Mrs Sonja Littlejohns

Mrs Sonja Littlejohns


University of Newcastle Department of Rural Health

Career Summary


Sonja is a Lecturer in Pharmacy at The University of Newcastle Department of Rural Health (UONDRH) in Tamworth.  This position enables her to work collaboratively with undergraduate pharmacy students and preceptors to enhance the clinical placement experience of  students in rural and regional settings.

Sonja's role at the UONDRH includes being a Rural Pharmacy Liaison Officer (RPLO). As an RPLO, Sonja supports local pharmacists by coordinating and facilitating local continuing professional development opportunities and providing networking for intern and newly graduated pharmacists.

Sonja has worked as a pharmacist in both community and hospital settings in Sydney, Newcastle and Tamworth since graduating in 1993. She is also been an Accredited Consultant Pharmacist with the Australian Association of Consultant Pharmacy since 2004. 


  • Bachelor of Pharmacy, University of Sydney


  • Inter-professional learning
  • Multidisciplinary
  • Pharmacy
  • Rural Health

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
111503 Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Practice 100

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Lecturer University of Newcastle
University of Newcastle Department of Rural Health

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
29/4/2015 - 31/1/2017 Lecturer Department of Rural Health University of Newcastle Australia


Dates Title Organisation / Department
2/2/2004 -  Accredited Consultant Pharmacist Australian Association of Consultant Pharmacy


For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.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, 'Adding value to the rural experience in student placements with community engagement', Australian Pharmacist, 35 24-24 (2016)
Co-authors Jane Ferns
Croker A, Smith T, Fisher K, Littlejohns S, 'Educators Interprofessional Collaborative Relationships: Helping Pharmacy Students Learn to Work with Other Professions', Pharmacy, 4 17-17 [C1]
DOI 10.3390/pharmacy4020017
Citations Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Anne Croker, Karin Fisher, Tony Smith

Report (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2019 Croker A, Wakely K, Brown L, Cone L, Cooper E, De Silva L, et al., 'Out of sight, out of mind?: Pedagogical and equity implications of videoconferencing for healthcare students education in rural areas' (2019)
Co-authors Alexandra Little, Fiona Little, Lauren Cone, Emma Cooper, Lani Desilva, Luke Wakely, Anne Croker, Leanne Brown, Karin Fisher, Miriam Grotowski, Katrina Wakely

Mrs Sonja Littlejohns


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

Contact Details

Phone (02) 6755 3514


Location Tamworth