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Dr Nicole Pratt 

Position: Senior Research Fellow Dr Nicole Pratt
Division/Portfolio: Division of Health Sciences
School/Unit: School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences
Campus: City East Campus
Office: R3-17A
Telephone: +61 8 830 22818
Email: Nicole_dot_Pratt_at_unisa_dot_edu_dot_au
URL for Business Card: http://people.unisa.edu.au/Nicole.Pratt

Dr Nicole Pratt is a senior research fellow at the Quality Use of Medicines and Pharmacy Research Centre, Sansom Institute, University of South Australia. She has a particular interest in new statistical methodologies to study the effectiveness and safety of medicine use and in the development of tools for post-marketing surveillance of medicines. Nicole is a chief investigator of an NHMRC Cenre of Research Excellence in post-market surveillance of medicines and medical devices and leads the evaluation of the Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans’ Medicines Advice and Therapeutics Education Service (Veterans’ MATES) program which uses administrative claims data to develop and evaluate interventions to improve use of medicines in the veteran population in Australia. She is a co-coordinator of the Asian Pharmacoepidemiology Network (AsPEN) initiative and a member of the Therapeutic Goods Administration Advisory Committee on the Safety Of Medicines (ACSOM)and the Advisory Committee on the Safety Of Vaccines(ACSOV).

Links to other sites

Veterans Medicines Advice and Therapeutics Education Services(MATES)

Quality Use of Medicines and Pharmacy Research Centre

Professional associations

International Society for Pharmacoepidemiology

Statistical Society of Australia

International Society for Environmental Epidemiology


PhD (Pharmacoepidemiology), University of Adelaide

BSc (Hons Statistics), University of Adelaide

Research interests

  • Pharmacoepidemiology
  • Statistical Research Methods
  • Quality Use of Medicines

Research publications

Pratt NL, AsPEN Investigators, Multi-country rapid adverse drug event assessment: The Asian Pharmacoepidemiology Network antipsychotic and acute hyperglycaemia study, Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety, In Press 2013

Pratt NL, Roughead EE, Salter A, Ryan P, Choice of observational study design impacts on measurement of antipsychotic risks in the elderly: a systematic review. BMC Medical Research Methodology, 2012, 12:72

Pratt NL, Roughead EE, Ramsay E, Salter A, Ryan P, Risk of hospitalization for hip fracture and pneumonia associated with antipsychotic prescribing in the elderly: a self-controlled case-series analysis in an Australian health care claims database. Drug Safety, 2011;34(7):567-75

Pratt N.L., Roughead E.E., Ramsay E., Salter A., Ryan P., Risk of hospitalization for stroke associated with antipsychotic use in the elderly: a self controlled case-series. Drugs & Aging, 2010 Nov 1;27(11):885-93

Pratt N.L., Roughead E.E., Salter A., Ryan P., Factors associated with choice of antipsychotic treatment in elderly veterans: potential confounders for observational studies. Aust N Z J Public Health.34:589-593

Pratt N.L, Roughead E.E., Ryan P., Salter A. Antipsychotics and the risk of death in the elderly: An instrumental variable analysis using two preference based instruments. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2010 Jul;19(7):699-707

Pratt N.L., Roughead E.E., Ryan, P., Gilbert A.L., Differential impact of NSAIDs on rate of adverse events that require hospitalization in high-risk and general veteran populations. Drugs Aging. 2010;27(1):63-71

AsPEN Investigators, The Asian Pharmacoepidemiology Network (AsPEN): Promoting multi-national collaboration for pharmaco-epidemiologic research in Asia. Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety, In Press 2013

Wahib I, Pratt NL, Kalish LM, Roughead E.E. The Validity of Sequence Symmetry Analysis (SSA) for adverse drug event detection. Pharmacepidemiology and drug safety drug safety In Press 2013

Roughead EE, Kalish LM, Pratt NL Killer G, Barnard A, Gilbert AL, Managing glaucoma in those with co-morbidity: not as easy as it seems. Ophthalmic Epidemiology, published 24 Feb 2012

Community Service

Organisation Name:   Advisory Committee on the Safety of Medicines (ACSOM)
Type of Organisation:   Government Board or committee
Organisation URL:   http://www.tga.gov.au/about/committees-acsom.htm
Level of involvement:    Committee member
Year from:   2011

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