Claire Easthall

Claire Easthall

Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice

0113 343 1467

Summary: My teaching roles cover pre-registration training, pharmacy practice advanced diploma and independent prescribers training. My research is focused on exploring the psychology of medication adherence.

Location: Baines Wing

Teaching Commitments: Post-graduate pharmacy practice diploma, nurse and pharmacist indpendent prescribing, hospital-based pre-registration training for students across the region

Overview

Claire was awarded her first class MPharm at the University of East Anglia (UEA) in 2009 and registered as a community pharmacist a year later; despite pursuing a career in academia Claire continues to locum as a community pharmacist.  In October 2010 Claire returned to UEA to undertake a PhD entitled 'The development and evaluation of pharmacy-led medication adherence services' under the supervision of Dr Debi Bhattacharya and Professors David Wright and Fujian Song.  This PhD was completed in 2014 and sought to better understand patient medication adherence behaviours, with a particular focus on the application of health psychology theory to address non-adherence of an intentional nature.

In February 2014 Claire joined the School of Healthcare, University of Leeds as a Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice where her research interests in patient health-related behaviours (in particular medication adherence) and the development of pharmacist-led behaviour change interventions continues.