Dr. Andrew McLachlan

Dr. Andrew McLachlan, University of Sydney, Australia


Andrew McLachlan is a pharmacist and researcher with experience in clinical and experimental pharmacology and research into the Quality Use of Medicines. He is currently the Professor of Pharmacy (Aged Care) in the Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Sydney based at Concord Hospital and the Centre for Education and Research on Ageing, Sydney, Australia. His main research interests centre on understanding the causes and consequences of variability in response to medicines and how this informs their safe and effective use. The focus of his research has been in special patient populations such as older people, very young and critically ill. Andrew has authored more 160 research papers in peer reviewed journals in the fields of clinical and experimental pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, geriatric clinical pharmacology and pharmacoepidemiology. He serves as an executive editor for the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology and on expert committees for the Australian Government related to medicines and antidoping.