Meet our Academic Board
What we do

In 2011 College’s Academic Board was reformed. The role of the Academic Board is to:

  • act as ACP’s Accreditation Committee and provide
    • advice regarding College accreditation policy and processes
    • general guidance as to the accreditation of CPD activities; and
    • expert review of CPD activities in accordance with CPD accreditation policy
  • oversee the development of the College’s academic activities in order to maintain the academic standard of all educational modules supplied by the College, ensuring currency and relevancy
  • advise ACP Board on education policy matters

Who we are

Academic Board
Professor Michael Roberts, BPharm, MSc, PhD, DSc, Dip Tert Ed, MBA, FACP

Mike Roberts is an NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellow; Professor of Therapeutics & Pharmaceutical Science in the School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences at the University of South Australia; and Professor of Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics in the School of Medicine; as well as being Director of the Therapeutics Research Centre (TRC). Mike has been a registered pharmacist since 1971 and has worked as a community pharmacy in three states of Australia and New Zealand as well as being actively involved in hospital practice.  He is also active in advice to government, being a member of the TGA Pharmaceutical Subcommittee and an APVMA Fellow in Nanoscience, as well as an adviser/speaker to the cosmetic and pharmaceutical industry. He has published more than 500 peer reviewed papers and book chapters, as well as 6 books, with a new undergraduate pharmacy 800 page text co-authored by Gordon Flynn from the University of Michigan (USA) called “Physical and Biophysical Foundations of Pharmacy Practice: Issues in Drug Delivery” to appear in August.

Mike is well known as a strong supporter of pharmacy practice, introducing community pharmacy experiential training as part of the UTas BPharm program in the 70s; pharmacy management and advanced clinical pharmacy into the NZ Otago BPharm as its Professor and Head of School in the 80s; convening UQs Master of Clinical Pharmacy in the 90s; and becoming actively involved in the Australian College of Pharmacy in the 2000s. His awards include the old FAIPM (1987), ASCEPT’s RAND Medal, APSA Medal, Fellow of the College (FACP) in 2007 and one of the invited inaugural Fellows of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences (FAHMS).

Chair - Clinical Faculty
Academic Board
Dr Treasure McGuire, PhD, BPharm, BSc, GradDipClinHospPharm, GCHEd, FACP, MPSA, MSHP 

Treasure is an experienced medicines information pharmacist, pharmacologist, educator and researcher. As Assistant Director of Pharmacy, Mater Health Services she manages an Academic Practice Unit that delivers pharmacology curricula to five health disciplines across four universities. In her academic role, she has conjoint appointments with the Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine, Bond University (Associate Professor of Pharmacology), School of Pharmacy, University of Queensland (Senior Conjoint Lecturer), and the Mater Research Institute.

Treasure has worked in a wide range of pharmacy practice settings – adult, paediatric, reproductive health, medicines information, poisoning and pharmacovigilance – in Australia, USA and the Netherlands. She has a strong belief that skilled pharmacists play a key role in the multidisciplinary team to improve Quality Use of Medicines. She is an active member of three key pharmacy organisations that represent pharmacists in the national arena: Australian College of Pharmacy (Fellow), Pharmaceutical Society of Australia; and Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia. She also represents the profession on the Australian Pharmacy Council Examining Committee; Academic Board, Australian College of Pharmacy; Clinical Advisory Committee to the Board, Greater Metro South Brisbane Medicare Local; and Expert Panel, National Asthma Council. In recognition of her services to medicines information, she received the Lilly International Fellowship in Hospital Pharmacy and the Bowl of Hygeia of the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia.

Academic Board
Dr Des Williams, BPharm, MSc, PhD, FRACI, FAICD, FACP

Des is a pharmacist, chartered chemist, teacher and researcher within the School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences at the University of South Australia. He is currently the Program Director for the Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science and the Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science / Bachelor of Pharmacy Double Degree. He commenced working at the University of South Australia in 1999 as a Senior Lecturer. Des has had a total of 23 years in the pharmaceutical industry in various roles, mainly in technical areas, also some time in sales and marketing.

Des' earlier experience included hospital and community pharmacy. His BPharm was from the South Australian Institute of Technology (the precursor to the University of South Australia). He has practised as a pharmacist in South Australia and in Victoria, Australia. He obtained his PhD through a joint program, called ‘Intersearch’, of the Victorian College of Pharmacy (now Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Monash University) and the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, University of Kansas, USA.

Des is a Fellow of the Australian College of Pharmacy (2013). Des is a member of the Pharmaceutical Subcommittee, Advisory Committee for Prescription Medicines, within the Therapeutic Goods Administration, Canberra. He is a member of the Institutional Drug Subcommittee, Human Research Ethics Committee, Royal Adelaide Hospital. More recently, Des became a member of a committee within the Australian Pharmacy Council.





Currently, the Chair of the Faculty of Compounding is vacant.