Research topic: Development of a patient-led reporting platform to identify and communicate medicines issues for people with epilepsy Qualifications: MA (Dubl.) Natural Sciences (mod) Microbiology, Trinity College Dublin PgCert Medical Immunology, King’s College London AFHEA, Higher Education Academy
My research interest is centred on identifying and alleviating patient issues to improve patient outcomes by enhancing healthcare system workflow and patient empowerment. The aim of my research is to investigate burden associated with medicines use specifically for people with epilepsy (PwE). For my PhD study, I use mixed-methodologies, including psychometric tool validation to measure patient medicines burden; patient interviews to interrogate medicines issues and healthcare professional interviews and focus groups to identify systemic pain-points of communication during PwE-doctor consultation. This information will be used in conjunction with user-experience principles to develop a patient-led online reporting platform which will be validated by both PwE and healthcare professionals and piloted tested with PwE in the healthcare setting.
Supervisors: Dr Trudy Thomas and Professor Janet Krska Research Group: Clinical and Professional Practice
Publications: Cashin-Cox M, Thomas T, Krska J. Initial development of a patient-led self-report instrument to capture the medication-related issues of people with epilepsy. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CLINICAL PHARMACY 2018 Apr 1 (Vol. 40, No. 2, pp. 498-498). Cashin-Cox M, Thomas T, Krska J. Identifying medicines-related issues for people with epilepsy using the Living with Medicines Questionnaire: An interim evaluation. PHARMACOEPIDEMIOLOGY AND DRUG SAFETY 2018 May 1 (Vol. 27, pp. 6-6). Thomas T, Cashin-Cox M. Evaluation of Participant Experience of the Lewisham Clinical Commissioning Group ‘Walk In My Shoes’ Inter-Professional Exchange Project: 22. Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety. 2016 May;25:20-1. Alexander S, Cashin-Cox M, Loucaides E, Moser R, Seymour M. The National Cancer Research Institute Clinical Studies Group portfolio triaging analysis: A tool to monitor funding and recruitment activity within the NCRI CSG portfolio: Abstract P-74. European Journal of Cancer Care. 2015 Jun 1;24. Cheeseman H, Kopycinski J, Kaltsidis H, Ashraf A, Cashin-Cox M, Bergin P, Spentzou A, Hayes P, Kelleher P, Gilmour J, Gill D. 311 A qualified approach to measuring T cell responses in parallel blood and gut samples for monitoring HIV vaccine clinical trials. Immunology. 2010 Dec;131. Keefer MC, Gilmour J, Hayes P, Gill D, Kopycinski J, Cheeseman H, Cashin-Cox M, Naarding M, Clark L, Fernandez N, Bunce CA. A phase I double blind, placebo-controlled, randomized study of a multigenic HIV-1 adenovirus subtype 35 vector vaccine in healthy uninfected adults. PloS one. 2012;7(8). Kaltsidis H, Cheeseman H, Kopycinski J, Ashraf A, Cashin-Cox M, Clark L, Anjarwalla I, Dally L, Bergin P, Spentzou A, Higgs C. Measuring human T cell responses in blood and gut samples using qualified methods suitable for evaluation of HIV vaccine candidates in clinical trials. Journal of immunological methods. 2011 Jul 29;370(1-2):43-54. Spentzou A, Bergin P, Gill D, Cheeseman H, Ashraf A, Kaltsidis H, Cashin-Cox M, Anjarwalla I, Steel A, Higgs C, Pozniak A. Viral inhibition assay: a CD8 T cell neutralization assay for use in clinical trials of HIV-1 vaccine candidates. The Journal of infectious diseases. 2010 Mar 1;201(5):720-9. Oral presentations and outreach activities: 2018 – Neurological Fair in assoc. Medway School of Pharmacy and Neurological Network Presentation on interim initial development of a patient-led reporting tool. 2017 – The Pharmacy Management National Forum Presentation on The ‘Walk in My Shoes’ Study, an inter-professional exchange for GPs and pharmacists to improve prescribing work-flow. 2016 – The HSJ patient safety awards Patient Safety Awards 2016: Highly commended’ award Improving Safety in Primary Care – The LIMOS ‘Walk in My Shoes’ Study, an inter-professional exchange for GPs and pharmacists to improve prescribing work-flow. 2015 – Commissioning in Healthcare: Improving outcomes for patients, Kensington Olympia, London The ‘Walk in My Shoes’ Study, an inter-professional exchange for GPs and pharmacists to improve prescribing work-flow. 2015 – The Pharmacy Show, NEC Birmingham The ‘Walk in My Shoes’ Study, an inter-professional exchange for GPs and pharmacists to improve prescribing work-flow. Conference presentations: 2017 – Prescribing and Research in Medicines Management (PRIMM) 2017, London - “Ethics, economics & the future of medicines - a population perspective”. Poster presentation: ‘Identifying medicines-related issues for people with epilepsy using the Living with Medicines© questionnaire: an interim evaluation’ 2016 – Prescribing and Research in Medicines Management (PRIMM) 2016, London- “Ethics, economics & the future of medicines - a population perspective”. Poster presentation: ‘Evaluation of Lewisham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) ‘Walk in my shoes’ project’ 2016 – ILAE - Joint British and Irish Chapters Annual Scientific Meeting, Dublin. Poster presentation: ‘Using the Living with Medicines© questionnaire to identify medicines-related issues for people with epilepsy: an interim evaluation’