Ms Kaela Armitage

“I’ve found the soft skills I have learnt throughout my time at UQ have proven to be just as valuable as the clinical knowledge - being able to manage situations as they arise and work as part of a team is vital.”

Kaela Armitage graduated from UQ in 2016 with a Bachelor of Pharmacy (First Class Honours). She currently works as an intern pharmacist with TerryWhite Chemmart Brookside, and will commence study in the Doctor of Medicine program at UQ in early 2018.

During her honours year Armitage undertook an independent research project investigating calcium channel signalling in breast cancers. Her interest in oncology stems from her family’s experience with cancer, and oncology is an area she hopes to become more involved in as she pursues her medical career.

Armitage was Valedictorian of her graduation ceremony and a University medallist. She was awarded the 2016 UQ Health and Behavioural Sciences - Faculty Graduate of the Year and the 2016 Pharmaceutical Society of Australia Professor James Dare Queensland Graduate of the Year.

During her time at UQ, Armitage was Co-Chair of the UQ Young Scholars Program, a Senior Student Ambassador for the UQ Office of Prospective Students and Student Equity, and the student representative on a number of different Faculty and School groups.

In her spare time, Armitage enjoys volunteering as a mentor in both pharmacy and mathematics, track and field athletics and skateboarding.


UQ Graduate of the Year (created by Alumni Friends)


Bachelor of Pharmacy (First Class Honours)