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Katie Maclure
Title: Dr
First Name: Katie
Surname: MacLure
Position: Senior Research Fellow
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Dr Maclure is a Senior Research Fellow and lecturer at the School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences.

Her research interests are in the areas of ehealth and digital literacy, technology-enabled care, technology influenced pharmacy workforce development, non-medical prescribing (NMP), and equality of care for disadvantaged groups.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Senior Research Fellow & Lecturer
  • PhD examiner and convenor
  • Module Coordinator for Master of Pharmacy (PH4132) Project Introduction 2016 – present
  • Supervise undergraduate Master of Pharmacy student projects (PH4133)
  • Supervise MSc students on PHM038/PHM041/PHM105 Member of the School of Pharmacy & Life Sciences School Research Committee (2017 - present)
  • Organising committee for School of Pharmacy & Life Sciences Research Day (May 2018)

 

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Academic Background

  • PhD thesis, 'Exploring ehealth and digital literacy in pharmacy practice,' Robert Gordon University, 2014
  • Stage 2 Teaching and Demonstrating, Robert Gordon University, 2013
  • PgCert in Research Methods, Robert Gordon University, 2012
  • MSc (with distinction) in Information Technology, University of Aberdeen, 2007
  • BSc (first class Honours) in Technology, Open University, 2005
  • Diploma in Systems Practice, Open University, 2003
  • HND in Data Processing, Aberdeen College of Commerce, 1982

Research Interests

Dr Maclure is a member of the pharmacy practice research team. A former Lecturer in Computing by background, she has expertise in a wide range of health services research with a particular interest in:

  • ehealth and digital literacy,
  • technology-enabled care,
  • technology influenced pharmacy workforce development,
  • non-medical prescribing (NMP), and
  • equality of care for disadvantaged groups.

Dr Maclure also teaches undergraduate and postgraduate students approaches to research specialising in qualitative methods, research governance, systematic reviews and incorporating theoretical approaches to research.

Current Research

Dr MacLure works with research partners across the globe and has recently completed a major research project around medication error reporting in the Middle East and a European Commission funded study of the management of polypharmacy (SIMPATHY.EU).

Closer to home, Katie's research focus in Scotland includes the national evaluation of pharmacy teams working in GP Practice, community pharmacy as first port of call for minor ailments, pharmacy dispensing technologies and pharmacist access to clinical electronic health records.

