Elizabeth Manias

Professor Elizabeth Manias is a Research Professor within the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Deakin University. She is also a registered nurse, a registered pharmacist, and a board certified geriatric pharmacist. Within the university, Elizabeth is a member of the Executive Committee of the Centre for Quality and Patient Safety Research, and a member of the Executive Committee of the Institute for Health Transformation. Her research interests include medication safety, medication adherence, communication processes between health professionals, patients and family members, organisational and environmental aspects associated with patient safety, and consumer participation in care. In particular, Elizabeth’s work has examined how patients, family members, doctors, nurses and pharmacists communicate about medications. She has developed and tested risk screening tools for improving medication safety, and has examined how health professionals engage in the architectural space of their environment to make medication decisions and decrease medication-related incidents. Elizabeth has received research funding from diverse sources to support her work, including the National Health and Medical Research Council, the Australian Research Council, the Sax Institute, and the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care.

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