I’m a pharmacist – get me out of here! Three steps to a thriving pharmacy career

What career pathways are available to pharmacists, beyond the usual options of community or hospital pharmacy? Join us for a ‘fireside chat’ featuring two pharmacists who have carved out diverse and interesting career paths.

The challenges of the current pandemic have led many pharmacists to reflect on their current role. Some examples are:

  • Interns who may be struggling to meet exam requirements
  • Business owners who might suddenly find the viability of their business is in question
  • Hospital pharmacists whose roles have changed due to COVID restrictions
  • Pharmacists who are contemplating a complete change of path

Helen Lowy, Pharmacist and Counsellor, will be joined by Fairlie Dunlop, Senior Drugs and Poisons Field Officer, for a guided discussion about their own career trajectories, and to hear and respond to your questions around this topic. 

Helen will share an evidence-based framework designed to empower pharmacy staff when considering options for their career path. Helen will walk participants through three core questions:

  • Where am I now?
  • Where do I want to be?
  • How do I get there?

This free one-hour webinar is the fourth in a short series aimed at helping pharmacists and pharmacy staff to navigate the COVID-19 crisis.

Date:     Tuesday 15 September 2020

Time:     8PM AEST | 6PM AWST | 7.30PM ACST



More about the speakers:

 Helen Lowy is a registered pharmacist and counsellor with a focus on workplace wellbeing. Helen led women’s and children’s pharmacy services in the UK, before moving to Australia.  Helen then worked in both public and private hospital pharmacy, specialising in QUM, before transitioning to the Department of Human Services (Vic) to manage the QUM Program. As a public servant Helen pursued further training in project management and change management, and has consulted on national expert advisory committees.


Fairlie Dunlop is a Senior Drugs and Poisons Field Officer with DHHS (Vic).  With a background in community pharmacy, focussing on addiction medicine and mental health, Fairlie has also worked as a locum pharmacist, in a hospital setting and in the pharmaceutical industry.  She now predominantly works in the Industry and Health Services regulatory space.




Webinar brought to you by the AJP.

 Missed the recent webinar ‘Staying afloat on the wave of COVID-19 and beyond? Watch it here.


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