Applied Health Research Group
Aston Research Centre for Healthy Ageing (ARCHA)
I joined Pharmacy at Aston in February 2012, having spent the previous 25 years as a practicing pharmacist. I have worked within community, industry, acute hospital and particularly within old age and adult psychiatry where I worked for 18 years; with 9 years at a senior level. In November 2013 I obtained my PhD on – Medication-related adverse events in older people with dementia; causes and possible solutions.
I am an experienced researcher, manager and clinician with a broad research background including working within multi-disciplinary international teams. I am experienced in aspects of management including strategic planning, knowledge management, team development, change management and administration, from both a public sector and commercial environment.
I have taught and developed teaching material for a variety of undergraduate and postgraduate courses. In particular I have developed a Psychopharmacology course for non-medical prescribers and educational material for the College for Postgraduate Pharmacy Education.
PH4703: lectures and workshops in clinical pharmacyPH3601: Workshops in mental health and neurologyPH4704: Lectures on research methodsPH3609: Workshops on medication management in the NHS
PMHPP4: lectures and workshops in clinical pharmacy
Lead Course Tutor for postgraduate Certificate, Diploma and MSc.
Currently lead supervisor for 6 experienced mental health pharmacists studying research masters (and supervised one student to completion); both UK based and international (e.g. Sweden, Ireland, Saudi Arabia). Examples of publications from these projects include:
Prajapati AR, Wilson J, Maidment I Efficacy and safety of second-generation antipsychotic long-acting injections (SGA LAIs) in maintenance treatment of bipolar disorder: protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis. BMJ Open. 2016. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2015-010237. http://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/6/1/e010237.long
Hynes C, Keating D, McWilliams S, Madigan K, Kinsella A, Maidment I et al. Glasgow Antipsychotic Side-effects Scale for Clozapine - Development and validation of a clozapine-specific side-effects scale. Schizophr Res. 2015. doi: 10.1016/j.schres.2015.07.052.
Supervised approximately 25 undergraduate research projects.
In 2014 Mediha Kothari won the College of Mental Health Pharmacy national award for her project which was subsequently published: http://www.aston.ac.uk/news/releases/2014/november-2014/aston-graduate-wins-national-pharmacy-award/
Kothari M, Lyon R, Haygarth L. Maidment I. Medicines reconciliation in comparison with NICE guidelines across secondary care mental health organisations. Int J Clin Pharm.
In 2015 Samiah Hassan won the College of Mental Health Pharmacy national award for her project investigating the role of community pharmacists in supporting people with mental health problems with their medication.
Possible availability to supervise new suitable applicants in the following areas:
60 publications, 37 MEDLINE listed, in a range of well respected journals including - Annals of Pharmacotherapy, Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, Psychiatric Bulletin, Journal of Psychopharmacology, Cochrane Reviews, International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, Quality & Safety in Health Care, Journal of the American Geriatric Society.
47 poster / oral presentations at a range of national and international conferences. Highlights include: