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Dr Amanda Cross is an NHMRC Emerging Leader research fellow at the Centre for Medicine Use and Safety, Monash University. Prior to taking up her present appointment, Dr Cross worked as a research fellow in dementia at Monash University and 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 27 articles in scientific journals, including 15 first author articles, and her work is frequently profiled in the professional and public media. Amanda is also a chief investigator on three large Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) projects, two evaluating novel models of knowledge translation in aged care and one developing medication management resources for people living with dementia. She is currently supervising three PhD students and one Masters student.

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 was the Victorian Branch Vice President for four years (2017-2021). In 2019 Dr Cross won the award for the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia Victorian Early Career Pharmacist of the Year.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Research area keywords

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

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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