Tobias Speare is the pharmacy academic at the Centre for Remote Health, a joint University Department of Rural Health of Flinders University and Charles Darwin University. Toby completed his pharmacy degree at James Cook University in Townsville, North Queensland, in 2004. Since this time, he has worked in a variety of pharmacy practice, including clinical pharmacy, retail pharmacy, education and mentoring, and program development, in rural, remote and metropolitan Australia and internationally, in New Zealand and Scotland. Toby possesses a keen interest in improving health care in a holistic fashion, and completed a Master of Public Health in 2012.
Toby arrived in Alice Springs to work as a clinical pharmacist at Alice Springs Hospital in August 2013, before taking up the position of pharmacy academic at the Centre for Remote Health in November 2013 to pursue the goal of improving the Quality Use of Medicines through education and research.
Bachelor of Pharmacy
Master of Public Health
I have a keen interest in improving Quality Use of Medicines through education. I co-ordinate the Pharmacotherapeutics for Remote Area Nurses course, Pharmacotherapeutics for Nurse Practitioners (Charles Darwin University), and provide education to pharmacy interns, pharmacy students and medical students based in Alice Springs. I have a particular focus on improving the health of remote populations. In additional I co-ordinate pharmacy student placements in Central Australia.