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.
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