Pascale Dettwiller

Pascale Dettwiller

Health and Medical Sciences Faculty Office

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences


I have vast experience in regional, rural and remote settings in Australia and overseas. My commitment to improving health outcomes of regional and rural communities is demonstrated through academic works, professional practice and active social engagement. My area of research is in quality and safety use of medicines, workforce development, and interdisciplinary teaching and practice including integrating of Aboriginal knowledge.

As a health professional academic and educator, I am interested in exploring interprofessional practice and I have designed and successfully implemented a teaching activity centered on remote and rural practice relying on interdisciplinary support:

As a pharmacist,  I am interested in patient centered care quality improvement projects and I am currently exploring how personal counselling can improve patient confidence and trust in the uptake of colonoscopy as a prophylactic measure of colon-rectal cancer. I have also explored factors of adherence to medicines regimen in specific groups. 

 

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2020 Associate Professor, Research University of Adelaide
    2016 Regional Lead Pharmacist & Clinical Advisor Eyre and Far North Local Health Network
    2014 Alumnus Harvard Macy Institute, Boston, (MA, USA) Harvard Medical School
    2012 - 2016 Director Rural Clinical School Flinders University
    2012 - 2016 Associate Professor, Pharmacy Flinders University
    2009 - 2011 Associate Professor & Deputy Head of School Charles Darwin University
    2007 - 2009 Director of Pharmacy and Allied Health Bairnsdale Regional Health Service
    2006 - 2008 Senior Clinical Managing Pharmacist North West Regional Hospital
    2005 - 2007 Clinical Lecturer & Geriatric Pharmacy Advisor University of Tasmania
    2001 - 2003 Senior Manager ‘Boots’ and ‘Moss’ Sainsbury’s
    1999 - 2001 Director French-Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
    1999 - 2000 Visiting Lecturer University of New England, Brisbane Campus
    1991 - 1999 Pharmacy Owner Self-Employed
    1988 - 1990 Lecturer, Physiology French University of the Pacific
    1982 - 1987 Clinical Pharmacist (Research Fellow) Claude Bernard University Lyon 1
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2019 Award Best Paper Public Health Research & Practice Australia
    2019 Award Best Presentation (Co-Author) International Conference on Public Health and Medical Technology France
    2012 Honour Honorary Fellowship Menzies School of Health Research, NT Australia
    1996 Award Gold Medal Award in Clinical Pharmacy Lyon Public Hospital France
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    Croatian Can read, write, speak and understand spoken
    French Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2018 Deakin University Australia Master of Business Administration
    2001 National Institute of Health Sciences Australia Diploma of Nutrition & Diploma of Herbal Medicine
    1993 Department of Education France Bachelor of Teaching
    1983 Claude Bernard University Lyon 1 France Masters in Human Biology
    1982 Joseph Fourier University France Doctor of Pharmacy
  • Postgraduate Training

    Date Title Institution Country
    1986 Postgraduate Certificate - Pharmacovigilance Surveying Claude Bernard University Lyon 1 France
    1985 Postgraduate Certificate - Clinical Toxicology Claude Bernard University Lyon 1 France
    1982 - 1987 Intern Pharmacist Hospices Civils de Lyon France
  • Research Interests

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  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2018 Kirby, S., Lyle, D., Jones, D., Brunero, C., Purcell, A., & Dettwiller, P. (2018). Design and delivery of an innovative speech pathology service-learning program for primary school children in Far West NSW, Australia. Public Health Research and Practice, 28(3).
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    2018 Thomas, J., Davey, R., Peterson, G., Carson, C., Walton, S., Spelman, T., . . . Baby, K. (2018). Treatment of scabies using a tea tree oil-based gel formulation in Australian Aboriginal children: Protocol for a randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open, 8(5), 10 pages.
    DOI Scopus2 WoS2
    2017 Davis, J., Mackrow, C., Binks, P., Fletcher, W., Dettwiller, P., Marshall, C., . . . Tong, S. (2017). A double-blind randomized controlled trial of ibuprofen compared to placebo for uncomplicated cellulitis of the upper or lower limb. Clinical Microbiology and Infection, 23(4), 242-246.
    DOI Scopus4 WoS2 Europe PMC1
    2016 Thomas, J., Carson, C., Peterson, G., Walton, S., Hammer, K., Naunton, M., . . . Baby, K. (2016). Therapeutic potential of tea tree oil for scabies. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 94(2), 258-266.
    DOI Scopus19 WoS18 Europe PMC11
    2014 Dettwiller, P. (2014). What Can Be Learned From The Rural Clinic School In The Northern Territory Australia: Community Engagement Impacts At The Katherine Rural Clinical School. AISHE-J: The All Ireland Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 6(1), 1641.
    2012 de Zylva, J., Naunton, M., Szabo, F., & Dettwiller, P. (2012). Adherence to Prophylaxis Guidelines for Symptomatic Venous Thromboembolism at a Darwin Hospital. Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Research, 42(1), 37-42.
    DOI Scopus2
  • Book Chapters

