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Associate Professor David Newby

Associate Professor

School of Medicine and Public Health (Clinical Pharmacology and Clinical Toxicology)

Career Summary

Biography

Research Expertise
I have conducted both qualitative and quantitative research primarily involving surveys, interviews and focus group discussions.

Teaching Expertise
I teach into both the medical and pharmacy courses. My teaching is in evidence based practice, pharmacoepidemiology, pharmacoeconomics and clinical pharmacology. I was the foundation lecturer in the Pharmacy course and established the pharmacy practice component. I have been awarded a Vice Chancellors Citation, and an Australian Learning and Teaching Council citation for outstanding contribution to teaching for the development of the pharmacy practice course related to the evidence-based management of minor illnesses.

Administrative Expertise
I have been acting Discipline Lead in Clinical Pharmacology since 2009. 


Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Pharmacy, University of South Australia
  • Graduate Diploma in Epidemiology, University of Newcastle

Keywords

  • Decision making
  • Information needs
  • Pharmacoeconomics
  • Pharmacoepidemiology
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacy Practice
  • Pharmacy practice

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
111599Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences not elsewhere classified75
111799Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified25

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/12/2014 - 2/12/2014Casual Viva ExaminerUniversity of Newcastle
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Australia
1/01/2014 - Associate ProfessorUniversity of Newcastle
School of Medicine and Public Health
Australia

Academic appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/11/2012 - MemberPharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee
Australia
1/08/2003 - 1/10/2008Senior LecturerUniversity of Newcastle
School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy
Australia
1/02/2002 - 1/08/2003Research Academic
Clinical Pharmacology
University of Newcastle
School of Medicine and Public Health
Australia
1/07/1995 - 1/02/2002Clinical Evaluator
Clinical Pharmacology
University of Newcastle
School of Medicine and Public Health
Australia

Membership

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
Member - Pharmaceutical Society of AustraliaPharmaceutical Society of Australia
Australia
Member - Newcastle and Hunter Valley Pharmacists AssociationNewcastle and Hunter Valley Pharmacists Association
Australia

Invitations

Participant

YearTitle / Rationale
2007A short course in pharmacoeconomics
Organisation: South African Department of Health Description: Conduct workshops on pharmacoeconomics and pharmacoepidemiology
2006Evidence, Money & Drug Selection: A short course in pharmacoeconomics
Organisation: World Health Organisation Description: Conduct workshops on pharmacoeconomics and pharmacoepidemiology
2006Pharmacoeconomics Conference: Research Ethics and Quality Use of Medicines
Organisation: World Health Organisation Description: Present at a conference on pharmacoeconomics
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Book (4 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2011Rutter P, Newby D, Community Pharmacy, Elsevier Health Sciences, Sydney, 360 (2011) [A4]
2011Newby DA, Jin JS, Summons PF, Athauda RI, Park M, Schneider JJ, et al., Development of a computer-generated digital patient for teaching and assessment in pharmacy: Final Report, Australian Learning and Teaching Council, Surry Hills, 75 (2011) [A2]
Co-authorsMira Park, Jennifer Schneider, Rukshan Athauda, Peter Summons
2010Boarder M, Newby DA, Navati P, Pharmacology for Pharmacy and the Health Sciences: A Patient-Centred Approach, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 693 (2010) [A2]
2008Rutter P, Newby DA, Community Pharmacy: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment, Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier, Sydney, NSW, 251 (2008) [A2]
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Chapter (2 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013Levett-Jones TL, Newby DA, 'Caring for a person experiencing an adverse drug event', Clinical Reasoning : Learning to Think Like a Nurse, Pearson Australia, Frenchs Forest, NSW 16-29 (2013) [B2]
Co-authorsTracy Levett-Jones
2004Newby DA, Creese A, Steven A, 'Pricing of Pharmaceuticals', Evaluating Pharmaceuticals, Blackwell Publishing, Victoria 206-226 (2004) [B2]

