Gillian Caughey

Dr Gillian Caughey

Senior Research Fellow

Adelaide Medical School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD (as Co-Supervisor) - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Dr Gillian Caughey - Senior Research Fellow - Adelaide Medical School.

Adjunct Senior Research Fellow School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences, The University of South Australia.

My research aims to improve medication-related care and health outcomes for older people with multimorbidity. Specifically, it focuses on the utilisation, safety and efficacy of medicines, using a range of research methods and data, including electronic health records and administrative claims health data. This research facilitates the development of the evidence base for the therapeutic management of patients with multimorbidity and to understand the complex interactions between common combinations of treatments for chronic conditions and develop holistic models of care.

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2016 Senior Research Fellow University of Adelaide, Adelaide
    2016 Director of Research Royal Adelaide Hospital, Adelaide
    2006 Adjunct Senior Research Fellow University of South Australia, Adelaide
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    School of Medicine, University of Adelaide, Adelaide Australia PhD
  • Research Interests

  • 2018-2020 Team Approach to Polypharmacy Evaluation and Reduction for General Practice patients with dementia: the Australian TAPERdem study. NHMRC, Boosting Dementia Research Grants. C Etherton-Beer, L Parkinson, V, Naganathan, GE Caughey, J Redfern, R Clifford, A Page, D Mangin, $586,840.40
  • 2012-2017  Centre of Excellence in post-marketing surveillance of medicines and devices, NHMRC Centre of Excellence, E Roughead, P Ryan, S Graves, N Pratt, S Shakib, GE Caughey, N Huang $2,501,247
  • 2015-2016  Understanding patient preferences and treatment priorities in those with multiple chronic conditions: an opportunity to improve health outcomes. UniSA Research Investment Themes. GE Caughey, J Swait, J Rose, E Huynh $37,857
  • 2016 Implementation of Clinical Indicators of potentially preventable hospitalisation. GE Caughey, L Kalisch Ellett, S Bacon, N Bullock SA Government Innovation Program $33,350
  • 2012 Examination of barriers and facilitators to achieving quality use of medicines along the continuum of care. SA Health GE Caughey, Simon Bell, Manya Angley, Kay Price, Michael Ward $45,000
  • 2011-2013 Development of Australian clinical indicators for potentially preventable hospitalisations BUPA Foundation GE Caughey, L Kalisch $200,409
  • 2011-2013  Development and evaluation of new anti-inflammatory products based on a traditional Indigenous medicine NHMRC Development Grant $269,590 S Semple, R McKinnon, J Wang, GE Caughey, M Constabile
  • 2007-2011 The development and evaluation of management strategies designed to address poly-morbidity in older people: Implications for health policy planning, practitioners and patients. 2007 – 2010. NHMRC Ageing Well Ageing Productively Grant. AL Gilbert, EE Roughead, R McDermott, A Esterman, M Luszcz, S Shakib. AI GE Caughey $2,000,000.
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  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2017 - ongoing Chair Chair, Educational Program, Drug Utilisation Special Interest Group International Society for Pharmacoepidemiology United States
    2016 - ongoing Co-Founder Asian Drug Utilisation Special Interest Group International Society for Pharmacoepidemiology Australia
    2016 - ongoing Co-Founder Medicines and Ageing Research Collaborative (MARC) Royal Adelaide Hospital Australia
    2014 - ongoing Member Multimorbidity Executive Working Group Royal Australian College of General Practice Australia
    2011 - ongoing Board Member Drug Utilisation Special Interest Group Executive Committee International Society for Pharmacoepidemiology United States
    2009 - 2015 Member Scientific Program Committee International Society for Pharmacoepidemiology United States
    2009 - ongoing Member International Research Community on Multimorbidity Multimorbidity Research Community Canada
    2009 - ongoing Member Medicines Use Research Australia International Society for Pharmacoepidemiology Australia
  • Editorial Boards

    Date Role Editorial Board Name Institution Country
    2010 - ongoing Board Member Journal of Comorbidity SAGE Journals United Kingdom

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