Prof Bandana Saini

Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Sydney; Research Leader, Woolcock Institute of Medical Research
Professor Saini trained as a pharmacist at the University Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chandigarh, India (1990). She continued on to a path in research, starting with a Masters in the Discipline of Pharmaceutics (1992) at the same institute. Her master’s work involved exploring the mutagenicty of halogenated nitrobenzenes. After completing a masters degree in Business Administration (1996, University of Western Sydney), she changed her research direction to exploring pharmacy health services, an area which strategically combines her pharmacy background and an understanding of management principles. Her PhD project focused on asthma (2004, University of Sydney), and since then Professor Saini has led and collaborated in implementing and evaluating several successful pharmacy-based models that involve screening (sleep disorders and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), patient self-management (allergic rhinitis, sleep disorders, asthma) and clinical audits (sleep medications), as well as pharmacovigilance (sleep medications).

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