Jean-Pierre Calabretto

Dr Jean-Pierre Calabretto

Manager - Quality Strategy & Development

Adelaide Medical School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences


I am a pharmacist and have had over 25 years of experience in hospital practice at the Women’s in Children’s Hospital (WCH) in Adelaide, South Australia, 20 of those years as Associate Director of Pharmacy.

My experience spans management and clinical practice with a focus on information systems and management, including external committees on Health-related Information Technology. In that time, I held a dual WCH-University of South Australia (UniSA) position as Senior Lecturer in Pharmacy Informatics (2002-2003).

In 2004-2007 I undertook full-time PhD studies at the School of Computer and Information Sciences at UniSA: ‘Supporting Medication-related decision-making with information model-based digital documents’.

Other past appointments include lecturer in Applied Pharmacotherapeutics at the School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences (UniSA) and Project Manager with Pharmaceutical Decision Support at the National Prescribing Service.

Currently I am Manager-Quality, Strategy & Development with the Australian Medicines Handbook.

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  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2017 Calabretto, J. (2017). Health it – but you promised…. Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Research, 47(2), 84-85.
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    2014 Calabretto, J., Thomas, J., Rossi, S., & Beilby, J. (2014). Medical student experiences of a smartphone-delivered drug information resource. Electronic Journal of Health Informatics, 8(2), 1-11.
    2013 Tran, S., Calabretto, J., & Sorich, M. (2013). Consumer-pharmacist interactions around complementary medicines: agreement between pharmacist and consumer expectations, satisfaction and pharmacist influence. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 21(6), 378-385.
    DOI Scopus14 Europe PMC11
    2011 Gordon, J., Calabretto, J., & Sorich, M. (2011). Unanswered health-related questions in community pharmacy: Frequency, nature and consequences. Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Research, 41(4), 271-274.
    DOI Scopus1
    2011 Calabretto, J., Lewis, B., & Reeve, J. (2011). A preliminary investigation of an integration tool to improve access to information resources in clinical software. Electronic Journal of Health Informatics, 6(1).
    Scopus1
    2010 Calabretto, J., & Swatman, P. (2010). Sociotechnical implications for information technology related interventions in community medication management - A case study. Electronic Journal of Health Informatics, 5(1).
    2008 Calabretto, J., & Swatman, P. (2008). Designing a better health technology intervention to support medication management. Journal of Design Research, 7(4), 367-392.
    DOI Scopus1
    2005 Calabretto, J., & Warren, J. (2005). Initial assessment of an Internet-based medication record. Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Research, 35(2), 99-102.
    DOI Scopus1
    2005 Calabretto, J., Warren, J., & Bird, L. (2005). Pharmacy decision support: Where is it? A systematic literature review. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 13(3), 157-163.
    DOI Scopus12
    2005 Calabretto, J., Banerjee, D., Warren, J., & Bird, L. (2005). XForms and XML events to support decisions about medication management.. AMIA ... Annual Symposium proceedings / AMIA Symposium. AMIA Symposium, 909.
    1992 Roberts, G., Kowalski, S., & Calabretto, J. (1992). Lack of effect of cisapride on phenytoin free fraction [3]. Annals of Pharmacotherapy, 26(7-8), 1016-1017.
    DOI Scopus5 WoS6 Europe PMC3
  • Conference Papers

    Year Citation
    2009 Awami, S., Swatman, P., & Calabretto, J. (2009). Implementing medication management software effectively within a hospital environment: Gaining benefits from metaphorical design. In J. Yang, A. Ginige, H. Mayr, & R. Kutsche (Eds.), Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing Vol. 20 LNBIP (pp. 346-354). Univ Western Sydney, Sydney, AUSTRALIA: SPRINGER-VERLAG BERLIN.
    DOI Scopus1 WoS1
    2009 Awami, S., Doogue, M., Calabretto, J., Swatman, P., Mangoni, A., & Spurling, L. (2009). It support for medication management process in hospitals: An overview. In Proceedings of the IADIS International Conference e-Health 2009, Part of the IADIS Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems, MCCSIS 2009 (pp. 59-67).
    2006 Calabretto, J., & Swatman, P. (2006). Supporting a medication management model with digital documents. In ACIS 2006 Proceedings - 17th Australasian Conference on Information Systems.
    2002 Calabretto, J. (2002). So that was IT: The Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. In Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Research Vol. 32 (pp. 219-220).
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    2002 Calabretto, J., Warren, J., Darzanos, K., & Fry, B. (2002). Building common ground for communication between patients and community pharmacists with an Internet medicine cabinet. In Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences Vol. 2002-January (pp. 2087-2094).
    DOI Scopus8
    2002 Calabretto, J., Couper, D., Mulley, B., Nissen, M., Siow, S., Tuck, J., & Warren, J. (2002). Agent support for patients and community pharmacists. In Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences Vol. 2002-January (pp. 2003-2012).
    DOI Scopus5
  • Theses

    Year Citation
    2007 Calabretto, J. (2007). Supporting medication-related decision making with information model-based digital documents. (PhD Thesis).

Lecturer, School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences, University of South Australia, First year pharmacy students: ” e-Professionalism" (2015)
Lecturer, School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences University of South Australia,Third year pharmacy students: "e-Health"  (2010-2015)
Lecturer in Applied Pharmacotherapeutics, School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences, University of South Australia (2007/2008)

  • Position: Manager - Quality Strategy & Development
  • Phone: 0870998800
  • Email: jean-pierre.calabretto@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 8313 6980
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: 33 King William Street, floor 13
  • Org Unit: Medical Sciences

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