Michelle Cassumbhoy completed her pharmacy degree at Monash University in 1998 and then was accepted for internship at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre.
Upon her registration as a pharmacist, Michelle remained at Peter Mac for a further fifteen years where she gained experience in multiple facets of hospital pharmacy including roles in senior management.
She has worked extensively in most areas of the profession including ward service, clinical trials, medical information, dispensary (both hospital and retail), assisted reproductive therapies (IVF) and drug manufacture (both aseptic and non-aseptic).
In 2011 she became a full-time staff member at Slade Pharmacy (Epworth Hospital, Melbourne Victoria) and since 2008 has held the position of clinical pharmacist at Thomas Embling Hospital which is a forensic psychiatric facility.
Recently, Michelle worked as a volunteer pharmacist on the mobile cardiology service “Heart of Australia” which brings specialist services to patients living in rural Queensland.
Michelle has also earned a degree in violin performance from the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne and is a Licentiate of the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, London.
Carson Au has had a diverse career in pharmacy since he first qualified at St Vincent's hospital Melbourne in 2001. He is a multi skilled professional having worked in various retail and clinical hospital settings both as part of a team and in a managerial role.
Carson is also an accredited consultant pharmacist qualified to perform home medicine reviews (HMRs) in the community or for patients in residential facilities.
He has also held an educational role as a program officer for the National Prescribing Service (NPS) which involved the training of GPs, nurses and pharmacists in current drug related issues. Carson was also an active participant in the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia's "Health Destination" trial program which aimed to improve workflow and professional services within community pharmacies.
Currently Carson owns and manages Newton's Pharmacy in Kensington (Melbourne) - a business which has supported the health needs of the local community for many years.