Parisa is Professor in Medicines Use Optimisation at the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Sydney. She has been a researcher and educator in the field of consumer medicine information for more than 20 years.
Her goals include improving the quality use of medicines by patients and consumers – through increased and appropriate disease and medicine information, and informed shared decision making. Her research has impacted policy and education in the healthcare sector, and at the Government level, and has led to a global initiative on developing medicine information strategies for implementation at national and local levels.
Parisa is President of the ‘Health & Medicines Information Section’ of the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP). She was awarded the Royal Pharmaceutical Society Pharmacy Research UK Award 2013, in recognition of a significant contribution to the field of pharmacy research. She has over 110 peer-reviewed research papers and has presented nearly 200 times at international conferences.