Queensland Centre of Mental Health Research
Fiona Charlson, BPharm, MIPH, is a Research Associate for the Queensland Centre of Mental Health Research, where she is a core member of the Mental Disorders and Illicit Drug Use Research Group for the Global Burden of Disease study. She is an Affiliate Instructor at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington.
She began her work on the Global Burden of Disease study in 2007 at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales, where she also assisted the Reference Group to the United Nations on HIV/AIDS in injecting drug users.
Her original training was as a pharmacist, and she has 18 years’ experience, including work as a community pharmacist in Australia and New Zealand, project pharmacist for Medecins Sans Frontières in West Africa, and a referral pharmacist for Medecins Sans Frontières Campaign for Access to Essential Medicines in Geneva, Switzerland. She maintains her registration and interest in the field. She received her undergraduate degree at the University of Queensland and completed a Masters in International Public Health at the University of Sydney.