Dr Karen Luetsch

Lecturer in Clinical Pharmacy

School of Pharmacy
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
k.luetsch@uq.edu.au
+61 7 334 61978

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 design, 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, pharmacists' attitudes and behaviours in practice and realist research in exploring these. 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 Master's of clinical pharmacy program, teaching leadership and management, advanced skills for evidence based, interprofessional and patient-focused practice, and reserach skills. She is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Research Interests

  • Pharmacy and health professional practice
    Interprofessional communication and collaboration, behaviour change, attitudes and practice change
  • Methodology
    Realist reviews / synthesis and evaluations
  • Educational research
    Practitioner development, postgraduate learning, e-learning

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

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Available Projects

  • This research project will investigate how pharmacists access and utilise electronic patient records, e.g. the Myhealthrecord

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

  • This project will use realist approaches to reseraching why, for whom and under which circumstances EPAs advance pharmacy students' learning and practice development.

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Publications

Journal Article

Conference Publication

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — 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 access and utilise electronic patient records, e.g. the Myhealthrecord

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

  • This project will use realist approaches to reseraching why, for whom and under which circumstances EPAs advance pharmacy students' learning and practice development.