We are involved in a number of research areas related to the safe and effective use of medicines in patients of all ages, including:
- Patient adherence to medicines
- Rational use of antibiotics
- Prevention of adverse drug reactions
- Pharmacovigilance and drug safety
In paediatric medicines, research spans the latent risks of medication system to children, problems in medicines supply between primary and secondary care, and the barriers preventing the participation of children in clinical trials.
Recently, a programme of research focusing on drug allergy was launched in partnership with The Centre for Allergy, Asthma and Clinical Immunology (AACI) , a recognised World Allergy Organization Centre of Excellence.
Researchers are also involved in the examination and improvement of prescribing, from the utilisation of prescribing indicators to the education and training of prescribers. The department is home to the long-running SCRIPT project, an innovative suite of eLearning programmes developed in collaboration with Health Education England and OCB Media, which aims to improve knowledge of prescribing and medicines management among different groups of healthcare professionals.
Staff involved in Clinical practice and medicines optimisation
|Professor John Marriott
||Paediatric and adult therapeutics, prescribing education, independent prescribing, drug allergy, medication adherence
|Dr Zahraa Jalal
||Pharmacy service development, cardiovascular disease, adherence to medicines
|Dr Vibhu Paudyal
||Pharmacy practice, public health, health inequality and medicines use in the population (access, equity, effectiveness and safety)
|Dr Sarah Pontefract
||Prescribing and medication errors, medicines optimisation, health education, electronic patient records