The following themes capture his areas of research interests:
Self care relates to how people look after their own health and wellbeing. Vibhu has led research around aspects of medicines management in the homeless population and has gathered wider attention in the public and media. Vibhu also led a funded research project investigating how formerly homeless patients could be transferred from specialist homelessness practice to the mainstream general practices and community pharmacies. He was a principal supervisor and principal investigator on a funded doctoral research project investigating aspects of self care amongst offshore workers.
Management of minor ailments
His areas of interests are different models of management of minor ailments through pharmacy including their implementation and evaluation of patient and cost outcomes.
Public Health and Pharmacy Services
Vibhu is interested in researching wider roles of pharmacy in delivering public health agenda in the UK and at international level.
Pharmacovigilance and medication errors
Vibhu is interested in behavioural aspects of pharmacovigilance, particularly exploring how reporting of adverse drug reactions and medication errors can be facilitated.
Research design and data analysis
Vibhu has applied diverse design, methodology and methods in research. These include economic evaluations; surveys; qualitative methods including focus groups and in-depth interviews; as well as retrieval and analysis of data routinely collected as part of healthcare service provision.
He is interested in the use of social theory in pharmacy practice research.
Some of the recent research fundings are listed below:
- Vibhu Paudyal(PI), Christine Hirsch, Asma Yahyouche, Sharon Buckley, Sayeed Haque. Centralised recruitment service for the pharmacist pre-registration trainee programme in England and Wales: A multi-perspective evaluation. Health Education England. 2018 (£24,172)
- Vibhu Paudyal(PI), Karen Saunders, Tom Marshall, Asma Yahyouche, Derek Stewart, Sarah Marwick (Lead GP, homeless GP service), Jean Templeton (St Basils), Sean Russell (West Midlands combined authority). Exploration of Primary Healthcare Issues amongst the Homeless and Vulnerably Housed in West Midlands: A Pilot and Feasibility Study Using Routinely Collected Datasets. 2018 (£5,000).
- Paudyal V (PI), Cunningham S, MacLure K, Ryan C, West L and Cordina M. Clinical outcomes and methods of assessment in the evaluation of pharmacist-led management of minor ailments. 2016 (10,000 Euros)
- Stewart D, Tucker R, MacLure K, Paudyal V and Bewley A. Assessing the implementation of the NICE guidance on psoriasis in primary care and factors influencing healthcare professionals' when assessing and managing patients with mild to moderate disease, Leo Pharmaceuticals, 2016, £30,000.
- Stewart D, Tucker R, Paudyal V, MacLure K and Layton A. Developing and feasibility testing guidelines for the management of acne vulgaris in community pharmacy. Galderma, 2015, £39,250.
- Stewart D, Tucker R, MacLure K, Paudyal V, Price D, Hind C and Bousquet J. Evaluation of a community pharmacy pathway for the management of patients with uncontrolled intermittent allergic rhinitis. Medapharm, 2016, £108,027.75
- Paudyal V (PI), Stewart D, MacLure K, Forbes-McKay K, Buchanan C, Wilson L, Smith A and MacLeod J. Enabling integration and seamless care of patients from Marywell healthcare centre for the homeless to mainstream GP practices in Aberdeen. NHS Grampian Public Health Fund, 2015, £10,056.
- Stewart D, Tucker R, Forbes-Mackay K, MacLure K and Paudyal V. Developing and testing the feasibility of a community pharmacist led intervention to improve patient adherence to prescribed topical acne therapies. Medapharm, 2015. £37,150.
- Tonna A, Stewart D, Paudyal V, Forbes-McKay K, Laing R, Tonna I, MacKenzie A, MacFarlane G and Falconer S. Home Self Administration of Intravenous Antibiotics: A Qualitative Study of the Perspectives of those Patients Attending the Grampian OPAT Clinic who Choose not to Self Administer. NHS Grampian Endowment, 2014 (£10,403).
- Stewart D, Tucker R, Paudyal V, MacLure K and Williams D. A feasibility study exploring community pharmacy diagnosis and management of acne and dermatitis. Stiefel GSK, 2014 (£49,967).
- Stewart D, MacLure K, Paudyal V, Cunningham S, Strath A, Forbes-McKay K, Lynch R and MacLeod J. Use of multi-compartment compliance aids in residents of very sheltered housing referred to the Care Management Team in the north east of Scotland: a case study service evaluation. NHS Grampian, 2014 (£70,000).
- Paudyal V (PI), Stewart D and Klein S. Promoting and implementing self care: a mixed methods study of offshore workers and remote healthcare practitioners. Institute of Health and Welfare Research Grant. Amount: £50,000.