• 215 Citations
  • 8 h-Index

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Dr Janet Sluggett is a Senior Research Fellow at the School of Health Sciences, University of South Australia. She is an Affiliate Post-doctoral Researcher at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute and an Adjunct Research Fellow at the Centre for Medicine Use and Safety, Monash University.

Janet is a pharmacist and her NHMRC Early Career Fellowship (2019-22) focuses on using ‘Big Data’ to maximise the benefits and reduce the risks relating to medicines use among older people receiving community and residential aged care services. Janet collaborates closely with the Registry Of Senior Australians (ROSA) at SAHMRI and residential aged care providers.

Janet also conducts research to support new models of pharmacy practice. For example, Janet has collaborated with aged care providers and other industry partners on an NHMRC-funded randomised controlled trial to simplify medication regimens for residents of aged care facilities. This innovative research project seeks to improve medication management in residential aged care and establish an extended role for pharmacists in this setting.

Janet has been nationally recognised for excellence as an early career pharmacist researcher. She received the 2017 Australian Association of Gerontology SA Robert Penhall Early Career Research Award and the 2018 British Pharmacological Society/Australasian Society of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacologists and Toxicologists Outstanding Young Investigator Award. Janet was recently acknowledged as one of South Australia’s most innovative women when she received the Winnovation 2019 Social Impact Award for her research leadership to develop a new service to simplify medication regimens in SA residential aged care homes. She discussed her research, and medication management in residential aged care, as an invited expert witness at a public hearing of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety in July 2019.

Janet is a Fellow of the Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia and she is accredited to perform medicines reviews. She is an invited member of the New Drugs Advisory Group for the Australian Pharmaceutical Formulary and Handbook. Janet is an active member of the Editorial Board for Drugs-Real World Outcomes and Assistant Editor for the Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Research. She received the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia SA/NT Pharmacist of the Year Award 2017 in recognition of her significant contributions to pharmacy research, community engagement and professional development. 

Janet is a non-executive director of the Australian MedicAlert Foundation. She has previously been a visiting research fellow at the Kaiser Permanente National Implant Registries in San Diego and the Kuopio Research Centre for Geriatric Care, University of Eastern Finland.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences, University of South Australia

Certificate, Pharmaceutical Society of Australia

Graduate Diploma, University of Newcastle

Bachelor's Degree (Honours), School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences, University of South Australia

External positions

Adjunct Research Fellow, Centre for Medicine Use and Safety, Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Monash University, Parkville, VIC, Australia.

1 Mar 2020 → …

Senior Research Fellow, University of South Australia

1 Mar 2020 → …


  • RS Pharmacy and materia medica
  • pharmacy
  • clinical pharmacy
  • pharmacist
  • medicines
  • medication
  • drug utilization
  • pharmacoepidemiology
  • epidemiology
  • health services
  • dementia
  • residential aged care
  • aged care
  • geriatrics
  • long-term care

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Research Output

  • 215 Citations
  • 8 h-Index
  • 40 Article
  • 3 Editorial
  • 2 Letter
  • 1 Review article
Open Access

Evaluation of the Quality of Sterile Compounding Videos Available on the YouTube Video-sharing Website

Sluggett, J., Johnson, M. J., Zamani, M., Kastango, E. S., Bodnar, M., Cantor, P., Hobbs, J. G., Reynolds, K. J. & Sluggett, A. J., 1 May 2019, In : International journal of pharmaceutical compounding. 23, 3, p. 238-244 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Flow rate accuracy of ambulatory elastomeric and electronic infusion pumps when exposed to height and back pressures experienced during home infusion therapy

Hobbs, J. G., Ryan, M. K., Mohtar, A., Sluggett, A. J., Sluggett, J., Ritchie, B. & Reynolds, K. J., 3 Aug 2019, In : Expert Review of Medical Devices. 16, 8, p. 735-742 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Citation (Scopus)

Medication Regimen Complexity In 8 Australian Residential Aged Care Facilities: Impact Of Age, Length Of Stay, Comorbidity, Frailty, And Dependence In Activities Of Daily Living

Chen, E. Y., Bell, J. S., Ilomaki, J., Keen, C., Corlis, M., Hogan, M., Van Emden, J., Hilmer, S. N. & Sluggett, J. K., 22 Oct 2019, In : Clinical Interventions in Aging. 14, p. 1783-1795 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Citation (Scopus)

Metformin and risk of Alzheimer's disease among community-dwelling people with diabetes: a national case-control study

Sluggett, J. K., Koponen, M., Bell, J. S., Taipale, H., Tanskanen, A., Tiihonen, J., Uusitupa, M., Tolppanen, A-M. & Hartikainen, S., 28 Nov 2019, In : The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


SAHMRI Research Translation Award

Maria Stanford (Recipient), Sarah Bray (Recipient), Catherine Lang (Recipient), Jyoti Khadka (Recipient), Robert Jorissen (Recipient), Max Moldovan (Recipient), Azmeraw T Amare (Recipient), Janet Sluggett (Recipient), Monica Cations (Recipient), Gillian Caughey (Recipient) & Tiffany Gill (Recipient), 13 Dec 2019