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Wednesday, 14th November 2012

Starts: 14 November 2012

Dr Margaret Watson

Centre of Academic Primary Care, The University of Aberdeen


“Pharmacy Practice Research (PPR): An essential ingredient for evidence-based medicines management, pharmacy practice and policy”

Dr Margaret (Mags) Watson is Senior Research Fellow in Academic Primary Care, University of Aberdeen. She is a health services researcher with 18 years’ experience, and a registered pharmacist since 1987, having worked as a hospital pharmacist for eight years and as a public health pharmacist for three years. She has been awarded two training fellowships, including a 4-year (2001-5) Specialist Training Fellowship in Health Services Research from the Medical Research Council (UK).

Mags gained her PhD in 1998 from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Bristol. She gained her MSc Epidemiology (2003) and Certificate in Pharmacovigilance and Pharmacoepidemiology (2001) from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She also has an MSc Clinical Pharmacy from the University of Strathclyde (1989).

Her main research programme is SESAME: the Safe and Effective Supply and use of Medicines. To date, most of this research has focussed upon non--‐prescription medicines. Mags also manages the use of the Primary Care Clinical Informatics Unit Research (PCCIUR) databases that have been used for a wide range of pharmacoepidemiological studies. Additional research interests include complex interventions associated with behaviour change (of health service users and providers), and public health (particularly the role of pharmacists, pharmacy staff and pharmacies in promoting and protecting the health of the public).

Mags’ grant capture exceeds £2 million and she has over 50 peer reviewed publications. In 2008, her contribution to Pharmacy Practice Research was recognised with the award of the Pharmacy Practice Research Trust Conference Medal.


Host: Dr Delyth James

4pm ( refreshments from 3:50pm)

New Lecture Theatre, 2.60c Redwood Building

Other information

Cost: Free

Open To: Postgraduate Students
Staff and Students
Undergraduate Students