Staff Profile:Dr Parastou Donyai

Name:
Dr Parastou Donyai
Job Title:
Director of Pharmacy Practice
Responsibilities:

Ethics Representative, Pharmacy and Chemistry

Athena SWAN Representative, Pharmacy

Module Convenor and creator, 40-credit MPharm Year-4 module entitled Pharmacy and Society Projects (PM4PR2) from 2013

Programme Director and creator, MSc by Research in Pharmacy Practice from 2014

Areas of Interest:

A pharmacist with a PhD in Pharmacy, Dr Parastou Donyai also has a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychological Research Methods as well as a Degree in Psychology. Parastou's overarching theme of research, prescribing and medicines use, is supported by the application of social and psychological research methods. Specifically, Parastou's research examines the psychology of medication usage and discontinuation and decision-making processes. Parastou also has a longstanding research interest in continuing professional development in pharmacy.

Prospective PhD students can email Dr Donyai directly with initial research proposals for further discussion.

Investigating prescribing in mental health. In collaboration with Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, this work involves the application of qualitative and quantitative methodology to build a model of current practice.

Professional development and revalidation. An examination of professional development records for revalidation of pharmacy professionals. A funded project commissioned by the then Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain on behalf of the Department of Health's research programme to support development of revalidation in pharmacy.

Professional affiliations

Member of Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS)
Member of General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC)
Member of the British Association for Psychopharmacology (BAP)

Research groups / Centres:
Co-founder of the Academic Pharmacy Unit, a joint research venture with Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
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Qualifications:
PhD, BPharm (Hons), PGDPRM(Open), BSc (Hons) Psych (Open), PGCertLTHE, PGCertPsychTher, PGCertEBP
MRPharmS, MBPsS
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Contact Details

Email:
p.donyai@reading.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0) 118 378 4704
Building:
Food Biosciences 1.02

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See also

Social and Cognitive Pharmacy: Theory and Case Studies

Book published by Pharmaceutical Press

Prospective MSc and PhD students contact: p.donyai@reading.ac.uk

 

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