Lesley Diack

Lesley Diack
Robert Gordon University | RGU · School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences

MA (Hons, ) PhD, CMALT, PFHEA

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Introduction
Retired Professor, Honorary Professor at Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland. My interests are Technology Enhanced Learning and Transdisciplinarity. I am Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Certified Member of the Association of Learning Technologists, Honorary Fellow of Centre for Advancement of IPE. I have published on elearning, interprofessional education/education. I lead educational research projects. I am Editor in Chief of Research in Learning Technology.
Additional affiliations
January 2008 - July 2015
Robert Gordon University
Position
  • Professor (Full)
September 2003 - December 2012
Robert Gordon University
January 1999 - September 2003
University of Aberdeen
Description
  • The Aberdeen Typhoid Outbreak 1964
Education
January 2008 - June 2009
University of Greenwich
Field of study
  • Designing for Moodle
October 2004 - November 2005
Robert Gordon University
Field of study
  • Higher Education Teaching and Learning
October 2003 - October 2004
University of Turku
Field of study
  • Online tutoring and web course design

Publications

Publications (136)
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Background: Under UK legislation, suitably qualified non-medical professionals can practise as prescribers. Few studies have explored the views of the general public towards non-medical prescribing. Objective: The aim was to explore the views of the Scottish general public on non-medical prescribing. Setting: General community in Scotland. Me...
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Background: The aim of this study was to explore the perspectives of faculty members and academic administrators, at Qatar University College of Pharmacy, towards interprofessional education (IPE) and collaborative practice by identifying enablers, barriers and resources needed to implement IPE within the pharmacy curriculum. Methods: A qualitat...
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This is a copy of an article published in Japanese about our research between RGU in Scotland and nagoya University in Japan
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This was the keynote presnetation that gave an overview of IPE. It was presented at the University of Lancaster Teach and Meet Conference in February 2019
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Purpose Collaborative inter-agency working is of paramount importance for the public protection agenda worldwide. The purpose of this paper is to disseminate the findings from a research study on the inter-agency working within adult support and protection (ASP) roles in the police, health and social care. Design/methodology/approach This realis...
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In an IPE environment, students are expected to have better understanding of the roles, responsibilities, and contribution of other health care professions to enhance interprofessional working and collaboration with an end result of improving patient-centred and team-based care. Although many studies have investigated students’ attitudes, very few...
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Background Healthcare is provided by a variety of different professionals, including pharmacists who are integral members of the team, and all are expected to work collaboratively to provide quality care. Little is known about the perceptions of pharmacists in Qatar towards interprofessional collaboration. Positive attitudes towards interprofession...
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To minimise the global burden of diabetes, the awareness of appropriate intervention methods for diabetes education and practice is essential. This project is the first international interprofessional education (IIPE) for the awareness of diabetes, with a focus on patient-centred care wherein three medical and four pharmacy students from Japan and...
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Background: In a wider doctoral study related to unfavourable experiences of nursing student studying abroad, the researcher undertook a reflexive interview to reduce the potential for bias. Aim: To discuss a method for conducting reflexive interviews and recommend their use to nurse researchers. Discussion: A reflexive interview was undertaken to...
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Abstract Purpose: The study aimed to construct narratives of journeys that cancer patients and their families experience and to investigate participants’ perceptions of related interagency collaboration spanning any engagements with the National Health Service (NHS); social services; local authority; voluntary; private and independent sectors. Meth...
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Introduction: Pharmacists are key professionals in the collaborative working process and are integral members of the healthcare team. However, there is paucity of information regarding their perspectives towards interprofessional education (IPE) and collaborative practice. Aims: The aim of this systematic review is to synthesize, summarise and e...
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On embarking upon such a multifactorial, professional degree as Pharmacy, students often find it difficult to meld the scientific- and practice-based components of the course. In final year of the undergraduate Masters of Pharmacy degree (MPharm) within the School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences at Robert Gordon University (RGU), students undertake a...
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A short opinion piece on the use of mobile applications in health care.
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The current status of interprofessional education (IPE) in Arabic Middle Eastern countries is largely unexamined and there is a need to assess IPE and collaborative practice in these countries. As faculty attitudes towards IPE are believed to be one of the main factors that affect the successful integration of IPE into the different healthcare curr...
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Aim To gather opinions from doctors and pharmacists to improve the design of the PICU MR form generated by the electronic prescribing and clinical notes system to support transfer of care from PICU to downstream wards that use paper systems. Method A purposive sample of 10 forms covering a comprehensive range of medication information common to PI...
