School of Pharmacy

Staff Profile

Dr Sharyn Maxwell

Senior Lecturer and Senior Tutor

Background

I have a multidisciplinary academic background with degrees in economics, health services management, organisational change in healthcare, and higher education. Reflecting this, I have a diverse professional background with experience in the Australian public service, the charitable sector (primarily health-related charities) in Australia and India, Christian ministry, and higher education in Australia and the UK. I was also a co-director of Durham University’s Project Sri Lanka from 2009-2011.

The primary theme throughout my career is improving health and healthcare for people who struggle to access healthcare services, whether because of developmental disabilities, mental illness, or socioeconomic circumstances. My current primary research and teaching interests are improving pharmacy-related care for vulnerable people and placement learning.

As a senior tutor, I am also interested in improving the University experience for students and staff, particularly those whose personal circumstances make university life especially challenging. 

I also maintain interests in gender awareness amongst health professionals and students, students’ capacity as future practitioners for improving the socioeconomic determinants of health, and in whole systems approaches to the organisation, delivery and evaluation of health care services.



Teaching

I have responsibility in 2018-19 for placement learning in the MPharm course. I also contribute to other strands in the degree, especially public health and professional reflection.

Research

I have a research programme for the next five years that focuses on the role of pharmacy in meeting the health needs of vulnerable people and helping students to address these. Currently, my emphases are the needs of refugees and asylum seekers and the use of medications for young children.    

