Dr Vibhu Paudyal PgCert, BPharm, MSc, PhD, SRPharmS

Dr Vibhu Paudyal

School of Pharmacy
Senior Lecturer in Clinical Pharmacy

Contact details

Address
Institute of Clinical Sciences
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

Vibhu is a Senior Lecturer in Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Practice.

He is the deputy editor for International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and executive research committee member of the European Society of Clinical Pharmacy.

He is also the School pre-registration recruitment lead for MPharm and sits on the steering committee Pharmacy Evaluation Group of Health Education England.

His research focus is in the areas of pharmaceutical public health, minor ailments management, self-care and evaluation of new pharmacy services.  Vibhu has engaged with the mainstream media in relation to the results and impact of his research on healthcare of persons experiencing homelessness. For arranging an interview, please contact the University press office.

Qualifications

  • PhD Pharmacy Practice, 2011
  • PG Certificate (Research Methods), 2009
  • MSc Clinical Pharmacology, 2007 (With distinction and first position)
  • Bachelor of Pharmacy, 2003 (Gold medal)
  • Scientific Member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society

Biography

Vibhu started his career as an Industrial Pharmacist in Nepal after his Bachelor of Pharmacy Degree from Bahauddin Zakariya University in 2003 and Internship training with GlaxoSmithKline. He then received his Postgraduate qualification in Clinical Pharmacology in 2007 from University of Aberdeen and PhD in Pharmacy Practice in 2011 from Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen. His Doctoral Research looked at community pharmacy enhanced provision of new medicines and services for minor ailments management.

From 2011-2013, Vibhu worked as a Research Fellow for a Royal Pharmaceutical Society funded project undertaking a comparative evaluation of health and cost outcomes of minor ailments management through pharmacy, general practices and A&E departments in the UK.  In 2013, he joined the School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences at Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen as a Lecturer of Pharmacy Practice and Clinical Pharmacy.

Vibhu joined the School of Pharmacy at the University of Birmingham in January 2017. He is involved in the design and delivery of teaching and supervision across Undergraduate and Postgraduate programmes.

Vibhu's research interests cover wide aspects of pharmacy practice and health services.  These include pharmaceutical public health, minor ailments management, self-care and evaluation of new pharmacy services.  He is also interested in medication errors in clinical practice.  Population of interest in his research are healthcare professionals, general population, pharmacy clientele, the homeless and vulnerable persons.  He has led multidisciplinary research projects using diverse research methods including successful supervision to completion of PhD, MSc and undergraduate research students.

Teaching

Vibhu teaches Pharmacy Practice modules across:

Vibhu has experience of teaching Research Methods at Doctorate (PhD and Doctorate of Professional Practice) and MSc level in various disciplines such as Public Health, Nursing, Global Health and International Health. 

Postgraduate supervision

Vibhu has successfully supervised PhD and MSc projects in diverse areas of pharmacy practice. PhD applications in the following areas are welcome to enquire:

  • Minor ailments management
  • Self care and role of pharmacy
  • Public health and pharmacy services
  • Medicines use and health care utilisation by general population, pharmacy clientele and vulnerable population such as the homeless, offshore workers, ethnic minority and deprived communities
  • Pharmacy in developing countries
  • Behavioural aspects of pharmacy and medicines use

Research

The following themes capture his areas of research interests: 

Self care

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. [2013]

Other activities

Vibhu is the Pharmaceutical Scientist Member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society. He is an Editorial Board Member of the Journal ‘Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy’. He has delivered educational workshops at international level for pharmacists and has served as a Faculty Research Committee Member at Robert Gordon University.

Vibhu is the Associate Editor of International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy. The International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy (IJCP) offers a platform for articles on research in Clinical Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Care and related practice-oriented subjects in the pharmaceutical sciences. IJCP is a bi-monthly, international, peer-reviewed journal that publishes original research data, new ideas and discussions on pharmacotherapy and outcome research, clinical pharmacy,  pharmacoepidemiology, pharmacoeconomics, the clinical use of medicines, medical devices and laboratory tests, information on medicines and medical devices information, pharmacy services research, medication management, other clinical aspects of pharmacy.

Vibhu is a member of the Research Committee of the European Society of Clinical Pharmacy. This is an Executive Committee that decides on research agenda, conference themes, papers, grants etc on behalf of ESCP. 

Publications

Peer reviewed journals

  • Bowen M, Marwick S, Marshall T, Saunders K, Burwood S, Yahyouche A, Stewart D, Paudyal V. Multimorbidity and emergency department visits by a homeless population: a database study in specialist general practice. British Journal of General Practice. 2019: 69(685):e515-25.

  • Gunner E, Chandan SK, Marwick S, Saunders K, Burwood S, Yahyouche A, Paudyal V. Provision and accessibility of primary healthcare services for people who are homeless: a qualitative study of patient perspectives in the UK. British Journal of General Practice. 2019: 69(685):e526-36.

