School of Pharmacy


Pharmacy Practice

The Pharmacy Practice Group is focussed on the inter-relationship between pharmacists and the communities they serve.

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Division of pharmacy flyer
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Head of group


Research interests within the Pharmacy Practice Group


  • Aseptic and sterile compounding, training and validation
  • BZP-containing party pills
  • Consumer perceptions of pharmaceutical services
  • Consumer self-medication practices
  • Direct-to-Consumer Advertising (DTCA) of pharmaceuticals
  • Drug utilisation
  • Elderly patients and medicine issues
  • England and Wales national survey of general practitioners and their involvement in the management of opiate dependence
  • Evaluation of novel cognitive pharmacy services, eg, medication review, pharmaceutical care, emergency contraceptive provision
  • Extension of prescribing authority to pharmacists and other health professionals
  • Medication error
  • Medication management of palliative patients
  • Methamphetamine health consequences and harm reduction
  • New Zealand survey of community pharmacy attitudes towards methadone supply and involvement in needle exchange
  • Ophthalmic compounding
  • Pharmaceutical microbiology
  • Pharmacotherapies for treatment of methamphetamine misuse
  • Pharmacy education and multidisciplinary learning
  • Pharmacy needle exchange
  • Post-rescheduling surveillance of pharmacist-only medicines
  • Prescription drug abuse and diversion
  • Provision of information on prescribed medicines from pharmacists
  • Quality-of-life evaluation in pharmaceutical care
  • Roles of primary health professionals in the management of opiate dependence
  • Screening and brief interventions in community pharmacy
  • Student learning
  • Utilisation of community pharmacy for primary healthcare