BSc(Pharm), RPh, ACPR, MScPhm, PCC
Having worked for the past 30 years as an licensed pharmacist, executive, consultant and agent of change, Barbara's specialty is in developing, implementing and managing large-scale change initiatives within pharmacy organizations and front-line pharmacist practice.
Barbara joined the Faculty in April 2013 to develop, establish and oversee the on-going success of UBC Pharm Sci's Pharmacists Clinic. Her teaching interests relate to pharmacists' roles in the health care system, optimal uptake of the pharmacist's scope of practice, interprofessional collaboration in health care and effective interactions between pharmacists and patients in front-line practice.
Barbara completed her undergraduate pharmacy degree at UBC, her residency at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto, ON, and her masters of science in clinical pharmacy at the University of Toronto. She also has a certificate in Organizational Coaching from UBC and is a credentialed coach at the PCC level with the International Coaching Federation.
Barbara's research interests are currently focused on areas involving pharmacy practice, program management, quality assurance and evaluation of the structure and function of the Pharmacists Clinic.
"Commitment to Care and Service Award for Innovative Practice." UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences' Pharmacists Clinic Team (Gobis B). Rogers Media. November 2014.
"BC Patient Quality and Safety Council Award for Patient Care." Pharmacists and Immunization Working Group (Gobis B). BC Immunization Committee. February 2012.
"Top 40 Under 40." Gobis B. BC Business. 2001.
"The Pharmacists Clinic: Catalyst for Pharmacy Practice Change." Gobis B. Pharmacy Awareness Month, Vancouver General Hospital. Vancouver, BC. March 6, 2015.
"Interprofessional Education: The UBC Experience with Dentistry and Pharmacy." Gobis B. Education Symposium and Research Day, UBC Faculty of Dentistry. Vancouver, BC. January 27, 2015.
"The Pharmacists Clinic: A Model of Interprofessional Collaborative Practice." Gobis B. Rheumatology Grand Rounds, Vancouver General Hospital. Vancouver, BC. January 23, 2015.
"Keynote Address, White Coat Ceremony." Gobis B. UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences. Vancouver, BC. October 9, 2014.