Dr Wubshet Tesfaye


School of Pharmacy
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences


Wubshet is a registered pharmacist, lecturer, and course coordinator in Medicines Management and Pharmacy Practice at the University of Queensland’s Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences. He also holds an Affiliate Research Fellow position at the University of Sydney School of Pharmacy.

He completed his PhD at the University of Tasmania, focusing on ‘Medication appropriateness and regimen complexity in chronic kidney disease’ in December 2019. Following that, he held postdoctoral researcher roles at the University of Canberra and University of Sydney, where he coordinated multiple government- and industry-funded clinical trials.

Wubshet's research primarily centres around understanding medication and patient outcomes in individuals with chronic diseases, with a special emphasis on kidney diseases. In collaboration with several researchers and stakeholders in Australia, Wubshet has attracted ~2.1 million in grant funding. Currently, he is actively involved as an investigator in a large-scale cluster randomised trial (ACTRN12622000329763) funded by the Medical Research Future Fund and led by the University of Sydney. This trial aims to investigate the effectiveness of a community pharmacy-led point-of-care screening in improving the detection of kidney disease and quality use of medicines.

Research Interests

  • Public health roles of pharmacists
  • Quality use of medicines in kidney disease
  • eHealth interventions
  • Pharmacy-led approaches to improve health and medication outcomes


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