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Setting: Malta. Method Five 90 min audio recorded focus groups (2 public and 3 HCPs) were conducted with a purposive sample who responded to a previous survey study and were willing to participate in focus groups in Malta. The guide was based upon the TDF with interview questions derived from findings of the questionnaire phase. Focus groups were...
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Professorial lecture
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Review question/objective The objective of this systematic review is to examine the perspectives, attitudes, views and experiences of pharmacy students, pharmacy academics and practicing pharmacists towards interprofessional education and collaborative practice through quantitative and qualitative evidence.
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Background: Medication wastage is a global issue, with key public health implications in terms of safety, the environment and the economy. A recently conducted systematic review of the published literature identified a lack of focus on the views of healthcare professionals and the general public. Objective: To explore awareness, attitudes and be...
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Developing Quality facilitators – tools, tips and techniques With the growth of quality IPE programmes globally there has been an increasingly need to develop facilitators for these events. Commentators (Steinert, 2005, Reeves et al,2007) have been advocating training and development of these key roles. We are failing our staff as well as the stud...
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Health and social care delivery is becoming more complex and involves an increasing number of health, social care and other professionals. Several UK inquiries, including the inquiry into children’s heart surgery at the Bristol Royal Infirmary (Kennedy, 2001) and the tragic death of Victoria Climbié (Laming, 2003), have highlighted what could go wr...
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Discussion on developing a board game to develop IPE
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This project showcased a model for the involvement of cancer service users in interprofessional curriculum development by examining narratives on the interprofessional aspects of their cancer journey.
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This project developed a model for service user involvement in interprofessional curriculum development by examining the narrative of their cancer journeys and the involvement of health and social care professionals
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These projects internationalised the undergraduate curricula in Australia, Japan and Scotland, enhancing students'' experience to aspire to be global citizens, understanding differences cultural contexts for health and social care
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Professional development with a cup of tea Lifelong learning and continuing professional development (CPD) are part of the normal workload of any healthcare professional. Over the last twenty years this need for continuous training has become more formalised and has resulted in mandatory CPD. In 2010 the General Pharmaceutical Council, the pharmacy...
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The interprofessional education (IPE) programme in Aberdeen has been in existence since 2003. Commencing with undergraduate students from medicine and pharmacy, it expanded to include: applied biomedical science; diagnostic radiography; dietetics; midwifery; nursing; nutrition; occupational therapy; physiotherapy and social work. To cater for these...
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In 2010 the General Pharmaceutical Council, the pharmacy professional body, instituted mandatory CPD for pharmacists. In 2013 Rowlands Pharmacy (UK), a large community pharmacy chain and Robert Gordon University, were awarded a Knowledge Transfer Partnership to develop an online system for the pharmacy chain to enhance their training and CPD. Throu...
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This poster illustrates the diabetes interprofessional intervention between students in Aberdeen and Nagoya on World Diabetes Day November 2014.
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Background: There is a need to systematically develop research capacity within pharmacy practice. Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) is the principal non-profit health care provider in Qatar. Traditionally, pharmacists in Qatar have limited training related to research and lack direct experience of research processes. Objectives: To determine the i...
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Sparsely populated areas are potentially predisposed to health inequalities due to limited access to services. This study aimed to explore and describe issues of access to medicines and related advice experienced by residents of the Scottish Highlands and Western Isles. Cross-sectional cohort study. Anonymized questionnaires were mailed to a random...
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Objective The aim of this study was to apply the consensus-based Delphi technique to define ‘medication wastage’ and its contributory factors. Method The Delphi technique was employed in this study, applying a minimum agreement consensus level of 75%. An expert panel comprising 26 professionals and six patients was recruited and communicated with...
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Background: The potential of warfarin related harm is increased if clinicians lack the full patient specific information to make informed decisions-an e-proforma has been developed to communicate this information on hospital discharge. Objective: To determine the views of general practitioners (GPs) on a warfarin discharge e-proforma. Method:...
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Background & Context: Protecting and supporting vulnerable members of society is a fundamental aspect of many different professionals including police, doctors, nurses & social workers. This necessitates working across organisational boundaries to develop collaborative styles of leadership & multi-agency working. It is a challenging undertaking for...
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Background.Whilst placement supervision and clinical education programmes are of significant value in shaping the behaviours of undergraduate healthcare students, appropriate provisions which are efficacious to the learner are somewhat lacking, particularly for students studying on UK MPharm programmes. Objectives. To explore and explain the value...
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Background: The last decade has seen a drive towards non-medical prescribing in the United Kingdom (UK). However, there is a dearth of any published literature on applying the principles of service redesign to support pharmacist prescribing in any sphere of practice. Objective: To develop consensus guidance to facilitate service redesign around...
