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Sharon Conroy

Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences

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Biography

Sharon Conroy is an Associate Professor and paediatric clinical pharmacist working for the University of Nottingham based in the School of Medicine, Division of Medical Sciences and Graduate Entry Medicine in the Royal Derby Hospital site.

A large part of her role is teaching and assessment of Foundation for Medicine, Graduate Entry Medicine, BSc in Medical Physiology and Therapeutics and nursing students on various aspects of use of medicines in children, safe prescribing, professionalism and communication skills.

She also is involved in research into aspects of paediatric medicines use including medication errors in children and adherence to medicines. This includes supervising a number of PhD and BSc students doing projects in these areas.

Other roles include postgraduate teaching of use of medicines in children to paediatric nurses, medical staff and pharmacists. Sharon is also Head of the Personal and Professional Development modules of the Graduate Entry Medicine course.

Sharon also works in the Royal Derby Children's Hospital providing ward based clinical pharmacy services one session per week.

She is also a committee member and Research and Publications lead for the Neonatal and Paediatric Pharmacists Group and has been teaching about risk management and medication errors, drug licensing and safe use of drugs and IV fluids on the Introduction to Paediatric Pharmaceutical Care day run by the Neonatal and Paediatric Pharmacists Group for many years.

Section Editor of the Pharmacy Update section of the Education and Practice edition of Archives of Disease in Childhood journal for 15 years.

Expertise Summary

Research into paediatric drug therapy including the use of unlicensed and off label medicines, medication errors, toxicity and adherence to medicines in children.

Teaching - use of medicines in children, safe prescribing, professionalism and communication skills.

Experienced paediatric clinical pharmacist.

Teaching Summary

Teaching and assessment of Foundation for Medicine, Graduate Entry Medicine, BSc in Medical Physiology and Therapeutics and nursing students on various aspects of use of medicines in children, safe… read more

Research Summary

Medication errors in children.

Rational use of medicines in children.

Adherence to medicines in children.

Selected Publications

Teaching and assessment of Foundation for Medicine, Graduate Entry Medicine, BSc in Medical Physiology and Therapeutics and nursing students on various aspects of use of medicines in children, safe prescribing, professionalism and communication skills.

Head of the Personal and Professional Development modules of the Graduate Entry Medicine course.

Postgraduate teaching of use of medicines in children to paediatric nurses, medical staff and pharmacists.

Teaching on risk management and medication errors, drug licensing and safe use of drugs and IV fluids on the Introduction to Paediatric Pharmaceutical Care day run by the Neonatal and Paediatric Pharmacists Group.

Past Research

Unlicensed and off label use of drugs in children.

The use of over the counter medication in children.

Double checking of drug administration in children.

Toxicity of corticosteroids in children.

Palatability of analgesics in children.

Palatability of corticosteroids in children.

Future Research

Evaluation of the effectiveness of teaching and assessment of paediatric prescribers in reducing medication errors in children.

School of Medicine

University of Nottingham
Medical School
Nottingham, NG7 2UH

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