Specialty Practice

Leadership Committee nominations have closed.

Leadership Committees with more nominations than vacancies will have an election on 7-15 December 2022.


Open the Specialty Practice portal

Enhance your knowledge and advance your career at every stage

Specialty Practice is a valued SHPA member benefit, wrapping pharmacists and technicians in networks of expertise and support, while enabling specialist hospital pharmacy expertise to shape the profession and national health policy.  

Specialty Practice provides three levels of engagement across 30+ specialties. 

Joining Specialty Practice is your gateway to a nationwide network of professionals and peer learning opportunities, and a wide range of resources including CPD, research, advocacy and policy, as well as discussion forums.

Benefits of Specialty Practice for members

  • Improve patient care and clinical decisions 
  • Develop pharmacy services, protocols and procedures 
  • Educate and train staff, and inform SHPA's national education program  
  • Identify drug use trends 
  • Apply new research to practice 
  • Lead and influence your field by assisting with the development of Standards of Practice, education offerings and through advocacy 
  • Fulfil your CPD requirements and accruing Group 1, 2 and 3 CPD credits 
  • Consult and share information with members, key stakeholders and government 
  • And much more! 

Find out more about Specialty Practice in our Five Years of Specialty Practice report (August 2022).

Interest Groups 

Start your Specialty Practice journey by sharing your expertise, developing your knowledge, and supporting the growth of fellow members.

Key benefits and information

  • Open to all members: students, interns, technicians, pharmacists 
  • Join all Interest Groups relevant to your practice
  • Targeted information about events and education opportunities
  • Connect with leaders and peers around the country via discussion forums
  • Share resources and tips
  • Reduce professional isolation
  • Eligibility to vote for Leadership Committees

Start your journey and self-enrol in Interest Groups:

Enrol in Interest Groups

To self-enrol, please enter the username and password for your Online CPD account. If you have recently joined SHPA, please allow one working day to receive access details for a 'member eligible' account. For assistance with your account details please contact specialtypractice@shpa.org.au

Practice Groups

Practice Groups recognise SHPA member expertise, comprising members who are accomplished and invested in the specialty who want to work with SHPA and Leadership Committees on projects and to promote and develop pharmacy practice in the specialty – and maybe join the Leadership Committee.

Develop and share your expertise and show your commitment to leading specialty pharmacy practice by applying to join.  Practice Group applications are accepted year-round.

Please note, to be eligible to join a Practice Group you must hold and maintain Full PharmacistTechnician or Former/Retired SHPA member (Student and Provisional Pharmacist members are NOT eligible to join Practice Groups). 

Apply to join a Practice Group

Key benefits and information

  • Join SHPA's pool of member expertise
  • Contribute to publications, CPD, policy and submissions, and more 
  • Collaborate with fellow members on SHPA projects 
  • Network to support expertise development and guide early-career pharmacists 
  • Dedicated portal for the Leadership Committee to liaise with the Practice Group 
  • Eligibility to nominate for election to Leadership Committees 

Leadership Committees

A dynamic group of elected members with deeper involvement and expertise in their specialty who drive activities for the benefit of all members.

Key benefits and information

  • Inform policy and education initiatives 
  • Advocate for change at a senior level 
  • Influence pharmacy practice through key SHPA publications, incl. Standards of Practice and position statements 
  • Contribute directly to the national discourse through key SHPA promotional activities including media releases and public statements 
  • Contribute to publications and other key resources 
  • Receive recognition as a leader in your specialty, including use of the Leadership Committee badge and email signature device 
  • Network with other experts, influencers and key stakeholders 
  • Resources including online discussion forums 
  • Support from Practice Groups and SHPA Secretariat 
  • Only Practice Group members can nominate to be elected to Leadership Committees 

Leadership Committee members

Aleena Williams NT - Chair
Chastina Heck QLD
Adam Hort WA
Nicola Maddern TAS
Karl McDermott QLD
Danny Tsai NT
Susan Welch NSW

Adam Livori VIC - Chair
Tina Ha QLD
Adam Hort WA
Beryl Lai VIC
Renae Lloyd SA
Catherine Zhang QLD
Kate Ziser QLD


Peter Slobodian SA - Chair
Romana Cecchele NSW
June Challen SA
Eugenia Hong VIC
Brenda Shum WA
Claire Vosk VIC

Branko Radojkovic NSW - Chair
Shalini Kassam WA
Grant Partridge QLD
Priti Prasad VIC 
Ellisha Vas QLD
Kerry Watts NSW

Rachel Fyfe VIC - Chair
Melissa Ankravs VIC
Lucy Arno (Sharrock) VIC
Michele Cree QLD
Grainne Hughes ACT
Simon Potts SA
Jason Roberts QLD

Patrick Lam VIC - Chair
Andrew Campbell WA
Tom Chynoweth VIC
Ashley C Crawford SA
Janice Kho WA
Anna Wood QLD

Lisa Pulver QLD - Chair
Hilai Ahmadzai WA
Diana Bortoletto VIC
Annabel Calder SA
Michelle Hansen QLD
Caitlin Hardman QLD
Diana Sandulache VIC

