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Anita Weidmann
Title: Dr
First Name: Anita
Surname: Weidmann
Position: Academic Team Leader
Telephone: +44 (0) 1224 262547
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ORCID: ORCID Icon http://orcid.org/0000-0003-3670-2357

Dr. Anita Weidmann is an Academic Team Leader and Senior Lecturer for Clinical Practice at the School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences.

Dr. Weidmann has line management responsibility for in excess of 20 staff and etutors. She has responsibility for the development and delivery of the Postgraduate course portfolio especially the MSc Clinical Pharmacy Practice and is the appointed Business Development Lead for the School. 

At a national level Dr. Weidmann is an external examiner at a number of institutions and was a member of the inaugural Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) Faculty Credentialing Panel as well as their Advanced and Specialist Practice Framework Development group. Internationally she has links with several higher education institutions and research providers and is involved in several collaborative higher education initiatives and research projects. These include: Austria, Germany, Canada and Malta. Dr. Weidmann is a Guest Lecturer at the University of Graz and has acted as an expert consultant for the Austrian Pharmaceutical regulator. 

Dr. Weidmann has a particular interest in developing Clinical Pharmacy on an international level.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Academic Team Leader - Clinical Practice
  • Senior Lecturer – Clinical Pharmacy & Pharmacy Practice
  • Business Development Lead – School of Pharmacy & 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
  • Honorary Degrees Committee Member

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
  • PgCert Leadership and Management, ILM , 2019 

Research Interests

Dr Weidmann is research interests span varied aspects of clinical and pharmacy practice. She has supervised numerous undergraduate, masters and PhD level projects. She is currently supervising a number of PhD students as supervisor and second supervisor. Current key areas of interest for PhD projects and research collaborations 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; implementation research for clinical pharmacy services to inform the development of necessary implementation frameworks; academic curriculum development on a postgraduate and undergraduate level.

Current Research

Dr. Weidmann is an active clinical pharmacy practice researcher. Current areas for PhD projects / Research collaborations include:

  • Implementation of clinical services into practice
  • Evaluation of the clinical value of pharmacist interventions
  • Patient’s lived experience’s with medicine’s
  • International collaborations in clinical pharmacy, practice and education with a focus on central European countries.

Professional Memberships

Pharmacy registrations

UK:

  • Registered pharmacist with the Member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS), 2002
  • Registered pharmacist with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC), 2010

Germany:

  • Registered pharmacist with the Chamber of Pharmacists of Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany, 2002

Austria:

  • Registered pharmacist with the Austrian Chamber of Pharmacists, 2017

Other Professional Affiliations

  • Canadian Pharmaceutical Association (CPhA), 2012
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA), 2012
  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA), 2014
  • Credentialed Member of the RPS Faculty (MFRPSII), 2014
  • Institute of Leadership and Management (ILML5), 2019

External / Professional Roles

External Examining

  • University of Bradford, School of Pharmacy and Medical Science
  • Keele University, School of Pharmacy

Invited Speaker at International Conferences

  • Keynote speaker, 50. Wissenschaftliche Fortbilungswoche; Österreichische Apothekerkammer, Schladming (Austria); 2017
  • European Association of Hospital Pharmacy, 2013, 2015
  • Pharmacists Association of Nova Scotia (PANS) annual conference, 2012

Invited Guest Lecturer

  • Karl-Franzens University, Graz, Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences , 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • Canadian Pharmacists Association, 2013

