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Steven Walker is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Monash University. He is an experienced clinical pharmacist, pharmacy educator and education researcher. His work focuses on teaching models of therapeutic reasoning, interprofessional education and work-integrated learning approaches including competency-based education. Steven’s achievements in education innovation have been recognised with numerous awards: Monash Student Association Faculty Teaching Excellence Award (2019, 2020), Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning (2022), Faculty Award for Programs that Enhance Learning (2022) and Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence (2022).

Steven’s education research outputs have contributed models of therapeutic reasoning for pharmacy students and innovations in teaching to best support therapeutic reasoning development. Steven has also led practice-based pharmacy research in relation to timely febrile neutropenia treatment and antibiotic allergies.

Steven is currently the Intern Programs Manager for the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and has previously held positions leading the development of undergraduate material and coordinating units of study for the Faculty’s Vertically Integrated Masters (VIM) and leading workforce development for the Alfred Health Pharmacy Department.

Steven has influenced the delivery of work-integrated programs and assessment through collaborations with the Australian Pharmacy Council (APC) by assisting to train preceptors of provisional registered pharmacists in the use of Workplace Based Assessment and the Society of Hospital Pharmacists Australia (SHPA) by leading the development of an Education pharmacist Advanced Training Residency knowledge guide and practice area framework.

Research interests

Education research: therapeutic reasoning, interprofessional education, competency-based education, work-integrated learning

Practice-based research: pharmacy scope of practice, antibiotic allergies, febrile neutropenia, pharmacist-led vaccination

Monash teaching commitment

Intern Programs Manager overseeing the following units

PHR5061 - Applied Pharmacy Practice I

PHR5062 - Applied Pharmacy Practice II

PHR5161 - Foundation Practice I

PHR5162 - Foundation Practice II

Teaching contributions as an academic lead are also made to following undergraduate units

PHR2042 - Comprehensive Care: Endocrinology and Renal

PHR3042 - Acute Care: Inquiry Cases

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

Education/Academic qualification

Pharmacy, MClinPharm, Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Award Date: 1 Nov 2019

Pharmacy, BPharm(Hons), Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Award Date: 1 Dec 2010

Research area keywords

  • Education research

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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