Dr Christine Carrington works at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane as a Senior Consultant Pharmacist for Cancer Services and Deputy Director of Pharmacy. She is also an Adjunct Associate Professor at the School of Pharmacy, University of Queensland.
Christine has over 30 years’ experience working as a pharmacist in the area of cancer at a clinical, service and research level. She frequently presents at conferences and seminars on cancer therapy and lectures at the University of Queensland. Christine is an elected member of the Clinical Oncology Society of Australia (COSA) board and was awarded the Australian Clinical Pharmacist award in 2015 by the Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia (SHPA). Christine has a keen interest in safe medication practices in cancer therapy across the multidisciplinary setting and in developing competency and educational programs for pharmacists. She has recently led the working group for the review and development of the COSA National guidelines for the ‘Safe Prescribing, Dispensing and Administration of Cancer Chemotherapy’ which was published in 2017. Her research includes investigating the impact of the clinical pharmacist in the medication management of cancer patients having day therapy, the influence of the pharmacist on cancer patients understanding and beliefs around their medication and the management of chemotherapy induced nausea and vomiting. Christine’s published work includes articles on oral chemotherapy and targeted therapy.