Dr Heather K Robinson

B Pharm (Hons) University of Sydney, 1983
PhD University of Sydney 1989

Senior Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice

Dr Robinson joined the School of Biomedical Sciences in 2005 as a Lecturer in Pharmaceutical Science at the Orange campus. She holds a Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons I) degree from the University of Sydney (1983) and a PhD (1989) for research conducted within the Pharmacy Department of the University of Sydney, which was an investigation of the in vivo metabolic activation of carcinogenic polycyclic aza-aromatic hydrocarbons.

Dr Robinson is a registered pharmacist and has worked in the pharmaceutical industry in product development and regulatory affairs roles. She taught in the Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Sydney (Orange) prior to the transfer to CSU. Her teaching areas include pharmaceutics, pharmacy practice, pharmaceutical chemistry and toxicology.


Current subjects taught

Dr Robinson teaches a range of subjects across the 4 years of the pharmacy program including pharmacy practice, pharmaceutics, pharmacokinetics and toxicology.

Current Research

Dr Robinson is involved in a number of practice based research areas including complementary medicines, such as olive leaf extract, medication dispensing error and pharmaceutics areas such as dose form stability.

Other areas of interest including teaching methodology.


  1. Wembridge, P; Robinson, H.K; Novak, I. (2008) Computational study of Ligand Binding to Protein Receptors. Bioorganic Chemistry 36, 288-294
  2. Robinson, H.K; Duke, C.C; Holder, G.M; Ryan, A.J. (1990) The metabolism of the carcinogen dibenz [a,j] acridine in isolated rat hepatocytes and in vivo in rats. Xenobiotica 20, 457-470.
  3. Ryan, A.J; Robinson, H.K; Holder, G.M. Dibenz [a,j] acridine: metabolism in rat hepatocytes and biliary excretion of metabolites. Xth International Congress of Pharmacology, Sydney, 1987.
  4. Robinson, H.K; Ryan, A.J; Holder, G.M. Dibenz [a,j] acridine: excretion in rats and metabolism in isolated hepatocytes. Australasian Society of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacologists, Brisbane, 1987.
  5. Wright, D.J; Robinson, H.K; Holder, G.M; Ryan, A.J; Bonin, AM; Baker, R.S.U. (1985) Metabolism of the carcinogen 7-methylbenz [c] acridine in the rat. Xenobiotica 15, 825-834.

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