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Pharmacy staff profile

Dr Alesha Smith

PositionSenior Lecturer
QualificationsMSc(Otago) PhD(Qld)
Research summaryClinical pharmacy

Research

My research focuses on quality use of medicines. I am particularly interested in pharmacoepidemiological studies which investigate the use of medicines over time and between populations and jurisdictions. With the introduction of pharmacist prescribing and the potential expansion of nurse prescribing, I am interested in evaluating non-medical prescribing in NZ.

Publications

Young, A., Tordoff, J., & Smith, A. (2017). 'What do patients want?': Tailoring medicines information to meet patients' needs. Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy, 13(6), 1186-1190. doi: 10.1016/j.sapharm.2016.10.006

Tomlin, A. M., Reith, D. M., Woods, D. J., Lloyd, H. S., Smith, A., Fountain, J. S., & Tilyard, M. W. (2017). A pharmacoepidemiology database system for monitoring risk due to the use of medicines by New Zealand primary care patients. Drug Safety. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s40264-017-0579-1

Fieldwick, D., Smith, A., & Paterson, H. (2017). General practitioners and preconception weight management in New Zealand. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/ajo.12609

Mulvogue, K., Roberts, J. A., Coombes, I., Cottrell, N., Kanagarajah, S., & Smith, A. (2017). The effect of pharmacists on ward rounds measured by the STOPP/START tool in a specialized geriatric unit. Journal of Clinical Pharmacy & Therapeutics, 42(2), 178-184. doi: 10.1111/jcpt.12489

Young, A., Tordoff, J., & Smith, A. (2017). Regulatory agencies' recommendations for medicine information leaflets: Are they in line with research findings? Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.sapharm.2017.02.014

Journal - Research Article

Young, A., Tordoff, J., & Smith, A. (2017). 'What do patients want?': Tailoring medicines information to meet patients' needs. Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy, 13(6), 1186-1190. doi: 10.1016/j.sapharm.2016.10.006

Young, A., Tordoff, J., & Smith, A. (2017). Regulatory agencies' recommendations for medicine information leaflets: Are they in line with research findings? Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.sapharm.2017.02.014

Mulvogue, K., Roberts, J. A., Coombes, I., Cottrell, N., Kanagarajah, S., & Smith, A. (2017). The effect of pharmacists on ward rounds measured by the STOPP/START tool in a specialized geriatric unit. Journal of Clinical Pharmacy & Therapeutics, 42(2), 178-184. doi: 10.1111/jcpt.12489

Fieldwick, D., Smith, A., & Paterson, H. (2017). General practitioners and preconception weight management in New Zealand. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/ajo.12609

Tomlin, A. M., Reith, D. M., Woods, D. J., Lloyd, H. S., Smith, A., Fountain, J. S., & Tilyard, M. W. (2017). A pharmacoepidemiology database system for monitoring risk due to the use of medicines by New Zealand primary care patients. Drug Safety. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s40264-017-0579-1

Noor, Z. M., Smith, A. J., Smith, S. S., & Nissen, L. M. (2016). A feasibility study: Use of actigraph to monitor and follow-up sleep/wake patterns in individuals attending community pharmacy with sleeping disorders. Journal of Pharmacy & BioAllied Sciences, 8, 173-180. doi: 10.4103/0975-7406.171739

Williamson, D. A., Roos, R., Verrall, A., Smith, A., & Thomas, M. G. (2016). Trends, demographics and disparities in outpatient antibiotic consumption in New Zealand: A national study. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, 71(12), 3593-3598. doi: 10.1093/jac/dkw345

Gerard, K., Martinelli, M., Latter, S., Smith, A., & Blenkinsopp, A. (2015). Patients' valuation of the prescribing nurse in primary care: A discrete choice experiment. Health Expectations, 18(6), 2223-2235. doi: 10.1111/hex.12193

Niyomnaitham, S., Page, A., La Caze, A., Whitfield, K., & Smith, A. J. (2014). Utilisation trends of rosiglitazone and pioglitazone in Australia before and after safety warnings. BMC Health Services Research, 14(1), 151. doi: 10.1186/1472-6963-14-151

Noor, Z. M., Smith, A. J., Smith, S. S., & Nissen, L. M. (2014). A study protocol: A community pharmacy-based intervention for improving the management of sleep disorders in the community settings. BMC Health Services Research, 14, 74. doi: 10.1186/1472-6963-14-74

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Journal - Research Other

Raghunandan, R., Tordoff, J., & Smith, A. (2017). Non-medical prescribing in New Zealand: An overview of prescribing rights, service delivery models and training. Therapeutic Advances in Drug Safety, 8(11), 349-360. doi: 10.1177/2042098617723312

Young, A., Tordoff, J., Dovey, S., Reith, D., Lloyd, H., Tilyard, M., & Smith, A. (2016). Using an electronic decision support tool to reduce inappropriate polypharmacy and optimize medicines: rationale and methods. JMIR Research Protocols, 5(2), e105. doi: 10.2196/resprot.5543

Williamson, D. A., Ritchie, S. R., Best, E., Upton, A., Leversha, A., Smith, A., & Thomas, M. G. (2015). A bug in the ointment: Topical antimicrobial usage and resistance in New Zealand. New Zealand Medical Journal, 128(1426). Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Thomas, M. G., Smith, A. J., & Tilyard, M. (2014). Rising antimicrobial resistance: A strong reason to reduce excessive antimicrobial consumption in New Zealand. New Zealand Medical Journal, 127(1394). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

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