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Professor Kathryn Burnett

Professor

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Location

Room Y144 Cromore Road Coleraine Co. Londonderry BT52 1SA

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Overview

Professor Kathryn Burnett has been a registered pharmacist for 34 years.  After practicing in both the community and secondary care for many years, she was appointed to the post of Senior Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice for the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences in September 2008.  She is the School Academic Lead for Education, and the MPharm Course Director and Admissions Tutor.

Kathryn was seconded to the Graduate Entry Medical School Development Team in 2017, as Programme Development Lead, in recognition of the experience that she has gained in designing, developing and delivering new programmes, including those with Professional, Statutory and Regulatory Body accreditation requirements.

As Academic Lead for Education within the School, Kathryn is responsible for developing and monitoring the implementation of the School’s Education strategies relating to delivery of the Strategic Plan 5&50, TEF metrics, and the School’s academic plan.  She takes the lead on the development, delivery and quality enhancement of innovative curricula.

Working under the direction of the Head of School, and in collaboration with the Associate Dean (Education) and the Provosts, she has responsibility to ensure that appropriate infrastructure is in place to promote a vibrant and stimulating learning environment, and to work with the Students Union and staff to foster a culture that views students as partners.  She also supports and leads on staff HEA accreditation in the School.

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 and the Health and Social Care Board.

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 and the Health and Social Care Board.

Funding

  • Western Trust Discretionary Research Fund
  • Iskus Health PhD studentship
  • Department of Education and Learning Northern Ireland