My research is focused on application of pharmacometric methods. Pharmacometrics is the quantitative description of the behaviour of drugs in the body and their effect size using mathematical models to be able to improve dosing strategies and consequently improving therapy outcomes.
Dr Stefanie Hennig graduated as a Pharmacist with a Master¡¦s of Science degree at the Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-University in Greifswald, Germany in 2001.
After a few years of working in local pharmacies throughout Germany, she started working at the Royal Children¡¦s Hospital in Brisbane at the same time as enrolling as a postgraduate student at UQ. Stefanie obtained her PhD at the University of Queensland in 2006 establishing more appropriate dosing schedules of antimicrobial drugs in cystic fibrosis patients, particularly in children, using the population modelling approach.
After completing her PhD, she has been a postdoctoral fellow at UQ and also most recently at the Uppsala University in Sweden, where she had the opportunity to work, learn and teach with Prof. Mats Karlsson and his group, which is arguably one of the largest and most renowned groups world wide in the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic (PKPD) modeling and simulation area. This has given Stefanie an excellent and extensive background and also specific technical knowledge in PKPD modeling and simulation and optimal design.
Stefanie joined the School of Pharmacy in 2011 as a Lecturer, after returning from Sweden.