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Mr Josh Wells

Research project: Validating an adherence measuring tool and evaluating its feasibility as a profiling tool for personalised medicines optimisation interventions by pharmacists

Abstract

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.

  • Research degree: PhD
  • Title of project: Validating an adherence measuring tool and evaluating its feasibility as a profiling tool for personalised medicines optimisation interventions by pharmacists
  • Research supervisor: Professor Reem Kayyali
  • Other research supervisor: Mr Philip Crilly

Biography

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.

Areas of research interest

  • Adherence
  • Behavioural Psychology
  • GIS Mapping technology in health

Qualifications

  • MPharm (Hons) - Kingston University
  • General Pharmaceutical Accreditation (2018) - 2219780
  • MRPharmS (2018)

Funding or awards received

  • Meesha Patel Faculty Award (SEC - 2017)
  • Health Education Foundation Grant (National Pharmacy Association - 2019)
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