Publications

  • Maxwell S. A long and winding road: disregard, diversion, disappointment and delay in the development of an online module in gender, health and equality. In: Porto 2017. International Congress of Health Workforce Education and Research. 2017, Porto, Portugal.
  • ALTUWAIJRI E, Budgen D, Maxwell S. Barriers to Effective Utilization of an Electronic Patient Report Form during Handover to an Emergency Department. International Journal of Medical Informatics 2017. Submitted.
  • Maxwell S. Joined Up Thinking? Broken Links between Public Policies, Public Health, Gender Awareness and Higher Education. In: 15th World Congress on Public Health. 2017, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Maxwell S. Non-Traditional Placement Learning in Public Policy and Health: Lessons from Northeast England. In: 15th World Congress on Public Health. 2017, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Maxwell S. Gender, Health, Equality and Higher Education: Searching for Common Concerns. In: 6th International Jerusalem Conference on Health Policy. 2016, Jerusalem, Israel.
  • Maxwell S. Helping Students to Help Themselves - Investigating Gender Issues in Health Education. In: The British Council UK-Iran Researcher Links Workshop on Healthy Goals for Healthy People: Achieving the Sustainable Development Goal in Health. 2016, Kish Island, Iran.
  • Maxwell S. An Exploration of Perspectives about the Role of Formal Postgraduate Education in Attaining Gender Equity within Public and Global Health. In: Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Well-Being. 2015, Stockton-on-Tees, UK.
  • Lekumwasum S, Hungin P, Hancock H, Maxwell S. GaRNeT: A Sri Lankan Healthcare Research Network, A report of its establishment and progress as an activity within Project Sri Lanka. Durham, England: Durham University, 2011.
  • Maxwell S. Advancing Research Training in Cardiovascular Disease. In: BPCon: 30th International Conference on Hypertension. 2010, Madurai, India. In Press.
  • Maxwell S. Furthering Health & Wellbeing Through Improving Medical Education. In: International Congress on Nutrition in Cardiovascular Diseases. 2010, Annamalai University, Chidambaram, India.
  • Rizwan M, Scott E, Maxwell S. Integrated Care e-Pathways using Formic Fusion for patients undergoing elective hip and knee replacements. Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies 2010, 5, 91-97.
  • Maxwell SA. Contextualising the Coordination of Care in NHS Trusts: An Organisational Perspective. Durham UK: Durham University, 2008.
  • Maxwell S, Degeling P, Sorensen R, Zhang K, Coyle B. Searching for Systematisation - and its impact. In: Gray,A;Colebatch,H, ed. Changing Clinical Work: Experiences and Lessons of Systematisation. Radcliffe, 2008.
  • Coyle B, Kennedy J, Maxwell S. Using data to inform systematised approaches to care delivery. In: Gray,A;Colebatch,H, ed. Changing Clinical Work: Experiences and Lessons of Systematisation. Radcliffe, 2008. In Preparation.
  • Maxwell S. Interprofessional Education: A Way Forward For Nursing. In: Shanghai International Nursing Conference. 2007. In Press.
  • McLachlan J, Maxwell S. Oualifications in clinical education for psychiatrists. Psychiatric Bulletin 2007, 31(8), 315-317.
  • Close H, Degeling P, Maxwell S, Coyle B. The Year of Care Model: pathways for long term conditions. In: 9th Annual Conference of Integrated Care Pathways. 2007, London, England. In Press.
  • Close H, Carr S, Maxwell S. To be Sure or not to be Sure? Moving Uncertainty Management from Covert to Overt via Integrated Care Pathways (Poster presentation). In: Royal College Nursing Conference. 2007, Dundee, Scotland. In Press.
  • Degeling P, Winters M, Maxwell S, Coyle B, Hoyle P. A project to map the cultural and psychosocial dispositions of staff in Royal North Shore Hospital and to assess the implications for reform. Durham, England: Centre for Clinical Management Development, Durham University, 2006.
  • Degeling P, Winters M, Maxwell S, Kennedy J, Coyle B. Modernisation in York Hospitals Trust: Report of a Research Based Development Project with the York Health Economy. Durham, England: Centre for Clinical Management Development, University of Durham, 2006.
  • Maxwell S, Degeling P, Coyle B, Kennedy J, Blakey E, Roberts T, Pickersgill L, Grimes C. Creating a Continuum of Care for COPD. In: Sixth International Integrated Care Conference. 2005, Dublin, Ireland. In Press.
  • Maxwell S, Degeling P, Kennedy J, Coyle B. Improving Clinical Management: The Role of ICP-Based Clinical Management Systems. Centre for Clinical Management Development, University of Durham, 2005.
  • Maxwell S, Allan G. Plans and Pitfalls in Pursuing Whole Systems Research and Development. In: Fifth Annual Research & Development Conference. 2005, North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Trust. Wynyard.
  • Maxwell S. Integrated Clinical Management: Investigating a whole systems approach to the provision of care. In: Fourth Annual Research & Development Conference. 2004, North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Trust, Wynyard. In Press.
  • Degeling PJ, Maxwell S, Iedema R, Hunter DJ. Making clinical governance work. British Medical Journal 2004, 329(7467), 679-682.
