Profile

Alyson Brown
First Name: Alyson
Surname: Brown
Position: Lecturer
Telephone: +44 (0) 1224 262580
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ORCID: ORCID Icon http://orcid.org/0000-0003-2190-5637

Alyson is a lecturer at the School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences.

Mrs Brown's research interests include pharmacy simulation, pharmacy practice, social media and interprofessional education.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice
  • Placement Officer
  • Module co-ordinator
  • PhD student
  • Member of the School Ethics Committee
  • Member of MPharm Course Management Team
  • Member of MSc CPSD Course Management Team
  • Member of Fitness to Practise Group (Pharmacy)
  • Member of Pharmacy Practice research groups

Academic Background

  • MPharm (Hons) Pharmacy, The Robert Gordon University
  • MSc in Prescribing Sciences with Merit, Robert Gordon University
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education Learning and Teaching with Distinction, Robert Gordon University
  • Faculty Fellow, RPS Faculty

Mrs Brown joined the university in 2007 as a teacher practitioner. She has since gone on to teach on a wide variety of modules and been year lead for Stage 2 and subsequently Stage 4. She has particular interests relating to: consultation and communication skills, responding to symptoms, integration of science, clinical and practice education, professional responsibilities, fitness to practise, CPD, experiential learning & placements and social media. She is a module co-ordinator for one of the pharmacy practice modules and the Stage 4 lead, incorporating aspects of leadership and pastoral care.

She is currently undertaking a PhD in the area of social media and e-professionalism and is leading on a collaborative project in this area as well as co-leading on a simulation project with the Faculty of Health and Social care expanding the use of simulated patients to include pre-school children. Aly is also the Lead for the North East of Scotland Local Practice Forum and a member of the Scottish Clinical Skills Network national steering group and has recently been awarded Faculty Fellow of the RPS. Aly also maintains her clinical practice through regular locum work.

Research Interests

Mrs Brown's general research interests are in the area of pharmacy simulation, practice and education. Key interests include:

  • Social Media and pharmacy
  • Consultation skills
  • Simulation
  • Pharmacy practice and education
  • Interprofessional Education

Professional Memberships

  • Member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (RPSGB), 2003
  • Registered with General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC), 2010
  • Member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society 2010
  • Fellow of Higher Education Academy
  • Faculty Fellow, RPS Faculty

Publications

  1. Brown A, Edwards, R (2015) 'My mind is addled I'm all confused' – using poetry to explore person-centred care. RGU. (Aberdeen, Conference Workshop)
  2. Brown A, Forsyth S, Skene S, Watson B (2015) Exploring undergraduate pharmacy students' views of the use of simulated patients. Scottish Clinical Skills Network Conference. (Dumfries, Conference Presentation)
  3. Brown A, Edwards, R, Addison B (2015) 'My mind is addled I'm all confused' – using poetry to explore person-centred care. Scottish Clinical Skills Network Conference. (Dumfries, Conference Workshop)
  4. Goodhand K, Todd D, Brown A (2014 Pre-school children as patient volunteers – the parent's voice. Enhancing Nursing Through Educational Research (ENTER) Conference. (Aberdeen, Conference Workshop)
  5. Brown A (2014) Using Social Media in Learning, Teaching and Assessment. Robert Gordon University Innovate to Stimulate: Teaching and Learning Conference. (Aberdeen, Conference Workshop)
  6. Brown A (2014) Using Social Media in Learning, Teaching and Assessment. Abertay University Teaching and Learning Enhancement Conference. (Dundee, Conference Workshop)
  7. Brown A, Stewart D, Vosper H, Addison B (2014). An initial, exploratory study of undergraduate pharmacy students' perspectives of ideal pharmacist-patient consultation skills. Health Services Research & Pharmacy Practice Conference (Aberdeen, Poster Presentation) International Journal of Pharmacy Practice; 22(s1): 32-33
  8. Brown A, Goodhand K (2014) Pre-School Children as Simulated Patients. Scottish Clinical Skills Network Conference. (Glasgow, Conference Workshop)
  9. Paton C, O'Carroll V, Brown A (2014) Supporting Educators, Mentors and Clinical Supervisors to Teach Interprofessionally. Scottish Clinical Skills Network Conference. (Glasgow, Conference Workshop)
  10. Brown A (2014) How you can use social media to support your pharmacy studies: Tomorrow's Pharmacist, 2014, Vol 1, No 1 (available online at http://www.pharmaceutical-journal.com/publications/tomorrows-pharmacist/how-you-can-use-social-media-to-support-your-pharmacy-studies/11135903.article)
  11. Brown A (2013) How social media is changing, Pharmacy Education. Royal Pharmaceutical Society Conference. (Birmingham, Invited Conference Presentation)
  12. Vosper H, Brown A, Edwards R(2013). An enhanced approach to peer observation of teaching:Educational Developments, 14(4), 17-20.
  13. Brown A, Vosper H. Development of a Blended Learning Environment to Support Achievement of Graduate Outcomes through Optimal Learning in an Undergraduate Pharmacy Course. Pharmacy. 2013; 1(2):204-217.
  14. Brown A, Goodhand K, Gray G, Vosper H. (2013) Consultation Skills Across the Disciplines. Association for Simulated Practice In Healthcare Conference: Translating Learning from a Simulated to a Work Environment. (Edinburgh, Conference Workshop
  15. Vosper H, Brown A, Mackenzie-Fraser M, Goodhand K, Joseph S, Diack L (2013) Simulation as a tool for supporting teaching, learning and assessment within an undergraduate pharmacy programme. HEA Responding to the NSS in the disciplines Change Programme. Higher Education Academy
  16. Brown A., Vosper H. (2012) Development of a Framework for Simulation within Pharmacy. Association for Simulated Practice In Healthcare Conference: Translating Learning from a Simulated to a Work Environment. (Oxford, Oral Presentation)
  17. Addison B., Brown A., Edwards R., Gray G. (2012). Minor Illness or Major Disease? Pharmaceutical Press.
  18. Notman F. McCaig, D. Diack, HL. Wright, A. Hansford, D (2008). Naloxone Administration and Resuscitation Training in 4th year Pharmacy Undergraduates. Joint Symposium of Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences and The Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain Conference: Equipping our students for a Changing Profession: Conference Poster