Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Dr Sarah Dineen-Griffin

Dr Sarah Dineen-Griffin

PhD MPharm GradCertPharmPrac BBSci AACPA AdvPP(II) MPS

Dr Sarah Dineen-Griffin is a University Lecturer in health services management and leadership at Charles Sturt University. She completed her PhD in pharmacy practice focusing on patient self-care and the evaluation/ implementation of health services. She has worked in the pharmacy industry for 15 years and operates as a registered community pharmacist and medicines review pharmacist. For the last 5 years, Sarah has lectured at a number of academic institutions across multiple disciplines, including pharmacy, paramedicine and nursing. At an international level, she is an editorial board member for Pharmacy Practice, the journal. At a national level, she is elected as the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia’s Branch Committee member, and Chair of the Early Career Pharmacist Group for New South Wales.

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Currently responsible for teaching:

Undergraduate

  • The Dynamics of Health Care Practice (HSM202)

Postgraduate

  • Health Planning (HSM510)
  • Practising Health Management and Leadership with Resilience and Efficacy (HML401)
  • Leadership Practice and Influence in Health Services (HML407)
  • Management Practice for Health Services (HML408)

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Research interests encompass health services research and the future of health care particularly health services in current and emergent national and international health settings. Specific research programs have designed and evaluated the clinical, humanistic, economic impact of community pharmacy services. Other research interests include population self-care, health literacy, minor ailments, self-medication and quality use of nonprescription medicines. At an international level, Sarah is an editorial board member for Pharmacy Practice, the journal. She has been a speaker at national and international conferences including: International Pharmaceutical Federation Abu Dhabi (2019), International Pharmaceutical Federation Pharmacy Research Symposium Portugal (2018), Pharmaceutical Society of Australia Annual Conference (2018), Pharmaceutical Society of Australia Annual Conference (2017), Pharmaceutical Society of Australia WA Annual Seminar (2016).

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Memberships

  • Member of the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia, International Pharmaceutical Federation, and the Australian Association of Consultant Pharmacy.

Positions

  • Editorial Board Member, Pharmacy Practice, the journal (2020)
  • National Self-Care Policy Advisory Group (2020)
  • Committee Member, Pharmaceutical Society of Australia NSW Branch Committee (2020)
  • Chair, Pharmaceutical Society of Australia NSW Early Career Pharmacist Working Group (2020)
  • General Grant Coordinator, International Pharmaceutical Federation Young Pharmacists Group (2020)
  • Vice Chair, International Pharmaceutical Federation Next Generation Pharmaceutical Scientists Group (2020)

Scholarships and awards

  • Winner, The Sirianni Scholarship for Future Pharmacist Leaders (2020)
  • International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) Champion for Change (2020)
  • Advancing Practice Pharmacist (Stage II) (2019)

Professional achievements

  • Mental Health First Aid Training (2020)
  • Medical Management Review (MMR) Stage 2 Accreditation, Australian Association of Consultant Pharmacy (2016)
  • Medical Management Review (MMR) Stage 1 Accreditation, Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (2015)

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Journal articles

  1. Dineen-Griffin S, Benrimoj SI, Rogers K, Williams KA, Garcia-Cardenas V. Cluster randomised controlled trial evaluating the clinical and humanistic impact of a pharmacist-led minor ailment service. BMJ Quality & Safety. 2020:bmjqs-2019-010608.
  2. Dineen-Griffin S, Benrimoj SI, Garcia-Cardenas V. Primary health care policy and vision for community pharmacy and pharmacists in Australia. Pharm Pract (Granada). 2020;18(2):1967.
  3. Dineen-Griffin, S., Williams, K. A., Vargas, C., Benrimoj, S. I., & Garcia-Cardenas, V. Cost utility of a pharmacist-led minor ailment service compared with usual pharmacist care. Cost Eff Resour Alloc. 2020;18:24.
  4. Dineen-Griffin, S., Garcia-Cardenas, V., Williams, K. A. & Benrimoj, S. I. Helping patients help themselves: a systematic review of self-management support in primary health care. PLOS ONE. 2019;14(8): e0220116.
  5. Dineen-Griffin, S., Garcia-Cardenas, V., Williams, K. A. & Benrimoj, S. I.Evaluation of a collaborative protocolized approach by community pharmacists and general medical practitioners for an Australian Minor Ailments Scheme: Protocol for a cluster randomized controlled trial. JMIR Res Protoc. 2019;8(8):e13973.

Reports

  1. Nichols T, Calder R, Morgan M, Lawn S, Beauchamp A, Trezona A, Byambasuren O, Bowman J, Duggan M, Clinton-McHarg T, Willis K, Kearns R, Harris-Roxas B, Wardle J, Litt J, Menzies D, Dawda P, Benrimoj S, Dineen-Griffin S, Banfield M, Fetherston H, Klepac B. (2020). Self-care for health: a national policy blueprint. Policy paper 2020-01, Mitchell Institute, Victoria University, Melbourne.
  2. Dineen-Griffin, S., Garcia-Cardenas, V., Williams, K. A. & Benrimoj, S. I.(2019). An Australian Minor Ailments Scheme: Evaluation of a collaborative protocolized approach by community pharmacies and general medical practitioners. Report.
  3. Dineen-Griffin, S., Garcia-Cardenas, V., Williams, K. A. & Benrimoj, S. I.(2018). Evaluation of a collaborative minor ailments service in community pharmacy: Findings from a pilot study in Western Sydney primary health network. Report.

Thesis

  1. Dineen-Griffin, S., (2020). Minor ailment services from community pharmacy. Thesis.

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