Asst/Prof Amy Page
Research Staff (Medicine and Pharmacology RPH Unit)
- Contact details
- Research Staff (Medicine and Pharmacology RPH Unit)
The University of Western Australia (M570)
35 Stirling Highway
CRAWLEY WA 6009
- Personal homepage
- BHSc BPharm C.Sturt
- A consultant pharmacist, Amy is experienced in geriatric clinical pharmacy. She has extensive experience in medication management reviews, primarily with older adults living with chronic diseases and polypharmacy.
Amy’s passionate about health care equality, particularly access and delivery. Her practice in underlined by a deep belief in equal access and quality of care that preserves their quality of life and dignity regardless of ability or geographical location. Her work demonstrates this passion, as does her work with older adults, chronic disease, and people living with dementia. In 2014, Amy also had the honour of being invited to China as a visiting academic.
Amy’s PhD is on deprescribing (reducing) medications in older people with the aim to ensure the longest possible good quality of life. Undertaken in the School of Medicine and Pharmacology at the University of Western Australia, her PhD is titled “Too much of a good thing: Deprescribing Medications in Older People”, and is supervised by Professor Christopher Etherton-Beer, Professor Rhonda Clifford and Dr Kathleen Potter.
She is credentialed by the Australian Pharmacy Council as an Advanced Practice Pharmacist. In 2015, PSA honoured Amy when they named her Australian Young Pharmacist of the Year.
- Key research
- Deprescribing, Quality Use of Medicines, Geriatrics
- Refereed Article In Peer Reviewed Journal
Page AT, Etherton-Beer CD, Clifford R, Burrows S, Eames M, Potter K (2015). Deprescribing in Frail Older People - Do Doctors and Pharmacists Agree? Inter-rater reliability of a decision-making aid for deprescribing. Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy. doi:10.1016/j.sapharm.2015.08.011 In Press
Scott, I. A., Hilmer, S. N., Reeve, E., Potter, K., Le Couteur, D., Rigby, D., Gnjidic, D., del Mar, C., Roughead, E., Page, A., Jansen, J. & Martin, J. H. (2015). Reducing Inappropriate Polypharmacy: The Process of Deprescribing. JAMA internal medicine, 175(5), 827-834. doi:10.1001:jamainternmed.2015.0324.
Page AT, Potter K, Clifford R, McLachlan A, Etherton-Beer (2015). Prescribing for Australians living with dementia: Study protocol using the Delphi Technique. BMJ Open. 5:e008048. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2015- 008048
Kirschbaum M, Khalil H, Page A.T. (2015). Clinical Placements by Australian University Schools of Pharmacy. Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning. doi:10.1016/j.cptl.2015.09.003 In press
Page, A.T., Hamilton, S. J., Hall, M., Fitzgerald, K., Warner, W., Nattabi, B., & Thompson, S. C. (2015). Gaining a ‘proper sense’ of what happens out there: An ‘Academic Bush Camp’ to promote rural placements for students. Australian Journal of Rural Health. doi:10.1111/ajr.12199/. In press
Page AT & Hamilton S (2015). Pharmacy Students Perceptions of a Non-Traditional Rural Placement: A Pilot Program. Pharmacy Education. In Press
Leach, M. J., & Page, A. T. (2015). Herbal medicine for insomnia: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Sleep medicine reviews, 24, 1-12. doi:10.1016/j.smrv.2014.12.003.
Page, A. T., Khalil, H., Etherton-Beer, C., Clifford, R., & Potter, K. (2014). The efficacy of deprescribing interventions on health outcomes in people aged over 65 years: a systematic review protocol. The JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, 12(4), 124-134. doi:10.11124/jbisrir-2014-1394
Other contributions to peer reviewed journals
Page, AT and Somers GT. (2015). Embedding a pharmacist into an Australian General Practice. Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Research. In press.
Page A. Rural Service Learning: Interprofessional Clinical Placements for Pharmacy Students. (2014) Australian Pharmacist, 33(3), 24-25.
Page A. Home Medication Reviews in Rural Western Australia: A Personal Experience. (2014) Australian Pharmacist, 33(1), 66-68.
Conference Presentations - International Conferences
Page AT. Potter K., Clifford RM, Schwarz D, Etherton-Beer CD. Deprescribing reduces mortality in older adults: A systematic review. 23rd Cochrane Colloquium, 3-7 October 2015. Vienna, Austria.
Page AT. Potter K., Clifford RM, Schwarz D, Etherton-Beer CD. Deprescribing may alter the risk of falls in older adults. International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) World Congress 2015, 29 September – 3 October 2015, Dusseldorf, Germany.
Page AT. Potter K., Clifford RM, Schwarz D, Etherton-Beer CD. Deprescribing reduces mortality in older adults: a systematic review. International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) World Congress 2015, 29 September – 3 October 2015, Dusseldorf, Germany.
Kirschbaum M, Khalil H, Taylor S, Page AT. Pharmacy students’ perceptions of rural pharmacy practice. International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) World Congress 2015, 29 September – 3 October 2015, Dusseldorf, Germany.
Page, A. Hypnotic Medication Usage in a rural Western Australian residential aged care facilities. International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) World Congress 2014, 31 August – 4 September 2014, Bangkok, Thailand.
Page, A. Students' Perceptions of a Non-Traditional Vocational Placement: A Pilot Study. International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) World Congress 2014, 31 August to 4 September 2014, Bangkok, Thailand.
- Funding received
- Page, AT, Etherton-Beer, C., Clifford, R., Potter, K, E 2013 ““Concordance of deprescribing recommendations made by pharmacists and medical practitioners for frail older people living in residential aged care” Pharmaceutical Society of Western Australia $7,700
Page, AT 2013 - 2017, ‘University Postgraduate Award’ PhD Scholarship, University of Western Australia. $116,700
- Society of Hospital Pharmacy Australia's Committee of Specialised Practice for Clinical Pharmacy
Society of Hospital Pharmacy Australia's Committee of Specialised Practice for Geriatric Pharmacy
Victorian Accredited Pharmacists Special Interest Group Executive Committee
Pharmaceutical Society of Australia's Victorian Awards Committee
- Current projects
- Amy's Postgraduate Profile of her PhD research is available at: http://www.meddent.uwa.edu.au/research/postgraduate_profiles?profile/1/id/5363
She was a semi-finalist in UWA's 2014 Three Minute Thesis competition, and her presentation can be viewed here:
- Research profile
Research profile and publications