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Pharmacy staff profile

Dr Alesha Smith

PositionSenior Lecturer
QualificationsMSc(Otago) PhD(Qld)
Research summaryClinical pharmacy


My research focuses on quality use of medicines. I am particularly interested in pharmacoepidemiological studies which investigate the use of medicines over time and between populations and jurisdictions. With the introduction of pharmacist prescribing and the potential expansion of nurse prescribing, I am interested in evaluating non-medical prescribing in NZ.


Richards, N., Reith, D., Stitely, M., & Smith, A. (2018). Antiepileptic drug exposure in pregnancy and pregnancy outcome from national drug usage data. BMC Pregnancy & Childbirth, 18(1), 84. doi: 10.1186/s12884-018-1728-y

Young, A., Tordoff, J., Leitch, S., & Smith, A. (2018). Doctors and pharmacists provision and opinions of medicines information leaflets in New Zealand. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s11096-018-0635-7

Smith, A. J., Scahill, S. L., Harrison, J., Carroll, T., & Medlicott, N. J. (2018). Service provision in the wake of a new funding model for community pharmacy. BMC Health Services Research, 18, 307. doi: 10.1186/s12913-018-3120-z

Young, A., Tordoff, J., Leitch, S., & Smith, A. (2018). Do health professionals tell patients what they want to know about their medicines? Health Education Journal. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/0017896918763679

Richards, N., Reith, D., Stitely, M., & Smith, A. (2017). Are doses of lamotrigine or levetiracetam adjusted during pregnancy? Epilepsia Open. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1002/epi4.12086