Verity Boustead

Monash University, Melbourne

About Verity:

Hey Everyone! I'm Verity, the 2020/21 NAPSA Research Chair!

Throughout this term, I have worked closely alongside the former Executive Director of Research, Juliet Contreras, and the SHPA to establish the world’s first journal for pharmacy students – Australian Pharmacy Students’ Journal (APSJ). I co-facilitated the first bi-annual APSJ Peer Reviewer workshop for our Student and Academic Reviewers. This featured engaging and educational presentations from expert reviewers on the foundations of research, evidence-based medicine, and how to review an article.

Assisting with NAPSA’s annual Research Poster Competition was another highlight of my term, and it is fantastic to see the winner of the competition – Forrest Tang, step into the role of the new NAPSA Executive Director of Research for the 2021/22 term!

If you have a passion for empowering pharmacy students to advance their knowledge and skills in the realm of research and contribute to the advancement of the profession through translating pharmacy research into clinical practice, then this is a role for you! Don't forget that the Research Chair is a brand new role that was created last year, so there is heaps of scope and support for you see your own great ideas into fruition!

Please email me at if you have any questions! I look forward to hearing from you!