  • Paudyal V, Gibson Smith K, MacLure K, Forbes-McKay K, Radley A, Stewart D. Perceived roles and barriers in caring for the people who are homeless: a survey of UK community pharmacists. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy 2019: 41:1:215–227.
  • Tonna A, Paudyal V et al. Home self-administration of intravenous antibiotics as part of an outpatient parenteral antibiotic therapy service: A qualitative study of the perspectives of patients who do not self-administer. BMJ Open 2019;9:e027475.
  • Jalal Z, Antoniou S, Taylor D, Paudyal V, Finlay K, Smith F. South Asians living in the UK and adherence to coronary heart disease medication: a mixed- method study. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy 2019: 41 (1), 122-130.
  • Gibson-Smith K, Paudyal V, Stewart D, Kelin S. Offshore workers and health behaviour change: An exploration using the Theoretical Domains Framework. International Maritime Health 2018: 69(4):248-256.
  • Paudyal V. F. Book review of ALves da Costa, JWF van Mil and A. Alvarez-Risco (eds): The pharmacist guide to implementing pharmaceutical care. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy (2018) 40:1621–1622
  • Paudyal V*, Saunders K. Homeless reduction act in England: impact on health services. The Lancet 2018: 392: 195-197.
  • Paudyal V, Cunningham S, Gibson Smith K, MacLure K, Ryan C, Cordina M. Methodological considerations in clinical outcomes assessment of pharmacy-based minor ailments management: A systematic review. PLoS ONE 13 (10): e0205087. doi: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal. pone.0205087
  • Martin LG, Hanssens Y, Paudyal V. Editorial: Pharmacovigilance, what is new? International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy 2018:40:737–739
  • Gibson Smith K, Paudyal V*, Klein S, Stewart D. (2018).  Health, self-care and the offshore workforce – opportunities for behaviour change interventions: an epidemiological survey. Rural and Remote Health 2018 18(2):4319-4329
  • Gibson Smith K, Paudyal V*, MacLure K, Forbes-McKay K, Buchanan C, Wilson L, Smith A, MacLeod J, Stewart D. Relocating patients from a specialist homeless healthcare centre to general practices: a multi-perspective study. British Journal of General Practice 68(667):e105-e113
  • Stewart D, Smith, K G, MacLeod J, Strath A, Paudyal V, Forbes-McKay K., Cunningham S, MacLure, K. The experiences and beliefs of older people in Scottish very sheltered housing about using multi-compartment compliance aids. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy 2018 40(2):394-402.
  • Paudyal V*. Helping the vulnerable: the need for integrated pharmacy services for the homeless. Pharmaceutical Journal 2017: June (online). DOI:10.1211/PJ.2017.20202660.
  • Paudyal V*, MacLure K, Buchanan C, Wilson L, McLeod J, Stewart D. When you are homeless, you are not thinking about your medication, but your food, shelter or heat for the night': behavioural determinants of the homeless population adherence to prescribed medicines. Public Health 2017: 148: 1-8.
  • Tonna A, Weidmann AE, Laing RBS, Tonna I, Macartney GM, Paudyal V, Stewart D. A qualitative study of determinants of patient behaviour leading to an infection related hospital admission. Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh 2017; 47: 40–46.
  • Tucker RP, Maclure K, Paudyal V, Layton AM, Bewley A, Stewart D. An exploratory study of community pharmacist diagnosis and management of dermatitis and acne. Self Care 2017 [online], 8(2):1-10.
  • MacLure K, MacLeod J, Forbes-Mckay K, Paudyal V, Cunningham S, Strath A, Lynch R, Stewart D (2016) A Case Study Investigation into the Use of Multi-compartment Compliance Aids in Older People Resident in Very Sheltered Housing. The Patient - Patient-Centered Outcomes Research; 9(6), 583-590 
  • Gibson Smith K, Paudyal V*, Stewart D, Klein S. Remote communities: Promoting engagement in self-care. Self Care 2016; 7(4): 1-9. 
  • MacLure K, Paudyal V, Stewart D. (2016) Reviewing the literature, how systematic is systematic? International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy 2016 38(3):685-94.
  • Gibson Smith K, Paudyal V*, Stewart D, Klein S. The health and wellbeing of offshore workers: a narrative review of the published literature. Journal of the Institute of Remote Health Care 2015:6 (2):10-23.
  • Donovan GR, Paudyal V*. England’s Healthy Living Pharmacy (HLP) Initiative: Facilitating the Engagement of Pharmacy Support Staff in Public Health. Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy 2016:12(2):281-92.
  • Watson MC, Ferguson J, Barton GR, Maskrey V, Blyth A, Paudyal V, Bond CM, Holland R, Porteous T, Sach TH, Wright D, Fielding S. A cohort study of influences, health outcomes and costs of patients’ health seeking behaviour for minor ailments from primary and emergency care settings. BMJ Open 2015;5:e006261.doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2014-006261.
  • Fielding S, Porteous T, Ferguson J, Maskrey V, Blyth A, Paudyal V, Barton G, Holland R, Bond CM, Watson MC. Estimating the burden of minor ailment consultations in general practices and emergency departments through retrospective review of routine data in North East Scotland.  Family Practice 2015:32(2):165-72.
  • Paudyal V, Hansford D, Cunningham ITS, Stewart D. Exploring opportunities for providing pharmacists with feedback on their practice and performance around the electronic Minor Ailments Service in Scotland. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice 2014 22(5):319-326.
  • Paudyal V, Watson MC, Sach T, Porteous T Bond CM, Wright DJ, Cleland J, Barton G, Holland R. Are pharmacy-based Minor Ailment Schemes a substitute for other service providers?  A systematic review. British Journal of General Practice 2013 63;612:359-362 (e472-e481).
  • Paudyal V, Hansford D, Cunningham S, Stewart D. Pharmacists’ adoption into practice of newly reclassified medicines from diverse therapeutic areas in Scotland: A quantitative study of factors associated with decision making. Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy 2014: 10:1: 88–105.
  • Stewart D, McLure K, Paudyal V, McLay J, Courtney M, Hughes C. Non-medical prescribers and pharmacovigilance: participation, competence and future needs. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy 2013 35:268–274.
  • Paudyal V, Hansford D, Cunningham S, Stewart D. Over the counter prescribing and pharmacists’ adoption of new medicines: diffusion of innovations. Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy 2012:9:3:251-262.
  • Paudyal V, Hansford D, Cunningham S, Stewart D. Pharmacists’ perceived integration into practice of over-the-counter simvastatin five years post reclassification. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy 2012. 34(5):733-8.
  • Paudyal V, Hansford D, Cunningham S, Stewart D. Community pharmacists’ adoption of medicines reclassified from prescription only status: A systematic review of factors associated with decision making. Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety 2012: 21:4:396-406.
  • Paudyal V, Hansford D, Cunningham S, Stewart D. Pharmacy assisted patient self care of minor ailments: A chronological review of UK health policy documents and key events 1997–2010. Health Policy 2011:101:3 253-259.
  • Paudyal V, Hansford D, Cunningham ITS, Stewart D. Cross-sectional survey of community pharmacists' views of the electronic Minor Ailment Service in Scotland. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice 2010; 18(4):194-201.

