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Janice Olaniyan

Research Fellow in Patient Safety

Faculty/Dept/School School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences
(Faculty of Life Sciences)
Telephone +441274 238049


Janice is a clinical pharmacist with practice experience in industry, hospital (secondary care) and community pharmacy following her B.Pharm degree in 2005. She developed an interest in Medication Safety research during her MSc degree at the University Of London School Of Pharmacy while working on the Evaluation of the impact of the ROWA Speedcase Automatic Dispensing Machine (robot) installed at two London hospitals. Subsequently, she studied for a PhD in the broad area of Safety of Medication Use in Primary Care at the University of Hertfordshire, investigating the prevalence and nature of prescribing and monitoring errors in children and older patients. Since completing her doctoral research, Janice combines her academic role at Hertfordshire with her patient-facing community pharmacy practice, which she is quite passionate about. Her research interests are in medication safety, medicines use in the community, nursing and care homes, pharmacoepidemiology and public health; the role of the clinical pharmacist in the medication management systems in primary and secondary care; delivery of pharmaceutical services to patients and carers; and translating practice research findings to provide requisite evidence base to inform and shape clinical practice, policy and public health with respect to the use of medicines. She joined the Safe Use of Medicines theme, one of four themes within the Yorkshire and Humber Patient Safety Translational Research Centre (PSTRC) as a research fellow in 2018, conducting research on the Deciding to Deprescribe (DtD) study and other related work streams