Michael Dooley

Professor

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19972019
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Biography

Michael holds a joint appointment as Director of Pharmacy at Alfred Health and Professor of Clinical Pharmacy, Centre for Medicine Use and Safety, Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences of Monash University.His career has focused in the acute healthcare sector and has spanned special clinical roles in oncology through to senior leadership positions within health services. Michael contributes to many National and local professional Committees and working parties related to improving the delivery of quality heath care services. This has included contributions to a range of International, Commonwealth and State forums focusing on issues including hospital and pharmaceutical services, policy and medication management improvements He has been actively involved in a range of research activities from practice based undergraduate projects through to competitively funded NHMRC and ARC collaborative initiatives and post graduate programs. He has extensive clinical experience in oncol

Professor Michael Dooley graduated from Monash University Pharmacy Faculty in 1986 with a Bachelor of Pharmacy. He completed his internship at Box Hill Hospital in Melbourne and became registered as a pharmacist in 1987. He worked primarily in cardiology and oncology initially and completed a Graduate Diploma in Hospital Pharmacy before becoming a senior oncology pharmacist at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. He was appointed Director of Pharmacy in 1998 and Senior Lecturer within the Department of Pharmacy Practice of Monash University. He undertook research into medicine use in oncology which became the focus of his PhD. In 2005 he became the Director of Pharmacy at Alfred Health in Melbourne and the inaugural Chair of Clinical Pharmacy of the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences of Monash University.

He co-founded the Centre for Medicine Use and Safety (CMUS) of Monash University which has a hub at the Alfred Hospital. CMUS has become the focus of substantial therapeutic and practice research initiatives within the Faculty. Based at the Parkville campus and the pharmacy department of The Alfred hospital, CMUS integrates academic and applied research to address medicine use and safety issues in the home, community, hospitals, residential aged-care facilities and their interfaces.

Research interests

Innovative models of clinical pharmaxcy practice

Quality use of medicines

Medication usage in the elderly

Medication dosing in renal impairment

Strategies to improve medication safety

Medication usage in the acute healthcare setting

Community service

  • Australian Pharmacy Competency Framework Implementation Tools Working Group

  • Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care Medication Reference Group

  • Pharmacy Practitioner Development Committee, Australia (PPDC)

  • National Prescribing Service Choosing Wisely Reference Group

  • SafeScript external Advisory Committee, Department of Health and Human Services

    PBS Project Advisory Board, Commonwealth Department of Health

    Stakeholder Consultative Group Commonwealth Department of Health

    Australian Pharmacy Liaison Forum

  • Choosing Wisely Representative Panel, National Prescribing Service

  • President, Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia

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Clinical activities

Professor Michael Dooley graduated from Monash University Pharmacy Faculty with a Bachelor of Pharmacy. He completed his internship at Box Hill Hospital in Melbourne and became registered as a pharmacist in 1987. He worked primarily in cardiology and oncology initially and completed a Graduate Diploma in Hospital Pharmacy before becoming a senior oncology pharmacist at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. He was appointed Director of Pharmacy at the Centre and then Director of Pharmacy at Alfred Health and Professor of Clinical Pharmacy, Centre for Medicine Use and Safety, Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences of Monash University.

Keywords

  • medication management
  • pharmacy
  • medication
  • care settings
  • plan
  • medicines
  • renal function

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Projects 2004 2017

Research Output 1997 2019

Improving medication adherence in adult kidney transplantation (IMAKT): A pilot randomised controlled trial

Low, J. K., Manias, E., Crawford, K., Walker, R., Mulley, W. R., Toussaint, N. D., Dooley, M., Kennedy, E., Smith, C. L., Nalder, M., Yip, D. & Williams, A., 22 May 2019, In : Scientific Reports. 9, 1, 8 p., 7734.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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Early involvement of the emergency department pharmacist in severe trauma

Roman, C., Dooley, M. & Mitra, B., 1 Apr 2018, In : EMA - Emergency Medicine Australasia. 30, 2, p. 285-285 1 p.

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Factors associated with nicotine replacement therapy use among hospitalised smokers

Chui, C. Y., Thomas, D., Taylor, S., Bonevski, B., Abramson, M. J., Paul, E., Poole, S. G., Weeks, G. R., Dooley, M. J. & George, J., May 2018, In : Drug and Alcohol Review. 37, 4, p. 514-519 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Geriatric Psychotropic Stewardship Team to de-escalate inappropriate psychotropic medications in general medicine inpatients: An evaluation

Pellicano, O. A., Tong, E., Yip, G., Monk, L., Loh, X., Ananda-Rajah, M. & Dooley, M., 1 Jun 2018, In : Australasian Journal on Ageing. 37, 2, p. E37-E41 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Improving influenza vaccination among hospitalised patients in General Medicine and Emergency Short Stay units - a pharmacist-led approach

Tong, E. Y., Mitra, B., Roman, C. P., Yip, G., Olding, S., Joyce, C., Galbraith, K. & Dooley, M. J., Jun 2018, In : Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Research. 48, 3, p. 231-235 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review