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Professor Kathryn Burnett


School of Pharm. & Pharmaceut. Sc.
Research Institute
Biomedical Sciences Research Institute
Coleraine campus
+44 28 7012 3283
Room Y144
Cromore Road
Co. Londonderry
BT52 1SA

Dr Kathryn Burnett registered as a pharmacist in 1986 and has eight years of experience working in community pharmacy, 14 years in hospital pharmacy, and six years in academia.

While employed as a hospital pharmacist Dr Burnett completed her PhD looking at the patient benefits that can be realised through appropriate clinical pharmacy practices. This relevant working experience enables her to have a unique insight into the real issues surrounding community and hospital pharmacy practice and the impact of this practice on patient outcomes.

Research interests

Current research interests include looking at appropriate dispensing and prescribing practices to ensure optimal patient outcomes, including the use of automation in MDSs, and the appropriateness of prescribing practices generally and in antimicrobials specifically.

These interests are in collaboration with the Western Health and Social Care Trust, the Northern Health and Social Care Trust, the Health and Social Care Board and Cork University Hospital.


Western Trust Discretionary Research Fund

Iskus Health PhD studentship

Department of Education and Learning Northern Ireland

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