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James is part of the Medicines Management Team, his research focuses on medicines management for older people and the developing the role of the pharmacist. More specifically, he has evaluated services designed to improve patient medication adherence and investigated the concept of concordance. He is interested in developing novel methods to support medicines management in care homes and developing pharmacist communication skills.
2008-date Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice, School of Pharmacy, University of East Anglia
2004-date Locum Community Pharmacist
2004-2008 Norfolk Primary Care Trust
2004-2008 PhD, School of Pharmacy, University of East Anglia
2003-2004 Pharmacy Manager, Superdrug PLC
1999-2003 MPharm, School of Pharmacy, University of Bradford
Postdocs & Fellows
I am always happy to discuss possibilities for postdoctoral work and collaborations.
- 2010-date Referee for NIHR RfPB program.
- 2009-date Referee for International Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics.
- 2009-date Member of the Health Services Research in Pharmacy Practice Conference Organising Committee (Conference lead for 2011 at UEA)
- 2005-date Membership of the United Kingdom Clinical Pharmacy Association 2003-date Membership of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain
Research Group Membership
Development of pharmacist consultation skills
I am a UK qualified pharmacist who graduated in 2009 from a pharmacy programme run jointly by both Kingston University and St George's, University of London. I am currently studying my PhD with a topic of “Development of pharmacist consultation skills”. This PhD will explore the current provision of pharmacists’ consultations and look to develop and evaluate new techniques to improve their consultation skills. My other research interests include human memory formation, anticoagulation therapy, and dispensing robots.
What is the role of lithium monitoring?
I am a clinical pharmacist who graduated from the University of Bath in 2007 and qualified in 2008 before going on to work in hospital pharmacy specialising in mental health. I have over three years’ experience in this field working in London in a range of specialist services including eating disorders, addiction services, rehab, forensic and child and adolescent mental health services.
I joined the medicines management group at UEA in April 2012 in order to study for my PhD which focuses on a unique lithium database held by NSFT. I will be looking at the data held on the database to review the role of lithium monitoring as well as expanding into a service evaluation to determine patient perceptions of their lithium management.
Khaled Al-Motlaq (2009-2012)
Michael Twigg (2009-2012)
Julie Houghton (2010-2013)
Jeremy Sokhi (2010-2014)
Areas of Expertise
- Director of Learning and Teaching
- Director of Employability
Expertise related to UN Sustainable Devlopment Goals
In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):
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Care Homes Independent Pharmacist Prescribing Service (CHIPPS): Development and delivery of a cluster randomised controlled trial to determine both its effectiveness and cost-effectiveness
Wright, D., Arthur, A., Barton, G., Bond, C., Desborough, J., Ford, J., Holland, R., Hughes, C., Norris, N., Poland, F., Shepstone, L., Small, I., Turner, D., Colles, A., Dyer, A., Swart, A. M., Blyth, A., Irvine, L. & Maskrey, V.
1/05/15 → 31/10/20
Medicines reconciliation at the interface: A pilot randomised controlled trial to determine the costs and effects of a pharmacy provided service
1/04/12 → 31/03/14
1/04/12 → 31/03/15
1/09/11 → 30/09/14
Al-Jabr, H., Katangwe-Chigamba, T., Green, J. & Desborough, J., 4 Dec 2021, In: International Journal of Pharmacy Practice. 29, 6, p. 645–647 3 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review
Desborough, J., Clark, A., Houghton, J., Sach, T., Shaw, V., Kirthisingha, V., Holland, R. & Wright, D., Dec 2020, In: International Journal of Pharmacy Practice. 28, 6, p. 626-634 9 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile1 Citation (Scopus)16 Downloads (Pure)
Kawaguchi-Suzuki, M., Nagai, N., Oghenekevewe Akonoghrere, R. & Desborough, J. A., 1 Aug 2020, In: American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education. 84, 8, p. 1045-1048 4 p., ajpe8197.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Comment/debate › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile13 Citations (Scopus)14 Downloads (Pure)
Sokhi, J., Desborough, J., Norris, N. & Wright, D., Aug 2020, In: Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning. 12, 8, p. 932-939 8 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile1 Citation (Scopus)3 Downloads (Pure)
Protocol for a cluster randomised controlled trial to determine the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of independent pharmacist prescribing in care homes: the CHIPPS studyBond, C. M., Holland, R., Alldred, D. P., Arthur, A., Barton, G., Blyth, A., Desborough, J., Ford, J. C., Handford, C., Hill, H. J., Hughes, C. M., Maskrey, V., Massey, K., Myint, P. K., Norris, N., Poland, F., Shepstone, L., Turner, D., Zermansky, A. & Wright, D., 21 Jan 2020, In: Trials. 21, 11 p., 103.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile2 Citations (Scopus)20 Downloads (Pure)