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Research Interests

My research interests line in the area of clinical pharmacokinetics and particularly in the use of Bayesian and population pharmacokinetic methods to design drug dosage regimens for individual patients and patient populations.

Personal Statement

I joined the University of Strathclyde as a part-time academic in 2005; previously I worked full-time as a pharmacist in the NHS.  Currently, I have a 0.6 appointment at Strathclyde and I have retained a 0.1 NHS appointment.  My area of interest for both teaching and research is clinical pharmacokinetics.  My teaching aims to enable pharmacists to interpret drug concentration measurements and advise on drug dosage regimens for individual patients.  My research interests involve using population pharmacokinetic methods to develop dosage guidelines from drug concentration data, particularly data generated in the course of routine clinical practice.

Teaching Interests

I teach on both the undergraduate Master of Pharmacy course and the postgraduate Master of Clinical Pharmacy course.  My main area is clinical pharmacokinetics but I am also involved in teaching evidence based medicine and some areas of therapeutics (interprofessional learning).

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Glasgow

External positions

Area Pharmacy Specialist, NHS GREATER GLASGOW AND CLYDE

1 Aug 1991 → …

Keywords

  • pharmacometrics
  • population pharmacokinetics
  • clinical pharmacokinetics

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Projects 2010 2019

Research Output 2002 2016

Amikacin concentrations and target ranges for mycobacterial infection

Cairney, T. M., Bao, L., Robb, F. & Thomson, A. H., 11 May 2016 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

Open Access
File
Amikacin
Guidelines
Infection
Research
Pharmaceutical Preparations
6 Citations

Amikacin use and therapeutic drug monitoring in adults: do dose regimens and drug exposures affect either outcome or adverse events? A systematic review

Jenkins, A., Thomson, A. H., Brown, N. M., Semple, Y., Sluman, C., MacGowan, A., Lovering, A. M. & Wiffen, P. J., 1 Oct 2016, In : Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy. 71, 10, p. 2754-2759 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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Amikacin
Drug Monitoring
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Controlled Clinical Trials
Aminoglycosides

Activities 2008 2017

Population Approach Group in Europe Annual Meeting

Thomson, A. (Participant)
6 Jun 20179 Jun 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

30 years of PKUK at the Clinical Interface

Thomson, A. (Invited speaker)
2 Nov 2017

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Impacts

Improved patient care through new guidelines for antibiotic dosing and monitoring.

Alison Thomson (Participant)

Impact: Impact - for External PortalProfessional practice, training and standards, Health and welfare - new products, guidelines and services

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