I am a hospital pharmacist by background, trained in pharmacy practice research and methodologies in evidence-based medicine, drug utilisation research, pharmacoepidemiology, and health economics. I have a progressing and balanced professional and academic profile and have insightful scope of international teaching and study of pharmacy in higher education institutes.
My current research focuses on the quality of patient-centred healthcare and explores issues of medicine use and outcomes from the perspectives of patients, payers and health care providers. I often used mixed methods (including both qualitative and quantities methodologies) in a variety of disease areas to explore policy, drug utilisation, and patient safety-related issues. In particular, I have many experiences in using secondary databases, such as the Taiwan National Health Insurance Database and the UK Clinical Practice Research Datalink.
Currently, my research emerges in two themes around optimising the use of opioids for chronic non-cancer pain management and the adherence, effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of long-term breast cancer therapeutics. I am also involved in several projects in developing and evaluating pharmacy services.
I taught in both undergraduate (MPharm) and postgraduate (MScClinPharm) programmes in evidence-based medicine, critical appraisal, randomised control trials design and statistics, epidemiology study design and health economic evaluation. I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Assistant Professor, The University of Nottingham1 Apr 2010
→ 31 Dec 2016
Assistant Professor, Kaohsiung Medical University1 Aug 2007
→ 31 Mar 2010
Lecturer, Foo-Yin Institute of Technology University1 Aug 1999
→ 31 Jul 2001
Director of Pharmacy Department, Foo-Yin Institute of Technology Hospital1 Jul 1999
→ 30 Sep 2001
Chief Clinical Pharmacist, Foo-Yin Institute of Technology Hospital1 Jan 1999
→ 30 Jun 1999
Pharmacist, National Cheng Kung University Hospital1 Sep 1997
→ 30 Nov 1998
Teaching Assistant, National Cheng Kung University1 Aug 1996
→ 31 Jul 1997
Pharmacist, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital1 Oct 1993
→ 30 Jul 1994