AACP announces new Board Chair

During its recent annual conference, ConPharm 2022 on the Gold Coast, Australian Association of Consultant Pharmacy (AACP) CEO Grant Martin announced that Shane Jackson will be the association’s new Board chair from 1 July 2022.

Shane Jackson is a Senior Clinical Lecturer in pharmacy within the School of Pharmacy and Pharmacology at the University of Tasmania. He is a pharmacist with over 20 years’ experience working in the health care sector as a practising pharmacist in clinical, consultant and academic roles. Shane’s career has been diverse, primarily focussed on improving pharmacy practice through teaching, research, policy implementation and advocacy. In recent years, Shane has largely been active in clinical practice and through policy implementation activities through the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia.  

Shane is a proprietor of three community pharmacies in Tasmania, and a director of Consultant Pharmacy Services, a group consisting of accredited pharmacists providing services to aged care in Tasmania.

One of Shane’s community pharmacies was the first pharmacy in Australia to develop a model of integrated on-site pharmacy services comprising medication supply, quality use of medicines advice and medication review services employing innovative pharmacists.