Heather Barry
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    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.

    Research Interests

    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

    PMY4005 Project

    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


    PhD projects

    Open to PhD applications in the fields of health services research, primary care, prescribing, medicines optimisation, older people.

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