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This report explores the relevance of gaming in IPE curriculum design with the use of the Interprofessional Education Game (iPEG) as an activity aimed to achieve positive interprofes-sional learning outcomes for students. It was designed to enable the understanding of professional roles and responsibilities in patient/client care settings. We provi...
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This report explores the relevance of gaming in IPE curriculum design with the use of the Interprofessional Education Game (iPEG) as an activity aimed to achieve positive interprofessional learning outcomes for students. It was designed to enable the understanding of professional roles and responsibilities in patient/client care settings. We provid...
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Introduction: Reducing any wastage, including that of medications, is a paramount objective in promoting appropriate utilisation of finite resources. The objective was to systematically review the published literature, the possible causative factors associated with medication wastage and the effectiveness of any interventions to reduce wastage. M...
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Work. The programme has been evaluated using a Donabedian model using a structure; process and outcome approach. • Structure-evaluation at the time of an IPE event; • Process-end of a year's evaluation • Outcomes-new graduates experience of interprofessional working and the impact of the IPE on their practice.
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Collaboration is key to implementing IPE projects and IPE leads from the universities of Curtin, Robert Gordon University and University of Aberdeen developed this novel idea to overcome a problem of IPE delivery in remote and rural settings. Remote and rural settings are challenging environments in which to deliver effective interprofessional edu...
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Background: Collaboration is key to implementing IPE projects and IPE leads from the universities of Curtin, Robert Gordon University and University of Aberdeen developed this novel idea to overcome a problem of IPE delivery in remote and rural settings. Remote and rural settings are challenging environments in which to deliver effective interprofe...
Chapter
A review of the development and implementation of IPE IN Aberdeen over the last twenty years.
Technical Report
The development and implementation of a Scottish Japanese board game to teach IPE
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Patients with ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) require prompt treatment, best done by primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI). However, for patients unable to receive PPCI, immediate pre-hospital thrombolysis (PHT) is the best alternative. Evidence indicates that diagnostic and management support for staff increases the use of P...
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Development of a multimedia resource to facilitate the development of clinical reasoning and decision making skills in dietetic students. Key words: e-learning, multimedia, dietetics, clinical reasoning, decision making. Authors: Dr Myra Mackenzie-Fraser, Lecturer in Nutrition and Dietetics, School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, Robert Gordon Uni...
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Background: There is little emphasis on pharmacy practice research in Qatar, with a lack of relevant education and training and a notable lack of exposure to processes of research. Objective: To describe views and attitudes of pharmacists in Qatar to pharmacy practice research prior to and following a 2 day introductory research workshop. Metho...
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Background Reducing wastage, including medicines wastage, is a paramount objective in promoting appropriate use of finite resources and preventing negative consequences. A systematic review of the published research on medicines wastage identified a lack of standard terminology and definitions. Purpose The aim of this study was to apply an expert...
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Undergraduate interprofessional education (IPE) is perceived by many in health and social care education to reduce barriers between the professions. In Aberdeen there has been an IPE programme with Robert Gordon University and University of Aberdeen, and 10 health and social care courses since 2003. The steering groups reported to the Scottish Gove...
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To explore factors associated with Scottish pharmacists' views and attitudes to continuing professional development (CPD). A retrospective principal component analysis of 552 (22.8%) questionnaires returned from a sample of 2420 Scottish pharmacists randomly selected from the 4300 pharmacists registered with the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Grea...
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Objective To evaluate the views of patients across primary care settings in Great Britain who had experienced pharmacist prescribing. Methods All Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (RPSGB) prescribers (n = 1622) were invited to participate. Those consenting were asked to invite up to five consecutive patients who had experienced their p...
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To develop and validate an assessment tool, based on the 'Royal College of General Practitioners' (RCGP) Video Assessment Tool', for assessment of pharmacist prescribers' consultation skills. Competency areas of the RCGP tool were left unchanged but performance criteria for each were modified to reflect pharmacist prescribing. Each criterion and th...
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The medicines use review (MUR) service was introduced in England and Wales in 2005 to improve patients’ knowledge and use of medicines through a private, patient–pharmacist consultation. The pharmacist completes a standard form as a record of the MUR consultation and the patient receives a copy. The 2008 White Paper, Pharmacy in England[1] notes so...
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Investigating the pros and cons of online IPE
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Discussing the importance of using blended learning for teaching and how to make sure that it works.
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Enhancement of interpersonal communication skills for effective team working: an alternative approach for tutors - using ’magic’ to teach team working