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Programme aims to offer knowledge and expertise for a career in the pharmaceutical industry, academia or in primary/secondary care.
Research in the Cardiff School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences currently encompasses aspects of all facets of the study of drugs, including: the discovery of new potential drug entities, using synthetic chemistry; formulation of drugs to achieve targeted responses; pharmacological studies of mechanisms of drug action; as well as researching elements of current medical and pharmaceutical practice.
Mrs Wendy Davies
- Telephone:+44 (0)29 2087 6419
- Informing and influencing the practice of pharmacy
- Development of policy around medicines usage and approval
- Patient perceptions
- Socioeconomic Research.
Areas of Expertise
Is in the development and application of health-related quality-of-life measures with which to evaluate the clinical effectiveness of various drug therapies in a number of diseases, such as Alzheimer’s-type dementia, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease and cancer. A composite measure of health status is employed to evaluate patient outcomes using two methodological approaches: firstly, through hypothesis testing studies such as randomised controlled trials and secondly, through the routine application of quality-of-life measures in clinical decision-making (including prescribing) and patient monitoring.
Other research expertise includes:
- development of models for benefit/risk assessment of medicines
- drug treatment decision support systems
- issues relating to global pharmaceutical development and its regulation.