  • Degeling P, Maxwell S. Maximising the Development Potential of Clinical Governance. In: Gray, A and Harrison, S, ed. Governing Medicine. Maidenhead: Open University Press, 2004.
  • Maxwell S. Patterns in COPD Care: COPD through Hospital Episode Statistics. Durham: Centre for Clinical Management Development, Durham University, 2004. Calderdale & Huddersfield Health Economy Development Workshops: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. In Press.
  • Degeling P, Kennedy J, Telfer B, Macbeth F, Maxwell S, Coyle B. Practitioner Perspectives On Objectives And Outcomes Of Clinical Governance: Some Evidence From Wales. In: Gray, A and Harrison, S, ed. Governing Medicine. Maidenhead: Open University Press, 2004.
  • Degeling P, Maxwell S. The negotiated order of health care. Journal of Health Services Research and Policy 2004, 9(2), 119-121.
  • Degeling P, Winters M, Maxwell S, Kennedy J, Coyle B, Carr A. A case study of the psychological impact of culture change as an aspect of hospital reform. In: VIIth European Conference ENOP 2003 on Organizational Psychology and Health Care. 2003, Vienna, Austria. In Press.
  • Maxwell S, Degeling P, Kennedy J, Coyle B. Evidence ‘Up’ and Evidence ‘Down’: Generating evidence useful to both policy ‘makers’ and policy ‘implementers’. In: 5th International Evidence-Based Policies and Indicator Systems Conference. 2003, London, England. In Press.
  • Maxwell S, Degeling P, Kennedy J, Coyle B. Evidence for Improving the Management of Clinical Work. In: Getting Evidence into Practice Conference. 2003, Middleborough. In Press.
  • Degeling P, Iedema R, Winters M, Maxwell S, Coyle B, Kennedy J, Hunter D. Leadership In the Context of Health Reform. In: Dopson, S & Mark, A, ed. Leading Health Care Organisations. Palgrave McMillan, 2003.
  • Degeling P, Maxwell S, Kennedy J, Coyle B. Medicine, management, and modernisation: A "danse macabre"?. British Medical Journal 2003, 326(7390), 649-652.
  • Sorensen R, Maxwell S, Coyle B, Zhang K. Systematising care in elective Caesarean section – controlling costs or quality?. Sydney, Australia: Centre for Clinical Governance Research, UNSW, 2003.
  • Degeling P, Maxwell SA, Kennedy J, Coyle B, Macbeth F. The impact of CHI: Evidence from Wales. Quality in Primary Care 2003, 11(2), 147-154.
  • Degeling P, Maxwell S. The structural prerequisites for clinical leadership. Journal of Clinical Excellence 2003, 4(3), 289-293.
  • Degeling P, Macbeth F, Maxwell S, Kennedy J, Coyle B. Form over substance: the implementation of clinical governance in Wales. In: Welsh NHS Confederation Conference. 2002. In Press.
  • Patterson K, Maxwell S, Sorensen R, Coyle B, Degeling P, Zhang K, Crookes P, Shorten A. Identifying consumer participation through a medical record review. Contemporary Nurse 2002, 13(1August).
  • Degeling P, Iedema R, Winters M, Maxwell S, Coyle B, Kennedy J, Hunter D. Leadership in the Context of Health Reform - an Australian Case Study. In: 2002 Said Leadership Conference. 2002, Oxford, England. In Press.
  • Degeling P, Macbeth F, Kennedy J, Maxwell S, Coyle B, Telfer B. Professional Subcultures and Clinical Governance Implementation in NHS Wales: a report to the National Assembly of Wales. Centre for Clinical Management Development, University of Durham, 2002.
  • Degeling P, Macbeth F, Kennedy J, Maxwell S, Coyle B, Telfer B. Professional Subcultures and Clinical Governance Implementation in NHS Wales: a report to the National Assembly of Wales. Durham, England: Centre for Clinical Management Development, University of Durham, 2002.
  • Maxwell S, Patterson K, Sorensen R, Coyle B, Degeling P, Zhang K. Consumer collaboration in care provision - rhetoric and reality in elective caesarean section. In: 4th International Conference on the Scientific Basis of Health Services. 2001, Sydney, Australia. In Press.
  • Maxwell S, Sorensen R, Coyle B. Improving patient care: Report on developing a clinical management aid. Sydney, Australia: Centre for Clinical Governance Research, UNSW, 2001.
  • Coyle B, Degeling P, Maxwell S, Sorensen R, Zhang K. The association between systematised approaches to care delivery, quality of care and costs. In: 4th International Conference on the Scientific Basis of Health Services. 2001, Sydney, Australia. In Press.
  • Zhang K, Degeling P, Xu L, Wang J, Telfer B, Maxwell S, Coyle B, Kennedy J. The impact of culture and policy on the quality improvement effects of hospital reform. In: 4th International Conference on the Scientific Basis of Health Services. 2001, Sydney, Australia. In Press.
  • Degeling P, Hill M, Kennedy J, Coyle B, Maxwell S. A Cross National Study of Differences in the Identities of Nursing in England and Australia and how this has Affected their Capacity to Respond to Hospital Reform. Nursing Inquiry 2000, 7(2), 112-119.
  • Sorensen R, Maxwell S, Hu X. Researchinto process control methods for the management of clinical work: Integrating the elements. In: Australian Health Outcomes Conference. 2000, Canberra.
  • Degeling P, Sorenson R, Maxwell S, Aisbett C, Zhang K, Coyle B. The Organization of Hospital Care and its Effects. Sydney, Australia: The Centre for Hospital Management and Information Systems Research, University of New South Wales, 2000.
  • Maxwell S, Sorenson R, Xu X. Organisational Change Through Clinical Pathways. In: Australian Health Outcomes Conference. 1999. In Press.