School of Pharmacy


Division of Pharmacotherapy

The Pharmacotherapy Group contributes to teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels and to both taught and research qualifications. In addition to teaching pharmacy students we teach medical, nursing, optometry and health science students.

Head of group


Research interests within the Pharmacotherapy Group


  • Cardiovascular disease risk reduction programme for pharmacists
  • Complementary and herbal medicines
  • Computerised clinical decision support systems
  • Consumer perceptions of pharmaceutical services
  • Consumer self-medication practices
  • Direct-to-Consumer Advertising (DTCA) of pharmaceuticals
  • Evaluation of clinical Pharmacy services (emphasis on mental health)
  • Evaluation of novel cognitive Pharmacy services, eg, medication review, pharmaceutical care, emergency contraceptive provision
  • Evidence-based guidelines for psychotropic use
  • Extension of prescribing authority to pharmacists and other health professionals
  • Gastrointestinal disease focusing on Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Getting evidence into practice
  • Hospital-based drug use evaluations
  • Implementation strategies for clinical practice guidelines
  • Medicine management in acute cardiology
  • Outcomes of medication non-compliance (emphasis on psychiatric disorders), including strategies for improving compliance, adherence and concordance
  • Pharmaceutical public health
  • Pharmacist-led management of chronic diseases
  • Pharmacoeconomics
  • Pharmacoepidemiology: Assessment of adverse drug reactions (emphasis on psychotropic medications)
  • Pharmacy education and multidisciplinary learning
  • Post-rescheduling surveillance of Pharmacist-only medicines
  • Quality-of-life evaluation in pharmaceutical care
  • Teaching evidence-based medicine methodologies and their practical application