Pharmacy GRIT

Online ISSN: 2208-245X

Pharmacy Growth, Research, Innovation and Training (Pharmacy GRIT) is SHPA’s member voice, providing a online magazine-style platform for publishing pharmacy research as well as feature articles and instructional papers to assist and inspire members. Officially citable, from 2017 to 2021 Pharmacy GRIT appeared in quarterly printed and digital form, housing DrugScan (now MedsScan), Medication Safety and Case Reports, and complementing SHPA's flagship research journal the Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Research (JPPR).

In 2022, GRIT moved wholly online. For members and by members, GRIT's content is now published and promoted via this website to promote greater collaboration and innovation, before moving to a new, dedicated digital home. Recent articles and previous issues are available below.

Recent articles


2022 Medal of Merit

Duncan McKenzie                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

[Published 18 July 2023]


2022 Australian Clinical Pharmacy Award

Deirdre Criddle                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

[Published 18 July 2023]


2021 Medal of Merit 

Kerry Fitzsimons                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

[Published 18 July 2023]


2021 Australian Clinical Pharmacy Award

Sally Marotti                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

[Published 18 July 2023]

Research Reflection

Piloting a research project through the COVID-19 pandemic

Abigail A. Pinto                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Celebrate the first published Research Reflection article by sharing Abigail A. Pinto's research experience during the emergence of COVID-19. 

[Published 19 June 2023]


This International Women's Day instead of having it all, it's time to share it all

Kate Woods

To celebrate International Women's Day (8 March 2023) Kate Woods (Gosford Hospital Central Coast Local Health District) explores the Gender Pay Gap and makes a compelling call for greater flexibility in the workplace and a sector wide gender-pay-gap audit. 

Medication safety

We're medicine experts, why don't we refer to them as that?

Wendy Ewing

To accompany the announcement of MedsScan and writing on behalf of the Medicine Safety Leadership Committee, Wendy Ewing explains why its time to move away from the term 'drug'.

In this Section

Information for authors

Information for authors

Your guide to article types, preparing and submitting a manuscript including reference citations, and how to get started in pharmacy research.