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Dr Sara McMillan


Sara McMillan

Senior Lecturer
School of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
+61 (0)7 5552 7266 (Work)
G16 3.13, Gold Coast Campus

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Sara McMillan is a registered pharmacist and pharmacy practice researcher and senior lecturer at Griffith University. Sara started her career as a practitioner in community pharmacy, and her engagement with students on placement instigated a transition into academia. When Sara joined Griffith University in 2009, she had no research experience and joined academia because she wanted to help shape future pharmacists. Sara was supported at the School of Pharmacy to dip her toe into practice and teaching research, and ended up publishing two manuscripts. This provided Sara with the opportunity to enroll into a PhD, which she completed in 2016. Sara is interested in improving primary care for vulnerable populations within the context of pharmacy. Her work involves understanding the lived experience of consumers with a range of chronic conditions and their carers via interviews and focus groups. Sara has an interest in the use of the nominal group technique to identify consumer priorities. As an early career researcher, Sara has co-authored over 40 peer-reviewed publications and has over 35 conference abstracts (national and international); her work is well cited in the literature with a current H-index of 15 (Google Scholar). Sara is currently an investigator on the Bridging the Gap between Physical and Mental Illness in Community Pharmacy (PharMIbridge) study, funded by the Australian Federal Government.


  • Member
    EPIC Health Systems2018
  • Member
    Changing Health Systems (CHESS), MHIQ, Australia1 Jan 2020


  • Doctor Of Philosophy
    Griffith University
  • Bachelor Of Pharmacy
    Curtin University of Technology


  • Graduate Certificate In Higher Education
    Griffith University