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. 


A national, multicentre web-based point prevalence survey of antimicrobial use and quality indices among hospitalised paediatric patients across South Africa
Skosana PP, Schellack N, Godman B, Kurdi A, Bennie M, Kruger D, Meyer JC
Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance Vol 29, pp. 542-550 (2022)
Development of a primary care pharmacy outcomes framework : an umbrella literature review
Weir Natalie M, Preston Kate, Newham Rosemary, Bennie Marion
Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy Vol 18, pp. 2757-2777 (2022)
Multicentre point prevalence survey regarding antimicrobial use among community healthcare centres across South Africa
Skosana Phumzile, Schellack Natalie, Godman Brian, Kurdi Amanj, Bennie Marion, Kruger Danie, Meyer Johanna
2nd Annual African Regional Interest Group Meeting (2022)
Comparative effectiveness and safety of first-line treatments of metastatic colorectal cancer in real-world settings : a systematic review and meta-analysis
Haya Mah'D Ass'Ad Yasin H, Kurdi Amanj, Mohammad Zaki Khaled Mahmoud Fatema, Weir Natalie Mcfadyen, Mueller Tanja, Bennie Marion
The 38th International Conference on Pharmacoepidemiology and Risk Management (2022)
Survey to identify research priorities for primary care in Scotland during and following the COVID-19 pandemic
Hubbard Gill, Grist Fiona, Pope Lindsey Margaret, Cunningham Scott, Maxwell Margaret, Bennie Marion, Guthrie Bruce, Mercer Stewart W
BMJ open Vol 12 (2022)
Pharmacists in primary care in Scotland : an exploration of competencies required for the provision of pharmacy services within general practice
Mueller Tanja, Preston Kate, Weir Natalie Mcfadyen, Newham Rosemary, Bennie Marion
International Journal of Pharmacy Practice Vol 30, pp. i31-i32 (2022)

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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

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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Scottish Pharmacist Clinical Academic Fellows Academic Year 1
Bennie, Marion (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2021 - 30-Jan-2022
Primary Care Pharmacy Resilience: Pharmacotherapy Service in Time of COVID-19
Newham, Rosemary (Principal Investigator) Bennie, Marion (Principal Investigator) Dunlop, Emma (Researcher) Weir, Natalie Mcfadyen (Researcher) Ferguson, Aimee Margaret Denver (Researcher)
To explore the effect of COVID-19 on pharmacy teams working within General Practice to deliver the pharmacotherapy service. This project considers the pharmacotherapy service’s evolution due to changing practice – and priorities – under COVID-19.
Implementation of the pharmacotherapy service within primary care: health outcomes evaluation
Newham, Rosemary (Co-investigator) Bennie, Marion (Principal Investigator) Weir, Natalie Mcfadyen (Researcher) Dunlop, Emma (Researcher) Ferguson, Aimee Margaret Denver (Researcher)
This work focuses on developing an outcomes framework for a Scottish context to allow the impact of the pharmacotherapy service to be evaluated.
HEPMA ( Hospital Electronic Prescribing & Administration system ) adoption within a health system - demonstrating the benefits
Bennie, Marion (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 30-Jan-2022
Cardiovascular disease and COVID-19: using UK-wide linked routine healthcare data to address the impact of cardiovascular disease on COVID-19 and the impact of COVID-19 on cardiovascular diseases
Bennie, Marion (Principal Investigator) Kurdi, Amanj (Co-investigator) Kavanagh, Kimberley (Co-investigator)
16-Jan-2020 - 16-Jan-2021
Scottish Patient Safety Programme: NSAID carebundle rollout
Newham, Rosemary (Co-investigator) Weir, Natalie Mcfadyen (Researcher) Bennie, Marion (Principal Investigator)

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Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences
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