Professor Carol Armour

Professor Carol Armour is a Professor of Pharmacy and an Associate Dean in Medicine. She is on the Australian Respiratory Council, The National Asthma Council and has worked on the National Therapeutic Guidelines, The National Asthma Expert Advisory Group and the Australian Medicines Handbook. From 2003 - 2006 she was a member of the NH MRC Research Committee and was the Chair of the Training Awards Committee. She was Pro-Vice Chancellor, Research, at the University of Sydney from 2006-2009. In 2005 she was made a Fellow of the Pharmaceutical Society for her services to the profession, and she was awarded the Australasian Pharmaceutical Science Association (APSA) medal for research in 2007

Current research interests

Professor Armour has worked in the area of asthma research at a basic scientific and clinical level. Her investigations span the breadth of asthma research from the cellular mechanisms to the translation of new ways to treat asthma and respiratory diseases within the health system. She has been involved in developing and implementing new clinical services for asthma and diabetes in community pharmacy.

Major research achivement

Professor Armour is internationally recognised for her work in asthma research in terms of basic mechanisms of the disease and has had continuous funding for this research from the NH MRC since 1982. More recently she has developed the evidence base for community pharmacy services in both asthma and diabetes and has been successful in receiving tenders to test the implementation of these services in primary care. She has received more than $15 million in competitive research funding and published more than 150 research papers. She has also supervised 27 postgraduate students.

CCRE role & involvement in CCRE projects

Professor Armour will coordinate pharmacy involvement in the collaborative interactions between disciplines, provide expertise in translation of research evidence into practice, mentor junior staff into senior roles in sleep health and collaborate with other team members in community consultations. She will also foster the career development of PhD students and postdoctoral fellows.

Relevant publications

  1. Basheti IA, Reddel HK, Armour CL, Bosnic-Anticevich SZ. Improved asthma outcomes with a simple inhaler technique intervention by community pharmacists. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2007 Jun;119(6):1537-8. Epub 2007 Apr 16.
  2. Armour C, Brillant M, Krass I. (2007) Pharmacists’ view on involvement in pharmacy practice research: Strategies for increasing participation. Pharmacy Practice 5:59-66.
  3. Krass I, Mitchell B, Clarke P, Brillant M, Dienaar R, Hughes J, Lau P, Peterson G, Stewart K, Taylor S, Wilkinson J, Armour C. (2007) Pharmacy Diabetes care Program: Analysis of two screening methods for undiagnosed type 2 diabetes in Australian community pharmacy. Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice. 75:339-347.
  4. Krass I, Armour C, Mitchell B, Brillant M, R Dienaar R, J Hughes J, Lau P, Peterson G, Stewart K, Taylor S, Wilkinson J. (2007) The Pharmacy Diabetes Care Program: assessment of a community pharmacy diabetes service model in Australia. Diabet Med 24:677-683.
  5. Smith L, Bosnic-Anticevich S, Mitchell B, Krass I, Saini B, Armour C. (2007) Treating asthma with a self-management model of illness behaviour aids in an Australian community pharmacy setting. Social Science and Medicine 64:1501-1511.
  6. Armour C, Bosnic-Anticevich S, Brillant M, Burton D, Emmerton L, Krass I, Saini B, Smith L, Stewart K, (2007) Pharmacy asthma care program (PACP) improves outcomes for patients in the community. Thorax 62:496-502. Thorax Published Online First: 24 January 2007. doi:10.1136/thx.2006.064709
  7. Sutcliffe A, Kaur D, Page S, Woodman L, Armour C, Baraket M, Bradding P, Hughes JM, Brightling C. (2006) Mast cell migration to Th2-stimulated airway smooth muscle from asthmatics. Thorax. 61:657-662.