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PROF Elizabeth Manias


  • Health care communication (Communication between health professionals, patients and family members)
  • Medication management (Medication adherence and information)
  • Safety and quality (Medication safety)
  • Safety and risk management (Development and evaluation of risk assessment tools)



Member of

  • American Society of Consultant Pharmacists. Focused on enhancing quality care for older persons through appropriate use of medication and promotion of healthy aging 2015 -
  • Distinguished Life Fellow of the Australian College of Nursing. Acknowledgement of outstanding contribution to the nursing profession 2012 -
  • Fellow of the Australian College of Nursing. Acknowledgement of major contribution to the nursing profession 2012 -
  • Society of Hospital Pharmacists Australia. Addresses quality use of medicines in hospitals 2009 -
  • International Pharmaceutical Federation. Focused on developing the pharmacy profession, through practice and emerging scientific innovations, to meet the worlds health care needs 2006 -
  • International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research. Invited chair of the Medication Adherence Good Research Practices Working Group of ISPOR 2006 -
  • Australian Pain Society. Examines acute and chronic pain issues affecting individuals 2003 -
  • Sigma Theta Tau. International professional nursing organisation 2003 -
  • Victorian Medicines Advisory Committee. Provides advice about safety and quality issues involving medicine use 2005 - 2010
  • Quality Use of Medicines Representatives Network. Examines safety and quality issues with medicines 2003 - 2010


Selected publications


Investigator on


Education and training

  • PhD, La Trobe University 1999
  • MN, La Trobe University 1993
  • CertCritCare, St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne 1989
  • RN, Alfred Hospital 1986
  • MPharm, Monash University 1985
  • BPharm, Monash University 1982

Awards and honors

  • For outstanding contribution to health care research internationally, International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame, Sigma Theta Tau International, 2014
  • For outstanding contribution to research, teaching and service, Distinguished Life Fellow of the Australian College of Nursing, 2012
  • The Australian Awards for Excellence in Educational Publishing, 2004
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Nursing, Australia, 1998



Available for supervision

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