Mrs Jane Ferns

Lecturer

University of Newcastle Department of Rural Health

Career Summary

Biography

Jane Ferns is a Lecturer in Interprofessional Practice at The University of Newcastle Department of Rural Health (UONDRH), based in Taree. In this role, Jane coordinates Interprofessional Learning modules for students of all health disciplines, bringing students together for interactive interprofessional learning experiences. Jane is responsible for piloting Service Learning programs in the local area, where students provide benefit to rural communities while consolidating their clinical practice and skills. This role is underpinned by strong collaboration with other academic staff at the UONDRH in order to provide interprofessional education to students within the area. Previous experience with the UONDRH includes overseeing Pharmacy student placements in the local area, providing support to placement supervisors and students.

Since graduating with a Master of Pharmacy in 2010 from The University of Newcastle, Jane has been employed in a range of pharmacy settings, including community pharmacy management and professional services roles and is accredited with the Australian Association of Consultant Pharmacy to provide medication reviews as well as accredited to provide immunisation services within pharmacy.


Qualifications

  • Master of Pharmacy, University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences, University of Newcastle
  • Registered Pharmacist, Pharmacy Board of Australia

Keywords

  • Interprofessional Learning
  • Pharmacy
  • Rural Health
  • Service Learning

Languages

  • English (Fluent)

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified 100

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Lecturer University of Newcastle
University of Newcastle Department of Rural Health
Australia
Casual Lecturer University of Newcastle
School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy
Australia

Membership

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/2017 -  Australian Association of Consultant Pharmacy Accredited Australian Association of Consultant Pharmacy
Australia

Professional appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/2012 -  Community Pharmacist Various
Australia
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Journal article (2 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2016 Littlejohns SN, Ferns J, 'Rural Pharmacy: Adding value to the rural experience in student placements with community engagement', Australian Pharmacist, 35 24-24 (2016)
Co-authors Sonja Littlejohns
2016 Littlejohns SN, Ferns J, 'Adding value to the rural experience in student placements with community engagement', Australian Pharmacist, 35 24-24 (2016)
Co-authors Sonja Littlejohns
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Mrs Jane Ferns

Positions

Lecturer
University of Newcastle Department of Rural Health
Faculty of Health and Medicine

Casual Lecturer
School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy
Faculty of Health and Medicine

Contact Details

Email jane.ferns@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4055 1900
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