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Andreia Bruno is a Lecturer/Project Manager in the Centre for Medicine Use and Safety (CMUS) at the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Monash University, since February 2017. Previously, Dr Bruno was the Project Coordinator and Researcher in the International Pharmaceutical Federation Education (FIPEd) a post she held from January 2011 to January 2017. Her areas of responsibility in FIPEd encompassed all issues relevant to communication, coordination and management plans for projects within the domain areas of the Education Development Team and the Academic Institution Membership. Dr Bruno was the Technical Lead for Professional Development in Ordem dos Farmacêuticos (Portuguese Pharmaceutical Society | OF), from June 2014 to January 2017, her areas of responsibility encompassed the development of competency-based frameworks for the available specializations and the accreditation activities and processes for the continuous education of the Portuguese pharmacists. Currently, she provides editorial support to the Pharmacy Education Research Journal, as an Associate Editor, an online platform for publishing peer-review articles. Dr Bruno is also an Honorary Lecturer at the University of London, School of Pharmacy, where she coordinated and oversaw 3 PhD candidates, working on FIPEd projects, supporting the development of research methodologies. From 2013 to 2016, supervised rotation students from St Louis College of Pharmacy, USA, as a Clinical Preceptor for advance pharmacy practice. The doctoral thesis is entitled ‘The Feasibility, Development and Validation of a Global Competency Framework (GbCF) for Pharmacy Education’, where the focus were competency based approaches towards professional development and pharmaceutical services. The development of the GbCF is based in current educational tools worldwide to improve practitioner development and pharmacy education and it has been adapted and is being used in several countries. Areas of interest include project management, workforce and practitioner development, needs-based health services development and competency based approaches.