Funding

  • Stewart D, MacLure K, Paudyal V, Cunningham S, Strath A, Forbes-McKay K, Lynch R, MacLeod J. Use of multi-compartment compliance aids in residents of very sheltered housing referred to the Care Management Team in the north east of Scotland: a case study service evaluation. NHS Grampian, 2014 (£70,000)
  • Stewart D, Tucker R, Paudyal V, MacLure K, Williams H. A feasibility study exploring community pharmacy diagnosis and management of acne and dermatitis. Stiefel GSK, 2014 (£49,967)
  • Stewart D, Singh R, Pallivalapila AR, El Kassem WM, Al Hail M, MacLure K, Awaisu A, Wilby K, Wilbur K, McLay J, Ryan C. Exploring medication error causality and reporting in Hamad Medical Corporation: a study of the attitudes, beliefs and experiences of health professionals and other key stakeholders. Qatar National Research Fund, 2014 ($600,000)
  • Stewart D, Tobaiqy M, MacLure K, McLay J, Ryan C. Exploring medication errors and adverse drug reactions in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: views, attitudes and experiences of health professionals and key stakeholders. Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, National Science, Technology and Innovation Plan, 2014 (758,000 Saudi Riyals)
  • Scottish Government, Robert Gordon University (Derek Stewart, Katie MacLure), Uppsala University Hospital Sweden, Fundacio Privada Clinic per a la Recerca Biomedica Spain, Northern Ireland Health and Social Services Trust, Medizinische Hochschule Hannover Denmark, University of Coimbra Portugal, Federico II University Hospital Italy, Universytet Medyczny W Lodzi Poland, 1st Ygeionomiki Perifereia Dype Attikis and University of Peloponnese Greece. Stimulating Innovation Management of Polypharmacy and Adherence in The Elderly. European Commission 3rd Health Programme, 2015 (Euros 1,015,473)
  • Stewart D, Cunningham S, MacLure K, Morrison C, Tiernan D, MacRae Y, Hickey F, Friel E, Yoong E. A mixed methods evaluation of the clinical pharmacist support services to dispensing medical practices in the North and West Highland Operational Unit and NHS Western Isles. NHS Highland and Western Isles, 2015 (£5,000)
  • Stewart D, Tucker R, Forbes-Mackay K, MacLure K, Paudyal V. Developing and testing the feasibility of a community pharmacist led intervention to improve patient adherence to prescribed topical acne therapies. Medapharm 2015, (£37,150)
  • Stewart D, Tucker R, Paudyal V, MacLure K, Layton A. Developing and feasibility testing guidelines for the management of acne vulgaris in community pharmacy. Galderma 2015, (£39,250)
  • Paudyal V, Stewart S, MacLure K, Forbes-McKay K, Buchanan C, Wilson L, Smith A, MacLeod J. Enabling integration and seamless care of patients from Marywell healthcare centre for the homeless to mainstream GP practices in Aberdeen. NHS Grampian Public Health Fund 2015, (£10,056)
  • Derek Stewart, Rod Tucker, Katie MacLure, Vibhu Paudyal, David Price, Caroline Hind, David Bousquet. Evaluation of a community pharmacy pathway for the management of patients with uncontrolled intermittent allergic rhinitis. Medapharm, 2016 (£108,027.75)
  • Stewart D, Tucker R, MacLure K, Paudyal V, Bewley A. Assessing the implementation of the NICE guidance on psoriasis in primary care and factors influencing healthcare professionals' when assessing and managing patients with mild to moderate disease, Leo Pharmaceuticals, 2016 (£30,000)
  • MacLure K, Stewart D, Coulson D, Thomson G, Robertson D, MacDonald C, Dreischulte T. Community pharmacist access to clinical portals in NHS Tayside: exploring patients' perspectives 2016 (£15 000)
  • Paudyal V, Cunningham S, MacLure K, Ryan C, West L, Cordina M. Clinical outcomes and methods of assessment in the evaluation of pharmacist-led management of minor ailments. 2016 (10,000 euros)
  • Stewart D, MacLure K, Cunningham S, Gibson Smith K. Evaluating pharmacy teams in GP practices. Scottish Government, 2017 (£100,000)
  • Stewart D, MacLure K, Cunningham S, Gibson Smith K. A mixed methods evaluation of the NHS Highlands telehealth pilot of pharmaceutical care provision to dispensing
  • medical practices. NHS Highlands, 2017, £8,000.
  • Stewart D, MacLure K, Cunningham S, Buist E, Jamieson R, Shaw T, Rushworth G. An evaluation of the contribution of mental health clinical pharmacist prescribers to the multidisciplinary team care of patients with anxiety and/or depression within primary care medical practices in NHS Highland. NHS Highlands, 2017, £6,000.
  • MacLure K, Stewart D, Mills P. A mixed methods evaluation to assess the impact of patient prioritisation tools and pharmaceutical care provision to elderly patients within NHS Ayrshire and Arran on potential hospital and care home admission prevention. NHS Ayrshire and Arran, 2017, £10,000.
  • Stewart D, MacLure K, Cunningham S, Boyter A, Akram G. Community Pharmacy Scotland: investigating value as perceived and experienced by service users. Community Pharmacy Scotland, 2017, £50,000.
  • Stewart D, Tucker R, MacLure K, Gibson-Smith K. An uncontrolled before and after study of the impact of a smart-phone app on disease outcomes in children with atopic eczema. Dermal Laboratories, 2017, £30,000.
  • Stewart D, Tucker R, MacLure K, Gibson-Smith K. Examining the real-world impact of a silicone-based gel (Dermatix®) on established hypertrophic and keloid scars in patients recruited in community pharmacies. Mylan, 2017, £30,000
  • MacLure K, Smith K, Brown A, Gennimata D, Ryan C. Promoting community pharmacy engagement with people experiencing homelessness by understanding their health literacy. 2018 ESCP Research Grant (10 000 Euros)

Professional Memberships

  • Member of the British Computer Society (MBCS):
    • Education Liaison Officer, Aberdeen branch
    • BCS Health & Social Care Scotland committee
    • BCS representative on steering group for 2018 Digital Health & Social Care week Scotland
    • Member of and Registration Assessor for BCS FED-IP (Federation of Informatics Professionals)
  • Member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (SRPharmS) based on research as pharmaceutical scientist
  • Member of European Society of Clinical Pharmacy
  • Registered with the Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR)
  • Rgistered with Digital Health and care Institute (DHI) Scotland
  • Asociate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA)

