Janet Sluggett

Dr, PhD, BPharm(Hons), GDipClinEpid, CertIV TAE, FSHP, FANZCAP, GAICD, MPS-AACPA

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Dr Janet Sluggett is an Associate Professor in Pharmacy and Pharmacoepidemiology, NHMRC Emerging Leadership 2 Fellow and Enterprise Fellow at UniSA Allied Health & Human Performance, University of South Australia. She is an Affiliate Post-doctoral Researcher at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI).

Janet is a pharmacist and her research focuses on using ‘Big Data’ to maximise the benefits and reduce the risks relating to medicines use among older people receiving community and residential aged care services. Janet also conducts research to support new models of pharmacy practice. She collaborates closely with the Registry Of Senior Australians (ROSA) at SAHMRI and residential aged care providers.

Janet has been nationally recognised for excellence as an early career pharmacist researcher. She received a 2020 SA Young Tall Poppy Science Award from the Australian Institute of Policy and Sciences for excellence in research and community outreach. Janet was acknowledged as one of South Australia’s most innovative women when she received the Winnovation 2019 Social Impact Award for her research leadership to develop a new service to simplify medication regimens in SA residential aged care homes. She discussed her research, and medication management in residential aged care, as an invited expert witness at a public hearing of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety in July 2019.

Janet is a Fellow of the Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia and she is accredited to perform medicines reviews. She is an invited member of the New Drugs Advisory Group and the Editorial Board of the Australian Pharmaceutical Formulary and Handbook. Janet is an active member of the Editorial Board for Drugs-Real World Outcomes and Assistant Editor for the Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Research. She received the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia SA/NT Pharmacist of the Year Award 2017 in recognition of her significant contributions to pharmacy research, community engagement and professional development. 

Janet is a Non-Executive Director of the Australian MedicAlert Foundation and Southern Cross Care SA, NT & VIC. She has previously been a visiting research fellow at the Kaiser Permanente National Implant Registries in San Diego and the Kuopio Research Centre for Geriatric Care, University of Eastern Finland.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Suitability of routinely collected health data for monitoring medicines-related care for transient ischaemic attack and ischaemic stroke in Australia, University of South Australia

Award Date: 21 Aug 2014

Certificate, Certificate IV Training and Assessment, Pharmaceutical Society of Australia

Award Date: 1 Jan 2013

Graduate Diploma, Graduate Diploma in Clinical Epidemiology, University of Newcastle

Award Date: 1 Jan 2012

Bachelor's Degree (Honours), Bachelor of Pharmacy with Honours (First Class), University of South Australia

Award Date: 31 Dec 2005

External positions

Enterprise Fellow (NHMRC Emerging Leadership 2 Fellow), University of South Australia

1 Jan 2023 → …

Adjunct Research Fellow, Monash University

1 Mar 2020 → …

Senior Research Fellow (NHMRC Early Career Fellow), University of South Australia

1 Mar 202031 Dec 2022


  • pharmacy
  • clinical pharmacy
  • pharmacist
  • medicines
  • medication
  • drug utilization
  • pharmacoepidemiology
  • epidemiology
  • health services
  • dementia
  • residential aged care
  • aged care
  • geriatrics
  • long-term care
  • care homes

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