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Elaine Lum


Dr Elaine Lum PhD, MClinPharm, BPharm, Adv Prac Pharm
Senior Research Fellow
Elaine is a clinical pharmacist and health services researcher, with extensive international experience in the healthcare sector. In collaboration with interdisciplinary colleagues, her work in Australia has changed hospital practice in the areas of medication management, medication safety, patient safety, and the training/education of health practitioners and safe prescribers — doctors, pharmacists, nurses, physician assistants, physiotherapists.  

Elaine believes in the value and power of collaborating with people of integrity who dare to do things differently and who are able to fail fast, in order to bring about game-changing practices and innovations. Together with the CePHaS team, she solves problems affecting equity of access to health/healthcare in Singapore and the region by optimising the use of mHealth and digiceuticals.

She is an Advanced Practice Pharmacist (Australia); a Visiting Clinical Fellow with the School of Clinical Sciences, Queensland University of Technology; affiliated with the Australian Centre for Health Services Innovation (AusHSI); and serves on the research grants committee of the National Translational Research Collaborative (SHPA, Australia).

Project at CePHaS
mHealth hub; health apps assessment; optimising surgical pre-admission clinic assessments.

Areas of expertise
Implementation science and translational research; mixed methods and qualitative research; academic detailing/social marketing; project management of complex state and national-scale programs in medicines management and quality use of medicines; development and delivery of innovative educational interventions for clinicians; implementation of state-wide eHealth systems.

Research interests
mHealth; eHealth; telehealth; medication management; antibiotic use; prescribing competencies; primary healthcare; medical decision making; social and behavioural aspects of health/healthcare; and human factors engineering.​
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