Dr Ian Maidment

Senior Lecturer in Clinical Pharmacy

School of Health & Life Sciences

An experienced researcher, manager and clinician, Ian has worked within multi-disciplinary international teams and published over 70 papers in peer-reviewed journals. 
Before joining academia in 2012, Ian spent 25 years as a practising pharmacist in the community, industry and hospital; particularly old age and adult mental health. He was chief pharmacist in two NHS trusts. 
His PhD was on medication-related adverse events in older people with dementia; causes and possible solutions.
Media experience
  • Ian has written and broadcast widely about his research and issues relating to medication management for older people and for those living with dementia, and on complex medication regimes and their side-effects.  

Areas of expertise
  • Medication errors in mental health and dementia
  • Medication management in dementia
  • Pharmacological interventions for agitation in dementia
  • Anti-cholinergic burden (ACB) - study of links between ACB, and cognition and mortality.
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