Associate Professor Bruce Charles


School of Pharmacy
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
+61 7 334 61976


Bruce Charles has an appointment as Reader in the School of Pharmacy. He joined the University in 1988 following 10 years as Senior Scientist in the Department of Clinical Pharmacology, Princess Alexandra Hospital and 2 years as a Harkness Fellow at the University of Iowa (USA). In recent years he has had a major role in the development of new courses in pharmacotherapeutics. He currently teaches in all years of the BPharm course.

Research interests

His research encompasses many areas of human and veterinary pharmacotherapeutics, especially population modelling approaches to studying pharmacokinetics in very premature neonates and older children. An example is his recent research funded by the NHMRC which has led to caffeine being adopted as the drug of first choice in the treatment of apnoea of prematurity in Australian hospitals.


  • Doctor of Science, The University of Queensland
  • Graduate Diploma of Business Administration, Queensland University of Technology
  • Doctor of Philosphy, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours), The University of Queensland


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PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

Completed Supervision

Possible Research Projects

Note for students: The possible research projects listed on this page may not be comprehensive or up to date. Always feel free to contact the staff for more information, and also with your own research ideas.