Ms Myfanwy Graham

Ms Myfanwy Graham

Associate Lecturer

School of Medicine and Public Health (Pharmacy and Experimental Pharmacology)

Career Summary

Biography

I have been involved in multi-disciplinary health professional education at the University of Newcastle since 2009.  I primarily teach into the Joint Medical Program in the areas of Problem Based Learning and Clinical Skills. I also deliver pharmacology lectures in the Bachelor of Nursing and Midwifery degrees.

In my clinical role, I am the principal specialist medicines information pharmacist of the New South Wales (NSW) Cannabis Medicines Advisory Service (CMAS), a first of kind in the world, Australian State government funded cannabis medicines advisory service for health professionals. I am also an affiliate investigator with the Australian Centre for Cannabinoid Clinical and Research Excellence (ACRE) and University of Newcastle Centre for Drug Repurposing & Medicines Research. In collaboration with ACRE, I have contributed to the development of a suite of cannabis medicines prescribing guidance documents and health professional educational resources.

In 2020, I have been awarded a NSW Regional Health Partners Knowledge Translation Fellowship.

My research interests include health professional education, cannabis medicines, analysis of real-world evidence, pharmacovigilance and personalised medicine.  


Qualifications

  • Master of Pharmacy, University of Newcastle

Keywords

  • cannabinoids
  • health professional education
  • personalised medicine
  • pharmacology
  • pharmacovigilance

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
111503 Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Practice 20
111502 Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics 60
111505 Pharmacogenomics 20

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

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

Awards

Professional

Year Award
2020 NSW Regional Health Partners Knowledge Translation Fellowship
NSW Regional Health Partners
2020 Faculty of Health and Medicine ThinkWell EMCR Development Program for 2020
University of Newcastle
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Journal article (8 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2020 Graham M, Lucas CJ, Schneider J, Martin JH, Hall W, 'Translational hurdles with cannabis medicines', Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety, (2020)

© 2020 John Wiley & Sons Ltd Purpose: Internationally, there has been widespread medical use of cannabis medicines before rigorous evaluations in randomised controlled trial... [more]

© 2020 John Wiley & Sons Ltd Purpose: Internationally, there has been widespread medical use of cannabis medicines before rigorous evaluations in randomised controlled trials (RCTs). Some advocates of medicinal use of cannabis argue that real-world evidence (RWE) can be a substitute for or at least supplement evidence from RCTs. We explore the utility, limitations and impact of RWE in the translation of cannabis medicines research into clinical practice using the established literature. Methods: A literature search was performed via Embase and Medline using a diverse range of cannabinoid and RWE search terms. The review provides a snapshot of cannabis medicine RWE initiatives from around the world. Results: Diverse and novel sources of real-world data and RWE include international cannabis registries, surveys, post-marketing data collection and use of electronic or digital health records. The strengths and limitations of using RWE in translational research are highlighted, along with the identification of barriers to RCTs involving cannabis medicines. Conclusions: RWE promises to play a significant role in the evaluation of cannabis medicines around the world. When used appropriately RWE may complement RCT data by providing valuable insights into cannabis medicine safety and effectiveness. Take Home Messages: It is important that real-world evidence (RWE) is used to complement rather than replace randomised controlled trial (RCT) evidence on cannabis medicines. Technological advances have created the opportunity to explore diverse and novel sources of cannabis medicine RWE. Although RWE may be more reflective of real-world clinical practice, it cannot provide conclusive evidence of the safety and efficacy of cannabis medicines. While acknowledging its limitations, RWE may nonetheless provide some guidance on safety and adverse events of cannabis medicines. RWE has already had a significant impact on the regulation of cannabis medicines.

DOI 10.1002/pds.4999
Co-authors Jen Martin, Catherine Lucas, Jennifer Schneider
2015 Graham M, Daneshi N, Rasiah RL, Heidari M, milward, 'Personalised medicine: The mother-infant pharmacogenomics of codeine', Australian Pharmacist, 34 62-66 (2015)
Co-authors Liz Milward
2015 Daneshi N, Graham ME, Milward ADRIENNEELIZABETHLIZ, 'An update on warfarin pharmacogenomics Part 1 of 2', Australian Pharmacist, 34 52-56 (2015) [C2]
Co-authors Liz Milward
2015 Graham ME, Milward ADRIENNEELIZABETHLIZ, 'Pharmacogenomics, personalised healthcare and herbal medicine - a paradoxical combination?', Australian Pharmacist, (2015) [C3]
Co-authors Liz Milward
2015 Daneshi N, Graham ME, Biswas M, Milward AE, 'Gene Scene - Health's New Frontier', Australian Pharmacist, (2015) [C2]
Co-authors Liz Milward
2015 Milward AE, Daneshi N, Graham M, 'An update on warfarin pharmacogenomics - part 2', Australian Pharmacist, (2015)
Co-authors Liz Milward
2014 Graham M, Milward AE, 'The future of personalised healthcare in pharmacy practice', Australian Pharmacist, (2014)
Co-authors Liz Milward
2014 Shahandeh A, Purushothuman S, Martin K, Graham M, Johnstone DM, Milward EA, 'Anti-oxidant Phytochemicals As Potential Treatments For Age-Related Macular Degeneration.', Journal of Antioxidant Activity, 1 29-41 (2014)
DOI 10.14302/issn.2471-2140.jaa-14-616
Co-authors Liz Milward
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Conference (5 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2019 Graham M, Lucas C, Schneider J, Fizzell J, Brett J, Martin JH, 'Cannabis medicines - Absolutely Safe?', Medical Cannabis and Cannabinoids, Barcelona, Spain (2019)
DOI 10.1159/000500623
Co-authors Jennifer Schneider, Catherine Lucas, Jen Martin
2019 Graham M, Lucas C, Galettis R, Martin J, 'Cannabis and Palliative Care Trials and Tribulations - on behalf of CARE NSW Investigators', London (2019)
Co-authors Jen Martin, Catherine Lucas
2019 Graham M, Williams A, Lucas C, Martin J, 'NSW Cannabis Medicine Advisory Service (CMAS) methodology and evolution', Queenstown, New Zealand (2019)
Co-authors Jen Martin, Catherine Lucas
2018 Lucas C, Schneider J, Renaud E, Fizzell J, Graham M, Cootes A, et al., 'Setting up the world's first drug information/medical advisory service for cannabinoid use for symptom control.', Brisbane (2018)
Co-authors Jennifer Schneider, Jen Martin, Catherine Lucas
2015 Daneshi N, Graham M, Holliday E, Schneider J, Kerr KP, Rasiah R, et al., 'Clinically actionable pharmacogenomic variants in community-dwelling older Australians.', ASMR XXIII NSW Scientific Meeting: Programme and Abstracts, Sydney (2015) [E3]
Co-authors Jennifer Schneider, Rodney Scott, John Attia, Liz Milward, Liz Holliday
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 1
Total funding $2,000

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20201 grants / $2,000

NSW Regional Health Partners Knowledge Translation Fellowship$2,000

Funding body: NSW Regional Health Partners

Funding body NSW Regional Health Partners
Scheme Fellowship
Role Lead
Funding Start 2020
Funding Finish 2020
GNo
Type Of Funding C2220 - Aust StateTerritoryLocal - Other
Category 2220
UON N
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Ms Myfanwy Graham

Positions

Associate Lecturer
School of Medicine and Public Health
Faculty of Health and Medicine

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

Focus area

Pharmacy and Experimental Pharmacology

Contact Details

Email myfanwy.graham@newcastle.edu.au

Office

Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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