About Us

The Purple Pen Podcast is hosted by two clinical pharmacists:
Jane Booth (@MI_JaneBooth), Senior Medicines Information Pharmacist at Austin Health
Dan Guidone (@DanGuidone), Lead Education Pharmacist at Alfred Health

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 Senior Medicines Information Pharmacist at Austin 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 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 Lead Pharmacist for Education and Lead Clinical Pharmacist for Surgery at Alfred Health. He is also Chair of the SHPA Education Reference Group. He has previously worked as 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.

Our Supporters

The Purple Pen Podcast is supported by SHPA, Alfred Health and Austin Health