Dr Emily Walkom

Dr Emily Walkom

Research Officer/Evaluator

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

Career Summary


I completed my PhD in psychology at the University of Newcastle in 2002. My PhD examined the relationship between children's computer game playing and their social behaviour. Since starting with the discipline of Clinical Pharmacology in June 2002, I have been involved in a number of research projects around medicines use, including systematic reviews, surveys of medical practitioners and the general public, and qualitative research. In my current role as a research academic my key focus is providing external evaluations of submissions to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee. My research interests include medicines affordability, quality use of medicines and medicines policy. 


  • PhD, University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) Honours, University of Newcastle


  • Health Care Systems
  • Medicines

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
119999 Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified 70
160599 Policy and Administration not elsewhere classified 15
111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified 15

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Research Officer/Evaluator University of Newcastle
School of Medicine and Public Health

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/2014 -  Membership - ISPOR Australia Chapter ISPOR Australia Chapter


For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.

Journal article (13 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Ren S, Newby D, Li SC, Walkom E, Miller P, Hure A, Attia J, 'Effect of the adult pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine on cardiovascular disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis.', Open Heart, 2 1-9 (2015) [C1]
DOI 10.1136/openhrt-2015-000247
Co-authors Alexis Hure, Shuchuen Li, David Newby, John Attia
2013 Loxton D, Robertson J, Walkom EJ, 'Costs of medicines and health care: a concern for Australian women across the ages.', BMC Health Services Research, 13 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1186/1472-6963-13-484
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Deborah Loxton
2013 Robertson 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]
DOI 10.1186/1471-2458-13-489
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 4
Co-authors David Newby
2011 Robertson J, Walkom EJ, Henry DA, 'Health systems and sustainability: Doctors and consumers differ on threats and solutions', PLoS ONE, 6 e19222 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0019222
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 4
2010 Robertson 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]
DOI 10.1211/ijpp/18.02.0002
Citations Scopus - 18
Co-authors David Newby
2010 Robertson J, Walkom EJ, Moynihan R, Bero L, Henry DA, 'Pharmaceutical industry funding of educational events for pharmacists in Australia: An analysis of data from the first 6 months of a mandatory disclosure programme', International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 18 88-92 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1211/ijpp/18.02.0003
Co-authors Mddah01
2009 Robertson J, Moynihan R, Walkom EJ, Bero L, Henry DA, 'Mandatory disclosure of pharmaceutical industry-funded events for health professionals', PLoS Medicine, 6 e1000128 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1371/journal.pmed.1000128
Citations Scopus - 9Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Mddah01
2009 Robertson J, Walkom EJ, Henry DA, 'Transparency in pricing arrangements for medicines listed on the Australian Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme', Australian Health Review, 33 192-199 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1071/AH090192
Citations Scopus - 10Web of Science - 5
2008 Harris AH, Hill SR, Chin G, Jing Jing L, Walkom EJ, 'The role of value for money in public insurance coverage decisions for drugs in australia: A retrospective analysis 1994-2004', Medical Decision Making, 28 713-722 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1177/0272989x08315247
Citations Scopus - 78Web of Science - 55
2006 Walkom 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]
DOI 10.1016/j.jsps.2010.10.005
Citations Scopus - 12Web of Science - 7
Co-authors David Newby
2005 Robertson J, Walkom EJ, McGettigan P, 'Response rates and representativeness: a lottery incentive improves physician survey return rates', Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety, 14 571-577 (2005) [C1]
DOI 10.1002/pds.1126
Citations Scopus - 39Web of Science - 33
2005 Smith A, Hill S, Walkom E, Thambiran M, 'An evaluation of the World Health Organization problem-based pharmacotherapy teaching courses (based on the "Guide to Good Prescribing"), 1994-2001', EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY, 61 785-786 (2005)
DOI 10.1007/s00228-005-0990-x
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1
2001 Carr SC, Rugimbana RO, Walkom E, Bolitho FH, 'Selecting expatriates in developing areas: "country-of-origin" effects in Tanzania?', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INTERCULTURAL RELATIONS, 25 441-457 (2001)
DOI 10.1016/S0147-1767(01)00015-3
Citations Scopus - 15Web of Science - 16
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Conference (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2010 Robertson 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 (2010) [E3]
Co-authors David Newby

Thesis / Dissertation (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2002 Walkom EJ, Relationships between computer game play and children's social behaviour., University of Newcastle (2002)

Dr Emily Walkom


Research Officer/Evaluator
Clinical Pharmacology
School of Medicine and Public Health
Faculty of Health and Medicine

Focus area

Clinical Pharmacology and Clinical Toxicology

Contact Details

Email emily.walkom@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4921 1369
Fax (02) 4960 2088


Room NM2-542
Building Mater Hospital Level 5 - New Med 2
Location Mater Hospital