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Biography

Dr Amy Page is a research fellow and NHMRC Early Career Fellow, Centre for Medicine Use and Safety, Monash University.  She is also Lead Pharmacist Rehabilitation Aged and Community Care at Alfred Health; Adjunct senior research fellow at the School of Allied Health, University of Western Australia; practice pharmacist at Emerald Medical Centre.

Dr Page's research interests primarily relate to medicines safety and the quality use of medicines for older people, particularly those with dementia or chronic diseases or using polypharmacy.  She has published over 30 articles in scientific journals and received over $1 million in research funding.  She is an assistant editor for the Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Research, supervised three completed masters theses and is currently supervising two PhDs and one masters research projects. She has presented on medicine safety and the quality use of medicines for older people nationally and internationally.

She continues to practice clinically as one of the first Australian pharmacists to work within a general practice to optimise medicines use among people with multimorbidty and polypharmacy. She has been in this role since 2015, and is recognised as one of Australia's leading pharmacists in interdisciplinary practice and general practice.  Additionally, she is the Lead Pharmacist Rehabilitation Aged and Community Care Services at Alfred Health where she is responsible for delivering pharmacy services in the outreach care program known as Hospital Admission Risk Program (HARP).

Dr Page contributes broadly to the profession including as a state branch committee member and multiple national committees, including Choosing Wisely committee, for the peak body for pharmacists, the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA). She is Victoria's youngest fellow of the PSA and credentialled as an Advanced Practice Pharmacist. She was honoured to be named PSA’s 2015 Young Pharmacist of the Year.

Keywords

  • deprescribing
  • polypharmacy
  • multimorbidity
  • quality use of medicines
  • older adults
  • dementia

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Projects 2019 2022

Research Output 2014 2019

Choosing Wisely: Sedatives

Campbell, C., Page, A., Edwards, S., Moles, R., Lee, K., Pisano, A., Jackson, S. L. & Freeman, C. R., May 2019, Australian Pharmacist, 38, 4, p. 70-71 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticleOther

Choosing Wisely: Antibiotics

Campbell, C., Page, A., Edwards, S., Moles, R., Lee, K., Pisano, A., Jackson, S. L. & Freeman, C. R., 2019, In : Australian Pharmacist. 38, 5, p. 20-21 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleOther

Choosing Wisely: Polypharmacy

Campbell, C., Page, A., Edwards, S., Moles, R., Lee, K., Pisano, A., Jackson, S. L. & Freeman, C., 2019, Australian Pharmacist, 38, 3, p. 76-78 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticleOther

Crohn's & Colitis Australia inflammatory bowel disease audit: measuring the quality of care in Australia

Massuger, W., Moore, G. TC., Andrews, J. M., Kilkenny, M. F., Reyneke, M., Knowles, S., Purcell, L., Alex, G., Buckton, S., Page, A. T., Stocks, N., Cameron, D., Manglaviti, F. & Pavli, P., 1 Jul 2019, In : Internal Medicine Journal. 49, 7, p. 859-866 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Protocol for a non-randomised pilot and feasibility study evaluating a multicomponent intervention to simplify medication regimens for people receiving community-based home care services

Sluggett, J. K., Page, A. T., Chen, E. Y. H., Ilomäki, J., Corlis, M., Van Emden, J., Hogan, M., Caporale, T., Angley, M., Hilmer, S. N., Ooi, C. E. & Bell, J. S., Aug 2019, In : BMJ Open. 9, 7, 12 p., e025345.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleOtherpeer-review

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Prizes

Advanced Practice Pharmacist

Amy Page (Recipient), 2015

Prize: Other distinction

Australian Young Pharmacist of the Year

Amy Page (Recipient), 2015

Prize: National/international honour

Fellow of the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia

Amy Page (Recipient), 2015

Prize: Election to learned society