About Dr Christina Abdel Shaheed

Dr Abdel Shaheed is interested in research evaluating the quality use of medicines and non-drug intervention for a range of disease conditions

Dr Abdel Shaheed has carried out highly influential work around the use of common drugs such as opioids, paracetamol and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs for painful conditions. Her research has challenged conventional thinking around the use of opioids for chronic back pain, and the use of paracetamol (acetaminophen) for most pain conditions. Dr Abdel Shaheed is committed to exploring solutions to some of the most pertinent public health issues, and curbing the overuse of high-risk pain medicines for the conditions where they are not very effective.

Dr Abdel Shaheed is a pharmacist and researcher whose work is largely informed by her clinical practice, discussions with patients and networks with consumer advocacy groups.