Researcher

Professor Sallie Pearson

My Expertise

Professor Sallie Pearson is a health service researcher and behavioural scientist with almost 20 years experience in quality use of medicines research. In the last decade her research has had a strong focus on the post-market surveillance of prescribed medicines using population-based, linked routine data collections. Sallie completed her doctoral training at the University of Newcastle, Australia (1999) and her Postdoctoral Fellowship in Pharmaceutical Policy at Harvard Medical School, USA (2000-2001). On her return to Australia she worked as a consultant to the WHO Collaborating Centre in Pharmaceutical Policy Boston and Medicare Australia. Sallie established her independent pharmaceutical policy and pharmacoepidemiology research group in 2006. In October 2015 she joined the newly established Centre for Big Data Research as head of the Medicines Policy Research Unit. Sallie is also the Scientific Director of the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Medicines and Ageing and is a Cancer Institute NSW Career Development Fellow. In 2015, Sallie received the Premier’s Award for Outstanding Cancer Research.
Research areas: Population Health, Health Services Research, Cancer, Epidemiology, Health Policy, Medicines Policy

Biography

Research Interests:

Sallie is a health service researcher and behavioural scientist with almost 20 years experience in quality use of medicines research. In the last decade her research has had a strong focus on the post-market surveillance of prescribed medicines using population-based, linked routine data collections. Sallie completed her doctoral training at the University of Newcastle, Australia (1999) and her Postdoctoral Fellowship in...view more

Research Interests:

Sallie is a health service researcher and behavioural scientist with almost 20 years experience in quality use of medicines research. In the last decade her research has had a strong focus on the post-market surveillance of prescribed medicines using population-based, linked routine data collections. Sallie completed her doctoral training at the University of Newcastle, Australia (1999) and her Postdoctoral Fellowship in Pharmaceutical Policy at Harvard Medical School, USA (2000-2001). On her return to Australia she worked as a consultant to the WHO Collaborating Centre in Pharmaceutical Policy Boston and Medicare Australia. Sallie established her independent pharmaceutical policy and pharmacoepidemiology research group in 2006. In October 2015 she joined the newly established Centre for Big Data Research as head of the Medicines Policy Research Unit. Sallie is also the Scientific Director of the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Medicines and Ageing. In 2015, Sallie received the NSW Premier’s Award for Outstanding Cancer Research. 

Broad Research Areas:
Population Health, Health Services Research, Cancer, Epidemiology, Health Policy

Qualifications:
PhD

Society Memberships & Professional Activities:
Member, Health Service Research Association of Australia and New Zealand; Member, International Society of Pharmacoepidemiology; Member, Harvard Club of Australia; Chair, NSW Population & Health Services Research Ethics Committee; Member, Drug Utilisation Sub-Committee of the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee.

Specific Research Keywords:
Pharmacoepidemiology, Cancer, Health Services Research, Rational Drug Use, Program Evaluation

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Contact

9385 8895
9385 3880

Research Activities

The Centre of Research Excellence (CRE) in Medicines and Ageing is a multi-disciplinary collaboration between highly dedicated and internationally recognised researchers from the University of Sydney, Australian National University, the Sax Institute, University of Western Australia, University of NSW, University of Technology Sydney, and the Institute for Clinical and Evaluative Sciences in Canada.

The CRE in Medicine and Ageing will generate vital information about the role that medicines play over Australians’ lifetimes. Using large linked databases of routinely collected…