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Peter James

BPharm(Hon), PhD(UTS)

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

National Centre for Naturopathic Medicine

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A3:51, Lismore
Peter James


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Dr Peter Bai James is a lecturer and Course Coordinator at the National Centre for Naturopathic Medicine (NCNM) at Southern Cross University. In addition to his undergraduate qualification in Pharmacy, Peter has postgraduate qualifications in ethnopharmacology (MMed) and public health (PhD). Prior to doing his PhD, he worked as an associate lecturer at the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences, University of Sierra Leone and as a Drug regulatory officer at the Pharmacy Board of Sierra Leone, Ministry of Health and Sanitation, Government of Sierra Leone.


Peter has acquired methodological knowledge and skills in quantitative, qualitative, and mixed method research, systematic reviews, public health, and health service research. To date he has published over 60 peer-reviewed articles in reputable journals and four book chapters and has peer-reviewed for over 30 international reputable journals. His research interests include 1) health and health services research among survivors of emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases, 2) traditional and complementary medicine policy and integration to healthcare systems, 3) Pharmaceutical, education, and practice 4) Behavioral Health in low-income countries.

Community engagement

He has editorial commitments with reputable public health, complementary medicine, and biomedical journals, and serves as peer reviewer. He currently serves as WHO expert review committee member on the appropriate integration of T&CM into national health systems.

He is an advisory Committee member of the West African Health Organization (WAHO) Traditional Medicine Program, WHO expert on African Traditional medicine. Peter currently serves as a co-coordinator of the Northern Rivers Multicultural forum, member of the Public Health Association of Australia, the International Society for Traditional, Complementary, and Integrative Medicine Research, the African Mental health learning circle, and the Australian Research Network for African Academics.


Peter is a course coordinator, unit accessor and tutor for the following course and units

  1. Course Coordinator Master of Integrative Medicine at Southern Cross University
  2. Unit Assessor, Tutor and unit marker for Evidence Translation and Implementation in Health Care unit for undergraduates at Southern Cross University
  3. Tutor and unit marker Principle and practice of Integrative Medicine
  4. Tutor and unit marker for Health research project for Bachelor of Health Science(Health&Lifestyle)
  5. Tutor and unit marker for Health promotion unit for undergraduates at Southern Cross University
  6. Epidemiology and biostatistics module for 2019 Masters of Public Health students at UTS
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