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Kristina Medlinskiene

Pharmacy Doctoral Training Fellow

Faculty/Dept/School School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences
(Faculty of Life Sciences)
Emailk.medlinskiene1@bradford.ac.uk
Telephone +441274 232382

Biography

Kristina is a Pharmacy Doctoral Training Fellow undertaking a PhD at the University of Bradford in collaboration with Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. Her PhD “Study of barriers and enablers in the introduction of direct oral anticoagulants approved by NICE into patient care” aims to understand the key issues undermining the uptake of innovative medicines into practice by using direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation as exemplar; explore the involvement and influence of ‘leaders’ at strategic and operational level; and develop recommendations and a toolkit to reduce the gap between policy and implementation of such medicines.

Kristina continues working as a hospital pharmacist and before the start of her PhD has gained experience in various sectors (e.g. aseptic, elderly, cardiology, renal, surgery, respiratory) of hospital pharmacy. Her previous research experience includes audit and service improvement projects, which have been presented at local and national conferences. Alongside hospital pharmacist’s role and involvement in the research, she is also interested in teaching and contributes to teaching at the School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences at the University of Bradford.

Teaching

Teaching interests

Kristina is involved with the teaching of undergraduate and postgraduate students and supervision of research projects by undergraduate students.

Undergraduate
  • Renal and urinary systems (Stage 2 and 3, MPharm)
  • Interprofessional learning (Stage 1, MPharm)
  • Student selected assignment (Stage 2 and 3, MPharm)
  • Pharmacy Special Studies (Stage 4, Mpharm)

Postgraduate
  • MSc/PG Diploma Clinical Pharmacy (Secondary Care)
  • Physician's Associate

Research

Current Projects PhD “Study of barriers and enablers in the introduction of innovative medicines into patient care” aims to understand the key issues undermining the uptake of innovative medicines into practice by using non-vitamin K oral anticoagulants (NOACs) for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation as exemplar; explore the involvement and influence of ‘leaders’ at strategic and operational level; and potentially develop a co-designed intervention with service users and providers to reduce the gap between policy and implementation. Supervisors: Dr Duncan Petty, Dr Sue Richardson, Mrs Katherine Stirling
Date Role Title / Description Funder Award
24-OCT-16 - 31-OCT-20Principal InvestigatorStudy of barriers and enablers in the introduction of direct oral anticoagulants approved by NICE into patient care
Research collaborators
NameDr Duncan Petty
CompanyUniversity of Bradford
CountryUNITED KINGDOM
TypeI
RolePrincipal Supervisor
 
NameDr Sue Richardson
CompanyUniversity of Huddersfield
CountryUNITED KINGDOM
TypeE
RoleSupervisor
 
NameMrs Katherine Stirling
CompanyLeeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
CountryUNITED KINGDOM
TypeE
RoleClinical Advisor
 

Professional activities

  • 01-JAN-19: - Galen Award (Research Development Award)
  • 01-JAN-17: - Public Involvement Fund
  • 01-JAN-13: - Runner-up CMHP Pre-registration Pharmacist Award
  • 01-JAN-12: - The BPSA Research Poster Award
  • 01-JAN-11: - Achievement Prize
  • 01-JAN-08: - Entrance Sholarship

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journal
TitleA preliminary insight into the role and importance of management skills in the prevention of occupational derailment: An exploratory analysis of UK and Spanish pharmacists (2020)
AuthorsBreen L.;Acosta-Gómez J.;Tomlinson J.;Medlinskiene K.;Elies-Gomez J.
JournalEuropean Management Journal
DOI10.1016/j.emj.2020.02.008
 
TitleUptake of Oral Anticoagulants for Stroke Prevention in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation in a Single Clinical Commissioning Group in England Without Restrictions to Their Use. (2019)
AuthorsMedlinskiene K;Fay M;Petty D;
JournalClinical Drug Investigation
DOI10.1007/s40261-019-00763-y
 
TitlePiloting an undergraduate student-led health check service (2019)
AuthorsMedlinskiene K.;Tomlinson J.
JournalClinical Pharmacist
DOI10.1211/CP.2019.20206443
 
TitlePatient and public involvement in designing and conducting doctoral research: the whys and the hows. (2019)
AuthorsTomlinson J;Medlinskiene K;Cheong VL;Khan S;Fylan B;
JournalResearch Involvement And Engagement
DOI10.1186/s40900-019-0155-1
 
TitleOral anticoagulants for stroke prevention in nonvalvular AF (2017)
AuthorsMedlinskiene, Kristina; Petty, Duncan R.
 
