Karen Samuel

Karen Samuel

Senior psychiatry pharmacist
Alfred Health
Master of Clinical Pharmacy 2007

A mental-health specialty is very satisfying. Sometimes, a small change in medication or advice can make a big difference to patients.

After working in hospital and community pharmacy, I became a pharmacist at a private clinic, which sparked a career-long interest in mental health.

My work at Alfred Health involves ward rounds, patient reviews, patient education and development of patient treatment plans with other health professionals. My master’s research project on acute-sedation guidelines has greatly helped the operations of my unit.