Ms Emma Dunlop

Research Associate

Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences

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Prize And Awards

SIPBS Athena Swan Researchers' Prize
Recipient
2019

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Qualifications

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.

 

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Publications

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)
https://doi.org/10.2196/48296
Assessing the needs of clinicians in adult critical care in Scotland for a sepsis fluid management Artificial Intelligence tool using a human factors approach
Preston Kate, Dunlop Emma, Ferguson Aimee Margaret Denver, MacLellan Calum Robert, Dong Feng
2023 Digital Heath & Care Fest (2023)
Pharmacist and patient perspectives on the use of video consultations in primary care pharmacy in Scotland
Ferguson Aimee, Newham Rosemary, Dunlop Emma, Preston Kate, Bennie Marion
2023 Digital Heath & Care Fest (2023)
Pharmacist and patient perspectives on the use of video consultations in primary care pharmacy in Scotland
Ferguson Aimee Margaret Denver, Newham Rosemary, Dunlop Emma, Preston Kate, Bennie Marion
SP3A 2023 Conference (Scottish Practice Pharmacy & Prescribing Advisers)
(2023)
Developing core principles for routine patient reported outcome measures (PROMs) collection in cancer care in Scotland
Dunlop Emma, Hall Peter, Provan Debbie, Gallagher Kevin M, Clarke Julie
Scotland’s health Research and Innovation Conference (2023)
Pharmacist and patient perspectives on the use of video consultations in primary care pharmacy in Scotland
Ferguson Aimee Margaret Denver, Newham Rosemary, Dunlop Emma, Preston Kate, Bennie Marion
EuroDURG 2023 (2023)

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Research Interests

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

I graduated from the University of Strathclyde with an Honours degree in Psychology in 2009. 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 research is always multidisciplinary and collaborative, working with colleagues from the NHS, third sectors, Government, patients, industry and beyond. Currently my main area of focus is patient reported outcome measures in cancer, and how we can work with the NHS, Scottish Government, patients, the public and other key partners to begin to collect that data more routinely in Scotland. The ambition is to facilitate this new and evolving data set to provide cancer medicines intelligence, which could help inform the treatment decisions that patients make with their clinicians and help support health services in delivering the right care to the right patient at the right time. I also have an interest in digital health, having worked on research exploring everything from mobile apps, to robotic pharmacy distribution systems. I have additional interest in seldom heard, underserved and vulnerable populations/clinical areas, including but not limited to: refugees, the prison population and mental health. Finally, I am passionate about patient and public involvement (PPI) in research.

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, Phase 3 2023-2024): Scottish Government funded programme in collaboration with NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde (NHS GG&C)- my work stream involves exploring the collection and utilisation of Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) as part of routine care. My focus in Phase 2 was 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 co-chair of the Scottish Cancer PROMs Advisory Group, which reports to the Scottish Government (est. early 2021). 

PREVIOUS PROJECTS

  • 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 (2010-2015) (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 (2012-2014)
    • 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

Assessing the needs of clinicians working in adult critical care in Scotland for a sepsis fluid management Artificial Intelligence tool.
Contributor
29/6/2023
PROMs: added value for DU
Speaker
6/2023
EuroDURG 2023
Participant
6/2023
The Cancer Medicines Outcomes Programme: turning research into impact
Speaker
1/6/2023
SIPBS Research Day 2023
Organiser
1/6/2023
University of Strathclyde First Steps into Research (FSiR) Opportunities
Speaker
17/4/2023

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Projects

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
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.
04-Jan-2021
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.
01-Jan-2021
Valmed: Real World Evidence, Clinical Decision Support and Evaluation of Medicines for Prostate Cancer
Maguire, Roma (Principal Investigator) Bennie, Marion (Academic) McCann, Lisa (Academic) Hughes, Janette (Co-investigator) Dunlop, Emma (Researcher) Connaghan, John (Researcher) Kernaghan, David (Post Grad Student)
The aim of this project is to define the current state (As Is) and propose the future options (To Be) by which medicines for prostate cancer can be assessed and evaluated using digital solutions.
01-Jan-2020 - 31-Jan-2021
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

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Ms Emma Dunlop
Research Associate
Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences

Email: emma.dunlop@strath.ac.uk
Tel: 548 2478