Kaitlyn Watson

Associate student
About
Kaitlyn Watson

Kaitlyn completed her Bachelor of Pharmacy with 1st class honours at The University of Queensland (UQ) and received the Dean’s Commendation award. She presented her honours research on the public health concerns of extreme heat at the UQ undergraduate conference. In 2015, Kaitlyn completed her pharmacist internship program to become a registered pharmacist. Kaitlyn is currently working as a research assistant and has commenced her PhD studies in the School of Clinical Sciences at the Queensland University of Technology. Her PhD research will investigate the role of pharmacists in emergency disaster responses and humanitarian aid crises. 

 

Intended Area of research

Kaitlyn’s PhD and area of research is investigating the roles of pharmacists in Disaster Health Management in Natural and Anthropogenic Disasters, identifying the role of pharmacists in medicine management and general healthcare during disasters both within Australia and abroad.

This research has the potential to create new roles for pharmacists in the pharmacy profession, with the prospective need for pharmacists to take on more responsibilities during humanitarian crises. This research will be able to identify areas where pharmacists can assist the multidisciplinary healthcare teams in disaster situations.

Student project

This research is investigating the roles of pharmacists in Disaster Health Management in Natural and Anthropogenic Disasters, both within Australia and abroad. This research has the potential to create new roles for pharmacists in the pharmacy profession, with the prospective need for pharmacists to take on more responsibilities during humanitarian crises. This research will be able to identify areas where pharmacists can assist the multidisciplinary healthcare teams in disaster situations.
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