Ms. Anisha Kaur Sandhu

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Assistant Lecturer
School of Pharmacy

anisha.kaur@monash.edu
+603 5514 4959
Room  4-4-43

Anisha is a registered pharmacist in Australia and New Zealand, specialising in geriatric care. She is skilled in medication therapy management, patient communication and implementing quality improvement projects for pharmacy services having led several hospital-based medication safety initiatives.

Anisha discovered a passion for pharmacy education after joining academia in early 2018. She leverages on her international experience by lecturing across all pharmacy practice units for the Pharmacy Practice team within the School of Pharmacy, Monash Malaysia. She also leads the Inter-Professional Education (IPE) and Monash Model of Care (MMOC) portfolios for the school. Despite being an early career academic, Anisha is a motivated, adaptive and digitally-savvy educator who has successfully incorporated many technological platforms in her teaching. She has been awarded consecutive Excellence in Education commendations at the Pro-Vice Chancellor (PVC) Excellence Awards as an "Outstanding Educator" in 2020 and for "Teaching Excellence" in 2021. Her research interests lie in the fields of pharmacy education, interprofessional education, primary care medicine and digital health. She has presented her research across Malaysia, and internationally winning several awards at conferences.

Anisha believes strongly in engaging with the global pharmacist network and currently serves multiple roles within the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP). She is heavily involved in collaborative projects through the FIP Young Pharmacists Group (YPG) and the FIP Workforce Development Hub (WDH). She is also an active contributing member for the FIP eHealth and Digital Health Policies Committee. She is a regular international webinar speaker and panelist for the FIP and has been invited to be part of the FIP Pharmacy Education Journal team since September 2021. She also champions women's empowerment and is a contributing member for the Development Pillar of the Women's Empowerment Network for Monash Malaysia.

Qualifications

- Master of Medical Science, University Malaya, In Progress

- Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy, University of Queensland, 2014

- Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons), University of Auckland, 2010

Professional Affiliations

Registered Pharmacist, since 2013
Pharmacy Board of Australia

Registered Pharmacist, since 2011
Pharmacy Council of New Zealand

Teaching Experience

PHR4042 - Integrated Care

PHR4012 - Professional Practice V

PHR4061 - Student Experiential Placements II

PHR3062 - Student Experiential Placements I

PHR2012 - Professional Practice IV

PHR2011 - Professional Practice III

PHR1012 - Professional Practice II

PHR1011 - Professional Practice I

Employment History

2021 - Present: International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) eHealth and Digital Health Policies Committee Member

2021 - Present: International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) Workforce Development Hub Development Goals 2 (DG2) Extern

2020 - Present: International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) Young Pharmacists Group Liaison

2017 - Present: Assistant Lecturer, School of Pharmacy, Monash University Malaysia

2015 - 2016: Geriatric Clinical Pharmacist [Acute Care of the Elderly (ACE) Team, Stroke Team], Counties Manukau District Health Board (CMDHB), New Zealand

2014 - 2016: Geriatric Clinical Pharmacist [Adult Rehabilitation and Health of Older People (ARHOP) Team, Orthogeriatrics Team], CMDHB, New Zealand

2013 - 2014: Rotational Clinical Pharmacist, CMDHB, New Zealand

2011 - 2013: Community Pharmacist, Auckland Regional Districts, New Zealand

Awards and Honours

2021

  • PVC Commendation for Excellence in Education - Teaching Excellence, Monash University, Malaysia
  • Runner-Up, Best Free Paper Presentation - 2nd International Conference on Interprofessional Education, Practice & Care, 2021
  • TransformED Top Showcase Presenter - Double Showcase Winner, Monash University, Malaysia

2020

  • PVC Commendation for Excellence in Education - Outstanding Educator, Monash University, Malaysia
  • IHI-BMJ International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare - Travel Scholarship, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Pharmacy Education
  • Pharmacy Practice
  • Interprofessional Education
  • Interprofessional Collaboration
  • Primary Care Medicine
  • Digital Health

2021

Sandhu AK, Toh LS, Lee YK, Tan ATB, Ratnasingam J, Thiagarajan N, Lai PSM. Cross-Cultural Adaptation and Validation of the Malay Satisfaction Questionnaire for Osteoporosis Prevention in Malaysia. Patient Prefer Adherence. 2021;15:1383-1395 https://doi.org/10.2147/PPA.S314641

2020

Mak V, Sandhu AK, Krishnan S. Using Simulation to Teach Methods for Improving Patient Literacy about Medicines. Pharmacy [Internet]. MDPI AG; 2020 Oct 18;8(4):192. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/pharmacy8040192

Ahmed A, Dujaili J, Sandhu AK, Khurshid Hashmi F. Concerns of HIV-positive migrant workers in COVID-19 pandemic: A call for action. Journal of Global Health. 2020 Dec 1;10(2). https://doi.org/10.7189/jogh.10.020342

2021 - 2023: Betty Exintaris, Nilushi Karunaratne, Anisha Kaur Sandhu and team (A bespoke academic-led engagement program to foster connection, community and well-being of international students), Monash Education Academy Australia (RM 150,000.00)

2021 - 2022: Anisha Kaur Sandhu (Building a pilot module to cultivate resilience in the future pharmacy workforce in Malaysia), International Pharmaceutical Federation (RM 10,000.00)

2021 - 2022: Betty Exintaris, Nilushi Karunaratne, Anisha Kaur Sandhu, Kirstie Galbraith (Embedding resilience into the Pharmacy curriculum) Monash University Australia (RM 15,000.00)

2021 - 2022: Bhuvan KC, Khaw Kooi Yeong, Anisha Kaur Sandhu, Ronald Lee Fook Seng (Understanding the awareness of adulteration in weight loss supplements among locals and laboratory assessment), Monash University Malaysia, (RM 40,000.00)

2020 - 2021: Sunanthiny Krishnan, Anisha Kaur Sandhu (Caregiver Burden: Prevalence and Effect on Work Productivity among Adult  Informal Caregivers of the Elderly in Malaysia), Monash University Malaysia, (RM 20,000.00)

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