    Year Citation
    2015 Dettwiller, P., Raines, T., Cubillo, P., & Stothers, K. (2015). Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioner student perspectives on an interprofessional education program. In O. Mazel, & C. Ryan (Eds.), LIME Good Practice Case Studies (Vol. 3, pp. 61). University of Melbourne.
  • Conference Papers

    Year Citation
    2015 Dettwiller, P., Maroney, T., & Brown, L. (2015). Speaking Easy for Living and Learning: School-based service-learning for speech pathology students. In National Rural Health Conference. Darwin.
Grants Received
Date Funding Funding Body Funding Purpose Role
2019 $1,400,000 Medical Research Futures Fund (MRFF) Grant: Tea Tree Oil for Scabies Co-Investigator
2018 $10,000 SA Health Allied Health & UniSA Seed Funding Grant Co-Investigator
2016 $10,000 Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal Grant: Speaking for Living and Learning Principal Investigator
2015-2016 $100,000

University of Canberra & 

Collaborative Indigenous Research Initiative

RCT: Tea Tree Oil for Scabies Co-Investigator
2015 $3,500 Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal Grant: Speaking for Living and Learning

Principal

Investigator

2015 $1,060,000 NHMRC Grant: Personalised Medicine for Aboriginal people Co-Investigator
2013 $40,000

HWA/NT Human Service

Training Advisory Council

Community student-led clinic project

Principal

Investigator

2013 $70,000

HWA/NT Human Service

Training Advisory Council

Program evaluation

Principal

Investigator

2013 $10,000 Wurli Wurlijang Establishment grant

Principal

Investigator

2013 $62,000 The Smith Family - Katherine Community consultation

Principal

Investigator

2013 $35,000 The Smith Family - Katherine Student-led pilot program

Principal

Investigator

2012 $100,000 The Smith Family - Katherine Professional development Invesprogram establishment Principal investigator
2011 $140,000 Health Workforce Australia Health education program expansion

Principal

Investigator

2006 - 2010 $173,000 Miscellaneous  

Principal

Investigator

I am willing to support the learning in research methodology of any student under- and-post graduate in my current capacity. I do have few projects that will benefit from enthusiastic learners to assist with the data collection and literature reviews. With blended-learning techniques, it is not always necessary to be on site to be a co-investigator!

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  • Board Memberships

    Date Role Board name Institution name Country
    2018 - ongoing Representative Health Advisory Council Port Lincoln Health Service Australia
    2018 - 2019 Chair Board of Management Tumby Bay and Districts Community Bank Australia
    2017 - ongoing Member Executive Primary HealthCare Network, Lower Eyre Peninsula Cluster Australia
    2013 - 2017 Director Board of Management Katherine Regional Community Bank Enterprise Australia
    2009 - ongoing Advisory Board Member Australian Pharmaceutical Council Australian Pharmaceutical Council Australia
    2007 - 2010 Board Member Pharmacy Board of Victoria Pharmacy Board of Victoria Australia
    2005 - 2007 Board Member Pharmacy Board of Tasmania Pharmacy Board of Tasmania Australia
  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2017 - 2018 Board Member Continuing Education Sub-Committee Society Hospital Pharmacists of Australia, SA/NT Branch Australia
    2016 - 2016 Co-Chair Scientific Committee ICEMEN 2016 conference in Sault St Marie Canada
    2015 - 2015 Advisory Board Member National Conference Committee Australasian Association of Gerontology Australia
    2014 - 2014 Co-Chair Scientific Committee MUSTER 2014 conference in Uluru (NT) Australia
    2012 - ongoing Member Community of Palliative Care Practice Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia Australia
    2012 - ongoing Member American Association of Geriatric Pharmacists American Association of Geriatric Pharmacists United States
    2010 - 2012 Secretary NT Australian Association of Gerontology NT Australian Association of Gerontology Australia
    2009 - 2016 Member Human Ethics and Research Committee Menzies School of Health Research, NT Australia
    2008 - 2014 Advisory Board Member Professional Standards Committee Pharmacy Board of Victoria (AHPRA) Australia
    2005 - ongoing Member Rural and Remote Sub-committee Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia Australia
  • Community Engagement

    Date Title Engagement Type Institution Country
    2015 - 2015 Katherine Cancer Group Public Community Engagement Cancer Council NT
  • Consulting/Advisories

    Date Institution Department Organisation Type Country
    2010 - 2013 Consortium for Advanced Pharmacy Practice Consortium for Advanced Pharmacy Practice credentialing Business and professional Australia

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