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Personal Statement

My research interest is, broadly speaking, rational use of medicines, mainly focusing on pharmacoepidemiology – particularly drug utilisation – but also comprising related areas such as health policy. Topics include drugs used in cancer and cardiovascular disease; antimicrobial stewardship; drug adherence and treatment outcomes; and electronic record linkage. While mostly applying a range of statistical methods, I am also interest in mixed-methods approaches.

Teaching Interests

I teach content across all years of the MPharm degree course, with a focus on information gathering and interpretation; research methods; and communication skills. I also teach critical appraisal, research methods including study designs and data analysis/statistics, and other transferrable skills on the MSc Clinical Pharmacy course. Furthermore, I am actively engaged in supervising undergraduate (MPharm) as well as postgraduate taught (MSc Clin Pharm) and research (MPhil, PhD) students.

My main areas of interest are Public Health, and the intersection of medical/pharmaceutical topics and wider societal issues. In my teaching, I aim to spark interest in research among students, and strive to develop their skills holistically.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Public Health, Do regulatory policies with respect to rational use of medicines influence the consumption of antibiotics? A cross-section, exploratory study within the WHO European Region, Lund University

Aug 2012Jun 2014

Award Date: 27 Jun 2014

Doctor of Philosophy, Use of direct oral anticoagulants in Scotland, UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE

Oct 2014Nov 2017

Master of Science, MALMO HOGSKOLA Malmoe University

Aug 2013Aug 2014

Bachelor of Arts, Europaische Fernhochschule Hamburg

Oct 2008Sept 2011

External positions

Secondment, Public Health Scotland

May 2021 → …

Keywords

  • Public Health
  • Pharmacoepidemiology
  • Drug Utilisation
  • Health Services Research
  • Pharmacy Practice

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