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Kristina Medlinskiene

Associate Professor

Faculty/Dept/School School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences
(Faculty of Life Sciences)
Emailk.medlinskiene1@bradford.ac.uk
Telephone +441274 238647

Biography

Kristina is a programme lead for the Foundation Training Consortium. The Foundation Training Consortium is a partnership between University of Bradford, Imaan Healthcare, and Buttercups Training to deliver supplementary training to hospital trainee pharmacists in the North of England.

She is also co-ordinating and overseeing the training of trainee pharmacists in her role as Educational Programme Director for foundation training at Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. In 2022, she has been recognised by the Pharmaceutical Journal as 'Women to Watch 2022' for her work in implementing research activity and work on race equality in workplace (secondary care). 

Her research focuses on implementation of new medicines and services in healthcare, medicine optimisation, and pharmacy education. Kristina is also driving sustainable healthcare agenda in both her roles and is member of Pharmacy Declares. 

Alongside her leadership and educational activities, she continues delivering patient-centred care and has gained experience in various sectors of hospital pharmacy including aseptic, elderly, cardiology, renal, surgery, respiratory, general medicine. 

Outside work, Kristina enjoys a good book, travel, and walks or hikes in the nature. 
  

Research

I have recently completed PhD work entitled "Barriers and enablers to the uptake of direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation". Thesis: https://bradscholars.brad.ac.uk/handle/10454/18976

My research focuses on implementation of new medicines and services in healthcare, medicine optimisation, and pharmacy education.

Date Role Title / Description Funder Award
24-OCT-16 - 01-JUN-21Principal Investigator"Barriers and enablers to the uptake of direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation

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
 
NameGemma Quinn
CompanyUniversity of Bradford
CountryUNITED KINGDOM
TypeI
 

Teaching

Teaching interests

Kristina is programme lead for the Foundation Training Consortium, which provides supplementary training to hospital trainee pharmacists in the North of England. Hear teaching utilises the Team-Based Learning (TBL) approach. Previous teaching includes: MPharm undergraduate students, physician associate students, and postgraduate students on MSc/PG Diploma Clinical Pharmacy (Secondary Care). 

Year Module code Title Subject
PHA7077-XFoundation Pharmacist Training - HEE North

Professional activities

  • 01-JAN-21: University of Bradford - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
  • 01-JAN-14: University of Bradford - PG Diploma
  • 01-JAN-12: University of Reading - MPharm
  • 01-JAN-18: University of Bradford - Graduate Teaching Assistant
  • 01-JAN-20: University of Leeds - FHEA

  • 24-OCT-16: Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust - Specialist Pharmacist, Renal Services
  • 24-OCT-16: University of Bradford - Doctoral Training Fellow
  • 01-JAN-16: Hull and East Yorkshire NHS Trust Hospitals - Principal Pharmacist, Renal Services
  • 01-JAN-13: Hull and East Yorkshire NHS Trust Hospitals - Rotational Pharmacist
  • 01-JAN-14: Boots , UK - Relief Pharmacist
  • 24-OCT-16: University of Bradford - Lecturer
  • 24-OCT-16: Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust - Pharmacist
  • 15-AUG-13: Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust - Rotational Pharmacist
  • 08-NOV-20: Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust - Advanced Clinical Pharmacist- Education & Training
  • 31-AUG-21: University of Bradford - Associate Professor

  • General Pharmaceutical Council, Member
  • United Kingdom Clinical Pharmacy Association, Member

  • 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
  • 01-JAN-19: Publication of the Month prize
  • 01-JAN-21: Best Poster Award
  • 01-JAN-22: Women to Watch 2022

  • Programme lead- Supplementary training (hospital trainee pharmacists)

  • Academic Leadership: Programme lead- Supplementary training (hospital trainee pharmacists)

  • English
  • Lithuanian

Publications

TitleBarriers and enablers to healthcare system uptake of direct oral anticoagulants for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation: a qualitative interview study with healthcare professionals and policy makers in England (2023)
AuthorsKristina Medlinskiene, Susan Richardson, Duncan Petty, Katherine Stirling, Beth Fylan,
JournalBMJ Open
PublisherBMJ Journals
DOI10.1136/bmjopen-2022-069575
 
TitleImpact of Pharmacist-Led Interventions to Improve Clinical Outcomes for Adults With Type 2 Diabetes at Risk of Developing Cardiovascular Disease: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. (2022)
AuthorsAlabkal RM;Medlinskiene K;Silcock J;Graham A;
JournalJournal of Pharmacy Practice
DOI10.1177/08971900211064459
 
TitleBarriers and facilitators to the uptake of new medicines into clinical practice: a systematic review. (2021)
AuthorsMedlinskiene K;Tomlinson J;Marques I;Richardson S;Stirling K;Petty D;
JournalBMC Health Services Research
DOI10.1186/s12913-021-07196-4
 
TitlePatient Perspectives on Factors Affecting Direct Oral Anticoagulant Use for Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation (2021)
AuthorsMedlinskiene K, Richardson S, Fylan B, Stirling K, Rattray M, Petty D
JournalPatient Preference and Adherence
DOIhttps://doi.org/10.2147/PPA.S302016
 
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
 
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
 
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, Kristina; Fay, M.; Petty, Duncan R.
 
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 typeAbstract
TitleIntroducing a pharmacy undergraduate student-led health check service at the University of Bradford (2019)
AuthorsA.M. Sarvestani, K. Medlinskiene, J. Tomlinson, K. Adams
PublisherPharmacy Education
DOIhttp://pharmacyeducation.fip.org/pharmacyeducation/article/view/871
 
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
 

Title Author(s)
Prescribing of direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) following a venous thromboembolism: a retrospective audit study (2023)Kristina Medlinskiene, Hannah Christie, Simon Gaines
Evaluating Team-Based Learning in a foundation training for trainee pharmacists. (2022)K. Medlinskiene, S. Hill, S. Tweddell, G. Quinn
MO201ANALYSIS OF USAGE OF SODIUM ZIRCONIUM CYCLOSILICATE (SZC) AT HULL UNIVERSITY TEACHING HOSPITALS (2021)Aaron Acquaye, Tobi Babatunde-Ige, Kristina Medlinskiene, Stephanie Choo, Sunil Bhandari