I supervise undergraduate final year Masters level projects in Pharmacy Practice, with a special interest in Health Promotion and Public Engagements, and those focussing on Pharmacy Education. My role has been to develop in each student the skills of hypothesis formulation and testing, data acquisition and analysis, experimental design, literature retrieval, report writing and oral presentation.
Within the school, I have led on a peer assessment project. An assessment tool was formulated, drawing upon key literature and is now being used for a number of coursework assessments to assess professionalism across the entire degree. I have previously been involved in a research project commissioned by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (RPSGB) to investigate the effectiveness of the Pre-Registration Assessment. My expertise was called for as an experienced Pharmacist to map the examination according to the examination syllabus and collate, analyse and present data on the areas in the examination in which Pre-Registration Trainees are most likely to fail. This was presented at a national health services research and pharmacy practice conference in 2011 and informed professional pharmacy education policy in two documents submitted to the RPSGB.
I have also successfully been a a co-applicant on an educational research project (funded by the Centre for Higher Education Research, Innovation and Learning), which investigated the effect of learning styles on pharmacy undergraduate drivers for acheievment on the MPharm Course at the University of Manchester. This project has culminated in the design and roll out of a supportive tool for pharmacy undergradates to use in their approach to learning of different areas of the curriculum.