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Publications

  1. Stewart D, Thomas B, MacLure K, Pallivalapila A, El Kassem W, Awaisu A, McLay JS, Wilbur K, Wilby K, Ryan C, Dijkstra A, Singh R, Moza Al Hail. Perspectives of healthcare professionals in Qatar on causes of medication errors: A mixed methods study of safety culture. PLOS ONE 13(9):e0204801
    doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0204801
  2. Stewart D, Thomas B, MacLure K, Wilbur K, Wilby K, Pallivalapila A, Dijkstra A, Ryan C, El Kassem W, Awaisu A, McLay JS, Singh R, Moza Al Hail. Exploring facilitators and barriers to medication error reporting in Qatar using the theoretical domains framework: A mixed methods study. PLOS ONE 13(10): e0204987.
    doi:10.1371/journal.pone.02049
  3. Jebara T, Cunningham S, MacLure K, Awaisu A, Pallivalapila A, Stewart D. Stakeholders' views and experiences of pharmacist prescribing: a systematic review. British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology 2018;84:1883-1905. doi:10.1111/bcp.13624
  4. Ameer, L., Maclure, K., Tonna, A. and Stewart, D. 2018. An initial exploration of the perceptions of preparedness to practise among Saudi Arabian trained hospital pharmacists. Pharmacy practice [online], 16(2), article 1192. doi:10.18549/PharmPract.2018.02.1192
  5. McIntosh J, Alonso A, MacLure K, Stewart D and the SIMPATHY authors. A case study of polypharmacy management in nine European countries: Implications for change management and implementation. PLoS ONE 2018;13(4): e0195232.
  6. Stewart D, McDonald C, MacLeod J, MacLure K, Gray G, McIntosh T. (2018) The behaviors and experiences of the community pharmacy team on the provision of multi-compartment compliance aids. Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy 2018;14:347-345. doi:10.1016/j.sapharm.2017.04.004
  7. Gibson-Smith K, Booth JL, Stewart D, Pfleger S, McIver L, MacLure K. (2017) Supporting shared decision-making and people's understanding of medicines: an exploration of the acceptability and comprehensibility of patient information. Pharmacy Practice 2017;15(4):1082 doi:doi.org/10.18549/PharmPract.2017.04.1082
  8. Stewart D, Gibson-Smith K, MacLure K, Mair A, Alonso A, Codina C, et al. (2017) A modified Delphi study to determine the level of consensus across the EU on the structures, processes and desired outcomes of the management of polypharmacy in older people. PLoS ONE12(11): e0188348. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0188348
  9. Stewart D, Anthony B, Morrison C, MacRae Y, Dixon L, Friel E, Yoong E, Cunningham S, MacLure K. (2017) Evaluating pharmacist input into the pharmaceutical care of patients in dispensing medical practices in remote and rural areas of Scotland. Family Practice 2017;34(4):491–499. doi:10.1093/fampra/cmx014
  10. MacLure K & Stewart D. (2017). A qualitative case study of ehealth and digital literacy experiences of pharmacy staff. Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sapharm.2017.07.001
  11. MacLure K & Stewart D. (2017). From policy towards pharmacy practice: a review of the intended use of ehealth in pharmacy in Scotland. Health Policy and Technology pp. 279-285 DOI information: 10.1016/j.hlpt.2017.07.004 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hlpt.2017.07.004
  12. Stewart D, Jebara T, Cunningham S, Awaisu A, Pallivalapila A, MacLure K. Future perspectives on nonmedical prescribing. Therapeutic Advances in Drug Safety 2017:183-197. doi:10.1177/2042098617693546
  13. Paudyal V, MacLure K, Buchanan C, Wilson L, McLeod J, Stewart D. When you are homeless, you are not thinking about your medication, but your food, shelter or heat for the night': behavioural determinants of the homeless population adherence to prescribed medicines. Public Health (epub ahead of print). doi:10.1016/j.puhe.2017.03.002
  14. MPATHY consortium (including Stewart D, MacLure K). Polypharmacy management by 2030: a patient safety challenge. The SIMPATHY consortium, 2017. ISBN: 978-989-207482.
  15. Alshahrani A, MacLure K, Stewart D. Status of eHealth research in Saudi Arabia: a systematic review protocol. PROSPERO 2017:CRD42017065009.
  16. Courtenay M, Rowbotham S, Lim R, Deslandes R, Hodson K, MacLure K, Peters S, Stewart D. Antibiotics for acute respiratory tract infections: a mixed-methods study of patient experiences of non-medical prescriber management. BMJ Open 2017;7:e013515. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2016-013515
  17. Stewart D, Mair A, Wilson M, Kardas P, Lewek P, Alonso A, McIntosh J, MacLure K & SIMPATHY consortium. Guidance to manage inappropriate polypharmacy in older people: systematic review and future developments. Expert Opinion on Drug Safety 2017;16(2);203-213. doi:10.1080/14740338.2017.1265503
  18. Tucker R, MacLure K, Paudyal V, Layton AM, Bewley A, Stewart D. An exploratory study of community pharmacist diagnosis and management of dermatitis and acne. SelfCare 2017;8(2):1-10
  19. Paudyal V, Cunningham S, MacLure K, Gibson Smith K, Ryan C, West L, Cordina M. Types of clinical outcomes and methods for their assessment in the evaluation of pharmacist-led management of minor ailments: a systematic review. PROSPERO 2016:CRD42016050847
