Dr Gazala Akram

Senior Teaching Fellow

Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences

Personal statement

I am a lecturer with teaching commitments on the MPharm and PG degrees and the Course Drector for the MSc in Clinical Pharmacy.  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. 

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

Developing GP and Comm Pharm partnerships
Recipient
12/11/2014
Macmillan Rural Palliative Care Pharmacist Practitioner Project
Recipient
7/11/2014
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

Public perceptions and experiences of the minor ailment service in community pharmacy in Scotland
Boag Lee, Maclure Katie, Boyter Anne, Cunningham Scott, Akram Gazala, McQuillan Harry, Stewart Derek
Pharmacy Practice Vol 19 (2021)
https://doi.org/10.18549/PharmPract.2021.1.2152
A qualitative study investigating the barriers to the implementation of the 'Sepsis Six Care Bundle' in maternity wards
Abutheraa Nouf, Mullen Alexander B, Grant June, Akram Gazala
Healthcare Vol 8 (2020)
https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare8040374
Administration of a long-acting antipsychotic injection to a child while managing contraindicated polypharmacy interactions and transition between services
Akram Gazala, Mitchell Fiona
BMJ Case Reports Vol 12 (2019)
https://doi.org/10.1136/bcr-2018-228509
Patients’ perception of a Gentamicin Information-Leaflet to improve reporting of side-effects
Akram Gazala, Rasul Asya
United Kingdom Clinical Pharmacy Association (2018)
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
Community pharmacy Scotland : the Minor Ailment Service as perceived and experienced by patients
Boag Lee, Boyter Anne, Maclure Katie, Cunningham Scott, Akram Gazala, McQuillan Harry, Stewart Derek
78th FIP world Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (2018)

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Professional activities

Medication Use in ADHD
Speaker
21/11/2017
PhD Viva
External Examiner
4/10/2017
Scottish Pharmaceutical Advisors Association Conference
Participant
4/11/2014
Scottish Pharmaceutical Advisors Association Conference
Participant
4/11/2014
Scottish School of Primary Care Annual Conference
Participant
30/4/2014
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)
01-Jan-2018 - 31-Jan-2018
BTG: Developing effective interventions to promote safe administration of medicines mixed in foodstuff to children in hospital
Adair, Pauline (Academic) 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.
07-Jan-2014 - 06-Jan-2014
Macmillan Rural Palliative Care Pharmacist Practitioner Project
Dunlop, Emma (Researcher) Bennie, Marion (Principal Investigator) Akram, Gazala (Co-investigator) Newham, Rosemary (Researcher)
• Working in the Skye, Kyle & Lochalsh area, this project aims to establish the gaps and strengths of the end of life/palliative pharmacy-based services in this rural project area. Funded by Boots PLC, NHS Highland and Macmillan
01-Jan-2013 - 31-Jan-2014
Evaluation of the macmillan pharmacist facilitator project
Bennie, Marion (Principal Investigator) Akram, Gazala (Co-investigator) Hudson, Stephen (Co-investigator)
11-Jan-2010 - 31-Jan-2012
An investigation into the prescribing and adminstration of psychotropic ‘as required’ medication in secure in-patient facilities.
Akram, Gazala (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2010
Macmillan Pharmacist Facilitator Project- NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde
Dunlop, Emma (Researcher) Bennie, Marion (Principal Investigator) Akram, Gazala (Co-investigator) Maxwell, David (Researcher)
To inform the development of the Macmillan Pharmacist Facilitator role in delivering a quality improvement programme of patient care services provided by community pharmacists in the NHS GG&C.
01-Jan-2009 - 01-Jan-2015

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Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences
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