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Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
381 Royal Parade, Parkville

Contact Details

Tel: +61 3 9903 9533

Fax: +61 3 9903 9629

Email: simon.bell2@monash.edu

Web: http://www.monash.edu/pharm/research/centres-institutes/medicine-safety/

Dr Simon Bell is Professor and NHMRC Dementia Leadership Fellow, Centre for Medicine Use and Safety, Monash University. He is also Adjunct Professor of Geriatric Pharmacotherapy, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Eastern Finland; Adjunct Associate Professor, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University and Adjunct Associate Professor, School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences, University of South Australia.

Prior to taking up his present appointment, Dr Bell was Associate Professor, Sansom Institute, University of South Australia and Research Director, Kuopio Research Centre of Geriatric Care, University of Eastern Finland.

Dr Bell's research interests primarily relate to medicines use among older people, particularly psychotropic and analgesic medicines. He has published more than 200 articles in scientific journals and been an investigator on over $30 million of research grants. He is a chief investigator of the NHMRC Cognitive Decline Partnership Centre and the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Frailty and Healthy Ageing.

Dr Bell is Associate Editor of the Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Research, and an Editorial or Advisory Board Member for Therapeutic Advances in Drug Safety, Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy, and Pharmacy Practice. He has been supervisor/associate supervisor of 10 completed PhD theses in Australia, Finland and Estonia; and given presentations about pharmacy-related topics in more than 30 countries worldwide.

He has been the recipient of a number of awards including the Elsevier Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy Impact Award (2015), ASCEPT Denis Wade Johnson & Johnson New Investigator Award (2014) and Alzheimer’s Australia Resthaven Dementia Research Award (2013)

Dr Bell was President of the International Pharmaceutical Students Federation (IPSF), an organisation of over 300,000 pharmacy student and young pharmacist members from more than 70 countries, in 2003-2004. Dr Bell was Australian Young Pharmacist of the Year in 2004. Dr Bell is a former Chair of the New South Wales Young Pharmacists Group, and a former National Councillor (Alternate) of the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia.







Research area keywords

  • Quality use of medicines
  • psychotropic medicines
  • geriatric pharmacotherapy
  • pharmacoepidemiology

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Projects 2013 2024

Research Output 2003 2020

Safety and effectiveness of direct oral anticoagulants vs warfarin in people with atrial fibrillation and dementia

Fanning, L., Lau, W. C. Y., Mongkhon, P., Man, K. K. C., Bell, J. S., Ilomäki, J., Dārziņš, P., Lau, K. K., Wei, L. & Wong, I. C. K., Jan 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of the American Medical Directors Association. 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Trajectory Analyses of Adherence Patterns in a Real-Life Moderate to Severe Asthma Population

van Boven, J. F. M., Koponen, M., Lalic, S., George, J., Bell, J. S., Hew, M. & Ilomaki, J., 1 Jan 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice. 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Using clinical registries, administrative data and electronic medical records to improve medication safety and effectiveness in dementia

Ilomäki, J., Lai, E. C. C. & Bell, J. S., 1 Mar 2020, In : Current Opinion in Psychiatry. 33, 2, p. 163-169 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

Adherence, Persistence, and Switching Among People Prescribed Sodium Glucose Co-transporter 2 Inhibitors: A Nationwide Retrospective Cohort Study

Ofori-Asenso, R., Liew, D., Lalic, S., Mazidi, M., Magliano, D. J., Ademi, Z., Bell, J. S. & Ilomaki, J., 3 Sep 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Advances in Therapy. 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

A review of coronial investigations into medication-related deaths in Australian residential aged care

Jokanovic, N., Ferrah, N., Lovell, J. J., Weller, C., Bugeja, L., Bell, J. S. & Ibrahim, J. E., Apr 2019, In : Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy. 15, 4, p. 410-416 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review