Dr Barbra Katusiime


I am an academic pharmacist and clinical researcher with over 10 years of experience in pharmacy practice. I have worked as a lecturer and research associate at UK institutions and internationally, teaching pharmacy practice to undergraduates and postgraduates, including successful supervision of PhD students. In addition to these roles, I also work part-time in practice as a locum community pharmacist.

My research interests include ageing, polypharmacy, medicine burden, and understanding pharmacists' expanding roles. My doctoral research investigated prescription medicine use experiences among people living with long-term conditions in England. I led the development and validation of a novel clinical outcome measure for medicine burden, the Living with Medicines Questionnaire (LMQ-3), which has been published, translated, and widely used in various international studies. More recently, we have used the tool to understand treatment experiences of older people living with HIV in the UK. My postdoctoral work involved supporting several research projects including a project commissioned by Health Education England looking at urgent care provision in community pharmacies in Kent, Surrey and Sussex, and an NIHR-funded clinical trial led by UCL. I continue to work on collaborative projects looking at access and use of medicines in East Africa. 

I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA), and recently joined Kingston University where I teach a wide range of subjects on the MPharm programme and I am involved in undergraduate research supervision. I am passionate about experiential learning and inter-professional education.

Academic responsibilities

Senior Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice


  • PhD in Pharmacy Practice (Universities of Kent and Greenwich) -2017
  • MSc Clinical pharmacy, International practice, and Policy (UCL School of Pharmacy, distinction) -2013
  • MSc Clinical Education (University of Edinburgh) -2014
  • BPharm (Makerere University) -2010
  • PgDip OSPAP (University of Brighton-distinction)