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 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.
Contact the supervisor for more information.