B.Pharm (India); M. Pharm Prac (South Africa); Grad Cert in Pharmacoeconomics (South Africa); Grad Cert in Disease Management (South Africa).Grad Cert Univ. Learn & Teaching (Australia).
George predominantly teaches Pharmacy Practice subjects across the 4 years of the course. George is well regarded by his students and has been awarded an honorary life membership in the pharmacy students' body for his commitment and passion in developing students.
From a research and scholarly practice perspective, his interests are in the use of technology in enhancing and engaging curriculum delivery and student experience. He is also interested in Drug utilisation evaluation and also managerial process improvements in institutional settings. He has supervised various Master's degree projects in these areas, secured competitive research grants in these areas and also published in peer reviewed journal and presented the findings in many scientific proceedings internationally and nationally.
From a community engagement perspective George has served as the working party Member of NSW Ministry of Health Workforce Planning & Development task force on "Pharmacy Professionals workforce plan 2012-2022". He has also liaised with the various agencies and Patchwork service providers and the Local AMS (Aboriginal Medicine Services) for improving the health outcome in local communities. He has also engaged with various schools and teachers organisations to promote Pharmacy as a profession of choice for students.
Mr John's philosophy in regards to teaching is summed up in the following Chinese proverb;
If you are planning for a year grow rice;
If you are planning for 20 years grow trees;
If you are planning for centuries, grow people.
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