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I graduated from the University of Warwick with a degree in Microbiology and Virology. I worked for GSK for 13 years as a research scientist and was sponsored to study for a PhD. Whilst at GSK I worked on several disease targets including colon cancer, deep vein thrombosis and various inflammatory disorders. After starting a family, and taking a career break, I returned to laboratory research as a Post Doc. I became a Teaching Fellow in 2006 and was promoted to Senior Teaching Fellow in 2012.

Research interests

I am interested in Medication safety and quality assurance and supervise postgraduate students undertaking research projects in these areas. Currently the focus is on investigating injectable medication preparation errors in pharmacy and ward environments.

I am also interested in the enhancement of academic practice through e-learning and peer assisted learning. We have developed e-tutorials to help students read the scientific research literature (following a successful teaching development fund (TDF) bid) and perform fundamental techniques used in microbiology.

I am also enthusiastic about peer assisted learning (PAL) and have developed pharmacy PAL and produced guidelines summarising how to run successful PAL schemes following a student-led research project (TDF bid).

Teaching interests

I teach microbiology to undergraduate Pharmacy and Pharmacology students. This includes content on general microbiology, pharmaceutical microbiology, infections, treatment of infections, antibiotic resistance and aseptics.

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Projects 2014 2018

Errors during the preparation of injectable medicines

Jones, M. & Letchford, J.

5/01/145/07/18

Project: Research-related funding

Research Output 2001 2017

  • 8 Article
  • 2 Meeting abstract

A flexible e-learning resource promoting the critical reading of scientific papers for science undergraduates

Letchford, J., Corradi, H. & Day, T., Nov 2017, In : Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education. 45, 6, p. 483–490 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Reading
Learning
Students
Research
Curriculum

The risk associated with injectable drug preparation errors observed in pharmacy aseptic units

Almatroudi, A., Letchford, J. & Jones, M., 23 Mar 2017, In : International Journal of Pharmacy Practice. 25, S1, p. 40-40 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalMeeting abstract

Posters
Drug Compounding
Health Services Research
Health
Injections

Using a private social media platform with pharmacy students

Brown, K., Letchford, J. & Bolhuis, A., 2017, In : Pharmacy Education. 17, 1, p. 175-176 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalMeeting abstract

Devising an online resource to help undergraduate science students critically evaluate research articles

Day, T., Letchford, J., Corradi, H. & Rogers, T., 2015, In : Journal of Academic Writing. 5, 2, p. 1-19 172.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
science
resources
student
scientific discipline
life sciences
49 Citations (Scopus)

Involvement of GSK-3 in regulation of murine embryonic stem cell self-renewal revealed by a series of bisindolylmaleimides

Bone, H. K., Damiano, T., Bartlett, S., Perry, A., Letchford, J., Ripoli, Y. S., Nelson, A. S. & Welham, M. J., 30 Jan 2009, In : Chemistry & Biology. 16, 1, p. 15-27 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Stem cells
Leukemia Inhibitory Factor
Regenerative Medicine