Ms Alison Merchant

Ms Alison Merchant

Alison Merchant
Research Officer



Grad Dip Clin Pharm, University of Sydney; BPharm, University of Sydney

Alison Merchant joined the Centre for Health Systems and Safety Research in 2020 as a research officer. Alison completed her pharmacy degree and post graduate qualifications in clinical pharmacy at Sydney University, and has enjoyed practicing as a pharmacist for several years in a variety of settings. In addition to her role at CHSSR, she works as Senior Pharmacist in Cystic Fibrosis with the Department of Respiratory and Sleep Medicine at Westmead Hospital. Her previous experience includes various clinical pharmacy roles, as well as Medicines Information Pharmacist, eMM Project Pharmacist and Terminology Analyst at National eHealth Transition Authority. Her current area of research with CHSSR is related to medication safety and prescribing errors. In her hospital role, Alison’s areas of research interest include medicines use in the adult cystic fibrosis population, novel routes for administration of medications, impact of long-term medication use, and access to personalised medicines. She is also interested in the impact of organisational change on the use of medicines.

Selected publications
  1. Razenbacher L, Song Y, Merchant A, Middleton P. Intermittent colonisation with Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcal aureus can be eradicated from the Airways of Adults with Cystic Fibrosis Antibiotics 2019, 8(3), 113;
  2. Merchant A, Bishop J, Lazarus R, Song Y, Middleton P. Nebulised tranexamic acid: a review of the first 3 years of use. Poster presented at: 13th Australasian Cystic Fibrosis Conference; 2019 Aug 3-6; Perth, WA.
  3. Song Y, Merchant A, Lennon J, Burns T, Middleton P. Assessment of high frequency hearing loss in adults with cystic fibrosis. Poster presented at: 13th Australasian Cystic Fibrosis Conference; 2019 Aug 3-6; Perth, WA.
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