A pharmacist's perspective on health and metabolic disease
I’ve registered as a New Zealand pharmacist in 1998 and have worked in many different roles. These include being a “traditional” community pharmacist, an internet-based pharmacist, a hospital pharmacist specializing in older adult mental health and working as a clinical pharmacist with older adults in residential care facilities. I have also had a number of more “industrial” roles, including working with software upgrades (DOS to Windows!), compliance packaging and robotic dispensing.
I love problem solving – especially health problems. Over the years I have become a “technical specialist problem solver”. I’ve been told I have a unique way of looking at things, probably influenced by being the wife and daughter of engineers (electronic and marine respectively). If I don’t know what is going on, return to “First Principles” and try again.
Currently I am a PhD candidate at AUT looking at how high insulin levels affect metabolic disease and how we should be measuring this. This certainly takes problem solving to a whole new level!