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Catherine Langran

  • School Director of Teaching and Learning (Chemistry, Food and Pharmacy)

Areas of interest

As a previous hospital pharmacist, I teach clinical pharmacy to our undergraduate MPharm students. I am involved in experiential learning, through on-campus and workplace placements, and competency-based assessments. As interprofessional learning lead, I coordinate multiple learning events for pharmacy, nursing, physician associate, speech and language therapist, occupational therapist, physiotherapist, midwifery, paramedic and medic students. I am a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and Mental Health First Aider.

Research activities

My research activities focus on educational research, pharmacist resilience and student wellbeing. I am currently undertaking a doctorate in education, exploring pharmacy student engagement. I am a founding member of a global community of practice for pharmacy workforce resilience research. I have extensive experience of supervising undergraduate and postgraduate masters research projects.

Awards and honours

Selected recent presentations and awards include:

  • COVID-19 Effect: Building resilience and future of pharmacy at GSK live Webinars, Russia, UK & Ireland, USA, 2021
  • Intra and Inter-professional working: how have pharmacists’ working practices changed during the COVID-19 pandemic? at HSRPP, 2021
  • Exploring students’ reasons for choosing to study pharmacy at Pharmacy Education conference, 2021
  • Making every contact count: A novel approach to patient consultations at Advance HE NET, 2021
  • Developing General Practice (GP) experiential learning as a collaborative student-staff approach at Life Long Learning in Pharmacy, 2021
  • An evaluation of pharmacy undergraduate student wellbeing at Monash University Pharmacy Education Symposium, 2019. Awarded Oral Session Education Research Prize
  • A study to explore students’ beliefs on lecture attendance at Monash University Pharmacy Education Symposium, 2019. Awarded People’s Choice Best Poster on Educational Research Prize
  • A pharmacy student led service as perceived by other students at HSRPP 2012.  Awarded first prize in the poster presentations.