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Dr Alison Thomson

Senior Lecturer

Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences

Personal statement

I joined the University of Strathclyde as a part-time academic in 2005; previously I worked full-time as a pharmacist in the NHS.  Currently, I have a 0.6 appointment at Strathclyde and I have retained a 0.1 NHS appointment.  My area of interest for both teaching and research is clinical pharmacokinetics.  My teaching aims to enable pharmacists to interpret drug concentration measurements and advise on drug dosage regimens for individual patients.  My research interests involve using population pharmacokinetic methods to develop dosage guidelines from drug concentration data, particularly data generated in the course of routine clinical practice.


The influence of genotype on warfarin maintenance dose predictions produced using a Bayesian dose individualization tool
Saffian Shamin M., Duffull Stephen B., Roberts Rebecca L., Tait Robert C., Black Leanne, Lund Kirstin A., Thomson Alison H., Wright Daniel F. B.
Therapeutic Drug Monitoring Vol 38, pp. 677-683, (2016)
Therapeutic drug monitoring in the past 40 years of the JAC
Reeves David , Lovering Andrew, Thomson Alison
Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy Vol 71, pp. 3330-3332, (2016)
Amikacin use and therapeutic drug monitoring in adults : do dose regimens and drug exposures affect either outcome or adverse events? A systematic review
Jenkins Abi, Thomson Alison H., Brown Nicholas M., Semple Yvonne, Sluman Christine , MacGowan Alasdair, Lovering Andrew M., Wiffen Phil J.
Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy Vol 71, pp. 2754-2759, (2016)
Timing of the first vancomycin maintenance dose in an acute hospital setting - room for improvement?
Carruthers Andrew, Thomson Alison H., Semple Yvonne, Rodger Rachael
Journal of Medicines Optimisation Vol 2, pp. 51-55, (2016)
Aminoglycosides : old friend... new foe?
Simmonds N.J., Thomson A.H.
Journal of Cystic Fibrosis Vol 15, pp. 411-412, (2016)
Amikacin concentrations and target ranges for mycobacterial infection
Cairney Tamara M, Bao Lock, Robb Fiona, Thomson Alison H
Federation of Infection Societies/Healthcare Infection Society, (2016)

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I teach on both the undergraduate Master of Pharmacy course and the postgraduate Master of Clinical Pharmacy course.  My main area is clinical pharmacokinetics but I am also involved in teaching evidence based medicine and some areas of therapeutics (interprofessional learning).

Research interests

My research interests line in the area of clinical pharmacokinetics and particularly in the use of Bayesian and population pharmacokinetic methods to design drug dosage regimens for individual patients and patient populations.

Professional activities

30 years of PKUK at the Clinical Interface
Invited speaker
Population Approach Group in Europe Annual Meeting
Pharmacokinetics UK
External examiner - PhD
External Examiner
Population Approach Group in Europe Annual Meeting
The Federation of Infection Societies

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Guidance on use of Gentamicin and Vancomycin Quality Improvement Program
Bennie, Marion (Principal Investigator) Thomson, Alison (Co-investigator)
Period 01-Feb-2010 - 31-Mar-2016
Quality improvement of antibiotics with a narrow therapeutic index
Bennie, Marion (Principal Investigator) Thomson, Alison (Co-investigator)
Period 01-Oct-2013 - 28-Feb-2019

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Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences
Robertson Wing

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