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Research Interests

Emma Dunlop graduated from the University of Strathclyde with a 2.1 Honours degree in Psychology in 2009. She worked for the Positive Mental Attitudes Mental Health Project for a number of years during and after her degree as a support worker and also trained as a person-centred counsellor.

Since 2010 she has been working under Prof Marion Bennie as part of the Pharmacoepidemiology & Health Care Research Group.

Research Interests/Projects conducted here at SIPBS Include:

  • Cancer Medicines Outcomes Programme (CMOP) (2017-2019: Scottish Government funded programme in collaboration with NHS Greater Gloasgow & Clyde (NHS GG&C)- the qualitative work stream involves exploring the collection and utilisation of Patient Reported Outcime Measures (PROMs) within the clinic appointment setting.


  • Evaluation of uatomated Technology (EAT) in Community Pharmacy (2017 - 2018): Scottish Government Funded pilot evaluating the workforce, clinical and business outcomes of automation in community pharmacy. 


  • Macmillan Pharmacist Facilitator Project Greater Glasgow & Clyde (2010-present) (WINNER of the 2015 Scottish Pharmacist Awards for Innovation & Change in Pharmacy Practice)
  • Conducting interviews with patients and carers on the palliative care they recieve from community pharmacy. Involved with various other aspects of the project.
  • Evaluation (April-October 2014) Evaluating certain aspects of the existing service, with particualr attention paid to community-based patient advice services among other elements.
  • Evaluation (November 2014-October 2015) Evaluating face to face and online-based palliative care training for community pharmacy counter staff
  • Macmillan Rural Palliative Care Pharmacist Practitioner Project (2012-present) Working in the Skye, Kyle & Lochalsh area, this project aims to establish the gaps and strengths of the end of life/palliative pharmacy-based services in this rural project area. Funded by Boots PLC, NHS Highland and Macmillan  


  • NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde Pharmacy Re-design (2010-2016)- conducting interviews and focus groups with pharmacy staff experiencing the largest pharmacy distribution re-design in the world. Worked in conjunction with Management Science in the Business School. Work spanned 2 phases. 


  • SMC Evaluation Programme- interviewing Clinical Experts on their engagement with the Scottish Medicines Consortium. Interviewing Finance and Pharmacy representatives from NHS Health Boards on their use of the Forward Look Horizon Scanning Report.

During her degree, Emma's work and main interests in Psychology focused around body image and identity, suicide, and the behaviours and patterns of serial killers and stalkers. Emma's research at University revolves around qualitative methods.



Academic / Professional qualifications

Emma has an Honours degree in Psychology from the University of Strathclyde.

Emma has worked previously in mental health, including the East End arts programme Positive Mental Attitides.

She was also one of the youngest Company Directors in the UK, volunteering for Reeltime Music.

Emma has been involved in mental health-focused projects within this charity, namely the SoundMinds project; promoting good mental health through music.

Emma also has a qualification in Counselling Skills from Napier University, and volunteered as a Counsellor for the Alcohol Counselling Team in Lanarkshire.

Education/Academic qualification

Bachelor of Arts, University of Strathclyde

Award Date: 1 Jan 2009

External positions

Faculty Education Liaison Advisor (FELA), Univ Strathclyde

1 Feb 20132017


  • Qualitative research methods
  • Pharmacy Practice
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Body image
  • medicines
  • Occupational Psychology
  • Psychology of teamwork
  • Palliative Care
  • Community Pharmacy
  • End of Life
  • Service Implimentation
  • teams
  • interviews
  • focus groups


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