PhD Positions

Click here for current PhD opportunities in Pharmacy. But feel free to email me to discuss projects outside these areas and alternative sources of funding.

I graduated with a BPharm Hons from the University of Bradford and registered with the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain in 1999. I later returned to the University of Bradford where I completed my PhD entitled 'Pharmacist Domiciliary Visiting; Derivation of a cost-effective model' in 2003.

Medication adherence is my main research interest with a focus on the design of adherence assessment tools plus the development and evaluation of complex, theory-based adherence interventions. I am experienced in conducting RCTs and questionnaire development.  I continue to practice as a locum community pharmacist, a primary care, practice based pharmacist and I am the chair for the East Anglia Local Practice Forum of the RPS.

Below are links to some projects that form the core of my recent research:

Selected recent publications

Scott, S., Clark, A., Farrow, C., May, H., Patel, M., Twigg, M., Wright, D. & Bhattacharya, D.
Attitudinal predictors of older peoples' and caregivers' desire to deprescribe in hospital.
BMC Geriatrics. Apr 2019, 108

Scott, S., Clark, A., Farrow, C., May, H., Patel, M., Twigg, M. J., Wright, D. J. & Bhattacharya, D.
Deprescribing admission medication at a UK teaching hospital; a report on quantity and nature of activity.
International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy. 2018, 40, 5, p. 991–996
DOI: 10.1007/s11096-018-0673-1

Easthall, C, Taylor, N, Bhattacharya, D.
Barriers to medication adherence in patients prescribed medicines for the prevention of cardiovascular disease: a conceptual framework.
International Journal of Pharmacy Practice 2018
DOI: 10.1111/ijpp.12491

Bhattacharya, D., et al.
The feasibility of determining the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of medication organisation devices compared with usual care for older people in a community setting: systematic review, stakeholder focus groups and feasibility randomised controlled trial.
Health Technology Assessment (Winchester, England), 2016. 20(50): p. 1-250
DOI: 10.3310/hta20500

Duell, P, Wright, D, Renzaho, A, Bhattacharya, D
Optimal health literacy measurement for the clinical setting: A systematic review.
Patient Education and Counseling, 2015, 98(11):1295-1307

Cate, H, Bhattacharya, D, Clark, A, Holland, R, Broadway, D.C.
Improving adherence to glaucoma medication: a randomised controlled trial of a patient-centred intervention (The Norwich Adherence Glaucoma Study).
BMC Ophthalmology, 2014, 14:32

Patterns of adherence behaviour for patients with glaucoma.
Eye, 2013, 27(4):545-53.

Adams, R, May, H, Swift, L, Bhattacharya, D
Do older patients find multi-compartment medication devices easy to use and which are the easiest?
Age and Ageing, 2013
DOI: 10.1093/ageing/aft113

Easthall C, Song F, Bhattacharya D
A meta-analysis of cognitive-based behaviour change techniques as interventions to improve medication adherence.
BMJ Open, 2013; 3(8)
DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2013-002749

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