Dr Li Shean Toh is an assistant professor at the Division of Pharmacy Practice and Policy. Prior to her appointment at the division she worked as a lecturer in medicines management at the University of Tasmania, Australia. Li Shean obtained her PhD from the University of Nottingham and she has worked as a pharmacist in various areas which includes tertiary hospital, general practice and community. Her Master of Pharmacy was completed at the University of Strathcylde, UK.
Li Shean's main research focuses on improving health services by translating research into practice. She seeks to combine both in depth qualitative and quantitative methodologies to inform and change practice and policy. Her particular area of expertise is to explore the pharmacists role in patient care most notably in osteoporosis and prescribing in general practice. Other areas of interest include health literacy, patient experiences, intercultural competencies and interpofessional collaboration. Her latest and novel research area is in Astropharmacy, exploring medication safety and pharmacy services in space.She has funded project with the UK Space Agency. She had also led the recent inclusion of Pharmacological Countermeasures on the forthcoming European Space Agency (ESA) SciSpacE roadmap
Health service research
Dr Toh is currently teaching in the Gastrointestinal and Liver disease module and is academic-lead for placements in the MPharm course at the University of Nottingham. She also teaches research… read more
Li Shean's goal is to be the catalyst to improve clinical practice by utilizing evidence based research. Her recent research developed a pharmacist-led osteoporosis screening program at the primary… read more
TOH, L.S., LAI, P.S.M., WU, D.B.C., WONG, K.T., LOW, B.Y. and ANDERSON, C., 2015. The Development and Validation of the Osteoporosis Prevention and Awareness Tool (OPAAT) in Malaysia PLoS ONE. 10(5), e0124553 TOH, L. S., LAI, P. S. M., OTHMAN, S., SHAH, A., DANG, C. P. L., LOW, B. Y., WONG, K. T. and ANDERSON, C., 2018. Exploring the current and future role of the pharmacists in osteoporosis screening and management in Malaysia INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CLINICAL PHARMACY. 40(2), 450-457 TOH, LI SHEAN, LAI, PAULINE SIEW MEI, WU, DAVID BIN-CHIA, WONG, KOK THONG, LOW, BEE YEAN, TAN, ALEXANDER TONG BOON and ANDERSON, CLAIRE, 2014. The development and validation of the Satisfaction Questionnaire for Osteoporosis Prevention in Malaysia PATIENT PREFERENCE AND ADHERENCE. 8, 1365-1381
TOH LS, LAI PS, OTHMAN S, WONG KT, LOW BY and ANDERSON C, 2017. An analysis of inter-professional collaboration in osteoporosis screening at a primary care level using the D'Amour model. Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy : RSAP. 13(6), 1142-1150
Dr Toh is currently teaching in the Gastrointestinal and Liver disease module and is academic-lead for placements in the MPharm course at the University of Nottingham. She also teaches research methods such as qualitative research.
In Australia, Dr Toh has also been responsible for the coordination, design and development of a pharmacy practice unit within the Bachelor of Pharmacy in Australia. She has experience in teaching pharmacology across many courses in Australia including Bachelor of Pharmacy, Bachelor of Nursing, Paramedic Practice, Bachelor of Medical Degree, Bachelor of Biotechnology and Masters of Pharmaceutical sciences.
Her teaching interest includes pharmacy practice, pharmacology, qualitative research methodology, quantitative research methodology, osteoporosis, primary care, screening, general practice, behaviour, intervention, translational research, interprofessional collaboration and intercultural competencies.
Li Shean is currently supervising several students in their PhD, Masters and Honours.
Li Shean's goal is to be the catalyst to improve clinical practice by utilizing evidence based research. Her recent research developed a pharmacist-led osteoporosis screening program at the primary care level using the UK Medical Research Council (UK MRC) framework and the Behavioural Change Wheel (BCW). Since then she is expanding her research to developing Australian quality prescribing indicators for general practice. She is also involved in research with inter-professional collaboration and health literacy. Li Shean's internationalism has sparked a keen interest in cultural competencies research. Her latest research is in a novel field called Astropharmacy. This project involves developing pharmacy services in space travel and understanding the human factors involved in space travel. https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/pharmacy/research/divisions/molecular-therapeutics-and-formulation/research/astropharmacy-and-astromedicine.aspx'
Dr Li Shean is currently involved in a number of projects involving partnership between the disciplines of Pharmacy, Nursing and Medicine in Australia and Tasmanian general practices. She also has collaborations with UK, Italy and Malaysia. In the past, she has worked with the Malaysian Ministry of Health where state wide changes were made to the asthma management.