Journal article (27 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Cooper JM, Newby DA, Whyte IM, Carter G, Jones AL, Isbister GK, 'Serotonin toxicity from antidepressant overdose and its association with the T102C polymorphism of the 5-HT receptor', Pharmacogenomics J, (2014) [C1]
DOI10.1038/tpj.2013.47
CitationsScopus - 1
Co-authorsGeoff Isbister, Gregory Carter, Joyce Cooper
2013Robertson J, Newby DA, 'Low awareness of adverse drug reaction reporting systems: a consumer survey.', Med J Aust, 199 684-686 (2013) [C1]
Author URL
CitationsScopus - 2Web of Science - 3
2013Robertson J, Walkom EJ, Bevan MD, Newby DA, 'Medicines and the media: news reports of medicines recommended for government reimbursement in Australia', BMC PUBLIC HEALTH, 13 (2013) [C1]
DOI10.1186/1471-2458-13-489Author URL
CitationsScopus - 4Web of Science - 4
2012Thoopputra T, Newby DA, Schneider JJ, Li SC, 'Survey of diabetes risk assessment tools: Concepts, structure and performance', Diabetes/Metabolism Research and Reviews, 28 485-498 (2012) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 7Web of Science - 4
Co-authorsJennifer Schneider, Shuchuen Li
2011Smith AJ, Newby DA, 'A most trusted profession ... ?', Medical Journal of Australia, 195 490-491 (2011) [C3]
DOI10.5694/mja11.11309
2011Robertson J, Moxey AJ, Newby DA, Gillies MB, Williamson M, Pearson S-A, 'Electronic information and clinical decision support for prescribing: State of play in Australian general practice', Family Practice, 28 93-101 (2011) [C1]
DOI10.1093/fampra/cmq031
CitationsScopus - 6Web of Science - 6
2010Newby DA, Robertson J, 'Computerised prescribing: assessing the impact on prescription repeats and on generic substitution of some commonly used antibiotics Reply', MEDICAL JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA, 192 544-544 (2010) [C3]
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2010Newby DA, Robertson J, 'Computerised prescribing: Assessing the impact on prescription repeats and on generic substitution of some commonly used antibiotics', Medical Journal of Australia, 192 192-195 (2010) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 8Web of Science - 7
2010Newby DA, Robertson J, 'In reply', Medical Journal of Australia, 192 544 (2010) [C3]
2010Robertson J, Walkom EJ, Pearson S-A, Hains I, Williamson M, Newby DA, 'The impact of pharmacy computerised clinical decision support on prescribing, clinical and patient outcomes: A systematic review of the literature', International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 18 69-87 (2010) [C1]
DOI10.1211/ijpp/18.02.0002
CitationsScopus - 13
2010Moxey AJ, Robertson J, Newby DA, Hains I, Williamson M, Pearson S-A, 'Computerized clinical decision support for prescribing: Provision does not guarantee uptake', Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, 17 25-33 (2010) [C1]
DOI10.1197/jamia.m3170
CitationsScopus - 54Web of Science - 48
2010Macneill PU, Kerridge IH, Newby DA, Stokes BJ, Doran E, Henry DA, 'Attitudes of physicians and public to pharmaceutical industry 'gifts'', Internal Medicine Journal, 40 335-341 (2010) [C1]
DOI10.1111/j.1445-5994.2010.02233.x
CitationsScopus - 9Web of Science - 6
Co-authorsBarrie Stokes, Mddah01
2010Macneill PU, Kerridge IH, Newby DA, Stokes BJ, Doran E, Henry DA, 'Questioning the ethics of the ethicists. Reply', Internal Medicine Journal, 40 799-800 (2010) [C3]
Co-authorsBarrie Stokes
2010Macneill PU, Kerridge IH, Newby DA, Stokes BJ, Doran E, Henry DA, 'Reply', Internal Medicine Journal, 40 799-800 (2010) [C3]
DOI10.1111/j.1445-5994.2010.02351.x
Co-authorsBarrie Stokes
