Numerous factors contribute to non-adherence including high-pill burden, forgetfulness and stigma associated with receiving treatment for chronic conditions. Observia, an organisation focused on E-health solutions, has developed a model known as SPUR for assessing patient adherence holistically. The UK arm of this study will focus on evaluating adult patients with type 2 diabetes using the SPUR model to assess medication non-adherence vs an objective measure of adherence known as medication refill to validate the holistic tool. The assessment will extend to secondary care with a retrospective and prospective evaluation of any potential relationship between the SPUR results of non-adherence and patient admission/re-admission to secondary care.
As well as completing my PhD, I have a number of roles including working as a clinical pharmacist in secondary care as well as a clinical advisor for a pharmaceutical publication based in the UK.
My previous work has included a number of research roles based at Kingston University and Croydon University Hospital. I have had a number of public health roles as well as experience working with young people in the voluntary sector.