Research Output per year
In my current role as a Part Time Teaching Fellow within the Pharmacy and Pharmacology Department of Bath University, I am involved in delivering teaching and assessing pharmacy undergraduates within the dispensing course. I thoroughly enjoy these sessions and am able to use my experience as a pharmacist within the various sectors of pharmacy to give the students real life examples when explaining the importance of what they are being taught. Providing this teaching also ensures that my practices are current and allows me to keep up to date with best practice and changes within the wider pharmacy arena.
My pharmacy experience is varied and is mainly in the hospital sector but I have also worked briefly in community and am currently working for the local CCG. I have worked in large teaching hospitals in London, at the Royal United Hospital in Bath and the private hospital sector at the BMI Bath Clinic. I have had varied roles from Medicines Information Pharmacist, Care of the Elderly Pharmacist and Psychiatric Pharmacist.
In my current role for the CCG I am a Practice Pharmacist and a Care Home pharmacist. This involves regular visits to the GP practices and Care Homes, providing medication reviews and ensuring safe cost-effective prescribing.
I am interested in what motivates people to take their medication and issues surrounding concordance/compliance/adherence. Is it lack of understanding? Is it intentional? Are there physical barriers? What can we do to help as pharmacists?
How can we simulate practice for the students thereby providing a safe environment for them to learn, make mistakes and develop?
How can we use novel technology to enhance the learning experience for the students?