2009Pearson S-A, Moxey AJ, Robertson J, Hains I, Williamson M, Reeve J, Newby DA, 'Do computerised clinical decision support systems for prescribing change practice? A systematic review of the literature (1990-2007)', BMC Health Services Research, 9 1-14 (2009) [C1]
DOI10.1186/1472-6963-9-154
CitationsScopus - 63Web of Science - 46
2008Newby DA, Robertson J, Higgins G, 'Exploring the role of clinical self-audits as a professional development tool', International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 16 395-401 (2008) [C1]
DOI10.1211/ijpp.16.6.0009
2006McNeill PM, Kerridge IH, Henry DA, Stokes BJ, Hill SR, Newby DA, et al., 'Giving and receiving of gifts between pharmaceutical companies and medical specialists in Australia', Internal Medicine Journal, 36 571-578 (2006) [C1]
DOI10.1111/j.1445-5994.2006.01151.x
CitationsScopus - 19Web of Science - 17
Co-authorsMddah01, Barrie Stokes, Jane Maguire
2006Walkom EJ, Robertson J, Newby DA, Pillay T, 'The role of pharmacoeconomics in formulary decision-making - Considerations for hospital and managed care pharmacy and therapeutics committees', Formulary, 41 374-385 (2006) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.jsps.2010.10.005
CitationsScopus - 11Web of Science - 6
2005Henry DA, Kerridge IH, Hill SR, McNeill PM, Doran E, Newby DA, et al., 'Medical specialists and pharmaceutical industry-sponsored research: a survey of the Australian experience', Medical Journal of Australia, 182 557-560 (2005) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 29Web of Science - 27
Co-authorsBarrie Stokes, Jane Maguire, Mddah01
2005Olson LG, Hill SR, Newby DA, 'Barriers to student access to patients in a group of teaching hospitals', Medical Journal of Australia, 183 461-463 (2005) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 33Web of Science - 23
2005Kerridge I, Maguire JM, Newby DA, McNeill PM, Henry DA, Hill SR, et al., 'Cooperative partnerships or conflict-of-interest? A national survey of interaction between the pharmaceutical industry and medical organizations', Internal Medicine Journal, 35 206-210 (2005) [C1]
DOI10.1111/j.1444-0903.2004.00799.x
CitationsScopus - 11Web of Science - 6
Co-authorsJane Maguire, Barrie Stokes, Mddah01
2003Newby DA, Fryer JL, Henry DA, 'Effect of computerised prescribing on use of antibiotics - Reply', MEDICAL JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA, 179 62-63 (2003)
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2003Newby DA, Fryer JL, Henry DA, 'Effect of computerised prescribing on use of antibiotics', Medical Journal of Australia, 178 210-213 (2003) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 11Web of Science - 9
Co-authorsMddah01
2003Newby DA, Hill SR, 'Use of pharmoeconomics in prescribing research. Part 2: cost-minimization analysis - when are two therapies equal?', Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics, 28 145-150 (2003) [C1]
DOI10.1046/j.1365-2710.2003.00455.x
CitationsWeb of Science - 4
2002Newby DA, Henry DA, 'Drug advertising: truths, half-truths and few statistics', Medical Journal of Australia, 177(6) 285-286 (2002) [C3]
CitationsScopus - 4Web of Science - 2
Co-authorsMddah01
2001Newby DA, Hill SR, Barker B, Drew A, Henry DA, 'Drug information for consumers: should it be disease or medication specific? Results of a community survey', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 25(6) 564-570 (2001) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 15Web of Science - 12
Co-authorsMddah01
1995Buckley NA, Newby DA, Dawson AH, Whyte IM, 'The effect of the introduction of safety packaging for carbamazepine on toxicity in overdose in adults', Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety, 4 351-354 (1995)

