Dr Gazala Akram

Lecturer

Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences

Personal statement

I joined the university in 2005 and Im currently a lecturer with teaching commitments on the MPharm and MSc Clinical Pharmacy programme. I am also a registered pharmacist and a have clinical commitment (0.3 wte) to the National Children's Psychiatric Unit based at the Royal Hospital for Children, Glasgow.

I also hold a Masters degree in Public Health from the University of Nottingham (1997). 

My doctorate from the Univ of Strathclyde was concerned with clinical information provision for lay persons in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (2010)

My research interests largely stem from my clinical work and experiance of Mental Health service delivery. However, I am also interested in developing the role of the (Community) pharmacy team within mental health service delivery and palliative care. 

I am a member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society Conference Research Panel and also represent the university at the Area Pharmaceutical Committee for NHSGGC. 

Prizes and awards

Macmillan Rural Palliative Care Pharmacist Practitioner Project
Recipient
7/11/2014
Developing GP and Comm Pharm partnerships
Recipient
12/11/2014
Patients and service providers understanding of the Metabolic Effects of Clozapine-Best Research Poster.
Recipient
8/10/2014
Macmillan Rural Palliative Care Pharmacist Practitioner Project
Recipient
2/10/2014
‘Teachers Knowledge & Perceptions of ADHD and its treatment’. Awarded “ Best Original Research” Presentation.
Recipient
9/10/2010

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Publications

Benzodiazepine and z-hypnotic prescribing from acute psychiatric inpatient discharge to long-term care in the community
Johnson Chris F, Nassr Ola Ali, Harpur Catherine, Kenicer David, Thom Alex, Akram Gazala
Pharmacy Practice Vol 16 (2018)
https://doi.org/10.18549/PharmPract.2018.03.1256
Development of a paediatric triage tool for use by pharmacists to aid clinical prioritisation of patients and delivery of pharmaceutical care
Tait Jennifer , Thomson Kirsten, Kinnear Moira, Akram Gazala, Souter Caroline
, pp. e1 (2018)
https://doi.org/10.1136/archdischild-2017-314584.7
Development of the NES online palliative care medicines training series for health and social care support staff
Corcoran Emma D, Bennie Marion, Akram Gazala, MacRobbie Alison, McCusker Catherine, Findlay Val, Harrington Gill, Dunlop Joyce, Watson Anne
NHS Scotland Event 2017 (2017)
Development of an online palliative care medicines training series for health and social care staff
Corcoran Emma, Bennie Marion, Akram Gazala, MacRobbie Alison, McCusker Catherine, Findlay Val, Harrington Gill, Dunlop Joyce, Watson Anne
World Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care (2017)
Developing a model for pharmaceutical palliative care in rural areas—experience from Scotland
Akram Gazala, Corcoran Emma Dunlop, MacRobbie Alison, Harrington Gill, Bennie Marion
Pharmacy Vol 5 (2017)
https://doi.org/10.3390/pharmacy5010006
Development of a paediatric triage tool to aid clinical prioritisation and delivery of pharmaceutical care
Tait J, Thomson K, Kinnear M, Souter C, Akram G
Neonatal and Paediatric Pharmacy Group (NPPG) Conference (2017)

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Professional activities

Medication Use in ADHD
Speaker
21/11/2017
PhD Viva
External Examiner
4/10/2017
Scottish School of Primary Care Annual Conference
Participant
30/4/2014
Scottish Pharmaceutical Advisors Association Conference
Participant
4/11/2014
Scottish Pharmaceutical Advisors Association Conference
Participant
4/11/2014
Royal Pharmaceutical Society Annual conference (Event)
Member
4/9/2013

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Projects

COMMUNITY PHARMACY SCOTLAND: INVESTIGATING VALUE AS PERCEIVED AND EXPERIENCED BY SERVICE USERS
Akram, Gazala (Principal Investigator)
Period 01-Jan-2018 - 31-Dec-2018
BTG: Developing effective interventions to promote safe administration of medicines mixed in foodstuff to children in hospital
Akram, Gazala (Academic) Dixon, Diane (Academic)
This cross-disciplinary project addresses a key challenge in children’s health and directly addresses current Government initiatives to improve patient safety following the Francis report. This study is a new cross-faculty collaboration in the area of patient safety and medication use. Patient safety is a core research theme for Behavioural Medicine at Strathclyde (Adair & Dixon) and is a key research theme with the proposed Centre for Behavioural Medicine in HASS. It will initiate a planned programme of cross-faculty collaboration (SIPBS and School of psychological Sciences and Health) in the area of medication use. This programme of research fills a gap and directly addresses the third wave of improvements in health outcomes driven by behaviour change, which will drive many of the advancements in healthcare in the next ten years.
Period 07-Apr-2014 - 06-Jul-2014
An investigation into the prescribing and adminstration of psychotropic ‘as required’ medication in secure in-patient facilities.
Akram, Gazala (Principal Investigator)
Period 01-Jan-2010
Evaluation of the macmillan pharmacist facilitator project
Bennie, Marion (Principal Investigator) Akram, Gazala (Co-investigator)
Period 11-Jan-2010 - 31-Mar-2012

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Address

Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences
Robertson Wing

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