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Dr Louise Hughes  -  PhD, MSc (Med.Ed.), BPharm, Pharmacist

Dr Louise Hughes

Telephone:+44 (0)29 208 76432


  • 1996  BPharm, University of Bath
  • 1997 Member of Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain
  • 2000 PhD, Cardiff University (Adverse drug reactions (ADRs) to ‘P’ medicines: patients’ and pharmacists’ perceptions)
  • 2010 Pharmacist registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council
  • 2012 MSc in Medical Education, Cardiff University (Feedback on assessed undergraduate work: the views and experiences of pharmacy academic staff)

Research Interests

Member of the School's Pharmacy Practice & Clinical Pharmacy Research Discipline

My current research interests are in three main areas

  • Pharmacovigilance, particularly with regard to the role of the pharmacist in spontaneous reporting of ADRs
  • The role of the Welsh language in community and hospital pharmacy service provision
  • Pharmacy education, particularly feedback and academic support


Teaching Profile

Teaching co-ordinator for Clinical and Pharmacy Practice

Module leader for PH3110 (Optimisation of Pharmaceutical Care) and PH4112P (Advanced research specialisation for clinical / pharmacy practice)

I contribute to teaching throughout all four years of the undergraduate MPharm programme, as well as to years 1 and 2 of the ‘2+2’ MPharm at Taylor’s University, Malaysia. This includes teaching and assessment of clinical and pharmacy practice, formulation science, critical appraisal and research methods. I also supervise final year research projects, both based within the department and based in practice environments.

In addition, I contribute to the MSc in Clinical Research, MSc in Clinical Pharmacy and MSc in Pharmacy Clinical Practice (Community and Primary Care), teaching qualitative research methods and marking MSc dissertations.