Dr Shanthi Kanagarajah

Dr Shanthi Kanagarajah joined the Editorial Executive Committee of Australian Prescriber in 1997. Despite a career which has seen her move between Newcastle, Wollongong, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, she has always maintained her strong commitment to Australian Prescriber. Dr Kanagarajah firmly believes in the importance of independent information about therapeutics and helped to ensure editorial independence was maintained when the National Prescribing Service – now NPS, Better choices, Better health – took over the publication of the journal in 2002.

In view of Dr Kanagarajah’s extensive experience with Australian Prescriber, it was appropriate that she concluded her time with the journal as the chair of the Editorial Executive Committee. The editorial team has appreciated Dr Kanagarajah’s good humour in steering the Committee through many manuscripts. Dr Kanagarajah has a sound understanding of the matters which are important to practising clinicians and this has supported the continuing growth in the readership of the journal. She has particularly supported the journal’s online development. Despite retiring from the Committee, Dr Kanagarajah will continue to contribute to the quality use of medicines in Australia.