Debbie Rigby is a consultant clinical pharmacist from Brisbane. She graduated with a Bachelor of Pharmacy from the University of Queensland she has since obtained a Graduate Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy, Certification in Geriatric Pharmacy, Advanced Diploma in Nutritional Pharmacy and certification as an Asthma Educator; and credentialed as an Advanced Practice Pharmacist.
Debbie has been a Director on the NPS MedicineWise Board (National Prescribing Service) since 2008 and is the current Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee. Debbie has ministerial appointments to the Australian Therapeutic Goods Advisory Council (ATGAC) and Natural Therapies Review Advisory Committee (NTRAC).
Debbie is also a Fellow of PSA, Australian College of Pharmacy (ACP), American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP) and the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD). Academic appointments include Adjunct Senior Lecturer at University of Queensland and Honorary Fellow at Queensland University of Technology (QUT).
Debbie also sits on the Australian & New Zealand Continence Journal Editorial Committee, MIMS Editorial Board and the ASCP journal The Consultant Pharmacist Editorial Review Board.
Debbie has a special interest in geriatric pharmacotherapy and asthma management, regularly conducts medication review services as an accredited pharmacist and provides many presentations to pharmacists, nurses, general practitioners, allied health professionals and consumers.
In 2001 Debbie was awarded the PSA Australian Pharmacist of the Year, in 2002 the PSA Qld Bowl of Hygeia and in 2008 was the inaugural recipient of the AACP Consultant Pharmacist Award.