The following are some of the research challenges to the development of professional career opportunities for current and future pharmacist graduates.
Pharmacy policy: Developing an internationally referenced policy statement for pharmacists' practice aligned with the National Medicines Policy.
Consumers' expectations: Determination of what the public want in relation to pharmacists' professional services.
A sustainable pharmacist workforce: Developing a sustainable pharmacist workforce with the capability and capacity to deliver the professional services required by the Australian community.
Pharmacists' beliefs and attitudes: Understanding how pharmacists' beliefs and attitudes influence their implementing professional services.
Economic viability of pharmacists' professional services: Establishing a framework for funding pharmacists' services, including consideration of alternate funding models.
Professional leadership: Strengthening the leadership to overcome vested interest and facilitate change in pharmacists' practice?