Professor Debra Rowett is Discipline Leader: External Relations School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences at the University of South Australia and Director of the Drug and Therapeutics Information Service (DATIS), Repatriation General Hospital, Adelaide. Debra is the President of the Australian Pharmacy Council and is currently the Lead for the Health Professions Accreditation Collaborative Forum Working Group developing a cross professional Accreditation Standard for prescribing focussing on the importance of enhancing interprofessional practice for the safe and effective use of medicines.
Debra has worked extensively in the area of quality use of medicines, inter-professional practice, health policy and workforce development in Australia and internationally. Debra has also been at the forefront of academic detailing training and implementation in Australia and is a member of the national Drug Utilisation SubCommittee of the Australian Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC). Debra is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Queensland and has published widely. She is currently lead investigator on a number of research projects involving interprofessional practice. In 2016 Debra was credentialed as an Advanced Practice Pharmacist in Australia and was awarded the prestigious SHPA Fred J Boyd award from the Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia.