Biography

I am an academic pharmacist and qualitative behavioural scientist. My research primarily focusses on healthcare practitioner and patient behaviour change to facilitate routine proactive deprescribing of medicines with more risks than benefits. I led the development of the first practitioner behaviour change intervention for deprescribing in the hospital setting within my PhD. The intervention has since received funding to be tested in the largest definitive hospital deprescribing trial in the world.

My deprescribing work has led me to be one of the founding members of the Northern European Researchers in Deprescribing (NERD) network, where my primary role is to build international research capacity both within Europe and between the network and countries globally.

I continue to practice at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

 

Current research projects

Generating the evidence for safely and acceptably switching people with Parkinson’s to liquid formulations (chief investigator) – EIRA Research and Development Grant

CompreHensive geriAtRician-led MEdication Review (CHARMER) (co-investigator and programme manager) – National Institute for Health Research Programme Grant for Applied Research

 

Research group

Allie Welsh – Postdoctoral Research Associate

Bethany Atkins - Postdoctoral Research Associate

Caroline Smith – Research Administrator

Mohammed Alharthi -  PhD student (with Professor David Wright)

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

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