Season 3 Episode 5 – Kay Dunkley is passionate about the health and well-being of health professionals. After forging a career based in hospital pharmacy prior to having children, Kay has over the years also been involved in roles providing services which support pharmacists and other health professionals. These roles have included working for the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (Victorian Branch), the Victorian Drug Usage Advisory Committee (VDUAC), the Victorian Medicines Advisory Committee (VMAC) and the Victorian Therapeutics Advisory Group (VicTAG). Currently Kay is employed as the Executive Officer of the Pharmacists’ Support Service (PSS).
The role with PSS lead to employment by AMA Victoria to establish and coordinate their Peer Support Service for doctors and medical students which is based on the PSS model. At AMA Victoria Kay also coordinates the Peer Visitor Program matching elderly isolated doctors with volunteer visitors who are medical students or doctors. In addition she shares the role of coordinating the doctor in training mentoring program at AMA Victoria.
Kay has also until recently worked as an accredited consultant pharmacist undertaking medication reviews.
In 2020 Kay was awarded the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia Symbion Pharmacist of the Year.
You can find Kay Dunkley on LinkedIn.