Sandra Salter

Dr, BPharm, PGradDipPharm (Hosp) (Curtin); PhD (UWA)

  • The University of Western Australia (M315), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Dr Sandra Salter is a Senior Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice.

Dr Salter has been active in anaphylaxis research for the past 10 years. She is a member of the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA) and works closely with the National Allergy Strategy and ASCIA in the fields of anaphylaxis and food allergy research. Dr Salter is the first researcher worldwide to utilise multiple linked datasets in anaphylaxis epidemiology research. 

In 2020, in collaboration with Industry partners SmartVax and MedAdvisor and supported by a $40,000 grant from the JM O'Hara Research Fund, Dr Salter developed and piloted an active vaccine safety surveillance program for patients immunised in pharmacies. This system will be expanded in 2021 to facilitate the safe deployment of COVID-19 vaccines, supported by a $217,000 grant from WA Health. 

In addition to her academic role, Dr Salter has experience in private and public hospital and community pharmacy. She is an experienced clinical pharmacist, with substantial experience in leadership, pharmacy and business management, in Chief Pharmacist (Hospital) and Managing Pharmacist (community) roles.  Dr Salter has more than 25 years experience in teaching across a wide variety of settings, including university, hospital, community pharmacy, general practice, Intern training, and other medical, healthcare and individual patient settings.


Chief Investigator on the following active projects:

  • COVID-19 Vaccine Safety Monitoring in Community Pharmacy (COVID-19 VIP)
  • Actively Monitoring the Safety of Immunisation in Community Pharmacies in Western Australia (AIM-CP)
  • Epidemiology of Anaphylaxis in Western Australia (EPAWA) 

Supervision of the following PhD projects: 

  • Anaphylaxis epidemiology and characteristics
  • Public health approach to food allergy prevention
  • Professionalism in pharmacy
  • Optimising anticoagulation among patients with atrial fibrillation in general practice

Key research collaborations: 

  • National Allergy Strategy
  • Department of Allergy, Immunology and Dermatologyat Perth Childrens’ Hospital.
  • SmartVax
  • MedAdvisor

Roles and responsibilities

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences Research Committee: SAH Representative 

School of Allied Health Research Committee: Co-Chair

ASCIA Anaphylaxis Committee

Teaching overview

Unit Coordination

PHCY5630: Integrated Pharmacology, Therapeutics and Pharmacy Practice 3

PHCY5613: Management and Economics in Pharmacy

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification


Award Date: 8 Sept 2015

PhD, Investigating the management of anaphylaxis in pharmacy: A growing need for pharmacist-driven community competence in the preparedness and care of people at risk of anaphylaxis, The University of Western Australia

Award Date: 8 Sept 2015

Pharmacy, PGradDipPharm(Hospital), Curtin University

Award Date: 30 Nov 2011

Pharmacy, BPharm, Curtin University

Award Date: 26 Feb 1992

Industry keywords

  • Medicine and Pharma
  • Education

Research expertise keywords

  • Anaphylaxis
  • Epidemiology
  • Vaccine Safety Surveillance
  • Pharmacy Practice
  • Linked Administrative Data
  • Allergy
  • Research Training
  • Professionalism


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