Gillian Caughey

Professor, PhD

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1996 …2024

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Professor Gillian Caughey (BSc Hons, PhD) is a pharmacoepidemiologist with research interests in quality and safety of care in aged care, medicines safety and utilisation focused on the older population with multimorbidity and polypharmacy. She is an Associate Director at the Registry of Senior Australians (ROSA), South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) and Adjunct Professor at University of South Australia. Her current work focuses on the aged care population using ROSA, a unique large linked data-platform of over 3.5 million Australians accessing aged care services. This work is focused on monitoring and evaluating the quality and safety of aged care services provided to older Australians, to improve their overall health and wellbeing. Prior to this she was Director of Research at Clinical Pharmacology, Royal Adelaide Hospital (Adelaide University). Her research to date, has a strong translational focus on improving health outcomes for the older population and is internationally recognised for her work focused on medicines safety and utilisation in older people with multimorbidity and polypharmacy. She is currently supervising PhD students undertaking research in multimorbidity, polypharmacy and the identification of patients at high risk of adverse medicine events; models of care for multimorbidity and impact of frailty and geriatric assessment on treatment outcomes using large population-based data.

Prof Caughey is Chair of the Drug Utilisation Special Interest Group for the International Society of Pharmacoepidemiology (ISPE) and on the Board of Directors for ISPE (

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Public Health, Pharmacoepidemiology, University of Adelaide, University of Adelaide

Award Date: 1 Dec 1997

Bachelor's Degree (Honours), Bachelor of Science (Hons), University of Adelaide, University of Adelaide

Award Date: 1 Dec 1992

Bachelor's Degree, Bachelor of Science

Award Date: 1 Dec 1991


  • aged care
  • registries
  • ageing
  • quality and safety of care
  • pharmacoepidemiology

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