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Dr Louise Hughes

Dr Louise Hughes

Senior Lecturer

School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Qualifications

  • 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)

I began my pharmacy life at the University of Bath, where I gained my BPharm in 1996. Following this, I undertook my pre-registration training in community pharmacy, working for Cohen's Chemists. In 1997, having qualified as a registered pharmacist, I began my PhD at Cardiff University under the supervision of Dr. Cate Whittlesea and Prof. D.K. Luscombe, while still maintaining my professional role through weekly locum work in community pharmacy. After gaining my PhD in 2000, I carried out some follow-up research for a short spell before being appointed as a Teaching Fellow in the Welsh School of Pharmacy (as it was then known) in 2002.

I am now a lecturer with teaching responsibilities in a range of areas and across all years of the undergraduate programme, including teaching on the '2+2' MPharm programme at Taylor's University in Malaysia. In addition, I am involved in postgraduate programmes within the department, teaching research methods.

Current roles and responsibilities

  • Teaching Co-ordinator for clinical and pharmacy practice
  • Student Representation Co-ordinator for the School
  • Convenor of the undergraduate Staff Student Panel
  • Module leader PH3110 and PH3202 (joint)
  • Member of Learning, Teaching and Assessment Committee
  • Member of School Ethics Committee
  • Member of Postgraduate Research Day Organising Committee

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Teaching profile

Teaching co-ordinator for Clinical and Pharmacy PracticeModule leader for PH3110 (Optimisation of Pharmaceutical Care) and joint module leader for PH3202 (Research Methodology).

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.

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

My current research interests are in two main areas:

  • Pharmacovigilance, particularly with regard to the role of the pharmacist in spontaneous reporting of ADRs
  • Pharmacy education