A Robert Gordon University student has been awarded funding from a leading UK research organisation.
Pharmacy Research UK (PRUK) has allocated nearly £200,000 in awards to support those new to research, as well as pharmacists leading their first projects.
And Joan MacLeod, a pharmacist and Doctorate of Professional Practice student at RGU, received over £5,000 to investigate the impact of medication on the lives of people with learning disabilities, as well as its effect on their NHS Grampian carers.
Ms MacLeod said: “It is a privilege to have my research supported by both my employer and my professional body.
“I look forward to being able to use this research to help improve the quality of care for people with learning disabilities.”
Dr Rachel Joynes, trust director at PRUK, said: “The breadth and quality of applications this year was outstanding and this has been reflected in the record amount we have been able to award.
“We look forward to seeing the outcomes of these projects and the positive impact they will have on pharmacy services and patient care.”