PhD, MAppSc, BAppSc
A/Prof Ross Norris obtained his Bachelor of Applied Science (applied chemistry) in 1979 and Master of Applied Science in 1985 from the Queensland University of Technology and his PhD in Medicine from the University of Queensland in 2002. He is an analytical chemist recognised as expert in TDM, especially in the areas of drug analysis and pharmacokinetics, using physico-chemical methods of analysis (High performance liquid chromatography, mass spectrometry, etc.) since 1979. A/Prof Norris was the Chief Scientist in the Therapeutic Drug Monitoring (TDM) Laboratory in the Department of Clinical Pharmacology, Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane from 1985 to 1996 and Research Consultant, Australian Centre for Paediatric Pharmacokinetics, Mater Health Services (2002 – 2014), also holding the joint position of Senior Scientist, Therapeutic Advisory Service, Mater Health Services, Brisbane from 2008 -2010.
Ross also holds adjunct appointments as Associate Professor, St Vincent’s Clinical School, UNSW Medicine, The University of New South Wales Australia; Associate Professor, Griffith University, School of Pharmacy, Gold Coast, Qld. He chairs the Special Drugs Working Party for the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia Quality Assurance Program and also the Standards of Practice Committee, International Association of TDM and Clinical Toxicology (IATDMCT). He has also initiated and chaired three biannual TDM meetings in Australia since 2010, and successfully led a bid to hold the international TDM congress in Sydney in 2018 which he also co-chairs.
He has published more than 60 papers, book chapters and letters to editors primarily in the area of TDM.