Heather Barry graduated from Queen’s University Belfast with a First Class Honours degree in Pharmacy in 2006, and a PhD in Pharmacy Practice in 2012. She subsequently held post-doctoral positions at the University of Exeter Medical School (2012-2014) and Queen's University Belfast (2014-2017). She was appointed to a Lectureship in Pharmacy Practice in August 2017. Dr. Barry maintains close links with community pharmacy practice, and is a member of the Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland and the Royal Pharmaceutical Society.
Dr. Barry is experienced in both quantitative and qualitative methods of research. Her research interests lie in service delivery and organisation of care within the primary care setting, with a focus on care of older people and those with dementia, prescribing and medicines management. The primary care landscape is changing, linked to an ageing population, increasing numbers of people with multiple long-term conditions, declining patient satisfaction with access to services, and workforce issues. Dr. Barry is particularly interested in how pharmacists can be utilised more widely in order to meet the increasing pressures and challenges within general practice and primary care.
Dr. Barry has experience of teaching both pharmacy and medicine undergraduate students. She has also delivered regional workshops and courses to pharmacists on behalf of the Northern Ireland Centre for Pharmacy Learning & Development (NICPLD).
Contributes to the following modules on the MPharm degree:
PMY4108 Advancement of Practice Through Evidence
PMY4107 Advanced Pharmaceutical Care
PMY4003 Responding to Symptoms
PMY3178 Pharmacy Practice
PMY3177 Clinical Therapeutics
PMY2107 Applied Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics
PMY1017 Practising as a Pharmacist
Willingness to take PhD students
Open to PhD applications in the fields of health services research, primary care, prescribing, medicines optimisation, older people.
Research output: Contribution to specialist publication › Article
Perspectives of community-dwelling people with dementia and their carers about medicines management: a qualitative study
Research output: Contribution to journal › Meeting abstract
The development of a Core Outcome Set for medicines management interventions for people with dementia in primary care
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article
Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 2042-7174
Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 1.16 SJR 0.486 SNIP 0.738
John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 3 SJR 1.407 SNIP 1.33
BMJ Publishing Group
Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 4.32 SJR 2.833 SNIP 2.726
Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1875-8908
Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 3.66 SJR 1.512 SNIP 0.942
Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work types › Publication peer-review
Activity: Participating in or organising an event types › Participation in workshop, seminar, course
Activity: Membership types › Membership of peer review panel or committee
Contribution to conference papers, events and activities