Ms Emma Dunlop

Research Associate

Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences

Prizes and awards

SIPBS Athena Swan Researchers' Prize

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Honours degree in Psychology from the University of Strathclyde.

Obtained qualification in Counselling Skills from Napier University, and volunteered as a Counsellor for the Alcohol Counselling Team in Lanarkshire.



Real world data - can routinely captured health care data be used to determine outcomes of SACT? Experience from the cancer medicines outcomes programme
Laskey Jennifer, Baillie Kelly, Clarke Julie, Crearie Christine, Dunlop Emma, Kurdi Amanj, Mueller Tanja, Wu Olivia, Bennie Marion
British Oncology Pharmacy Association (BOPA) 23rd Annual Symposium (2020)
What matters to prostate cancer patients, carers and clinicians? Using consensus methods to identify Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) tools for use in clinical practice
Dunlop Emma, Bennie Marion, Laskey Jennifer, Clarke Julie, Baillie Kelly, Mueller Tanja
Scottish Oncology Pharmacy Practice Group (SOPPG) 2019 (2019)
Factors influencing national implementation of innovations within community pharmacy : a systematic review applying the consolidated framework for implementation research
Weir Natalie M, Newham Rosemary, Dunlop Emma, Bennie Marion
Implementation Science Vol 14 (2019)
Quality of life in patients receiving medicines for prostate cancer : What do clinicians think is important?
Dunlop Emma, Karlsson-Brown Steven, Laskey Jennifer, Bennie Marion, Baillie Kelly, Clarke Julie
Journal of Oncology Pharmacy Practice Vol 24, pp. 54-55 (2018)
What barriers and facilitators influence the implementation of new high-risk medicine services in Scottish community pharmacies?
Weir NM, Newham R, Dunlop E, Bennie M
Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society of Social Medicine (2018)
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)

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Research interests

My name is Emma Dunlop and I am a qualitative Research Associate working in the Pharmacoepidemiology & Healthcare Research Group (PEHCR) in SIPBS, University of Strathclyde. I have been part of this group since 2010. 

I graduated from the University of Strathclyde with an Honours degree in Psychology in 2009. During my degree, my main interests in Psychology focused around body image and identity, suicide, and the behaviours and patterns of serial killers and stalkers. My chosen research methods were qualitative. I then briefly worked for NHS GG&C's Positive Mental Attitudes Mental Health Project as a support worker and also trained as a person-centred counsellor.

My current and most recent research Interests/projects conducted here at SIPBS Include:

  • Cancer Medicines Outcomes Programme (CMOP) (Phase 1 2016-2019, Phase 2 2020-2023): Scottish Government funded programme in collaboration with NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde (NHS GG&C)- the qualitative work stream involves exploring the collection and utilisation of Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) as part of routine care. My focus in Phase 2 is sharing and disseminating CMOP outputs to the wider patient and public / public engagement, as well as working more in patient and public engagement in general. I am also involved in the formation of the Scottish Cancer PROMs Advisory Group, which reports to the Scottish Government (early 2021). 


  • Evaluation of Automated Technology (EAT) in Community Pharmacy (2017 - 2018): Scottish Government Funded pilot evaluating the workforce, clinical and business outcomes of automation in community pharmacy.  
  • 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 receive from community pharmacy. Involved with various other aspects of the project.
  • Evaluation (April-October 2014) Evaluating certain aspects of the existing service, with particular 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 (2010-2016)- 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.





Professional activities

STEP -Studio in your Pocket -How to Use Video & Audio in your Teaching
What do prostate cancer patients and clinicians want from an app and a dashboard to collect Patient Reported Outcomes (PROMs) as part of routine care?
Upskilling and intensification of work; are robots the answer?
European Association of Hospital Pharmacists 19th Annual Congress. Satellite Symposia
Invited speaker

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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.
EAT Pharmacy 2019
Findlay, Patricia (Principal Investigator) Briken, Kendra (Co-investigator) Dunlop, Emma (Co-investigator) McQuarrie, Johanna (Co-investigator) van der Meer, Robert (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 31-Jan-2020
Cancer Medicines Outcomes Programme (CMOP)
Dunlop, Emma (Researcher) Bennie, Marion (Principal Investigator) Mueller, Tanja (Researcher) Ferguson, Aimee Margaret Denver (Researcher)
Funded by the Scottish Government, CMOP aims to understand the real-world impact of cancer medicines,.
01-Jan-2016 - 31-Jan-2023
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
Impact of Robotics-Led Organisational Change on the Pharmacy Workforce
Dunlop, Emma (Researcher) Bennie, Marion (Principal Investigator) Findlay, Patricia (Co-investigator) van der Meer, Robert (Co-investigator) Lindsay, Colin (Co-investigator) McQuarrie, Johanna (Researcher)
Aims  To evaluate the issues faced by an NHS organisation in aligning a major technical innovation project with organisational and social innovation, particularly in relation to HR practices and employee experience.  To assess the impact of the automation project on jobs, work and workforce development within pharmacy.  To learn lessons for future technical, organisational and social innovation within the PPSU and NHS GG&C.
01-Jan-2012 - 31-Jan-2012

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Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences
Robertson Wing

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