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Personal Statement

I joined the university in 2005 and Im currently a lecturer with teaching commitments on the MPharm and MSc Clinical Pharmacy programme. 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 and palliative care. 

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 → …

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Projects 2010 2018

Research Output 2001 2018

  • 17 Article
  • 5 Commissioned report
  • 4 Poster
  • 2 Conference Contribution

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, 16, 3, 7 p., 1256

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Long-Term Care
Hypnotics and Sedatives

Development of a paediatric triage tool for use by pharmacists to aid clinical prioritisation of patients and delivery of pharmaceutical care

Tait, J., Thomson, K., Kinnear, M., Akram, G. & Souter, C., 19 Jan 2018, In : Archives of Disease in Childhood. 103, 2, p. e1 SP7

Research output: Contribution to journalConference Contribution

Pharmaceutical Services
Delphi Technique


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

PhD Viva

Akram, G. (External Examiner)
4 Oct 2017

Activity: Examination

Medication Use in ADHD

Akram, G. (Speaker)
21 Nov 2017

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk


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