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Dr Charon Lessing is a registered NZ pharmacist and lecturer in Pharmacology for Professional Practice at AUT. Charon holds master’s degrees in Social Pharmacy from the University of Copenhagen and in Public Health from the University of Auckland, and completed her PhD in 2015.
Originally from Zimbabwe, her interest focuses on access to medicines and their appropriate use. She has published on community participation in decision-making, consumer perspectives on funding of medicines, generic bioequivalence, pharmaceutical policy and direct-to-consumer marketing.
Current research interests are centred on using ‘big data’ to monitor potential impacts, including clinical and economic outcomes of policy decisions. She also has a particular focus on pharmaceutical care of marginalised populations such as in mental health and people living with HIV.