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Dr Aseel Abuzour

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Senior Research Fellow

ORCID  0000-0002-4073-4346

Aseel joined the University of Leeds in 2021 as a Senior Research Fellow in the Academic Unit for Ageing and Stroke Research based at Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. In her current role, she contributes to the co-development of decision support resources to optimise anticholinergic medication prescribing for older people living with frailty.

Aseel is a registered pharmacist by background, and completed her PhD in the area of Prescribing and Patient Safety from the Pharmacy School at the University of Manchester. Her thesis focused on the learning and clinical reasoning processes of secondary care pharmacist and nurse independent prescribers in the United Kingdom. Aseel has worked at the University of Manchester on a number of projects related to medication safety in pharmacy. This included an NIHR funded project looking into pharmaceutical care complexity screening tools to target the delivery of hospital clinical pharmacy services. In 2018, Aseel was appointed as a post-doctoral research fellow at the University of Toronto in Canada. Aseel worked on projects related to deprescribing in community and primary care, and medication management through the use of electronic health tools. Aseel returned to the United Kingdom to take up a Research Associate position at the University of Manchester. Her most recent project with the University of Manchester was the development and implementation of prescribing safety indicators in prisons.

Recent Publications

Woodall AA, Abuzour AS, Wilson SA, Mair FS, Buchan I, Sheard SB, Atkinson P, Joyce DW, Symon P, Walker LE. Management of antipsychotics in primary care: Insights from healthcare professionals and policy makers in the United Kingdom. PLoS One 2024;19(3):e0294974.

Walker LE, Abuzour AS, Bollegala D, Clegg A, Gabbay M, Griffiths A, Kullu C, Leeming G, Mair FS, Maskell S, Relton S, Ruddle RA, Shantsila E, Sperrin M, Van Staa T, Woodall A, Buchan I. The DynAIRx Project Protocol: Artificial Intelligence for dynamic prescribing optimisation and care integration in multimorbidity. Journal of Multimorbidity and Comorbidity 2022;12.

Alshakrah MA, Steinke DT, Tully MP, Abuzour AS, Williams SD, Lewis PJ (2021). Development of the adult complexity tool for pharmaceutical care (ACTPC) in hospital: a modified Delphi study. RSAP

Abuzour A, Hoad-Reddick G, Shahid M, Steinke D, Tully M, Williams S, Lewis P (2020). Patient prioritization for hospital pharmacy services: current approaches in the United Kingdom. EJHP

Hodkinson A, Tyler N, Ashcroft D, Keers R, Khan K, Phipps D, Abuzour A, Bower P, Avery A, Campbell S, Panagioti M (2020). Preventable medication harm across health care settings: a systematic review and meta-analysis. BMC Medicine 2020:18:313

Panagioti M, Khan K, Keers RN, Abuzour A, Phipps D, Kontopantelis E, Bower P, Campbell S, Haneef R, Avery AJ, Ashcroft DM (2019). Prevalence, severity, and nature of preventable patient harm across medical care settings: systematic review and meta-analysis. BMJ 2019:366:14185

Lancaster K, Abuzour A, Khaira M, Mathers A, Chan A, Bui V, Lok A, Thabane L, Dolovich L (2018). The Use and Effects of Electronic Health Tools for Patient Self-Monitoring and Reporting of Outcomes Following Medication Use: Systematic Review. Journal of Medical Internet Research. DOI: 10.2196/jmir.9284

Abuzour, A., Lewis, P., & Tully, M. (2018). Factors influencing secondary care pharmacist and nurse independent prescribers’ clinical reasoning: An interprofessional analysis. Journal of Interprofessional Care. DOI: 10.1080/13561820.2017.1394279

Panagioti, M., Khan, K., Keers, R., Abuzour, A., Phipps, D., Bower, P., Avery, T., Ashcroft, D. (2017) Preventable patient harm across health care services: a systematic review and meta-analysis. A report for the General Medical Council

Abuzour, A., Lewis, P., & Tully, M. (2017). A qualitative study exploring how pharmacist and nurse independent prescribers make clinical decisions. Journal of Advanced Nursing. DOI: 10.1111/jan.13375

Abuzour, A., Lewis, P., & Tully, M. (2017). Practice makes perfect: a systematic review of the expertise development of pharmacist and nurse independent prescribers in the United Kingdom. Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy. DOI: 10.1016/j.sapharm.2017.02.002

Cope, L., Abuzour, A., & Tully, M. (2016). Non-medical prescribing: Where are we now? Therapeutic advances in drug safety. DOI: 10.1177/2042098616646726