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Dr Sarah Corlett

Senior Lecturer

Medway School of Pharmacy


Sarah registered as a Pharmacist in 1990. Following her registration she undertook a PhD at the University of Bradford entitled ‘clinical pharmacokinetics of ifosfamide, cyclophosphamide and their enantioners’ which was awarded in 1994. She continued at Bradford as a lecturer in Pharmacy Practice and whilst doing this completed an Advanced Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy Teaching, from the University of Leeds, which gave her the opportunity to explore novel teaching methods for Pharmacy students such as bedside teaching. Whilst lecturing at Bradford she co-supervised three PhD students in the respiratory pharmacokinetics.

She moved to Kent in 1997 and worked within hospital pharmacy, initially, for a year as a Radiopharmacist and then for the next six years as an Oncology Pharmacist. During this period Sarah was awarded a Pharmacy preceptorship to the MD Anderson Cancer Centre in Texas. She also completed the Oncology module of the London Clinical Diploma and supported other staff members as their clinical placement tutor.

Sarah was one of the first academics to be appointed to Medway School of Pharmacy, joining as a Clinical Lecturer in 2004 and was joint head of Clinical and Professional Practice at Medway from 2009 to 2014.

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Sarah’s current research interests is focussed upon the optimisation of patient care, using both pharmacological and non-pharmacological approaches. Her main area of interest is the effectiveness and feasibility of using light therapy in the treatment of patients with depression within the primary care setting. In addition, she is involved in a number of projects evaluating the clinical effectiveness of various community pharmacy services. Sarah is co-supervising a PhD student who is investigating the impact of workload pressures on the community pharmacist, and their ability to deliver optimised patient care.

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  • Lea V, Corlett SA and Rodgers RM. Describing interruptions, multi-tasking and task-switching in the community pharmacy: A qualitative study in England. Int J Clin Pharm 2015 (in press)
  • Lea V, Corlett SA and Rodgers RM. Delegation: A solution to the workload problem? Observations and interviews with community pharmacists in England. Int J Pharm Pract 2015 (in press)
  • Corlett SA and Krska J. NHS Health Checks in community Pharmacy. J Pub Health 2015 (in press)
  • Corlett SA, Wass E and Dodds L. The challenge of medicine use reviews (MURs) 1: How do stroke survivors currently access their medicines? 2015; Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. Doi: 10.1002/pds.
  • Corlett SA, Wass E and Dodds L. The challenge of medicine use reviews (MURs) 2. Current use of pharmacy support by stroke survivors. 2015; Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. Doi: 10.1002/pds.
  • Katusiime B, O’Grady M, Vaghji C, Rubasayone R, Ojikutu T, Corlett SA, Krska J. Experiences of using prescription medicines among the general public in the UK- a comparison of paper- and online-reported experiences. Int J Clin Pharm 2015; 37: 403
  • Corlett SA, Howes K, Salter M, Krska J. Evaluation of a community pharmacy spirometry testing service for current and recent ex-smokers. Int J Clin Pharm 2015; 37: 406
  • Corlett SA, Keating M. The community pharmacist: A trustworthy source of information about complementary and alternative medicine? Int J Clin Pharm 2015; 37: 406
  • Carter SR, Bulanadi MG, Katusiime B, Chen TF, Corlett SA, Krska J. Comprehensibly measuring patients' subjective thoughts, feelings and experiences of living with medicines: the Living with Medicines Questionnaire (LMQ). Int J Clin Pharm 2015; 37: 424-5.