  20. Weeks G, George J, Maclure K, Stewart D. Non-medical prescribing versus medical prescribing for acute and chronic disease management in primary and secondary care. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2016, Issue 11. Art. No.: CD011227. doi:10.1002/14651858.CD011227.pub2
  21. Jebara T, Stewart D, Cunningham S, MacLure K, Awaisu A, Abdulrouf P. Stakeholders' views and experiences of pharmacist prescribing: a systematic review protocol. PROSPERO 2016:CRD42016048072 Available from http://www.crd.york.ac.uk/PROSPERO/display_record.asp?ID=CRD42016048072
  22. Ilevbare O, MacLure K. Effects of Computerised decision support systems on patient outcomes in breast cancer management: a systematic review protocol. PROSPERO 2016: CRD42016046000
  23. MacLure K, MacLure A, Morrison E, Lannigan N, McAnaw J, Stewart D. Dispensing technologies in community pharmacy: a systematic review protocol. PROSPERO 2016: CRD42016036233
  24. MacLure K, MacLeod J, Forbes-Mckay K, Paudyal V, Cunningham S, Strath A, Lynch R, Stewart D (2016) A Case Study Investigation into the Use of Multi-compartment Compliance Aids in Older People Resident in Very Sheltered Housing. The Patient - Patient-Centered Outcomes Research, 9(6), 583-590
  25. MacLure K, Stewart D. Digital literacy knowledge and needs of pharmacy staff: A systematic review. Journal of Innovation in Health Informatics 2016;23(3):560–571. doi:/10.14236/jhi.v23i3.840
  26. MacLure K, Paudyal V, Stewart D (2016). Reviewing the literature, how systematic is systematic? International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy. IJCP; Apr 5:1-0 doi:10.1007/s11096-016-0288-3
  27. Brown A, MacLure K, Addison B, Pedersen S, Stewart D. Professional body and regulatory organisation guidance on the use of social media for registered healthcare professionals: a systematic review protocol. PROSPERO 2016:CRD42016026877
  28. Tobaiqy M, Al Humaid S, Stewart D, Omear Alotaibi F, Ahmad Qureshi K, MacLure K, Algharib F, Alsameti A, Alsaqer A and Almeman A (2015) Assessment of Tigecycline Prescription and Patients' Outcomes at Three Different Hospitals in Saudi Arabia. Trop J Pharm Res; 14(10): 1919
  29. MacLure K, Stewart D (2015) Self-Reported Digital Literacy of the Pharmacy Workforce in North East Scotland. Pharmacy, 3, 182-196; doi:10.3390/pharmacy3040182
  30. Weidmann AE, MacLure K, Marshall S, Gray G, Stewart D. Promoting weight management services in community pharmacy: perspectives of the pharmacy team in Scotland. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy 2015;37:599–606. doi:10.1007/s11096-015-0102-7
  31. Thomas B, Pallivalapilla AR, Al Hail M, El Kassem W, Al Saad D, Singh R, Stewart D, Paudyal V, MacLure K, McLay J. Incidence, nature and causes of medication errors in hospitalised patients in Middle Eastern countries: a systematic review protocol. PROSPERO 2015:CRD42015019693 Available from http://www.crd.york.ac.uk/PROSPERO_REBRANDING/display_record.asp?ID=CRD42015019693
  32. Weeks G, George J, MacLure K, Stewart D. Non-medical prescribing versus medical prescribing for acute and chronic disease management in primary and secondary care (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2014, Issue 7. Art. No.: CD011227. doi:10.1002/14651858.CD011227
  33. MacLure K, Stewart D, Strath A (2013). A systematic review of medical and non-medical practitioners' views of the impact of ehealth on shared care. European Journal of Hospital Pharmacy;21:54–62
  34. MacLure K, Stewart D, Strath A, Kumarasamy Y. Pharmacy staff's digital literacy training experiences and needs: a systematic review protocol. PROSPERO 2013:CRD42013005503
  35. MacLure K, George J, Diack L, Bond C, Cunningham S, Stewart D. (2013) Views of the Scottish general public on non-medical prescribing. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy DOI 10.1007/s11096-013-9792-x
  36. Stewart D, MacLure K, Paudyal V, Hughes C, Courtenay M, McLay J (2013). Non-medical prescribers and pharmacovigilance: participation, competence and future needs. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy, 35:268-274
  37. Stewart D, MacLure K, Tonna A (2011). Pharmacist prescribing: update on policy, practice and research. Nurse Prescribing; 9: 353-356
  38. Stewart D, MacLure K, George J (2011). Educating non-medical prescribers. British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology 2012;74 (4):662-667.10.1111/j.1365-2125.2012.04204
  39. Stewart D, MacLure K, Bond CM, Cunningham ITS, Diack HL, George J, McCaig D (2011). Pharmacist prescribing in primary care: the views of patients across Great Britain who had experienced the service. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice; 19: 328-332
  40. Stewart D, Cunningham ITS, Diack HL, McCaig DJ, MacLure K, Bond CM, George J (2010). Report: Exploring and evaluating pharmacist prescribing
  41. Stewart D, McCaig D, Diack LD, Cleland JA, Bond CM, MacLure KM, Harkness S, Johnson G (2010). Development and validation of a tool for formative assessment of consultation skills of pharmacist prescribers. Family Practice; 27:520–526.

