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Biography

Dr Amanda Cross is a research fellow in dementia at the Centre for Medicine Use and Safety, Monash University. Prior to taking up her present appointment, Dr Cross worked as a research fellow with the Australian and New Zealand Musculoskeletal Clinical Trials Network (ANZMUSC), Cabrini Institute. Dr Cross completed her PhD with Monash University in 2019 focussing on optimising medication use and medication management in older people with cognitive impairment.

Dr Cross’ research interests primarily relate to medicine safety and quality use of medicines in older people, particularly those at risk of developing dementia or who are currently living with dementia. She has published 13 articles in scientific journals, including 10 first author articles, and her work is frequently profiled in the professional and public media. She is currently supervising two PhD students.

Dr Cross continues to practice in a clinical role as a community pharmacist and home medication review pharmacist. Dr Cross is an active member of the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia and has been the Victorian Branch Vice President for the past four years (2017-2021). In 2019 Dr Cross won the award for the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia Victorian Early Career Pharmacist of the Year.

Research area keywords

  • Medication Safety and Effectiveness
  • medication adherence
  • medication management
  • Quality use of medicines
  • Dementia Prevention
  • Dementia
  • Residential aged care
  • Older Adults
  • deprescribing

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