    Full List of Publications

    • Corlett S, Wass E and Dodds L. Is long-term non-adherence to stroke secondary prevention therapies an issue? A pilot study. Int J Stroke 2014; 9 (suppl.4): 075
    • Walsh, JM, Atkinson, LA, Corlett, SA, Lall, GS. An insight into light as a chronobiological therapy in affective disorders. ChronoPhy and Therapy 2014; 4: 79—85.
    • Walsh JM, Lall G, Corlett SA. Attitudes of the General Public and General Practitioners towards the use of Light Therapy as a Treatment for Depression in Primary Care. 5th Qualitative Research on Mental Health, Chania, Greece. September 2014.
    • Corlett S, Goel P, Kothari S, Dodds L. Are sufficient efforts being made by hospital pharmacy teams to encourage patients to access a Medicines Use Review after discharge? Int J Pharm Pract 2014; 22(suppl 2): 8-9 doi 10.1111/ijpp.12142.
    • Katusiime B, O’Grady M, Rubasayone R, Corlett SA, Krska J. Experiences of using prescription medicines in day-to-day living - A web-based survey. Int J Pharm Pract 2014; 22 (Suppl 2): 63. doi 10.1111/ijpp.12146
    • Lea, V.M., Corlett, S.A. and Rodgers, R.M. Community pharmacists’ working practices: interruptions, distractions and potential implications for workload management and patient safety. Res Soc Admin Pharm 2014; 10 (5): e12-13. doi:10.1016/j.sapharm.2014.07.038
    • Corlett SA , Goel P, Kothari S, and Dodds L. Medicine Use Reviews (MURs) at Discharge: Still the Cinderella Service? Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 2014; Doi: 10.1002/pds.3682
    • Dodds LJ, Mok E, Patel K and Corlett SA. Medicines Optimisation Post-Stroke and TIA: Are We Doing Enough? Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2014; Doi: 10.1002/pds.3682
    • Katusiime B, O’Grady M, Vaghji C, Rubasayone R, Ojikutu T, Corlett SA, Krska J. Patients’ Experiences of Using medicines in the Long-term. A Quantitative survey. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 2014; doi: 10.1002/pds.3682.
    • Krska J, Corlett SA, Gammie S, Loo RL, Rodgers RM. Medicine-related services: do pharmacists see things the same way as the public? Int J Pharm Pract 2014; 23 (Suppl 1): 25
    • Corlett SA, Dodds LJ and Gammie SM. Do pharmacists perceive that medicines advisory services improve patient adherence? Int J Pharm Pract 2014; 22(Supl 1): 34-35 doi: 10.1111/ijpp.12100.
    • Corlett SA and Dodds LJ. The New Medicines Service; Initial views and early experiences of Community Pharmacists in Kent. Int J Pharm Pract 2013; 21(suppl 2): 96-97 doi: 10.1111/ijpp.12064
    • Lea VS, Corlett SA and Rodgers R. Community pharmacists and delegation: Results from a prospective qualitative study in England. Int J Pharm Pract, 2013; 21 (Suppl 2): 108-109. doi: 10.1111/ijpp.12064.
    • Corlett SA, Dodds L J and Rodgers RM. As Pharmacists Expand their Clinical Roles do the General Public Recognise what they can offer? Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 2013; doi: 10.1002/pds.3428.
    • Lea VS, Corlett SA and Rodgers R. Workload and its Impact on Community Pharmacists' Job Satisfaction and Stress: A review of the literature. Int J Pharm Pract 2012; 20: 257-271. doi: 10.1111/j.2042-7174.2012.00192.x
    • Lall GS, Atkinson LA, Corlett SA, Broadbridge PJ, Bonsall DR. Circadian entrainment and its role in depression: a mechanistic review. J Neural Transm 2012; 119: 1085-1096. doi:10.1007/s00702-012-0858-z.
    • Hayman S, Cook S, Jenkinson M and Corlett SA. Learning from medication errors: The ‘bulletin’ as a communication tool. Int J Pharm Pract 2011; 19(suppl. 2): 106-108
    • Lea VS, Corlett SA and Rodgers R. 2012 IJPP (in press). Workload and its Impact on Community Pharmacists' Job Satisfaction and Stress: A Review of the Literature.
    • Mohammad AW, Mackie CA and Corlett SA. A matched cohort study to evaluate the clinical effectiveness of the medicines use review services conducted by volunteer accredited community pharmacists in Kent IJPP (2008) 16(3): C18
    • Mackie CA, Mohammed A, Corlett S et al. A randomised controlled trial of medication review by accredited community pharmacists. IJPP (2005) 13:R17
    • Tomlinson HS, Corlett SA, Allen MB and Chrystyn H. Assessment of different methods of inhalation from salbutamol metered dose inhalers by urinary salbutamol excretion and methacholine challenge. British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology (2005) 60, 605-10.


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