Dr. Leslie Phillips

Joint appointment to the Faculty of Medicine; cross appointed to Eastern Health

Dr. Phillips holds a B.Sc. (Pharm) (Memorial 1991), Pharm.D. (University of British Columbia 1993), and a post-doctoral residency in psychopharmacy (UBC/Riverview Hospital, Port Coquitlam, BC). She is cross appointmented with Memorial’s Faculty of Medicine (Psychiatry) and with Eastern Health’s PIER Program (First Episode Psychosis).

Research Areas of Interest: 

  • Advanced scope of practice for pharmacists
  • Medication Adherence
  • Mental Health including first episode psychosis
  • Pharmacy Education

Teaching Areas of Interest: Mental Health, Therapeutics, Psychopharmacology

Current Projects:

  • Individual and Family outcomes – an 8 year follow-up of patients in an early psychosis program

Selected Awards:

• Memorial University’s President’s Award for Distinguished Teaching (2010)
• Memorial University’s Faculty of Medicine: Discipline of Psychiatry Academic Teacher Award (2014)
• Memorial University’s School of Pharmacy Award for Teaching Excellence (1996, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2003, 2007, 2007, 2009, 2013)
• Memorial University’s School of Pharmacy Alumni Achievement Award (2010) • Pharmacist Association of NL: James C Quick Award for contributions to the profession (2004)

Selected Publications:

1. Kelly DV, Young SW, Phillips L, Clarke D. Patient Attitudes Regarding the Role of the Pharmacist and Interest in Expanded Pharmacist Services. Canadian Pharmacists Journal 2014;147:233-8.
2. Kelly DV, Bishop LD, Young SW, Hawboldt J, Phillips L, Keough M. Pharmacist and Physician Views on Collaborative Practice: Findings from the Community Pharmaceutical Care Project Canadian Pharmacists Journal 2013;146(4):218-26.
3. Patten S, Remillard A, Phillips L, Modgill G, Szeto A, Kassam A, and D. Gardner. Effectiveness of contact-based education for reducing mental illness-related stigma in pharmacy students. BMC medical Education 2012;12:120 (5 December 2012)

Full list of publications, contact:

Dr. Leslie Phillips
Phone: (709) 864-6772