TitleDistribution of esterase activity in porcine ear skin, and the effects of freezing and heat separation. (2012)
AuthorsLau WM;Ng KW;Sakenyte K;Heard CM;
JournalInternational Journal of Pharmaceutics
DOI10.1016/j.ijpharm.2012.04.079
 
Other Publications
Other typeAbstract
TitleIntroducing a pharmacy undergraduate student-led health check service at the University of Bradford (2019)
AuthorsSarvestani, A.M.; Medlinskiene, Kristina; Tomlinson, Justine; Adams, Kevin
 
Other typeAbstract
TitleWhat health-related activities could be delivered by pharmacy students in the Digital Health Enterprise Zone (DHEZ) Academic? (2018)
AuthorsMedlinskiene, Kristina; Tappas, Theodora; Tomlinson, Justine
 
Other typeAbstract
TitleExploring the use of digital technology in the M.Pharm. programme to prepare students for their first day of practice (2018)
AuthorsTomlinson, Justine; Yaqoob, Mohammed U.; Shabbir, Subhaan; Medlinskiene, Kristina
 
Other typeAbstract
TitleExploring digital teaching tools, including the use of social media, to support teaching; perspectives of M.Pharm. students (2018)
AuthorsTomlinson, Justine; Azad, Imran; Saleem, Mohammed Adil; Medlinskiene, Kristina
 
Other typeAbstract
TitleAre patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation involved in decision-making about oral anticoagulants? A literature review (2018)
AuthorsMedlinskiene, Kristina; Petty, Duncan R.; Richardson, S.; Stirling, K.
 
Other typeAbstract
TitleRetrospective longitudinal study of patients and prescriber characteristics associated with new DOAC prescriptions in a CCG without restrictions to DOAC use (2018)
AuthorsMedlinskiene, Kristina; Fay, M.; Petty, Duncan R.
 
Other typeAbstract
TitleImpact of Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) on the PhD research study design (2017)
AuthorsKristina Medlinskiene
PublisherGreat North Pharmacy Research Conference 2017
 
Other typeAbstract
TitleEvaluation of the preparation and administration of high-risk injectable medicines (2017)
AuthorsKristina Medlinskiene, Jeetha Matthews
PublisherGreat North Pharmacy Research Conference 2017
 
Other typeAbstract
TitleSpecialist or Advanced Generalist Pharmacist? (2016)
AuthorsKristina Medlinskiene, David Preece
PublisherUKCPA 2016 Annual Conference
 
Other typeAbstract
TitleParenteral cancer drug wastage: how big is the problem? (2016)
AuthorsKristina Medlinskiene
PublisherBritish Oncology Pharmacy Association (BOPA) 2016 Annual Conference
 
Other typeAbstract
TitleIs a brief inhaler counselling intervention beneficial to patients admitted with COPD exacerbation? (2015)
AuthorsKristina Medlinskiene
PublisherClinical Pharmacy Congress 2015
 
Other typeAbstract
TitleHospital Discharge Summaries (HDS): do they need pharmacist input? (2014)
AuthorsKristina Medlinskiene
PublisherInternational Journal of Pharmacy Practice
DOIhttps://doi.org/10.1111/ijpp.12146
 
Other typeAbstract
TitleAn audit of clozapine prescribing practice (2013)
AuthorsKristina Sakenyte, Jackie Stark
PublisherInternational journal of Pharmacy Practice
DOIhttps://doi.org/10.1111/ijpp.12064
 
Other typeAbstract
TitleCyclodextrin complexation enhances permeation of the poorly water-soluble drug, ibuprofen, through skin (2012)
AuthorsKristina Sakenyte, Andrian Williams
PublisherAPS PharmSci 2012 Conference