Dr Tanja Mueller


Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences


Personal statement

My research interest is, broadly speaking, rational use of medicines, mainly focusing on pharmacoepidemiology – particularly drug utilisation – but also comprising related areas such as health policy. Topics include drugs used in cancer and cardiovascular disease; antimicrobial stewardship; drug adherence and treatment outcomes; and electronic record linkage. While mostly applying a range of statistical methods, I am also interest in mixed-methods approaches.

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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)
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)
Patterns of initial and first-intensifying antidiabetic drug utilization among patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus in Scotland, 2010-2020: A retrospective population-based cohort study : a retrospective population-based cohort study
Mahmoud Fatema, Mueller Tanja, Mullen Alexander, Sainsbury Christopher, Rushworth Gordon F, Kurdi Amanj
Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism (2024)
Risk of winter hospitalisation and death from acute respiratory infections in Scotland : national retrospective cohort study
Shi Ting, Millington Tristan, Robertson Chris, Jeffrey Karen, Katikireddi Srinivasa Vittal, McCowan Colin, Simpson Colin R, Woolford Lana, Daines Luke, Kerr Steven, Swallow Ben, Fagbamigbe Adeniyi, Vallejos Catalina A, Weatherill David, Jayacodi Sandra, Marsh Kimberley, McMenamin Jim, Rudan Igor, Ritchie Sir Lewis Duthie, Mueller Tanja, Kurdi Amanj, Sheikh Sir Aziz
Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine (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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I teach content across all years of the MPharm degree course, with a focus on information gathering and interpretation; research methods; and communication skills. I also teach critical appraisal, research methods including study designs and data analysis/statistics, and other transferrable skills on the MSc Clinical Pharmacy course. Furthermore, I am actively engaged in supervising undergraduate (MPharm) as well as postgraduate taught (MSc Clin Pharm) and research (MPhil, PhD) students.

My main areas of interest are Public Health, and the intersection of medical/pharmaceutical topics and wider societal issues. In my teaching, I aim to spark interest in research among students, and strive to develop their skills holistically.

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Professional Activities

European Association of Faculties of Pharmacy annual conference 2024
40th International Conference on Pharmacoepidemiology and Therapeutic Risk Management (Event)
Peer reviewer
Careers Fayre
BMJ Open (Journal)
Peer reviewer
Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy (Journal)
Peer reviewer
Frontiers in Pharmacology (Journal)
Peer reviewer

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Prescribing medicines use in pregnancy: A scoping review protocol
Parvin, Mst Irin (Principal Investigator) Mueller, Tanja (Principal Investigator) Kurdi, Amanj (Principal Investigator)
Medication use during pregnancy can have detrimental effects on the mother as well as the unborn child, which might be unknown. Studies on medicine use during pregnancy can provide valuable information about the medications that pregnant women most frequently use for the diseases they are prescribed and whether or or not using these medications could be harmful for the mother and/or the unborn child. Findings from this scoping review will provide an insight of the medicines used during pregnancy as well as a comprehensive summary of the current evidence on this topic.
10-Jan-2024 - 14-Jan-2024
Profiling and assessing medicines use in pregnancy in Scotland: a population-based, whole system prescribing approach using routine data from clinical care
Mueller, Tanja (Principal Investigator) Kurdi, Amanj (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2023 - 30-Jan-2027
PHS Medicines Programme
Kurdi, Amanj (Principal Investigator) Mueller, Tanja (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2023 - 30-Jan-2028
22/145 Systems Engineering Innovation hubs for Multiple longterm Conditions - Devlopment phase
Maier, Anja (Principal Investigator) Connolly, Patricia (Co-investigator) Gray, Louise (Co-investigator) Inns, Tom (Co-investigator) Kurdi, Amanj (Co-investigator) Maguire, Roma (Co-investigator) Mehnen, Jorn (Co-investigator) Michie, Craig (Co-investigator) Mueller, Tanja (Co-investigator) Picanco Rodrigues, Vinicius (Co-investigator) Tachtatzis, Christos (Co-investigator) Whitfield, Ian (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2023 - 31-Jan-2024
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
Big projects, little community benefit? How low carbon pilot projects help to tackle fuel and transport poverty in island communities
Calvillo Munoz, Christian (Principal Investigator) Fonseca, Liliana (Co-investigator) Mueller, Tanja (Co-investigator)
27-Jan-2023 - 26-Jan-2023

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Dr Tanja Mueller
Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences

Email: tanja.muller@strath.ac.uk
Tel: 548 2865