Erica Tong VIC - Chair
Michael Bakker SA
Jillian Campbell NSW
Sarah Dinh VIC
James Grant QLD
Aimee J Solomon ACT
Nadine Tey VIC

Cristina Roman VIC - Chair
Leonie Frick VIC
Andrew Harding VIC
Christopher Hidayat ACT
Sally Taylor QLD
Alicia Thomas SA
Amy B Thomson NSW

James Polmear VIC - Chair
Jennifer Collins NT
Alex Edwards VIC
Gail Edwards VIC
Paul Firman QLD
Marianne Jovanovic VIC
Erica Tong VIC

Gauri Godbole NSW - Chair
Richard Bolitho QLD
Alex Ho Yin Chan NSW
Samantha Fraser NSW
David Nguyen VIC
Lisa Pont NSW
John Woodward QLD

Minyon Avent QLD - Chair
Kelly Cairns VIC
Fiona Doukas NSW
Sonia Koning VIC
Matthew Rawlins WA
Jason Roberts QLD
Kristin Xenos NSW

Russell Hill WA - Chair 
Helen Dowling NSW
Karen Macolino SA
Bhavini Patel NT
Brenda Shum WA
Tom Simpson TAS
Susan Trevillian VIC

Toni Howell VIC - Chair
Wendy Ewing VIC
Kerry Fitzsimons WA
Chris Giles QLD
Linda Graudins VIC
Nam-Anh Nguyen WA
Bonnie Tai QLD

Claire Keith VIC - Chair
Elizabeth Anderson NSW
Glen Bayer TAS
Sally Brooks VIC
Jeanie Misko WA
Helen Trenerry QLD

Helen Lowy VIC - Chair
Stewart Bailey QLD
Cecilia Bjorksten NSW
Viandro Borja VIC
Judy Longworth NSW
Alistair Meldrum QLD
Amy Sieff NSW

Carla Scuderi QLD - Co-Chair
Hanh Tran SA - Co-Chair
Matthew Cervelli SA
Stephanie Giles NT
Jess Lloyd QLD
Sanja Mirkov QLD
Michelle Nalder VIC

John Coutsouvelis VIC - Co-Chair
Shaun O'Connor VIC - Co-Chair
Maggie Chau VIC
Chi Hao La VIC
Gail Rowan VIC
Amanda Tey VIC
Hayley Vasileff SA

Sonya Stacey QLD - Chair
Alka Garg SA
Michelle Jenkins NSW
Anish Philip VIC
Natalie Tasker NSW
Heidi Wong QLD
Rachael Worthington NSW

Shania Liu NSW - Chair
Thuy Bui VIC
Kenny Lee NSW
Arthur Lim VIC
Christine Onishko SA
Jonathan Penm NSW
Chi Tran NSW

Josephine To SA - Chair
Pascale Dettwiller SA
Tony Hall QLD
Jane Lewis QLD
Vicki Poulier QLD
Penelope Tuffin WA
Robert Wojnar VIC

Amy Page VIC - Co-Chair
Jonathan Penm NSW - Co-Chair
Jaclyn Bishop VIC
Jacinta Johnson SA
Libby McCourt QLD
Sanja Mirkov QLD
Lisa Pont NSW

Susan Trevillian VIC - Chair
Kelly Beswick TAS
Caitlin Hardman QLD
Nicole O'Shea VIC
Selina Taylor QLD
Michelle Rothwell QLD

Janelle Penno VIC - Chair
Thuy Bui VIC
Brennan Fitzpatrick VIC
Tori Forrester QLD
Galahad Gu VIC
Caitlin Mulqueen VIC
Abby Yu QLD

Bryan Walker ACT - Chair
Brett Anderson VIC
Amanda Bernhagen QLD
Mark Clifford NSW
Tricia Holmes SA
Kylie Richardson TAS
Trudy Teasdale QLD

Katie Phillips VIC - Chair 
Deirdre Criddle WA
Margaret Jordan NSW
Elizabeth Manias VIC
Brigid McInerney VIC
Horst Thiele NSW
Ahmed Zeidan NSW

Treasure McGuire QLD - Chair 
James Dwyer VIC
Luke Grzeskowiak SA
Tamara Lebedevs WA
Kate Luttrell TAS
Kate O'Hara ACT
Jessica (Jia Yin) Soo VIC

Specialty Practice Streams

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health
Aid and Volunteering *Interest Group Only*
Clinical Trials
Compounding Services
Critical Care
Dispensing and Distribution
Education and Educational Visiting
Electronic Medication Management
Emergency Medicine
General Medicine
Geriatric Medicine
Infectious Diseases
Leadership and Management
Medical Specialties *Interest Group Only*
Medication Safety

Medicines Information
Mental Health
Neurology *Interest Group Only*
Oncology and Haematology
Paediatrics and Neonatology
Pain Management
Palliative Care
Respiratory *Interest Group Only*
Rural and Remote
Surgery and Perioperative Medicine
Technicians and Assistants
Transitions of Care and Primary Care
Women's and Newborn Health

Useful resources

Please direct enquiries about Specialty Practice to specialtypractice@shpa.org.au.