 

Workshops: 8 international and 3 national events

  1. MacLeod J, MacLure K (2018) Understanding medication-related experiences of adults with learning disabilities; the challenges they often face; and how pharmacists can personalise their pharmaceutical care. European Society of Clinical Pharmacy conference (Oct 2018 Belfast, UK)
  2. MacLure K, Stewart D, Gibson Smith K, Reid F (2018) Pharmacy Teams Working in General Practice: an interim review of the national evaluation. NES Pharmacy conference (Edinburgh, UK)
  3. Brown A, MacLure K (2017) To tweet or not to tweet: exploring eprofessionalism guidance and the use of social media. European Society of Clinical Pharmacy conference (Heidelberg, Germany)
  4. MacLure K (2016) Systematic Reviews. Hamad Medical Corporation Collaborative Pharmacy conference (Doha, Qatar)
  5. MacLure K, Joan MacLeod (2016) Tackling inequalities in access to clinical pharmacist led healthcare: recognising and overcoming ethical issues of inclusion in research. European Society of Clinical Pharmacy conference (Oslo, Norway)
  6. MacLure K, Stewart D (2015) Developing a Systematic Review Protocol: An Insight Into Processes, Methods And Guidelines (Doha, Qatar)
  7. MacLure K, Paudyal V, Stewart D (2015). Making better decisions based on medicines information: how to find and critically appraise relevant literature. European Society of Clinical Pharmacy conference (Lisbon, Portugal)
  8. MacLure K, Paudyal V, Stewart D (2014). Bridging the gaps: developing a patient safety focused systematic review protocol (Copenhagen, Denmark)
  9. Paudyal V, MacLure K, Stewart D (2013). Developing a systematic review protocol: an insight into processes, methods and guidelines. European Society of Clinical Pharmacy conference (Prague, Czech Republic)
  10. MacLure K, Stewart D (2011). So, what have the Romans (or digital technology) ever done for us? Exploring non-medical prescribers' technology training experiences. Non-Medical Prescribing conference (Aberdeen, UK)
  11. Stewart D, MacLure K (2011). Reporting adverse drug reactions – time for a Yellow Card? Non-Medical Prescribing conference (Aberdeen, UK)

Teaching and Supervision

Dr Maclure teaches undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral students a range of research methods. Dr MacLure has been involved in teaching since 1984, initially as a Lecturer in Computing, but also as a tutor in community education, both for adults and children.

Since taking up the research post in 2008, Katie has combined research activities with teaching on various academic modules covering research methods and research governance at undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral levels. Katie has recently taken on the role of Module Coordinator (module 4) for the Doctorate of Professional Practice.

Currently supervising 6 PhD students (3 as principal). Previous PHD supervisory roles include:

  • Macleod (Principal) 2014 – Case study exploration of the medication related burden, medication related beliefs and medication taking practice of people with learning disabilities
  • Binny Thomas (Second) 2014 - The development, implementation and evaluation of a medication error reporting system in Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) in Qatar
  • Patricia Hannam (Principal) 2015 – A mixed methods evaluation of the clinical pharmacist service provided remotely to GP practices using telehealth technologies
  • Alyson Brown (Second) 2015 - e-Professionalism, pharmacy & social media: a new era
  • Tesnime Jebara (Second) 2016 – A study of the development of pharmacist prescribing frameworks in Qatar
  • Abdullah AlSharani (Principal) 2016 – Health management systems and informatics in Saudi Arabia