Lecturer in Clinical Placements (Pharmacy), Anna Barwick, won the Outstanding Oral presentation in Pharmacy Education prize for her UQ Master of Clinical Research titled ‘Professional identity and empathy in undergraduate pharmacy students’ at an annual meeting of the Australasian Pharmaceutical Science Association (APSA).
Anna’s research aimed to to measure students’ professional identity and empathy and compare this across year levels in the Bachelor of Pharmacy (with Honours) at UNE. The results demonstrated that empathy and professional identity is maintained throughout the UNE pharmacy degree. The results also aligned with evidence that professional identity development occurs as a result of participation in authentic work practices. The UNE cohort is unique, with the majority of students reporting previous work and life experience that may influence results.
Anna is pictured with APSA president Dr Stephanie Reuter Lange.