Asam Latif currently work as a Clinical-Academic and Senior Research Fellow in the School of Health Scicenes, University of Nottingham. Having secured funding through the Health Education England (HEE) and National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Integrated Clinical Academic (ICA) Lectureship Scheme, his research interests include co-producing and evaluation of educational interventions for health professionals. Specifically, the support community pharmacies can provide to improve the care to the medically under-served.
He has been a UK registered pharmacist since 1999 and having worked in both community and hospital pharmacy he undertook an MA in Research Methods in 2005. Following this, he was awarded a competitive, externally funding ESRC / MRC PhD Studentship for work investigating the community pharmacy medicines management service known as 'Medicines Use Reviews' (MURs).
Once his PhD was complete, Dr Latif then worked on a Department of Health funded project to evaluate the English New Medicine Service (NMS). This was followed by work on a project to co-produce an education intervention for hospital registered children's nurses to improve the care of children and young people that self-harm. This project enabled him to develop skills to co-produce and evaluate on-line educational interventions for professionals - for which he is using in his current project. Other areas of interest include medicines management and organizational culture, antimicrobial stewardship and extended roles for community pharmacy. Dr Latif is currently supervising one PhD student on the topic of community pharmacy palliative care services in primary care
Qualitative research methods
Observations of patient-professional interaction
Pharmacy practice research
My research focus is understanding community pharmacy medicines management services and exploring patient experiences and perceptions through qualitative research, including observations of… read more
My research focus is understanding community pharmacy medicines management services and exploring patient experiences and perceptions through qualitative research, including observations of patient-pharmacist encounters. Specifically, my interest lies in developing e-learning resources designed to change the behaviour of pharmacy staff to improve the provision services to patents. My current expanding area of interest include the provision of community pharmacy medicine service to palliative and end of life patients.
I have a particular interest in research ethics, which stems from serving as an expert member of the Nottingham NHS Research Ethics Commitee (REC).