Study level

  • Vacation research experience scheme

Faculty/School

Faculty of Health

School of Clinical Sciences

Topic status

In progress.

Research centre

Supervisors

Dr Esther Lau
Position
Acting Discipline Leader, Pharmacy
Division / Faculty
Faculty of Health
Dr Ayda Sefidaniforough
Position
Associate Lecturer
Division / Faculty
Faculty of Health
Dr Wendy Thompson
Position
Course Coordinator
Division / Faculty
Faculty of Health
Mr Hung Tran
Position
Lecturer in Pharmacy
Division / Faculty
Faculty of Health

Overview

All community pharmacies in Australia can register for the free Translation and Interpreter Service (TIS). TIS is a free tool that enables  pharmacists to deliver equitable access to key services for people with limited or no English language proficiency. Pharmacies can access the TIS priority line to enable timely and quality access for all consumers. Despite having access to this service, a very small number of pharmacists use this free service.

The aim of this study, which is part of a larger project, is to explore barriers and facilitators to accessing and using interpreters in community pharmacy.

This project is based at our Gardens Point campus.

Research activities

Research activities include:

  • literature search and review
  • participant recruitment
  • data collection
  • data entry
  • data analysis
  • drafting or revising conference papers or journal articles.

A range of methods (e.g. semi-structured interviews, surveys) will be used to explore barriers and facilitators to accessing and using interpreters in community pharmacy.

You'll have access to supervisors and the broader research team, as well as a work space.

Skills and experience

Ideally you'll have completed coursework units related to research methods and foundation statistics.

Keywords

Contact

Contact the supervisor for more information.