Dr Barbra Katusiime
Lecturer in Pharmacy Clinical and Professional Practice
Medway School of Pharmacy
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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.back to top
My research interests include health outcomes evaluation, polypharmacy and treatment burden, and understanding experiences of medicines use in different patient populations.back to top