Anita Weidmann
Title: Dr
First Name: Anita
Surname: Weidmann
Position: Academic Team Leader
Telephone: +44 (0) 1224 262547

Duties and Responsibilities

Roles and responsibilities

  • Academic Team Leader
  • Lecturer at the School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences

To fulfil the roles above, Dr Weidmann is a member of various school committees / groups including:

  • School Academic board
  • Postgraduate Pharmacy Programmes Management Team
  • Research Ethics panel
  • School Research Committee
  • University Academic Council

Academic Background


  • MPharm(Hons), Robert Gordon University, 2001
  • PgCert Research Methods, Robert Gordon University, 2004
  • PgCert Higher Education, Learning and Teaching, Robert Gordon University, 2005
  • PhD, Robert Gordon University, 2008

Professional Affiliations

  • Member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS), 2002
  • General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC), 2010
  • Canadian Pharmaceutical Association (CPhA), 2012
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA), 2012
  • Member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society Faculty, 2013
  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA), 2014
  • Member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society Faculty (MFRPSII), 2014
  • Member of the Chamber of Pharmacist of Austria, 2017

Research Interests

Key research interests

Dr Weidmann's general research interests lie within the field of diabetes and obesity. Her research skills span both Molecular Biology and cell signalling as well as pharmacy practice research in this area. Key research interests include:

  • The applied and practical impact of diabetes and obesity relevant to Pharmacy
  • The effects of flavonoid antioxidants on the regulation of TRB3 expression in hepato and adipocytes
  • Molecular cell changes in response to changing glucose and oxygen concentrations

Dr Weidmann also has a keen interest in the development of clinical pharmacy education and services across other European countries. Key research interests include: Evaluation based research of existing clinical services and education; needs assessment for the development of clinical services to inform legislative changes and academic curricula.



  1. Weidmann, AE., Donat, I., Ortner, A., 2018. Austrian pharmacy students' views, experiences and attitudes on an elective clinical Pharmacy teaching event delivered in the English language. Pharmacy Education. Accepted fro publication.
  2. MILLS, P., WEIDMANN, A. and STEWART, D. 2017. Hospital Electronic Prescribing System Implementation Impact on Discharge Information Communication and Prescribing Errors: A Before and After Study, European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology. Accepted for publication (IF: 2.966)
  3. Tonna A, Weidmann AE, Laing RBS, Tonna I, MacCartney GM, Paudyal V, Stewart D. 2017. A qualitative study of determinants of patients behaviour leading to an infection related hospital admission. Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh. 47:40-46.
  4. Brincat A, West LM, Stewart D, Weidmann A, 2016. Patients' lived experiences of cytotoxic medications prescribed for the management of malignant solid tumours: a systematic review. PROSPERO 2016:CRD42016048457
  5. MILLS, P., WEIDMANN, A. and STEWART, D. 2016. Hospital electronic prescribing system implementation impact on discharge information communication and associated prescribing errors: a before and after study. International journal of pharmacy and practice, 24(Suppl 3), article 0056, page 49.
  6. Onkonkwo RI, Weidmann AE, Effa E. 2015. Renal and Bone Adverse Effects of a Tenofovir-Based regimen in the treatment of HIV infected children: A systematic review. Drug Safety. 39(3), 209-218.
  7. Mills PR, Weidmann AE, Stewart D., 2015. Hospital discharge information communication and prescribing errors: a narrative literature overview. European Journal of Hospital Pharmacists. doi: 10.1136/ejhpharm-2015-000677
  8. Weidmann AE, Addison B, Brown A, Young J., 2015. General Public expectations of a community pharmacy led weight management service offered during smoking cessation. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice. 23 (Supplement 1)
  9. Weidmann AE, Pammett R, Landry E, Jorgenson D. 2015. Interprofessional Student Run Primary Health Care Clinics: Implications for Pharmacy Education in Scotland. Canadian Pharmacist Journal. Accepted for publication. (Top 10 most-red articles in the Canadian Pharmacists Journal by 2017;
  10. Pammett R, Landry E, Weidmann AE, Jorgenson D. 2015. Interprofessional Student Run Primary Health Care Clinics as Educational Experiences for Pharmacy Students. Canadian Pharmacist Journal. Accepted for publication.
  11. AE Weidmann, K MacLure, S Marshall, G Gray, D Stewart. 2015. Promoting weight management in community pharmacy: a qualitative study of the beliefs & experiences of pharmacists and medicines counter assistants in the United Kingdom. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy. 37 (4):599-606.
  12. Irwin, A., Weidmann. A.E., 2015. A mixed methods investigation into the use of non-technical skills by community and hospital pharmacists. Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy. ePub ahead of print.
  13. Weidmann, A. E., Marshall, S., Gray, G., MacLure, K., Pfleger, D., Stewart, D. 2014 Can community pharmacy contribute to weight management? A qualitative study of the perspectives of the pharmacy team. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice. 22 (Suppl.1): 53.
  14. Suibhne, S. N., King, F., Treacy, V.M., Weidmann, A. E., 2014. Toxicity and dose intensity of FOLFOX in patients with increased body mass index. European Journal of Oncology Pharmacy. 8(1):14-18.
  15. Weidmann, A.E., 2012. Dihydroquercetin: more than just an impurity? European Journal of Pharmacology. 684:19-26.



As Postgraduate Programmes Leader, Dr Weidmann had the responsibility for the delivery, development, assessment and governance of the MSc Clinical Pharmacy, MSc Advanced Pharmacy Practice and the Pharmacist Independent Prescribing course; a role she had been carrying out until 2018. At an international level, Dr Weidmann has established various collaborative education agreements to promote clinical pharmacy abroad (Austria, Germany, Iceland). Her expertise is acknowledged by the HEA; RPS Faculty; VAAOe and the Oesterreichische Apothekerkammer.

Teaching philosophy

A teaching philosophy based on respect, curiosity and inspiration. The main principles of my teaching are based on a deep respect for my students, warm affection and a genuine desire to impart what is of value. It is my hope that I instil a sense of curiosity by sharing my own curiosity for the unexplained or unexamined, to provide them with a solid knowledge foundation and competence to become excellent pharmacy practitioners who are able to evolve with their profession while having a deep respect for their patients and act as an inspiration to others.

Potential PhD Project Titles

  1. Evaluation of the clinical significance and value of a clinical pharmacy service
  2. A study of patients' lived experience with medicines
  3. Implementation and evaluation of a clinical pharmacy service