Book chapters and educational materials

  • Paudyal V. Behavioural aspects of pharmacovigilance in developing countries: research methods considerations. In:Social and Administrative Aspects of Pharmacy in Developing Countries: Present Challenges and Future Solutions. Izham M, Babar ZU, Wertheimer AI (eds). Elsevier Inc. 2018.
  • Paudyal, V. Researching provider perspectives on new healthcare services: A case study of pharmacists’ adoption of new medicines into practice. SAGE Research Methods Cases Part 2 (Online) 2017. Doi: 10.4135/9781473993600  

 Workshops

  • Alili JM, Hazen ACM, Paudyal V. Do you feel CONSORTable? Improving your skills in appraising clinical trial studies. European Society of Clinical Pharmacy Conference. Belfast, Northern Ireland. October, 2018.
  • Paudyal V, Gibson-Smith K. Clinical outcomes and methods of assessment in the evaluation of pharmacist-led management of minor ailments. European Society of Clinical Pharmacy Conference. Heidelberg, Germany. October, 2017.
  • Paudyal V, Wilbur K, Izham M, Ahmad A. Promoting patient safety through pharmacovigilance. Patient Safety Conference, Hamad Medical Corporation. Doha, Qatar. April, 2016 (Invited).
  • MacLure K, Paudyal V, Stewart D (2015). Making better decisions based on medicines information: how to find and critically appraise relevant literature. European Society of Clinical Pharmacy conference. Lisbon, Portugal. October, 2015.
  • MacLure K, Paudyal V, Stewart D (2014). Developing a systematic review protocol:  an insight into processes, methods and guidelines. European Society of Clinical Pharmacy conference. Copenhagen, workshop. October, 2015.
  • Paudyal V, MacLure K, Stewart D (2013). Developing a systematic review protocol: an insight into processes, methods and guidelines. European Society of Clinical Pharmacy conference. Prague, Czech Republic. October, 2013.

Letters

  • Paudyal V, Strath AJ. Pharmacoeconomics in the Pharmacy Curriculum. Pharmaceutical Journal 2013: 291:7767: 75.
  • Vibhu has delivered several oral and poster presentations in pharmacy practice and health services research conferences- abstracts of most of which are available in peer reviewed journals. 

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