Medicines use, effectiveness and safety

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Pharmacy Practice

  • Scott Cunningham

    Scott Cunningham

    Dr Cunningham is the Academic Strategic Lead for Clinical Practice at the School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences. He also has responsibility for professional and academic oversight of the development and delivery of the following courses; MPharm, MSc Clinical Pharmacy Practice, MSc Clinical Pharmacy Service Development and the Pharmacist Independent Prescribing course. Dr Cunningham has a particular interest in the development of further international links for research and course delivery.  

  • Kathrine Gibson Smith

    Katie Gibson Smith

    Dr Kathrine Gibson Smith is a Research Fellow in School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences. Her research interests include theoretical approaches and behaviour change in relation to self-care behaviour, healthcare in offshore and homeless populations, and accessing healthcare.  

  • Trudi McIntosh

    Trudi McIntosh

    Dr McIntosh is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences. Her research interests are in the area of Pharmacist and other non medical prescribing, their prescribing decision-making and the use of multi-compartment compliance aids.  

  • Derek Stewart

    Professor Derek Stewart

    Professor Stewart is a professor and practice research lead at the School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences. His research focus is in the area of pharmacy practice development, implementation and evaluation. His general interests lie in health services research methodologies and non-medical prescribing.  

  • Alison Strath

    Alison Strath

    Professor Strath is a Professor in Community Pharmacy Practice at the School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences. Her research interests are rooted in the development of health care policy and the provision, by the pharmacy profession, of a sound evidence base.  

  • Antonella Tonna

    Antonella Tonna

    Dr Tonna is a lecturer at the School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences. Her key research interests include Antimicrobial stewardship, Nonmedical prescribing and qualitative research methods.  

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  • Derek Stewart

    Professor Derek Stewart

    Professor Stewart is a professor and practice research lead at the School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences. His research focus is in the area of pharmacy practice development, implementation and evaluation. His general interests lie in health services research methodologies and non-medical prescribing.  

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  • Colin Thompson

    Colin Thompsom

    Dr Thompson is a lecturer in Surface Chemistry and Drug Delivery and Research Degrees Coordinator at the School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences. His research interests lie in the areas of polymer-drug conjugates, Drug micro- and nano-encapsulation, Polyelectrolyte delivery systems and Oral protein delivery.