Johnson George

Johnson George profile

Johnson George

Centre for Medicine Use and Safety
Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Senior Lecturer

Lab profile
Phone: 9903 9178

Room: 131D

Pharmacists are the experts on medicine use and safety. Interdisciplinary models of care involving various health professionals is the key to managing chronic health conditions effectively. Such collaborative projects can optimise the health of people through preventive and curative approaches.

Johnson is a research leader in Public Health/Health Services Research focusing on chronic respiratory conditions, viz asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He has been instrumental in linking the expertise of researchers in the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences with  those  in  the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences and in the Faculty of Engineering in designing innovative inter-professional solutions for improving the health and wellbeing of Australians. These works have been supported by Category 1 grants (NHMRC Partnership Project, ARC Linkage),    Department  of Health grants, industry grants, grants from philanthropic trusts, and university grants.

Recent media items

Novel approach to helping long-term smokers
Radical quit program
Calls for pharmacists to be placed in GP clinics
Trial gives pregnant mums hope for beating asthma

Selected recent publications

Lim A, Stewart K, Abramson MJ, Walker SP, Smith C, George J. Multidisciplinary Approach to Management of Maternal Asthma (MAMMA©): A Randomised Controlled Trial. Chest 2014;145(5):1046-54.

Zairina E, Stewart K, Abramson MJ, George J. The effectiveness of non-pharmacological healthcare interventions for asthma management during pregnancy: a systematic review. BMC Pulm Med. 2014;14(1):46.

Stewart K, George J, McNamara K, Jackson SL, Hughes JD, Peterson GM, McDowell J, Bailey MJ, Hsueh A, Bortoletto D, Lau R. A Multifaceted Pharmacist Intervention to Improve Antihypertensive Adherence: A Cluster-Randomized, Controlled Trial (HAPPy Trial). Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics  2014:  39:  527–534.

Tan EC, George J, Stewart K, Elliott RA. Improving osteoporosis management in general practice: a pharmacist-led drug use evaluation program. Drugs & Ageing 2014; 31:703-9.

Tan EC, Stewart K, Elliott RA, George J. Pharmacist consultations in general practice clinics: the Pharmacists in Practice Study (PIPS). Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy 2014; 10: 623–632.

Lim A, Stewart K, Abramson MJ, Ryan K, George J. Asthma during pregnancy: the experiences, concerns and views of pregnant women with asthma. J Asthma 2012 49(5):474-9.