Jasmina Fejzic

JasminaJasmina has worked as a community and hospital pharmacist. She has been teaching in Australian higher education since 2001, at the University of Queensland (2001-2007), Queensland University of Technology (2007-2009) and Griffith University (2009-2015) where she developed and implemented the BPharm and MPharm programs. Jasmina returned to her alma mater, the University of Queensland, in 2015, motivated by the School of Pharmacy’s strong commitment to the high quality teaching, learning, and research nexus. Jasmina has taught as a pharmacy preceptor, tutor, simulated learning facilitator, and lecturer, creating, teaching, and coordinating 14 undergraduate and postgraduate Pharmacy courses. She is passionate about teaching and learning and is a SoTL researcher, in addition to her Social Pharmacy research. In particular, she focuses on the learners’ metacognitive process across the areas of pharmacy practice, communication, work-integrated learning, work readiness, and employability. Jasmina has implemented and evaluated the EXCELL Program (EXcellence in Cultural and Experiential Learning and Leadership) across 2 institutions. With Prof Michelle Barker (Griffith University), she has researched and adapted EXCELL to highlight its broad applicability as a generic communication skills development process. The EXCELL method is effective for helping students to enhance their communication and interaction skills in the classroom, on placement, and as pharmacy practitioners-in-training, facilitating their professional capacity building.