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Dr Barbra Katusiime

Lecturer in Pharmacy Clinical and Professional Practice

Medway School of Pharmacy


I first joined the Clinical and Professional Practice cluster in 2014 studying for a PhD in Pharmacy. My doctoral research used mixed-methods to investigate prescription medicine use experiences among people living with long-term conditions in England. Exploring a new perspective and concept, medicines burden, I led the development and validation of a novel outcome measure known as the Living with Medicines Questionnaire (LMQ-3), which has been published and adopted internationally. I hold an MSc in Clinical Pharmacy International Practice and Policy from University College London (UCL).

After completing my PhD, I supported various research projects in the School and externally including a project commissioned by Health Education England looking at urgent care provision in community pharmacies in Kent, Surrey and Sussex, and an NIHR-funded adherence-based clinical trial led by UCL. I have held lectureships overseas which allowed me to work on various undergraduate and postgraduate research projects in East Africa, and I continue to work on collaborative projects looking at access and use of medicines in the region.

Since June 2018, I resumed full-time academia in the School where I teach research methods on the MPharm programme, supervise research projects, as well as conduct pharmacy practice research.

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My research interests include health outcomes evaluation, polypharmacy and treatment burden, and understanding experiences of medicines use in different patient populations.

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Tel: +44 (0) 1634 202935
Fax: +44 (0) 1634 883927

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