Many congratulations to Ramin Saleh for presenting his research at the showcase and being awarded the best 1st year flash presentation prize. Ramin’s research explores the experiences of pain and pain management in elite athletes and the general population with chronic pain. The project is being conducted under the academic supervision of Dr. Amelia Hollywood and Dr. Maria Maiaru. In the presentation Ramin discussed the systematic review he is currently undertaking exploring the experiences of patients with chronic pain attending a multidisciplinary pain management programme. He also discussed future work which aims to understand the provision of pain management in the elite athletes and the potential to develop this to improve outcomes.
If you would like to discuss this research, please get in contact with Ramin (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Maryam (center) with her academic supervisor, Dr Amelia Hollywood (right) and internal examiner, Dr. Rosemary Lim (left).
Many congratulations to Maryam Alkandari for sucessfully passing her PhD viva with minor corrections. Maryam’s research was conducted under the academic supervison of Professor Kath Ryan, Dr. Amelia Hollywood and Professor Rebecca Green. Her thesis explores the patient’s experiences and coping strategies of peripheral neuropathy in Kuwait. Her work has also been published in the peer-reviewed journal Pharmacy: https://doi.org/10.3390/pharmacy7030127
Alkandari, M. Ryan, K and Hollywood, A. The Experiences of People Living with Peripheral Neuropathy in Kuwait – A Process Map of the Patient Journey Pharmacy 2019;7(3):127
This year we had three pharmacy undergraduates who successfully completed the research opportunity programme at Reading. We are especially pleased to announce that Pharmacy’s own undergraduate student, Bilal Mohammed was the recipient of the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme (UROP) prize for the Health research theme 2019.
Bilal Mohammed, winner of the health research theme prize
Bilal was named as one of two overall winners awarded the opportunity to present their work at Posters in Parliament in Spring 2020. Bilal’s project was supported by an EPSRC Vacation Bursary awarded by the University of Reading. The project was supervised by Professors Rachel McCrindle and Simon Sherratt (Biomedical Engineering) and Professor Parastou Donyai (Pharmacy) and examined technologies to support medication reuse. Many congratulations to Bilal and the project team.
Selen Morelle, project entitled “How to best communicate with patients about their medication when they are being discharged from a Mental Health setting”, working with Orla McDonald (Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust).
Jamila Koradli, project entitled “Pharmacy outreach project; podcasts, career wheel and happy families career cards”, working with Dr Mark Dallas as the co-investigator.
Flavia, GTA in pharmacy practice, attended the BISS Summer School 2019
The Wellcome Global Monitor is a worldwide study on how people perceive science and health issues. Results from this study has shown that 79% of people believe in the safety of vaccines while in the UK, this figure drops to 75%. Vaccination is a vital health intervention that saves lives by preventing vaccine preventable diseases. It is also a key strategy in tackling antimicrobial resistance, a global health threat, by reducing the need for antibiotics. Flavia, GTA in pharmacy practice, attended a summer school organised by the University of Erfurt and World Health Organisation in August. The summer school focused on behavioural insights on how to strengthen immunisation programmes by following the Tailoring Immunisation Programmes (TIP) approach. Flavia will give a talk at the Pharmacy school seminar on 3rd Oct 19 to share her learning from the summer school by presenting the core elements of the TIP process to design interventions that can improve vaccination uptake.
Catherine Langran, Kat Hall and Dan Grant presented their work at the 10th Biennial Monash Pharmacy Education Symposium in Prato, Italy, 7-10th July.
Presentation by Catherine Langran
Catherine Langran gave an oral presentation entitled “An Evaluation of Pharmacy Undergraduate Student Wellbeing”
Authors: Catherine Langran, Pari Ajgaonkar, Mona Qassim & Alicia Pena
Congratulations to Catherine, who was awarded first prize for the best talk on Education Research at the conference.
Presentation by Dan Grant
Dan Grant presented a poster snapshot on “Peer Assisted Learning – a learning opportunity and a life hack?”
Authors: Rosemary Lim, Caroline Crolla, Daniel Grant, Taniya Sharmeen & Wing Man Lau.
Presentation by Kat Hall
Kat Hall presented a poster snapshot on “An Evaluation of a certificate in business administration (CBS) programme for Mpharm students”
Authors: Kat Hall, Catherine Langran & Gavin Lawrence