PSA announces new Early Career Pharmacists directorship

The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) welcomes the new Early Career Pharmacists (ECP) Board Director to the PSA National Board.


Today, 23rd August, Deanna Mill has been appointed as the Early Career Pharmacists Board Director, following the conclusion of Lauren Burton’s term.


Based in Adelaide, Ms Mill has acquired a unique breadth of skills and experience, having worked in rural, metropolitan, hospital, community, teaching and research settings. In addition to her comprehensive pharmacy experience, Ms Mill is also currently completing a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) at the University of Western Australia.


PSA National President, A/Prof Chris Freeman, welcomed Ms Mill and thanked the outgoing Lauren Burton for her contribution to the role.


“Deanna’s achievements to date are very impressive, and we warmly welcome her to the PSA National Board.


“She is passionate about elevating ECP voices around the country and inspiring the broader profession to see beyond the current state of pharmacy practice, enabling innovation.


“Having worked in multiple practice settings and with her focus currently on researching the professional behaviour of pharmacists, she has unique insight into the disconnect between how pharmacists want to practice and what the current system allows.


“She will draw on her experiences to connect ECPs around the country, ensuring they have the support needed to build the future that they and all Australians want and deserve,” A/Prof Freeman said.


He went on to acknowledge Lauren Burton for her service to PSA and the profession at large.


“On behalf of the PSA Board, I’d like to thank Lauren Burton for her contribution to the role over the past three years.


“ECPs make up a large proportion of PSA’s membership and are integral stakeholders in the Australian pharmacy sector – and Lauren has led this cohort by example.


“I would particularly like to acknowledge Lauren’s leadership in helping establish the Early Career Pharmacy Community of Specialty Interest. Her consultative and supportive approach to this work ultimately led to its launch at PSA21VIRTUAL.


“Lauren brought far more to the PSA Board in addition to her advocacy for ECPs. Lauren is a naturally gifted director with skills in governance and leadership – importantly bringing a ‘members first’ approach to considerations around the Board table. Lauren has a bright future ahead of her, and I am pleased she will continue in her role on the PSA WA Branch Committee,” A/Prof Freeman said.


PSA looks forward to Deanna’s directorship and warmly welcome her to the PSA National Board.



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