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Kat Hall

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  • Director-Centre for Inter-Professional PG Education & Training (CIPPET)
  • Associate Professor of Clinical Education
  • Member of the Department of Pharmacy Athena Swan committee
  • Programme Director for MSc in Advancing Healthcare Practice
  • Previous programme director for independent prescribing programme for nurses and pharmacists and the independent prescribing conversion programme for pharmacists
  • Previous programme director for postgraduate diploma in pharmacy practice

Areas of interest

I am interested in non-medical and clinical education, with a particular focus on postgraduate workplace-based programmes. I currently lead the CIPPET team to provide education, training and development for qualified healthcare professionals via a range of workplace-based postgraduate modules and programmes. I coordinate closely with our stakeholders, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, relevant professional regulators, and other national and international Higher Education Institutions. I also work at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust as a Lead Women's and Children's Pharmacist.  I have previously worked at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society.

Research activities:
My current research activities focus on the experience of clinical practitioners working in academia and the effects of COVID-19 on the resilience, wellbeing and burnout of pharmacists.

I am also interested in clinical education, healthcare education, competency frameworks and resilience.  I present nationally on non-medical prescribing, the Competency Framework for all Prescribers and the Competency Framework for Designated Prescribing Practitioners.  Selected other recent presentations include:

  • Biennial Lifelong Learning in Pharmacy Practice conference, 2016, 2018, 2021
  • Health Services Research and Pharmacy Practice annual conference, 2021 (as co-author)
  • Biennial Monash University Pharmacy Education Symposium, 2019
  • International Pharmaceutical Federation annual congress, 2017
  • Royal Pharmaceutical Society and Royal College of Nursing joint webinar 2017
  • Manchester Pharmacy Education annual conference, 2017
  • British Oncology Pharmacy Association (BOPA) annual conference, 2016
  • Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) annual conference, 2015
  • Neonatal and Paediatric Pharmacists Group (NPPG) annual conference, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
  • Imperial College London Preterm Lactation and Breastfeeding Study Day, 2013

Current external scholarship activities:

  • Member of the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) Pharmacy Technicians Advisory Committee
  • Member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) Prescribing Competency Framework for All Prescribers Task and Finish Group
  • Member of the NHS England Preventative Medicines in Pregnancy Short Life Working Group
  • Member of the United Kingdom Clinical Pharmacy Association (UKCPA) Women's Health Group
  • Visiting Clinical Fellow, Faculty of Health Sciences, Queensland University of Technology
Previous external scholarship activities:
  • International Pharmaceutical Federation Education Development Team (FIPEd) Global Pharmacy Support Workforce domain symposium organising committee
  • Vice-Chair of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) Curricula and Assessment Sub-Committee

Professional affiliations:

  • Member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS)
  • Member of the Faculty of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS), Advanced Stage II
  • Member of the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP)
  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA)
  • Member of the Neonatal and Paediatric Pharmacists Group (NPPG)
  • Member of the United Kingdom Clinical Pharmacy Association (UKCPA)
  • Registered as an Independent Prescriber with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC)
 

Publications