Emeritus Professor Lloyd Sansom AO

Professor Lloyd Sansom is a pharmacy academic, policy advisor and researcher. He graduated from his studies in pharmacy at the University of Adelaide in 1962, and completed a PhD in Biophysical Chemistry in 1972.

Much of his career has been spent at the University of South Australia, where he was professor of pharmacy from 1990 and head of the school of pharmacy and medical sciences from 1995 until 2000. His contribution to the university was recognised in the naming of the Sansom Institute for Health Research in 2004.

Professor Sansom was chair of the Australian Pharmaceutical Advisory Council from 1991 until 2000, and chair for the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee from 2001 until 2012, where he built a reputation as a passionate advocate of the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme. He was also a member of the Expert Advisory Panel on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Medicines.

In 2002, he was named an Officer in the Order of Australia and a life member of the Australasian Society of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacologists and Toxicologists. He received the inaugural Australasian Pharmaceutical Science Association medal in 2004. In 2006, UQ awarded him a Doctor of Science honoris causa.


Doctor of Science honoris causa