About Us

The Purple Pen Podcast is hosted by:

  • Jane Booth (@MI_JaneBooth), Formulary and Business Development Manager at Monash Health

  • Dan Guidone (@DanGuidone), Head of Pharmacy Futures at the SHPA

  • Kristin Xenos (@Kristin_Xen), Senior Project Officer at the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care

The Purple Pen Podcast is a fortnightly discussion about clinical pharmacy in Australia. Each episode is an interview with someone interesting - a mix of clinical and practice topics. The podcast is aimed at Australian clinical pharmacists but many of the topics have broad appeal.

The title of the podcast comes from the colour pen that Australian hospital pharmacists traditionally use for annotating drug charts and prescriptions.

The music in the podcast is Puzzle Pieces by Lee Rosevere, used under a Creative Commons Attribution License.


Jane Booth is the Formulary and Business Development manager at Monash Health. Her professional interests are the rational use of medicines,  pharmacovigilance and the role of social media in healthcare. Jane has previously worked as a Medicines Information pharmacist, as a clinical pharmacist in the Operating Suite and as a member of a specialist pain service.

You can follow Jane on Twitter @MI_JaneBooth

Dan Guidone is the Head of Pharmacy Futures at SHPA. He has previously worked as Deputy Director of Pharmacy at Alfred Health and Ballarat Health Services, a lecturer at RMIT University and University of South Australia and a pharmacist at the Royal Adelaide Hospital. He also currently is a teaching associate at Monash University. 

You can follow Dan on Twitter @danguidone


Kristin Xenos is a senior project officer working at the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, working with the AURA (Antimicrobial Use and Resistance in Australian) and IPC/HAI (Infection Prevention & Control)/(Healthcare Associated Infection) team. She recently worked as the Antimicrobial Stewardship Pharmacist for Western Sydney Local Health District. Her professional interests include antimicrobial stewardship, public health and equity in healthcare.

You can follow Kristin on Twitter @kristin_xen

Our Supporters

The Purple Pen Podcast is supported by SHPA