Research Output per year
Sharon joined the School of Pharmacy in 2001 initially as a part-time Teaching Fellow whilst also working as a community pharmacist for Boots. She was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2012 and progressed to the role of Director of Education (Pharmacy) in 2014.
Sharon teaches in the areas of pharmacy law, ethics, leadership skills and dermatology. She has a keen interest in interprofessonal education, simulation and experiential learning.
Her PhD evaluated the introduction of mandatory continuing professional development (CPD) for pharmacists in Northern Ireland. CPD and reflective practice are elements of undergraduate education which she has continued to develop.
Innovation in teaching in the MPharm has been key to delivering an integrated programme. Sharon pioneered the development of Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs) in the MPharm along with Dr Roisin O’Hare and published a book in competency-based assessment in 2018. The book provides an invaluable resource for students who are engaging in OSCE assessments as part of their MPharm and also for UK pharmacists who are undertaking OSCEs as part of their vocational training.
An evaluation of virtual ethics discussion groups as a method of learning on a pharmacist Independent Prescribing (IP) programmeO'Hare, C., Haughey, S., Lloyd, F., McCalmont, M. & Girvin, B., Mar 2020, In : Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning. 12, 3
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article
Research output: Contribution to conference › Poster
How the Simulation Centre at Queen’s University Belfast will benefit the School of Pharmacy (oral presentation)Girvin, B. & Haughey, S., 2019.
Research output: Contribution to conference › Other
Research output: Contribution to journal › Comment/debate
Activities per year
Activity: Talk or presentation types › Oral presentation