Barbara Farrell

Barbara Farrell



Research Focus:
  • Knowledge Translation/Implementation Science
  • Other. Medication Appropriateness & Qualitative
  • Scientist, Bruyere Research Institute and CT Lamont Primary Health Care Research Centre
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine, University of Ottawa
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, School of Pharmacy, University of Waterloo
  • Pharmacist, Bruyere Geriatric Day Hospital, Bruyere Continuing Care, Ottawa


Dr. Barbara Farrell is a researcher with the Bruyere Research Institute at the University of Ottawa and a practicing pharmacist with the Bruyere Geriatric Day Hospital. Her research interests include evaluation of deprescribing initiatives, interdisciplinary collaboration, pharmacist activities in identifying and resolving drug-related problems and pharmacist online education and interaction. Dr. Farrell has led several mentorship initiatives including within the Bruyere Research Institute and with Ontario pharmacist and physicians pairs. Through research, education, advocacy and mentorship, she aims to improve medication-related care for older adults. In 2011, she received the Canadian Pharmacist of the Year award from the Canadian Pharmacists Association.

Degrees and Education
1992-1994 Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Toronto
1986-1987 Hospital Pharmacy Residency, Chedoke-McMaster Hospital, Hamilton
1982-1986 Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy, University of Toronto

Twitter: @deprescribing

Canadian Pharmacist of the Year 2011

Selected Research Projects or Publications:

Research: Deprescribing guidelines:

Research: Integrating pharmacists into primary care: