Institute of Health & Society

Staff Profile

Clare Tolley

Research Assistant

Background

Clare Tolley graduated from the University of Sunderland in 2012 with a First Class Master of Pharmacy degree. She then completed her pre-registration year at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust before successfully passing the General Pharmaceutical Council’s registration exam to qualify as a registered pharmacist in 2013.Clare then worked as a clinical pharmacist at Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust for 9 months and during this time obtained a Post-graduate Certificate in Clinical Pharmacy from Queen’s University Belfast.

In 2014, Clare began her PhD at Durham University, which explores users' experiences of using an electronic prescribing system in secondary care. During this time she also contributed to undergraduate teaching and project supervision on the MPharm course and gained Fellowship of the HEA status. Clare has also helped to organise and deliver two large conferences: a regional pharmacy practice conference in Durham and the Health Services Research and Pharmacy Practice (HSRPP) conference in Newcastle in April 2018. 

Clare's research interests include the use of healthcare information systems and patient safety; she is currently the project manager for a large EU funded study that is evaluating the effectiveness of MedEye, a novel automated medication scanning device, after implementation into a large hospital Trust. 



Research

Clare's research interests include the use of healthcare information systems and patient safety; she is currently the project manager for a large EU funded study that is evaluating the effectiveness of MedEye, a novel automated medication scanning device, after it's implementation into a large hospital Trust.

She is also involved in research projects that are exploring the use of a pharmacy acuity tool in secondary care and the incidence of medication errors and adverse drug events in hospitals

Teaching

Clare has contributed to teaching and project supervision on the MPharm undergraduate course. 

Publications