Zaynah Ali

Zaynah is a community pharmacist by training. Her PhD project focuses on the evaluation of community pharmacy as an intervention to improve access to safe and effective use of contraceptive medicines amongst women deemed high risk of unintended pregnancy. The PhD project forms part of the ALLIANCE Trial, which is a multi-university, multi-disciplinary and international collaboration funded by the Medical Research Future Fund. The ALLIANCE Trial will investigate whether increasing the community pharmacy scope of practice to deliver high-quality, structured, patient-centred, effectiveness-based contraceptive counselling and a referral to a contraceptive provider results in a subsequent influx in use of effectiveness-based contraception in these women, and therefore a reduction in unintended pregnancy.