Atinuke Abraham

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International Women’s Day 2024: Get to know the women on the PSS Team

This year for International Women’s Day, we are profiling some of the women from the PSS support team. Today’s profile is on Atinuke Abraham, one of our current PSS Board Members.

Profile: Atinuke “Tinu” Abraham

What is your name and role in the pharmacy profession?

My name is Atinuke Abraham, also known as Tinu, and I am an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation Pharmacist at the Victorian Aboriginal Health Service in Fitzroy. I provide medication reviews, diabetes education and seasonal lectures on cultural safety in pharmacy practice as part of my role in the pharmacy profession, which centres on education of community and peers.

What is your role in the PSS team?

I am on the board of the PSS team as a representative of the Pharmaceutical Society of Victoria.

What are three things you enjoy doing to relax outside of work?

I love acting as a way to highlight issues in society, provide education, and interact with the community. I am currently in a production at The Substation, Melbourne, from the 20th to the 23rd of March 2024. I also enjoy singing and hanging out with family and friends.

Atinuke Abraham

What drew you to pharmacy in the first place? 

My Mum is a nurse and had a little OTC dispensary in our small community in Nigeria. The different regulations there allowed for nurses to own little chemists with mostly OTC items. I used to help in the shop, and I loved that we could have a positive impact and interact with the community daily.

How are you inspired by women in pharmacy? Do you have a role model within the industry?

I am inspired by women in pharmacy, such as Amy Page, Susan Okuoga and Taren Gill (to name a few), to expand my horizons. Women in pharmacy encourage me to do the impossible everyday with grace and excellence.  

Thank you for reading our profile on Tinu! We appreciate Tinu’s support of PSS.

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