Dr Asma Yahyouche MRPharmS, DPhil, FHEA

Dr Asma Yahyouche

School of Pharmacy
Lecturer in Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Practice

Contact details

Institute of Clinical Sciences
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Asma is a lecturer in Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Practice and is part of the team developing the Pharmacy Programmes within the College of Medical and Dental Sciences. She is teaching Pharmacy Practice on the MPharm course in addition to managing Community Pharmacy placements.

Asma is a Community Pharmacist Area Manager and a pre-registration pharmacist trainee program co-coordinator. She is enthusiastic about promoting Medicines Adherence and has a specific interest in the evolved and advanced role of community pharmacists in the safe use of medicines and the delivery of pharmaceutical care and patient clinical care.

Asma is keen on developing inter-professional working, teaching and learning practices. Other areas of interest include Prescribing Pharmacist roles, evolving role of pharmacist in GP practices and the evolving community pharmacy services. 


  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy 2015
  • Professional Certificate in Educating Healthcare Professionals 2015
  • DPhil in Biomaterial 2011
  • Member of the Royal Pharmaceutical society 2011
  • GPhC Registered Pharmacist 2011
  • MPharm 2007


Asma Yahyouche gained an MPharm (Hons) from The School of Pharmacy, University of Nottingham in 2007 and she continued her Academic development through a DPhil degree at the University of Oxford. She completed her pre-registration training with Knights Pharmacy in 2011. Once registered as pharmacist, she was appointed as a pharmacist manager for Knights Pharmacy then an Area Manager. Since 2012, Asma has been acting as a pre-registration pharmacist trainee program coordinator for Knights Pharmacy including recruitment, interviewing, training program development, practice-based project supervision and mentoring and recently Oriel applications and recruitment. She works closely with GP surgeries to develop and provide a split GP-community pharmacy pre-registration training.

Asma has been actively involved in community health initiatives and public health. She has provided mentoring and tutoring for other community pharmacy team members and pears. In 2013 Asma joined the College of Medical and Dental Science. She has been using her experience in community pharmacy and academia to link learning and development to Clinical Pharmacy Practice.


Postgraduate supervision

Currently has 4 PhD students.

Asma’s areas of research interest are:

  • Pharmaceutical Care
  • Clinical Pharmacy
  • Medicines Adherence
  • Pharmacy Services
  • Prescribing Pharmacists


Asma is interested in medicines adherence and barriers to use of medicines. She is looking to work collaboratively across healthcare sectors, professionals and organisations to develop the role community pharmacists have in the safe use of medicines and improving patient outcomes. Furthermore, she is interested in development, implementation and evaluation of pharmaceutical clinical services in the community pharmacy, including the incorporation of new technologies into the professional practice of pharmacy.


  • Yonel Z, Sharma P, Yahyouche A, et al. Patients’ attendance patterns to different healthcare settings and perceptions of stakeholders regarding screening for chronic, non-communicable diseases in high street dental practices and community pharmacy: a cross-sectional study. BMJ Open 2018;8:e024503. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-024503 https://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/8/11/e024503
  • Demographic characteristics, disease prevalence, multi-morbidity and visits to emergency department by registrants of a general practice for the homeless – British Journal of General Practice - Accepted January 2019
  • Perspectives of homeless individuals on the provision and accessibility of primary healthcare services: A qualitative study- British Journal of General Practice - Accepted January 2019
  • Alshehri, A., Zahraa Jalal & Asma Yahyouche. Pharmacist interventions in prevention of cardiovascular diseases in general practice: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials. 20 Aug 2018 In : PROSPERO.
  • Alenezi, A., Paudyal, V. & Yahyouche, A. Interventions to improve adherence to medications for chronic non-malignant pain: a systematic review. 19 Jan 2019, Prospero
  • Al-Arkee, S., Mason, J., Yahyouche, A. & Jalal, Z. Medication adherence Apps for cardiovascular disease 26 Jan 2019 in Prospero
  • Yahyouche A, Zhidao X, Czernuszka JT and Clover AJ (2011) Macrophage-mediated degradation of crosslinked collagen scaffolds. Acta Biomater 7(1):278-86
  •  Yahyouche A, Zhidao X, Triffitt JT, Czernuszka JT and Clover AJP (2013) Improved angiogenic cell penetration in vitro and in vivo in collagen scaffolds with internal channels. Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine 24(6):1571-1580


  • Zahraa Jalal, Asma Yahyouche & Nishat, M. The attitudes of community pharmacists towards dementia care education and training 12 May 2017 (Accepted/In press)
  • Zahraa Jalal, Asma Yahyouche, Iain Chapple, Zehra Yonel & lehal, K. Screening for common medical conditions in community pharmacy settings/ A survey of pharmacists and patients attitudes. 10 Apr 2017. Health Services Research and Pharmacy Practice Conference 2017. The University of Nottingham
  • Z. Yonel, P. Sharma, A. Yahyouche, Z. Jalal, T. Dietrich, I. Chapple. Screening for non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in allied healthcare practice: views of the public. British Society for Oral and Dental Research (BSODR) Annual Scientific Meeting 2017, held in Plymouth
  • Yahyouche, Z. Jalal, T. Dietrich, I. Chapple. Screening for chronic, non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in applied healthcare practice Z. Yonel, P. Sharma, A. Royal College of General Practitioners Conference 2017.


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