BiographyKristina 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.