Dr Catherine Lucas

Affiliate Investigator - NSW Cannabis Medicines Advisory Service/University of Newcastle

Dr Catherine Lucas (BPharm, MBBS, FRACP, FAANMS) is a dual-accredited clinical pharmacologist and nuclear physician, and pharmacist, currently undertaking a cannabinoid-themed clinical pharmacology PhD. She holds positions with both the University of Newcastle and the Hunter New England Local Health District, in clinical pharmacology and nuclear medicine, as a staff specialist clinical academic and as the medical director of the NSW Cannabis Medicines Advisory Service (CMAS), a state-wide expert consultative clinical pharmacology service on the use of cannabis medicines contributing to quality and safety in the implementation of their use. Catherine has authored pharmacology-based research grants, multiple peer-reviewed publications (a number collaboratively with other ACRE researchers) and presentations at national and international meetings. Current research interests entail provision of pharmacokinetic expertise in clinical trial design and pharmacokinetic analysis.