I graduated in 2013 after completing a Master of Pharmacy degree at the University Of Nottingham. During my time as an undergraduate, I completed various summer placements notably with Sanofi, Mawdsleys and Astra Zeneca, working on a variety of research projects in departments ranging from supply chain to pharmaceutical quality management. I undertook my final year Masters project with Dr Matthew Boyd, the research involved how community pharmacists made decisions in practice and factors influencing the decision-making process. This was successfully published as an abstract in the International Journal of Pharmacy Practice 2013, I also completed a poster presentation at the RPS show in September 2013.
After graduating from university, I completed my pre-registration training at North Middlesex University Hospital where I further developed my clinical pharmacy knowledge and enjoyed rotations within production units, outpatients and medicines information. I successfully passed the pre-registration exam and joined the GPhC register in 2014. After this, I then decided to go into clinical trials and worked for Quintiles as a Clinical Research Associate (CRA). I worked on phase IV clinical trials involving oncology medicines produced by Roche pharmaceuticals. Within this role, my job requirements included monitoring the clinical trials ensuring that they were run according to regulated standards, ensuring hospitals and site staff were following study protocols as required as well as using my pharmacy background to ensure all trial patients were using the investigational medicinal product appropriately. All throughout, I regularly continued to locum as a community pharmacist on the weekends. After 2 years as a CRA - which had further encouraged my passion for research - I then embarked on a new challenge and successfully achieved a full-time studentship PhD at the school of pharmacy in September 2016.
I regularly work as a Pharmacy Practice Consultant within the school of pharmacy. This involves helping undergraduate pharmacy students within their dispensing classes on topics ranging from… read more
A case study service evaluation; implementation, adoption and use of an electronic Monitored Dosage System (Biodose Connect™) within assisted-living settings
My research area involves exploring the use of the Biodose Connect™ device which is a novel electronic monitored dosage system (MDS) that holds both liquid and solid oral dosage forms. The device is embedded with an additional remote monitoring capability and is used to support medication adherence in patients. This is a qualitative study using a case study methodology to explore the use of the device to provide a service of care within assisted-living accommodation. Key topics of interest include the change in service provision following device implementation as well as exploring how the device is adopted and sustained within the setting. Service user experience is also a key point to the study and the research will explore how such MDS devices can aid in increasing independence and self-ownership of the management of medicines, this research will shed light on ways to enhance the quality of care provided within such settings.
I also regularly blog for the School of Pharmacy blog site Pharm Life, blogs can be found here.
AGBESANWA, F., HAWKINS, C. AND BOYD, MJ, 2013. How community pharmacists make decisions in their practice and what factors influence the decision-making process International Journal of Pharmacy Practice. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice. 21(Suppl. 2), 75