Professor Jeff Hughes from Curtin’s School of Pharmacy has been awarded the 2014 Australasian Pharmaceutical Sciences Association (APSA) Medal.
The Medal is APSA’s highest accolade to recognise excellence and lasting contribution to the pharmaceutical sciences and pharmacy practice.
Professor Hughes is the first academic from Curtin to receive the APSA Medal and he joins a list of Australasian pharmacy luminaries who have received the honour since its inception in 2004.
Curtin’s Pro Vice-Chancellor of the Faculty of Health Sciences, Professor Michael Berndt, congratulated Professor Hughes on the significant achievement.
“Professor Hughes is a senior figure in pharmacy practice innovation, pharmaceutical sciences research and pharmacy education across Australia and New Zealand,” Professor Berndt said.
“His commitment to teaching and learning has established his international reputation as a pharmacy educator with a strong emphasis on student-centred evidence-based teaching for undergraduates, postgraduates and practitioners in pharmacy and other allied disciplines.”
Professor Hughes has published over 200 research and professional papers and contributed to 17 books, and is also an accredited pharmacist. His research interests include adverse drug reactions, infectious diseases and cognitive impairment and dementia.
He has also been the recipient of a number of prestigious awards recognising his contribution to the profession and leadership.
The winner of the Australasian Pharmaceutical Sciences Association (APSA) Medal is selected from nominations by the APSA Committee based on academic achievements and contribution to the Association.