Publications

  1. Deibl S, Muelle D, Kirchdorfer K, Stemer G, Hoppel M, Weidmann AE, 2019. Clinical Pharmacy Service Provision in Austria: An analysis of both the Community and Hospital Pharmacy sector, a national study. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy. Submitted for Publication.
  2. Tonna, A, Weidmann AE, Sneddon J, Stewart D, 2020. Views and experiences of community pharmacy team members on antimicrobial stewardship activities in Scotland: a qualitative study. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy. Accepted for publication.
  3. Brincat A, Vella Bonanno P, Stewart D, Weidmann AE, 2019. Patient's lived experiences with antineoplastic mediciens for the management of malignant solid tumours: A systematic review. Social and Administrative Pharmacy. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sapharm.2019.06.020.
  4. Michel D, Stewart D, Weidmann A, 2019. Experiences with the implementation of pharmacist's medication reviews in ambulatory care settings: a systematic review using the consolidated framework for implementation research. PROSPERO 2019 CRD42019122836 Available from: http://www.crd.york.ac.uk/PROSPERO/display_record.php?ID=CRD42019122836
  5. 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. 18(1):224-230.
  6. 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)
  7. 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.
  8. 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
  9. 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.
  10. Weidmann AE, MacLure K, Marshall S., Gray G., Stewart D. 2015. Promoting weight management services in community pharmacy: perspectives of the pharmacy team in Scotland. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy, 37(4): 599-606.
  11. 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. (cited 2x) (IF: 3.206)
  12. 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 (cited 4x) (IF: 0.432)
  13. 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. 2015. 23 (Supplement 1)
  14. Weidmann AE, Pammett R, Landry E, Jorgenson D. Interprofessional Student Run Primary Health Care Clinics: Implications for Pharmacy Education in Scotland. Canadian Pharmacist Journal, 2015. Accepted for publication. (Top 10 most-red articles in the Canadian Pharmacists Journal by 2017; http://info.sagepub.com/q/17FQgvqm5xF1ZUeApzfE7i/wv)
  15. Pammett R, Landry E, Weidmann AE, Jorgenson D. Interprofessional Student Run Primary Health Care Clinics as Educational Experiences for Pharmacy Students. Canadian Pharmacist Journal, 2015. Accepted for publication.
  16. AE Weidmann, K MacLure, S Marshall, G Gray, D Stewart. 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. 2015; 37 (4):599-606.
  17. A Irwin, AE Weidmann. A mixed methods investigation into the use of non-technical skills by community and hospital pharmacists. Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy. 2015 ePub ahead of print.
  18. AE Weidmann, S Marshall, G Gray, K MacLure, D Pfleger, D Stewart. Can community pharmacy contribute to weight management? A qualitative study of the perspectives of the pharmacy team. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice. 2014; 22 (Suppl.1): 53.
  19. S.N. Suibhne, F. King, V.M. Treacy, AE Weidmann, 2014. Toxicity and dose intensity of FOLFOX in patients with increased body mass index. European Journal of Oncology Pharmacy. 8(1):14-18.
  20. AE Weidmann. Dihydroquercetin: more than just an impurity? European Journal of Pharmacology. 2012; 684:19-26.
  21. Weidmann AE, Cunningham S, Gray G, Hansford D, Bermano G, Stewart D. Weight management services in community pharmacy: a Scottish view: Canadian Pharmacists Journal. 2012; 145(5):S9.
  22. AE Weidmann, Cunningham S, Gray G, Hansford D, Bermano G, Stewart D. Views of the Scottish general public on community pharmacy weight management services: international implications. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy. 2012; 34(2):389-97.
  23. AE Weidmann1, S Cunningham1, G Gray1, D Hansford1, J McLay2, J Broom3, D Stewart1 Over-the-counter orlistat: early experiences, views and attitudes of community pharmacists in Great Britain. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy. 2011; 33(4):627-33.
  24. Weidmann AE, Stewart D, Wahle K, Knott RM. Silymarin attenuates hypoxia and hyperglycaemic-induced DNA damage in a human umbilical vein endothelial cell line. Diabetologia. 2005; 48 Suppl 1:A23.
  25. Weidmann AE, Knott RM. Effect of diabetes on phosphatase expression levels in streptozotocin diabetic rat tissue. Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology. 2004; 56 Suppl: S84-S85.

Teaching Learning and Assessment

Dr Weidmann teaches and assesses on a number of modules on both Under- and Postgraduate Pharmacy courses and has a particular interest in patient/ person-centered care. She has a particular interest in the development of problem based learning approaches for individual and group learning.

In addition to the face-to-face delivery, Dr. Weidmann has a particular interest in using modern technology to develop online learning materials fit for the needs of the 21st century student learner. Cutting edge online learning material development helps to overcome a variety of barriers such as geographical, economical and resources for a widely varied learner audience.

Her unique background in Science and clinical practice is integral for her to promote an integrative approach to teaching. As such, she has re-developed many Pg courses and successfully seen them through to validation and accreditation. She frequently acts as an independent Senior staff member on the assessment board of other schools and is acting external examiner for a number of English institutions.

At an international level Dr Weidmann has visited many countries and helped to develop projects for Pg education in Germany, Austria and Canada.

She has a particular interest in the development of future international links that explore the development of Clinical Pharmacy in other countries.