Ayomide Ogundipe MPS, a community pharmacist, researcher and academic based in Perth, Western Australia, has been appointed as the National Board’s Early Career Pharmacist (ECP) Board Director by the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA).
The appointment has come following the conclusion of the former Director Deanna Mill’s term.
Since graduating from Curtin University in 2017, Ms Ogundipe has developed her practice in a range of areas. She is particularly passionate about digital health transformation, currently researching the technological needs of pharmacists to enable contemporary pharmacy practice in current and emerging roles.
PSA Chief Executive Officer Adj A/Prof Steve Morris welcomes Ms Ogundipe to the Board and thanks Deanna Mill for her service since 2021.
“We’re proud to elevate ECP voices on the PSA Board, ensuring that we are best-supporting pharmacists at all stages of their careers,” says Adj A/Prof Morris.
“Ayomide brings a depth of experience to the PSA Board, in addition to her role as Vice-President of PSA’s Western Australia branch.
“I look forward to working with her to continue Deanna’s work in advocating for and leading PSA’s Early Career Pharmacists.”
“I wish Deanna all the best for what comes next and sincerely thank her for her outstanding work over the last two years, including chairing the Early Career Pharmacist Community of Specialty Interest.
“Deanna has also played a significant role in the development of reimagined Professional Practice Standards that will be launched at PSA23, including as Chair of the Project Advisory Group.
“On behalf of the PSA Board, we thank Deanna for her contributions to our organisation.”