Mr Cameron Phillips

Academic Status

College of Medicine and Public Health

place Flinders Medical Centre (3E:288)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Cameron Phillips is a lecturer in the College of Medicine and Public Health at Fllinders University and a Senior Pharmacist at Flinders Medical Centre. He has a strong interest in the education and development of registered health practitioners in the clinical environment. His research involves optimising the use of antimicrobials. In 2017 Mr Phillips was awaded an Endeaour Executive Fellowship as Visiting Researcher at the NIHR Health Protection Research Unit in Healthcare Associated Infections and Antimicrobial Resistance at Imperial College London. In 2017 Mr Phillips was also a Visiting Researcher in the Department of Medicine at the University of Cambridge, and at Public Health England, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. In 2018 Mr Phillips received a statutory appointment from the COAG Ministerial Council as a Board member to the Pharmacy Board of Australia.

Master of Clinical Pharmacy (University of Queensland)
Postgraduate Diploma of Clinical Pharmacy (University of Queensland)
Bachelor of Pharmacy (University of Tasmania)
Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Biology) (RMIT University)
Honours, awards and grants

2018 Statutory Appointment to the Pharmacy Board of Australia, Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency, Melbourne, VIC.

2018 Invited Speaker, 2018 Global Conference on Clinical Pharmacy, The American College of Clinical Phamracy, Seattle, USA, 21 October 2018.

2017 Fellow, Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia

2017 Associate Fellow, Australian and New Zealand Association For Health Professional Educators

2017-16 Endeavor Executive Fellowship, Australia Award, from the Department of Education & Training to study novel strategies to optimise antimicrobial use at Imperial College London (AUD$18,500).

2016 Invited speaker School of Basic Medicine and Clinical Pharmacy, China Pharmaceutical University, Nanjing, China, 4 November 2016

2016 Invited speaker (plenary session) International Conference on Pharmacy Education & Practice. Univeristy of Science Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia, 29-31 January 2016.

2013 Invited speaker (plenary session) 73rd International Pharmaceutical Federation World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Dublin, Ireland, 31 August - 5 September 2013.

2012-14 National Health & Medical Research Council of Australia, Translating Research into Practice (TRIP) Fellowship (AUD$126,000)

2012 National Medicinewise Award. Education for health professionals to build Quality Use of Medicine skills over $100,000 for the project Medicines Book for Aboriginal Health Workers.

2011 Convenors commendation at Vascular 2011 awarded for the presentation 'Improving vancomycin prescribing and monitoring: An intervention using staff education and support in a vascular unit' at The Australian and New Zealand Society for Vascular Surgery Conference, Brisbane 12-15 November 2011.

2011, 2009, 2008 Dean's commendation for high achievement, School of Pharmacy, University of Queensland.

2008 Australian Rural and Remote Health Professional Scholarship, Department of Health and Aging, Australian Government.

Research expertise
Adherence to interventional programs
Health services research
Pharmacology and pharmaceutical sciences
Research interests
  • Optimising the clinical use of antimicrobials
  • Health services research
  • Knowledge translation
  • Medication safety
  • Quality use of medicines


  • 2016-2015 BSc (Honours). Development and implementation of a vancomycin continuous infusion protocol in an intensive and critical care unit. School of Medicine, Flinders University (completed).
  • 2015 BPharm (Honours). Patient adherence to ticagrelor for secondary prevention in acute coronary syndromes (PATENT study). School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences, University of South Australia (completed).
  • 2015 Royal Australasian College of Physicians – mandatory registrar trainee project. Dept. Clinical Pharmacology FMC. Supervisor for project ‘Clinical use of an aminoglycoside therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) service in a tertiary hospital’ (completed).
  • 2014 Basic Physician Trainee audit, Flinders Medical Centre. Supervisor, ‘Vancomycin dosing and monitoring at Flinders Medical Centre’ (completed).
  • 2013 BPharm (Honours). The impact of appropriate timing for initiation of anti-infective therapy in patients presenting to the Emergency Department at Flinders Medical Centre. School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences, University of South Australia (completed).
  • 2013 BPharm (Honours). Clinical pharmacist activity on discharge: a time-motion study and impact on continuity in medication management. School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences, University of South Australia (completed).
Teaching interests

Antimicrobials - teaching across disciplines to optimise therapy, limit toxicity and minimise the development of resistant organisms. Strong interest in prescribing, pharmacodynamics, pharmacokintetics and therapeutic monitoring of antimicrobials

Medical & pharmacy (undergraduate and postgraduate) students

Lecturers and assessment of Clinical Pharmacology subjects for medical students (MD program)

Lectures on antimicrobial resistance and pharmacotherapeutics for pharmacy students (Bachelor and Masters Degrees, University of South Australia)

Registrar teaching

Lecturers on antimicrobials for the Adelaide Course in Basic Surgical Sciences, The Adelaide Surgical Sciences Association

Flinders Medical Centre

Clinical Educator to SA Pharmacy, Southern Adelaide Local Health Network (SALHN)

Supervisory interests
Clinical education
Clinical pharmacology
Clinical pharmacy
Knowledge translation
Medication safety
Pharmacy practice
Quality use of medicines

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