• The University of Western Australia (M702), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


  • 167 Citations
  • 7 h-Index
1991 …2019
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Personal profile


Dr Rohan Rasiah is an Associate Professor Rural Health, at the Western Australian Centre Rural Health and is based in the Pilbara. He is a practicing community pharmacist and prior to his appointment at WACRH, he was the Program Convenor of the Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) program at the University of Newcastle.  His teaching experience encompasses clinical pharmacotherapy, pharmacokinetics and rural health.  Dr Rasiah has taught into undergraduate and postgraduate programs in pharmacy, nursing, midwifery and allied health, focusing on disease state management, communication skills, clinical leadership and prescribing.

He has experience in using simulated learning environments to help engage students and integrate their core knowledge into practice and expertise in the delivery of simulation exercises for pharmacy and other health professional students in an inter-professional environment and has been actively involved in curriculum design and delivery in particular around the incorporation of simulation into curricula.

He is currently on the TEQSA Register of Experts (Discipline 060501 Pharmacy; Academic Quality Assurance; Curriculum Development and Design). From 2013-2016 he was an academic representative on the Accreditation Committee of the Australian Pharmacy Council.  He was a member of the Health Workforce Australia Program Advisory Group for Simulation.  He has been the Deputy President of Academic Senate (Teaching and Learning) at the University of Newcastle from 2010-2012. Prior to his appointment at the University of Newcastle he was the Pharmacist Academic located with the Mt Isa Centre for Rural and Remote Health and Senior Lecturer in the Bachelor of Pharmacy Program at James Cooks University.

Research interests

  •       Simulated Learning Environments and Assessment
  •       Quality Use of Medicines
  •       Provision of Health Services to Remote Communities
  •       Aboriginal Health
  •       Primary Health Care
  •       Evaluation of Teaching and Learning Programs


  •       Member, Pharmaceutical Society of Australia
  •       Member, Professional Pharmacists Australia
  •       Member, International Pharmaceutical Federation

External positions

Conjoint Associate Professor, University of Newcastle

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Research Output 1991 2019

  • 167 Citations
  • 7 h-Index
  • 16 Article
  • 2 Conference paper
  • 1 Review article

Current Trends and Opportunities for Competency Assessment in Pharmacy Education-A Literature Review

Croft, H., Gilligan, C., Rasiah, R., Levett-Jones, T. & Schneider, J., 18 Jun 2019, In : Pharmacy. 7, 2

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access
Pharmacy Education
Competency-Based Education

Development and inclusion of an entrustable professional activity (EPA) scale in a simulation-based medicine dispensing assessment

Croft, H., Gilligan, C., Rasiah, R., Levett-Jones, T. & Schneider, J., 22 Nov 2019, In : Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Pharmacy Students
Competency-Based Education
Pharmacy Education

Simulation and Feedback in Health Education: A Mixed Methods Study Comparing Three Simulation Modalities

Tait, L., Lee, K., Rasiah, R., Cooper, J., Ling, T., Geelan, B. & Bindoff, I., Jun 2018, In : Pharmacy. 6, 2, 41.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Health Education
Pharmacy Education
Pharmacy Students

Thinking in Pharmacy Practice: A Study of Community Pharmacists’ Clinical Reasoning in Medication Supply Using the Think-Aloud Method

Croft, H., Gilligan, C., Rasiah, R., Levett-Jones, T. & Schneider, J., Mar 2018, In : Pharmacy. 6, 1, 1.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Decision Making

Safe dispensing in community pharmacies: Applying the software, hardware, environment and liveware (SHELL) model

Croft, H., Nesbitt, K., Rasiah, R., Levett-Jones, T. & Gilligan, C., 1 Jul 2017, In : Clinical Pharmacist. 9, 7

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Research Design

Projects 2016 2018