Dr Maree Donna Simpson
BSc Griff, BPharm PhD Qld
PositionAssociate Professor in Pharmacy
Phone/Faxwork02 6365 7818
Originally I came to CSU Wagga campus in 1998 and wrote and coordinated PHM314, PHM403 and PHM401 and 402. In 2007 PHM314 and PHM403 was redeveloped to become a whole year subject - PHM315 - which was exciting as it enabled us to investigate lots of aspects of pharmacy practice ranging through ethics, professional standards, law and business models. In 2007 I also developed PHM215 Pharmacy Practice 1 and PHM405 Professional Practice 2 (a 16 point Spring only subject) incorporating a full '8 point' Complementary Medicines stream.
From January 2007, I relocated to the Orange campus as the Associate Professor (Pharmacy Practice) where I am enjoying some teaching, research and working research students, liaison with the pharmacy profession, provision of educational sessions and writing journal articles. In 2009 I was awarded a teaching fellowship with the Educational for Practice Institute (EFPI) and continue with a 50% secondment in 2010 chairing the Fieldwork Education Taskforce and associated working parties.
I am guided by the work of others in my philosophy of teaching - these quotations below probably best summarise my beliefs:
"You cannot teach a man anything. You can only help him to discover it within himself", Galileo Galilei
"Skill to do comes of doing", Ralph Waldo Emerson
"It is possible to store the mind with a million facts and still be entirely uneducated", Alec Bourne.
My research centres around workplace learning; preparedness for practice; roles of the pharmacist and innovations in practice
- Simpson, MD, Burton, DL, Burton, MA, Gissing, PM and Bowman, SL. (2004). Pharmaceutical care: Impact on asthma medication use. Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Research 34(1):26-29.
- Burton, MA, Burton, DL, Simpson, MD, Gissing, PM and Bowman, SL.(2004). Respiratory function testing: The impact of respiratory scientists on the training and support of primary health care providers. Respirology, 9 (2), 260-264.
- Graffen, M, Kennedy D & Simpson MD. (2004). Quality use of medicines in the rural ambulant elderly: A pilot study. Rural and Remote Health 184:1-6.
- Naidu S, Wilkinson JM, Simpson MD (2005) Attitudes of Australian Pharmacists Toward Complementary and Alternative Medicines Annals of Pharmacotherapy; 39(9):1456-61.
- Simpson, MD & Angel, L. (2005) Pharmacy graduates' perceptions of the pharmacy program at Charles Sturt University and its impact on their current practice. Australian Pharmacist; 24(2):
- Simpson, MD & Wilkinson, JM. (2005) Risk perception among pharmacy students at a rural university: A pilot study investigating direct and indirect risk health behaviours. Australian Pharmacist; 24(5):408-411.
- Franks TJ, Burton DL, Simpson MD. (2005). Asthma action plans and health care professionals. Australian Pharmacist; 24 (7): 568-71.
- Tabitha J Franks, Deborah L Burton, Maree D Simpson (2005). Patient medication knowledge and adherence to asthma pharmacotherapy: a pilot study in rural Australia. Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management. 1(1):33-38.
- Kamkaen N, Thongnopnua N, Wilkinson J. & Simpson M. (2005) Comparison of traditional herbal medicine and standard western medicine in the management of dyslipidemia. Acta Horticulturae (ISHS) 680:57-63.
- Simpson, MD, Burton DL, Burton MA & Bowman S. 2005. impact of spirometry on pharmacists' decision to refer. Australian Pharmacist 24(12):964-968
- Marriott J, Taylor S, Simpson M, Bull R, Galbraith K, Howarth H, Leversha A, Best D & Rose M. (2005). Australian national strategy for pharmacy preceptor education and support. Australian Journal of Rural Health:13 (2): 83-90.
- Simpson, MD &Angel L. (2005). Does gender role orientation influence graduates' course satisfaction and practice choices?. Australian Pharmacist; 24(9):725-728.
- Simpson MD, Leversha A, Marriott JL, Taylor S, Bull RM, Howarth HD, Galbraith KJ,Dalton LD, Best,DL & Rose, M.( 2006). Development of a mentoring module to enhance an online national pharmacy preceptor training program in Australia. Journal of Pharmacy Practice & Research 36(2): 119-121.
- Marriott J, Taylor S, Dalton L, Bull R, Leversha A, Galbraith K, Howarth H, Simpson M, Best D, Rose M.(2006). Pharmacists views on preceptorship. Pharmacy Education. 6(4): 245
- Taylor S, Best D, Marriott J, Dalton L, Bull R, Leversha A, Galbraith K, Howarth H, Simpson M, Rose M.( 2006). Pharmacy student views on preceptorship during rural placements. Pharmacy Education,; 6(4): 253.
- Angel, LA & Simpson, MD. (2007). Report of best practice: Development of an Ethics Manual as an integral component of undergraduate curriculum and application for graduates and practitioners. Journal of Learning Design; 2(1): online.
- Simpson, MD, (2007). An introduction to disease state management. Australian Pharmacist; 26 (1): 37-41.
- Simpson, MD. (2007). Practical aspects of diabetes management in pharmacy. Australian Pharmacist; 26 (3): 218-20
- Simpson, MD. (2007). Asthma self-management. Australian Pharmacist; 26 (4): 306-9
- Simpson, MD. (2007). Weight management in a DSM framework. Australian Pharmacist. 26 (8): 636-8, 640-1
- Simpson, MD. (2008) Cardiovascular risk is women's business too. Australian Pharmacist; 27 (7): 558-60.
- Loftus, S & Simpson, MD. (2009). Chapter 21. Educating Fieldwork Educators in Education for Future Practice edited by Joy Higgs, Della Fish, Ian Goulter, Stephen Loftus and Jo-Anne Reid. Sense Publishers, The Netherlands. Submitted to editor.
- Dayhew, M; Wilkinson, JM and Simpson, MD. (2009).Complementary and alternative medicine and the search for knowledge by conventional healthcare practitioners. Contemporary Nurse; 33(1): 41-49.