Our namesake

Lloyd SansomEmeritus Professor Lloyd Sansom AO

A distinguished educator, researcher and policy advisor, Emeritus Professor Lloyd Sansom AO is a leading light in Australian health and pharmacy. In 2004 the University of South Australia named the Sansom Institute in his honour, recognising an illustrious career that has spanned five decades.

Lloyd began working as a pharmacist after attaining his initial qualification in 1962. He went on to gain a PhD in biophysical chemistry in 1972 before embarking on an academic career which saw him hold various senior positions including Head of the School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences at UniSA from 1995-2000.

An accomplished researcher with particular interests in pharmokinetics, biopharmaceutics and the quality use of medicines, Professor Sansom has received more than 20 major grants and contributed to over 100 scientific publications.

He played a major role in the development of Australia’s National Medicines Policy and has sat on numerous government and industry advisory groups - including the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee, which he has chaired since 2001. In 2002 he was made an Officer of the Order of Australia in recognition of his outstanding achievements and service to Australia and humanity at large.

Emeritus Professor Lloyd Sansom has recently:

  • been awarded the Fred J Boyd Award 2014 from The Society of Hospital Pharmacists Australia, for distinguished contribution to quality use of medicines. See the full story here; and
  • was part of an expert panel at the National Medicines Symposium 2016 in Canberra
  • Lloyd continues to contribute to Australian health care via his numerous current appointments to professional and scientific authorities; Australian Pharmaceutical Formulary; Therapeutic Goods Administration; Pharmacy Board of Australia, Department of Health, Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care; Australian Pharmacy Examining Council; Australian Medicines Handbook; Australian Drug Evaluation Committee; as a member of the Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Research Editorial Advisory Board; and so much more.

The Sansom Pharmacy Fund

UniSA has established the Sansom Pharmacy Fund to support the pursuit of excellence in pharmacy practice, teaching and research. For more information see the Giving to UniSA website.

Areas of study and research

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