Professor Marion Bennie

Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences


Personal statement

Marion is a qualified pharmacist who graduated from The Robert Gordon's University with a BSc in Pharmacy followed by a MSc in Clinical Pharmacy at the Universtiy of Strathclyde.  She obtained an Advanced Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy Teaching from the University of Leeds.

She holds a senior joint appointment with the NHS in Scotland as Chief Pharmacist, Public Health and intelligence, National Services Scotland which provides national and specialist services across Scotland. In 2008 Marion took up a 50% appointment as Professor of Pharmacy Practice in SIPBS. 

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Real-world severe COVID-19 outcomes associated with use of antivirals and neutralising monoclonal antibodies in Scotland
Tibble Holly, Proud Euan, Mueller Tanja, Hall Elliott, Kurdi Amanj, Robertson Chris, Bennie Marion, Woolford Lana, Laidlaw Lynn, Sterniczuk Kamil, Sheikh Aziz
npj Primary Care Respiratory Medicine Vol 34 (2024)
The prevalence of polypharmacy in older Europeans : a multi-national database study of general practitioner prescribing
Bennie Marion, Santa-Ana-Tellez Yared, Galistiani Githa Fungie, Trehony Julien, Despres Johanna, Jouaville Laurence Sophie, Poluzzi Elisabetta, Morin Lucas, Schubert Ingrid, MacBride-Stewart Seán, Elseviers Monique, Nasuti Paola, Taxis Katja
British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology (2024)
Medicines in pregnancy : building a Scottish surveillance system
Bennie Marion, Kurdi Amanj, McTaggart Stuart, Mueller Tanja, Proud Euan, Wood Rachael
Scottish Public Health Conference 2024 (2024)
Incident prescribing patterns for hypercholesterolaemia and hypertension in Scotland – recovery from the impact of COVID-19 to inform healthcare improvement
Kurdi Amanj, Millar Morven, Nnabuko Uchenna, McTaggart Stuart, Mueller Tanja, Proud Euan, Melia Barry, Bennie Marion
Scottish Public Health Conference 2024 (2024)
Analysis of the use of antibiotics by AWaRe categories during the COVID-19 pandemic in hospitals across Scotland : a national population-based study
Proud Euan, Mueller Tanja, Gronkowski Karen, Kurdi Amanj, Platt Niketa, Morrison Aidan, Bennie Marion, Malcolm William
European Journal of Hospital Pharmacy (2024)
Involving patients and clinicians in the design of wireframes for cancer medicines electronic patient reported outcome measures in clinical care : mixed methods study
Dunlop Emma, Ferguson Aimee, Mueller Tanja, Baillie Kelly, Laskey Jennifer, Clarke Julie, Kurdi Amanj, Wales Ann, Connolly Thomas, Bennie Marion
JMIR Formative Research Vol 7 (2023)

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Research Interests

Marion's research portfolio is focused on development of a robust evidence base to support the safe, effective and person centred care through use of medicines and other health technologies. Key areas of interest:

  • Pharmacoepidemiology
  • Pharmacy Practice
  • Healthcare Interventions

Professional Activities

Data linkage, artificial intelligence, machine learning and stewardship
Assessing the needs of clinicians working in adult critical care in Scotland for a sepsis fluid management Artificial Intelligence tool.
The Scottish Cancer PROMs Advisory Group: A ‘once for Scotland’ strategy for the implementation of PROMs
Scanning technology within community pharmacies: a friend or foe?
Upskilling and intensification of work; are robots the answer?
Safety climate within primary care: development and psychometric evaluation of a community pharmacy tool.

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HDRUK health driver programme for QQ2: medicines in acute and chronic care
Bennie, Marion (Principal Investigator) Kurdi, Amanj (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2023 - 31-Jan-2028
Cancer Medicines Outcomes Programme Interim 23-24
Bennie, Marion (Principal Investigator) Kurdi, Amanj (Co-investigator) Kavanagh, Kimberley (Co-investigator) Mueller, Tanja (Co-investigator) Dunlop, Emma (Principal Investigator) Fontes, Pedro (Researcher) Csoban, Tunde (Researcher)
Continuation of funding for the CMOP programme for 23-24
01-Jan-2023 - 31-Jan-2024
Developing a virtual antimicrobial registry
Kurdi, Amanj (Principal Investigator) Bennie, Marion (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2022 - 30-Jan-2025
Advanced Analytics and Informatics for MedicineS Data (AAIMS)
Kurdi, Amanj (Principal Investigator) Bennie, Marion (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2022 - 31-Jan-2023
Rapid Outcomes of COVid therapeutics in Eave II (ROCOVE)
Sheikh, Aziz (Principal Investigator) Kurdi, Amanj (Co-investigator) Tibble, Holly (Co-investigator) Bennie, Marion (Co-investigator) Robertson, Chris (Co-investigator)
This was an externally funded project funded by the NIHR (grant ref.NIHR135575) with a total value of £113,579.93
03-Jan-2022 - 30-Jan-2022
How can routine linkage of medicines to health care outcomes enable a better understanding of the direct and indirect effects on COVID-19 on clinical pathways? Advanced Analytics and Informatics for MedicineS Data (AAIMS) project
Sofat, Reecha (Principal Investigator) Kurdi, Amanj (Co-investigator) Yates, Jeremy (Co-investigator) Pirmohamed, Munir (Co-investigator) Dale, Caroline (Co-investigator) Takhar, Rohan (Co-investigator) Marcha, Maria (Co-investigator) Bennie, Marion (Co-investigator)
This is an externally funded project by HDR UK for a total value of £241,690.29 (grant ref. 2021.0153; RKES Ref.211807)
01-Jan-2021 - 30-Jan-2022

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Professor Marion Bennie
Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences

Tel: 548 2113