Background: Safety packaging has been shown to be effective in preventing childhood poisoning; however similar data for adults is lacking. In February 1993 the Australian packaging for carbamazepine was changed from bottles of tablets to blister packs. Objective: To assess whether there has been a change in the amount of carbamazepine taken per overdose or the severity of poisoning coinciding with this change. Design: Comparison of cohorts of patients presenting before and after repackaging. Setting: Newcastle, Australia. Subjects: Sixty-seven patients who ingested carbamazepine and presented to a general hospital which serves a well-defined geographic area. Main outcome measures: Number of tablets and total dose ingested, peak carbamazepine level, degree of sedation, need for intubation and the time in hospital and ventilated. Results: Significantly fewer tablets and a lesser amount was ingested by patients presenting after the repackaging. Though clinical measures were improved slightly after repackaging the differences did not reach statistical significance. Conclusions: Repackaging resulted in less carbamazepine reported to have been ingested in overdose. Clinical measures did not reflect the extent of this change. This may be due to effects of treatment or coingested drugs obscuring any difference or the reported differences may be due to a reporting bias associated with packaging. Repackaging is a promising means of reducing the severity of deliberate self poisoning but further study, including out of hospital mortality data, is required.

DOI10.1002/pds.2630040606
CitationsScopus - 7
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Conference (13 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013Newby DA, 'Training future doctors: An Interprofessional Prescribing Program For Final Year Medical Students.', Program and Abstract Book, Medicines Management 2013 conference, Cairns, QLD (2013) [E3]
2012Newby DA, 'Trialling a model of inter-professional assessment to support medical students development of safe prescribing practices', Final Program and Abstract Book. National Medicines Symposium 2012, Sydney, NSW (2012) [E3]
2012Newby DA, 'Prescribing safely - An interdisciplinary teaching program for final year medical students', Symposium Program. Interprofessional Education for Quality Use of Medicines, Newcastle Beach, NSW (2012) [E3]
2012Thoopputra T, Li SC, Newby DA, Schneider JJ, 'Pharmaceutical care intervention for disease management in community pharmacies in Australia', Value in Health: ISPOR 15th Annual European Congress and ISPOR 5th Asia-Pacific Conference, Berlin, Germany (2012) [E3]
Co-authorsJennifer Schneider, Shuchuen Li
2012Thoopputra T, Newby DA, Schneider JJ, Li SC, 'Awareness and perception of diabetes risk assessment in community pharmacy in Australia', Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy: Workshop and Presentation Abstracts from the 17th International Social Pharmacy Workshop, Phuket, Thailand (2012) [E3]
Co-authorsJennifer Schneider, Shuchuen Li
2011Summons PF, Newby DA, Athauda RI, Park M, 'Modelling a simulated pharmacy patient', 9th International Industrial Simulation Conference 2011: ISC'2011, Venice (2011) [E1]
CitationsScopus - 1
Co-authorsMira Park, Peter Summons, Rukshan Athauda
2011Thoopputra T, Li SC, Newby DA, Schneider JJ, 'A literature review of diabetes risk assessment tools', Value in Health, Baltimore, MD (2011) [E3]
Co-authorsShuchuen Li, Jennifer Schneider
2010Robertson J, Bevan M, Walkom EJ, Newby DA, 'News reports of medicines in relation to decisions of the Australian Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC)', National Medicines Symposium 2010. Abstracts, Melbourne, Vic (2010) [E3]
2010Ng Y, Moxey AJ, Newby DA, 'Concurrent use of complementary and alternative medicines with prescription and OTC medications: Is it a good mix?', National Medicines Symposium 2010. Abstracts, Melbourne, Vic (2010) [E3]
2009Summons PF, Newby DA, Athauda RI, Park M, Shaw PE, Pranata I, et al., 'Design strategy for a scalable virtual pharmacy patient', ACIS 2009: Proceedings of the 20th Australasian Conference on Information Systems, Melbourne, VIC (2009) [E1]
CitationsScopus - 2
Co-authorsPeter Summons, Rukshan Athauda, Mira Park, Ilung Pranata
2008Moxey AJ, Newby DA, Robertson J, Williamson M, Hains I, Pearson S-A, 'Electronic decision support for prescribing decisions in primary care: Does it work?', 2008 GP & PHC Research Conference. Abstracts and Presentations, Hobart, TAS (2008) [E3]
2008Moxey AJ, Pearson S-A, Robertson J, Hains I, Williamson M, Newby DA, 'Influences on the use of electronic decision support in prescribing', 2008 General Practice & Primary Health Care Research Conference: Program & Abstracts, Hobart, TAS (2008) [E3]
2008Moxey AJ, Pearson S-A, Williamson M, Gillies M, Newby DA, Robertson J, 'GPs' use of computer-based information sources in clinical practice - what, when, how?', 2008 General Practice & Primary Health Care Research Conference: Program & Abstracts, Hobart, TAS (2008) [E3]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants13
Total funding$616,555

Click on a grant title below to expand the full details for that specific grant.


20131 grants / $1,634

Medicines management 2013, the 39th SHPA National Conference, Cairns 19-22 September 2013$1,634

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project TeamAssociate Professor David Newby
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2013
Funding Finish2013
GNoG1300942
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20121 grants / $12,264

Evidence-based community pharmacy practice: the use of evidence in selecting over-the-counter medicines$12,264

Funding body: Pharmacy Research Trust of NSW

Funding bodyPharmacy Research Trust of NSW
Project TeamAssociate Professor David Newby, Ms Joyce Cooper, Doctor Jane Robertson, Ms Yee Ching Ng, Mr Marc Bevan
SchemeResearch Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2012
Funding Finish2012
GNoG1101183
Type Of FundingGrant - Aust Non Government
Category3AFG
UONY

20091 grants / $2,500

Monash Pharmacy Education Symposium, Prato Italy, 6 - 8 July 2009$2,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project TeamAssociate Professor David Newby
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2009
Funding Finish2009
GNoG0190132
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20071 grants / $149,292

Development of a computer-generated digital patient for teaching and assessment in pharmacy$149,292

