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Mrs Helen Cook

PositionSenior Lecturer in Clinical Pharmacy
LocationN21 Richmond Building
DepartmentSchool of Pharmacy & Medical Sciences
Feedback Hours8:00 - 17:30 Monday -Thursday
Telephone+44 (0) 1274 234736
EmailH.Cook@bradford.ac.uk

Research Interests (key words only)

Medicines Optimisation at transfer of care; Interprofessional Learning and Patient and Public Involvement in Healthcare Education.

Teaching and Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Module Leader for Patient Centred Care Stage 4 MPharm module

  • Clinical teaching on MPharm on musculoskeletal disorders

  • Clinical teaching on Endocrinology and Cardiology on PG Diploma Clinical Pharmacy (Community)

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Member of School Leadership Board with responsibility for staffing and workload

  • Lead for IPL & PPI on the MPharm

  • Line Manager of Teacher-Practitioners and Doctoral Training Fellows

Biography

  • 2010 - present: Senior Lecturer in Clinical Pharmacy

  • 1998 - 2010: Teacher / Practitioner, Airedale GeneralHospital(AGH)/University of Bradford

  • 1994-1998: Community Services / Service Development Pharmacist, AGH

  • 1993-1994: Clinical Pharmacy Services Manager (maternity leave cover), AGH

  • 1991-1993: Community Pharmacy Project Pharmacist, AGH

  • 1990-1991: Locum Pharmacist, Australia

  • 1988-1990: Resident Pharmacist, AGH

  • 1987-1988: Resident Pharmacist, Bradford Royal Infirmary

  • 1986-1987: Pre-registration pharmacist, St. Luke's Hospital, Bradford

Study History

  • 1986: BSc (Hons) Pharmacy 2:1, Manchester
  • 1990: Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy, Cardiff
  • 1996: MSc Clinical Pharmacy, Liverpool John Moores

Professional History

  • 1999 -2013: Programme Leader MSc Clinical Pharmacy (Community), University of Bradford 

  • 1991-2010: Hospital Pharmacist, Airedale NHS Trust (Teacher-Practitioner with University of Bradford from 1998)

  • 1990-1991: Locum Pharmacist, Australia

  • 1988-1990: Resident Pharmacist, AGH

  • 1987-1988: Resident Pharmacist, Bradford Royal Infirmary

  • 1986-1987: Pre-registration pharmacist, St. Luke's Hospital, Bradford

Professional Activities

  • Senior Fellow of the Higer Education Acadamy (2015)

  • Member of General Pharmaceutical Council

  • Member of the Royal Pharmaceutcal Society of Great Britain

Research Areas

Medicines Optimisation at transfer of care; Interprofessional Learning and Patient and Public Involvement in Healthcare Education.

Current Projects

  • Medication needs of post myocardial infarction patients

  • Evaluation of interprofessional learning activities

  • Student learning from community engagement projects

Research Collaborations

Currently supervising student projects with Bradford Council's Health and Wellbeing Team.

Networks/Roles

  • Lead for Interprofessional Learning and Patient and Public Involvement

  • External Examiner for PGDip Pharmacy Management at Ulster University

Publications

View Helen's publications on Bradford Scholars

Elson R, Cook H, Blenkinsopp A. Patients' knowledge of new medicines after discharge from hospital: What are the effects of hospital-based discharge counselling and community-based medicines use reviews (MURs)? Res Social Adm Pharm. 2017 May - Jun;13(3):628-633.

Public/Academic/Stakeholder Engagement

Cook H, Solomon T, Tofollo D. An evaluation of the attitudes towards interprofessional education of 1st and 4th year MPharm students (2015). Manchester Pharmacy Education Conference.

Elson R, Blenkinsopp A, Cook H, Kay J, Silcock J. Patients’ knowledge of their new medicines after discharge from hospital: what are the effects of nurse, doctor or pharmacist counselling and medicines use reviews (MURs)? (2014) Royal Pharmaceutical Society Conference.

Cook H. Evaluation of a workshop between Pharmacy and Pharmacy Technician Students to support Intra-Professional Integration (2014). Manchester Pharmacy Education Conference.

Cook H. Evaluation of an Intra-Professional Learning workshop between Pharmacy and Pharmacy Technician Students (2014). Leeds Medical Education Conference.

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