• United Kingdom

Accepting PhD Students

If you made any changes in Pure these will be visible here soon.

Personal profile

Personal Statement

I am a lecturer with teaching commitments on the MPharm and PG degrees and the Course Drector for the MSc in Clinical Pharmacy.  I am also a registered pharmacist and a have clinical commitment (0.3 wte) to the National Children's Psychiatric Unit based at the Royal Hospital for Children, Glasgow.

I also hold a Masters degree in Public Health from the University of Nottingham (1997). 

My doctorate from the Univ of Strathclyde was concerned with clinical information provision for lay persons in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (2010)

My research interests largely stem from my clinical work and experiance of Mental Health service delivery. However, I am also interested in developing the role of the (Community) pharmacy team within mental health service delivery. 

I am a member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society Conference Research Panel and also represent the university at the Area Pharmaceutical Committee for NHSGGC. 

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Strathclyde

Master of Public Health, University of Nottingham

Bachelor of Science, University of Strathclyde

External positions

Aston University

1 Oct 2016 → …

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics where Gazala Akram is active. These topic labels come from the works of this person. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • 4 Similar Profiles
Pharmaceutical Services Medicine & Life Sciences
Pharmacies Medicine & Life Sciences
Palliative Care Medicine & Life Sciences
Pharmacists Medicine & Life Sciences
Scotland Medicine & Life Sciences
Antipsychotic Agents Medicine & Life Sciences
Psychiatry Medicine & Life Sciences
Medicine Chemical Compounds

Network Recent external collaboration on country level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots.

Projects 2010 2018

Research Output 2001 2019

  • 17 Article
  • 6 Poster
  • 5 Commissioned report
  • 2 Conference Contribution
Open Access
Antipsychotic Agents
Adolescent Health Services
Child Psychiatry
2 Citations (Scopus)
7 Downloads (Pure)

Benzodiazepine and z-hypnotic prescribing from acute psychiatric inpatient discharge to long-term care in the community

Johnson, C. F., Nassr, O. A., Harpur, C., Kenicer, D., Thom, A. & Akram, G., 26 Sep 2018, In : Pharmacy Practice. 16, 3, 7 p., 1256.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Long-Term Care
Hypnotics and Sedatives


Antimicrobial stewardship in the management of sepsis in maternity hospitals - a mixed methodology study

Author: Abutheraa, N., 1 Apr 2018

Supervisor: Mullen, A. (Supervisor) & Akram, G. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


Developing GP and Comm Pharm partnerships

Gazala Akram (Recipient), 12 Nov 2014

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Macmillan Rural Palliative Care Pharmacist Practitioner Project

Gazala Akram (Recipient), 2 Oct 2014

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Palliative Care

Activities 2008 2017

  • 5 Participation in conference
  • 2 Key-note speaker and plenary lectures at conferences
  • 1 Examination
  • 1 Membership of peer review panel or committee

Medication Use in ADHD

Gazala Akram (Speaker)
21 Nov 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

PhD Viva

Gazala Akram (External Examiner)
4 Oct 2017

Activity: Examination typesExamination


Improving palliative care through better engagement of community pharmacies.

Marion Bennie (Participant), Gazala Akram (Participant), Stephen Hudson (Participant)

Impact: Impact - for External PortalQuality of life and safety, Health and welfare - new products, guidelines and services, Professional practice, training and standards