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Mrs Emma Corcoran

Research Assistant

Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences


Collaborative innovation, new technologies and work redesign
Lindsay Colin, Findlay Patricia, McQuarrie Johanna, Bennie Marion, Corcoran Emma, Van Der Meer Robert
Public Administration Review Vol 78, pp. 251-260, (2018)
Application of process mapping to understand integration of high risk medicine care bundles within community pharmacy practice
Weir Natalie M., Newham Rosemary, Corcoran Emma D., Ali Atallah Al-Gethami Ashwag, Mohammed Abd Alridha Ali, Bowie Paul, Watson Anne, Bennie Marion
Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy, (2017)
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)
Employer choice and job quality : workplace innovation, work redesign and employee perceptions of job quality in a complex healthcare setting
Findlay Patricia, Lindsay Colin, McQuarrie Jo, Bennie Marion, Corcoran Emma D., Van Der Meer Robert
Work and Occupations Vol 44, pp. 113-136, (2017)

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Research interests

Emma Dunlop Corcoran graduated from the University of Strathclyde with a 2.1 Honours degree in Psychology in 2009. She worked for the Positive Mental Attitudes Mental Health Project for a number of years during and after her degree as a support worker. Since 2010 she has been working under Prof Marion Bennie as part of the Better USe of Medicines Research Group.

Research Interests/Projects conducted here at SIPBS Include:

  • Macmillan Pharmacist Facilitator Project Greater Glasgow & Clyde (2010-present) (WINNER of the 2015 Scottish Pharmacist Awards for Innovation & Change in Pharmacy Practice)
  • Conducting interviews with patients and carers on the palliative care they recieve from community pharmacy. Involved with various other aspects of the project.
  • Evaluation (April-October 2014) Evaluating certain aspects of the existing service, with particualr attention paid to community-based patient advice services among other elements.
  • Evaluation (November 2014-October 2015) Evaluating face to face and online-based palliative care training for community pharmacy counter staff
  • Macmillan Rural Palliative Care Pharmacist Practitioner Project (2012-present) 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  
  • NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde Pharmacy Re-design (2010-present)- conducting interviews and focus groups with pharmacy staff experiencing the largest pharmacy distribution re-design in the world. Worked in conjunction with Management Science in the Business School. Work spanned 2 phases. 
  • SMC Evaluation Programme- interviewing Clinical Experts on their engagement with the Scottish Medicines Consortium. Interviewing Finance and Pharmacy representatives from NHS Health Boards on their use of the Forward Look Horizon Scanning Report.

During her degree, Emma's work and main interests in Psychology focused around body image and identity, suicide, and the behaviours and patterns of serial killers. Emma's research at University revolved mainly around qualitative methods.



Professional activities

Health Services Research & Pharmacy Practice Conference
European Association of Hospital Pharmacists 19th Annual Congress. Satellite Symposia
Invited speaker

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