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Pharmacy staff profile

Associate Professor June Tordoff

PositionAssociate Professor
QualificationsBPharm(Hons) MPharm(Brad) PhD MRPharmS MPS RegPharmNZ
Research summaryClinical and social pharmacy; medicines use in older people, access to medicines, medicines policy
TeachingClinical pharmacy to undergraduate and postgraduate students.
MembershipsMember of Best Practice Advocacy Centre (BPAC) Incorporated Society; Member of the Australasian Society of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacologists and Toxicologists (ASCEPT)


My PhD research was in medicines policy and involved evaluating the impact of the National Hospital Pharmaceutical Strategy launched in 2002 by the New Zealand government agency PHARMAC. At the same time I was involved in research on access to medicines for children in New Zealand and other countries, and the appropriate use some medicines at the interface of primary and secondary care.

More recently I have been involved in examining medicines use among older people, new roles for pharmacists, and access to medicines for adults in New Zealand compared with some other developed countries.

Associate Professor Tordoff on PubMed


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

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

Young, A., Tordoff, J., & Smith, A. (2017). Regulatory agencies' recommendations for medicine information leaflets: Are they in line with research findings? Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.sapharm.2017.02.014

Young, A., Tordoff, J., & Smith, A. (2017). 'What do patients want?': Tailoring medicines information to meet patients' needs. Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy, 13(6), 1186-1190. doi: 10.1016/j.sapharm.2016.10.006

Ailabouni, N., Mangin, D., Tordoff, J. M., & Nishtala, P. S. (2017). Do my patients need all their medicines? Registered nurses' views on deprescribing. Innovation in Aging, 1(Suppl. 1), 571. doi: 10.1093/geroni/igx004.2009