Portrait of Dr Shivaun Gammie

Dr Shivaun Gammie

Senior Lecturer and MPharm Programme Leader


Shivaun graduated from the Welsh School of Pharmacy in 1986 and started her career in hospital pharmacy (The London Hospital, Tower Hamlets Health Authority and Derby City Hospital) before becoming a Teacher Practitioner Pharmacist at Cardiff Royal Infirmary / Welsh School of Pharmacy gaining her PhD entitled Pharmaceutical Care of the Elderly in 1993. Later Shivaun moved to Devon as a pharmaceutical adviser / medicines management pharmacist during which time she was a National Prescribing Centre training adviser. In September 2008, she joined Medway School of Pharmacy and In January 2017, Shivaun took on the role as MPharm Programme Lead. She also, with Mr Andrew Lea, runs the MPharm4 Preparing for Practice module and most of her teaching is to third and fourth year students. Shivaun is passionate about developing ways to improve the student learning experience and prepare students for clinical practice; developing novel ways of using real, standardised and simulated patients and role play, Audience Response Systems to make lectures more interactive.

Research interests

Shivaun’s main focus within the School is on leading the MPharm programme. However, her research interests are aimed at ensuring that patients get the best use from their medicines thus promoting medicines optimisation.

Recent projects have included managing behaviours that challenge within English care homes: exploration of current practices, medicines advisory services provided by community pharmacists and exploring community pharmacists’ consultation skills.

Gammie, S.M., Rodgers, R.M. Loo, R.L., Corlett, S.A., Krska, J. (2016) ‘Medicine-related services in community pharmacy: public preferences for pharmacy attributes and promotional methods and comparison with pharmacists’ perceptions.’ Patient Preference and Adherence, 10, 2297-2307.

Rodgers, R.M., Gammie, S.M., Loo, R.L., Corlett, S.A., Krska, J. (2016) ‘Comparison of pharmacist and public views and experiences of community pharmacy medicines-related services in England.’ Patient Preference and Adherence, 10, 1749-1758.
Mallon, C., Gammie, S., Krska, J. (2016) ‘Medicines use in care homes: piloting a comprehensive approach.’ Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety, 25, 17-18.
Krska J, Corlett SA, Gammie S, Loo RL, Rodgers RM. (2015) ‘Medicine-related services: do pharmacists see things the same way as the public?’ ’ International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 23 (Suppl 1), 25.
Mallon, C., Gammie, S., Krska, J. (2015) ‘Perspectives of care home staff on using medicines for behaviours that challenge in dementia.’ Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety. Available from http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/pds.3812/abstract (Accessed 5th January 2016)
Corlett, S.A., Dodds, L.J., Gammie, S. (2014) ‘Do pharmacists think that medicine advisory services improve patient adherence?’ International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 22 (Suppl.1), 34-35.
Gammie, S., Krska, J. (2014) ‘Assessing consultation skills in community pharmacy: a pilot study.’ International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 22 (Suppl.1), 36.
Loo, R., Prior, P., Gammie, S. (2013) ‘Assessment of the adherence to local guideline for the use of atorvastatin 80 mg for patients newly diagnosed with acute coronary syndrome (ACS).’ International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 21 (Suppl.2), 42-43.
Gammie, S., Donn, J. (2013) ‘Are unintentional missed doses of medication reported?’ Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety, 22(6), 676.
Gammie, S. (2012) ‘Evaluation of web-based learning sets for a post-graduate Pharmacist Programme’. Compass: The Journal of Learning and Teaching at the University of Greenwich, 5, 33-40.
Gammie, S., Momoniat, H. (2012) ‘Does QoF data help explain why General Practice prescribing of drugs affecting the renin-angiotensin system has increased?’ International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 20 (Suppl.1), 49-50.
Gammie, S. (2011) ‘Medicines Management.’ In L. Meerabeau and K. Wright (eds) Long Term Conditions: Nursing Care and Management. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell. pp. 173 – 193.
Roberts, J., Gammie, S. (2009) South Devon Joint Formulary: a tool for cost-effective prescribing. Prescriber 19th April 2009, 54-58.