Dr Karen Luetsch

Lecturer in Clinical Pharmacy

School of Pharmacy
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
k.luetsch@uq.edu.au
+61 7 334 61959

Overview

Karen Luetsch completed her undergraduate pharmacy training and PhD in Germany before moving to Australia in 1995. Karen has a background in hospital pharmacy as specialist pharmacist and manager as well as in the management and delivery of educational intitiatives to health professionals across all health care settings.

Karen's research interests focus on pharmacy and health professional education and pharmacists' attitudes and behaviours in practice. Patient-centred and interprofessional communication and practice are some of her past and current research topics. Karen is also a course coordinator and lecturer in the postgraduate clinical pharmacy programme.

Research Interests

  • Educational research
    Practitioner development, postgraduate learning, e-learning
  • Pharmacy Practice
    Interprofessional communication and collaboration, behaviour change, attitudes and practice change

Qualifications

  • Licence to Practice as a Pharmacist
  • Graduate Certificate in Clinical Education, Flinders University
  • Doctor of Natural Sciences (Pharmacy), The University of Würzburg
  • Australian Pharmacy Examining Council

Publications

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Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Available Projects

  • This research project will investigate how pharmacists perceive and learn patient-centred communication and behaviours.

  • This project will explore how clinicians make the transition to managers or leaders within health care.

  • This project will study how pharmacists communicate and collaborate with other health care professionals.

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Publications

Journal Article

Conference Publication

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Joint Principal Advisor

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.

  • This research project will investigate how pharmacists perceive and learn patient-centred communication and behaviours.

  • This project will explore how clinicians make the transition to managers or leaders within health care.

  • This project will study how pharmacists communicate and collaborate with other health care professionals.