Funding body: Australian Learning and Teaching Council

Funding bodyAustralian Learning and Teaching Council
Project TeamAssociate Professor David Newby, Professor Jesse Jin, Doctor Peter Summons, Doctor Rukshan Athauda, Associate Professor Jenny Schneider
SchemeResearch Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2007
Funding Finish2007
GNoG0188332
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category2OPC
UONY

20061 grants / $200,000

Improving the uptake of evidence-based drug information and decision support.$200,000

Funding body: National Prescribing Service Ltd

Funding bodyNational Prescribing Service Ltd
Project TeamDoctor Jane Robertson, Associate Professor David Newby, Dr Sallie-Anne Pearson
SchemeResearch Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2006
Funding Finish2006
GNoG0186735
Type Of FundingContract - Aust Non Government
Category3AFC
UONY

20052 grants / $4,590

Facilitators and barriers to the uptake of self audits by pharmacists$3,000

Funding body: Pharmacy Board of NSW

Funding bodyPharmacy Board of NSW
Project Team
SchemeUnknown
RoleLead
Funding Start2005
Funding Finish2005
GNo
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - State
Category2OPS
UONY

Third Monash & Kings Pharmacy Education Symposium, 11-13 July 2005$1,590

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamAssociate Professor David Newby
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2005
Funding Finish2005
GNoG0185440
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20001 grants / $36,700

Automatic repeats: a possible negative impact on antibiotic use.$36,700

Funding body: National Prescribing Service Ltd

Funding bodyNational Prescribing Service Ltd
Project TeamAssociate Professor David Newby
SchemeResearch Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2000
Funding Finish2000
GNoG0179182
Type Of FundingContract - Aust Non Government
Category3AFC
UONY

19982 grants / $57,870

Development of a strategy to measure consumer participation in decisions about health service delivery$56,063

Funding body: NSW Health

Funding bodyNSW Health
Project TeamProfessor Jill Cockburn, Conjoint Professor David Henry, Associate Professor David Newby
SchemeMinisterial Advisory Committee - Quality in Health Care
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start1998
Funding Finish1998
GNoG0177842
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - State
Category2OPS
UONY

6th International Cochrane Colloquium, USA 22-26 October 1998$1,807

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamAssociate Professor David Newby
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start1998
Funding Finish1998
GNoG0180369
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

19973 grants / $151,705

Review of the Consumer Drug Information Services$106,518

Funding body: Commonwealth Department of Health & Aged Care

Funding bodyCommonwealth Department of Health & Aged Care
Project TeamAssociate Professor David Newby, Conjoint Professor David Henry, Associate Professor Suzanne Hill
SchemePharmaceutical Education Program (PEP)
RoleLead
Funding Start1997
Funding Finish1997
GNoG0177050
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category2OPC
UONY

Public Participation in Resource Allocation in Health$43,600

Funding body: Commonwealth Department of Health & Aged Care

Funding bodyCommonwealth Department of Health & Aged Care
Project TeamAssociate Professor David Newby, Conjoint Professor David Henry, Doctor Gloria Higginbottom, Professor Jill Cockburn, Associate Professor Suzanne Hill
SchemePharmaceutical Education Program (PEP)
RoleLead
Funding Start1997
Funding Finish1997
GNoG0177552
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category2OPC
UONY

Promoting Patient Choice Together, London, UK, 30-31 October 1997$1,587

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamAssociate Professor David Newby
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start1997
Funding Finish1997
GNoG0179532
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY
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Research Supervision

Current Supervision

CommencedResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015Developmental and Environmental Determinants on Neonatal Pharmacology
Pharmacology, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Co-Supervisor
2014Development of an Appropriate Screening Tool for Depression for Australian Pharmacists
Pharmacology, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Principal Supervisor
2012Potential Cardio-Protective Effect of Pneumococcal Vaccine
Pharmacology, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Principal Supervisor
2008Factors Contributing to Serotonin Toxicity
Pharmacology, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Co-Supervisor

Past Supervision

YearResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2014Risk Management for Type 2 Diabetes in Community Pharmacy Practice
Pharmacy, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Co-Supervisor
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Associate Professor David Newby

Position

Associate Professor
Clinical Pharmacology
School of Medicine and Public Health
Faculty of Health and Medicine

Focus area

Clinical Pharmacology and Clinical Toxicology

Contact Details

Emaildavid.newby@newcastle.edu.au
Phone(02) 4921 1277
Fax(02) 4960 2088

Office

Room5.41
BuildingNew Med II
LocationCalvary Mater Hospital

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