinPharm, CGP, MSHP
The Canberra Hospital, Australia

Beata Bajorek, BPharm, DipHospPharm, GradCertEd(Higher Ed), PhD, MSHP, CHP
Royal North Shore Hospital & University of Technology, Australia

SHPA Publications Administrator
John Hand 

Editorial Advisory Board 
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Influencing Practice – Open Access Sections of JPPR 

Even if you're not a member of SHPA, you can read the open access sections of the Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Research at the Wiley Online Library. Open access sections include: editorials, Geriatric Therapeutics Review, Medication Safety, letters to the editor and more.


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