Dr Amrit Daffu-O'Reilly

Dr Amrit Daffu-O'Reilly

Research Fellow

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Summary: Amrit is a Research Fellow on the Care Homes Independent Pharmacist Prescribing Study (CHIPPS) and joined the School of Healthcare in May 2015.

Location: Baines Wing

Overview

Amrit joined the School of Healthcare in May 2015 as a Research Fellow for the Care Homes Independent Pharmacist Prescribing Study (CHIPPS). This 5 year NIHR funded multi-centre study aims to improve medicines management in care homes. 

Amrit completed her PhD in Health Psychology from the University of Leeds in 2012. The research involved developing a novel, theoretically driven intervention to persuade young British South Asians to change their dietary and physical activity habits to prevent CHD in the future. The research utilised both qualitative and quantitative methodologies.

Since then, Amrit has worked in the fields of patient safety, chronic cancer care, the health of older people and now medicines optimisation in care homes.

As well as medicines optimisation research, Amrit has research interests in behaviour change to prevent disease, reducing health inequalities, minority ethnic health issues, especially British South Asians, coronary heart disease and diabetes prevention.