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Professor Derek Stewart
Title: Professor
First Name: Derek
Surname: Stewart
Position: Professor
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Professor Stewart is a professor at the School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences.

His research focus is in the area of pharmacy practice development, implementation and evaluation. His general interests lie in health services research methodologies and non-medical prescribing.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Professor in Pharmacy Practice at the School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences
  • Member of the Pharmacy & Life Sciences senior team and School Academic Board
  • Lead for practice research in the School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences and the Faculty of Health and Social Care

Academic Background

  • BSc (1st class Hons) in Pharmacy, Robert Gordon’s Institute of technology, 1987
  • MSc in Clinical Pharmacology, The University of Aberdeen,1990
  • PhD, Robert Gordon University, 1999
  • PgCert Tertiary Level Teaching Methods, Robert Gordon University, 2003

Professor Stewart graduated from Robert Gordon’s Institute of Technology with a first class honours BSc in Pharmacy in 1988 and was awarded the Tocher Medal for being the best overall student. He completed an MSc in Clinical Pharmacology at the University of Aberdeen in 1990 and was awarded the Glaxochem prize as the best student.

He was awarded a PhD from The Robert Gordon University in 1999 and completed a postgraduate certificate in Tertiary Learning Teaching Methods at RGU in 2003.

Research Interests

Professor Stewart’s key research interests include:

  • Pharmacist Prescribing. Research influencing policy developments, in particular models and approaches to pharmacist prescribing, which has attracted global interest.
  • Prescribing by other non-medical healthcare professionals
  • Medication errors. The development of interventions to reduce medication errors (prescribing, administration, dispensing) and to enhance their reporting
  • Pharmacovigilance. The monitoring and detection of adverse drug reactions, particularly in paediatric populations, is another key area of research..
  • Polypharmacy and medication adherence. The development, implementation and evaluation of interventions to promote appropriate polypharmacy and maximise medication adherence.
  • Community Pharmacists and Public Health. Researching health issues such as feasibility of community pharmacists providing advice to hazardous drinkers.
  • Reclassified Medicines. Researching aspects including medicines reclassified from prescription only status.
  • Medication wastage. The development, implementation and evaluation of interventions to reduce medication wastage.
  • Pharmacy services development and evaluation in general
  • Complementary and alternative medicines use in defined populations (e.g. pregnant women, women with breast cancer)
  • Changing roles of community pharmacists in relation to contractual arrangements
  • Processes of change
  • Facilitators and barriers towards research in practice

Current Research

Professor Stewart’s current research strategy focuses on the area of the development, implementation and evaluation of novel models of pharmaceutical care, and medicines use, effectiveness and safety. He is a member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society Practice Research Panel and the European Society of Clinical Pharmacy Research Committee. He has supervised fifteen doctoral students to completion and is currently supervising six students as principal and ten students as second supervisor.

Professor Stewart has strong research collaborations with the University of Aberdeen, NHS Grampian, Highland and Tayside, NHS Education for Scotland, and internationally.

He is an executive editor with the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology and a member of the editorial panel for the International Journal of Pharmacy Practice. He is a regular reviewer of research papers and grant applications and presents at both national and international conferences.

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Funding

  • Katie MacLure, Derek Stewart, David Coulson, Gordon Thomson, Diane Robertson, Catriona MacDonald, Tobias Dreischulte. Community pharmacist access to clinical portals in NHS Tayside: exploring patients' perspectives. NHS Tayside, 2016, £15 000.
  • Derek Stewart, Rod Tucker, Katie MacLure, Vibhu Paudyal, David Price, Caroline Hind, Bousquet. Evaluation of a community pharmacy pathway for the management of patients with uncontrolled intermittent allergic rhinitis. Medapharm, 2016, £108,027.75.
  • Derek Stewart, Rod Tucker, Katie MacLure, Vibhu Paudyal, Anthony Bewley. Assessing the implementation of the NICE guidance on psoriasis in primary care and factors influencing healthcare professionals' when assessing and managing patients with mild to moderate disease, Leo Pharmaceuticals, 2016, £30,000.
  • Katie MacLure, Derek Stewart, David Coulson, Gordon Thomson, Diane Robertson, Catriona MacDonald, Tobias Dreischulte. Community pharmacist access to clinical portals in NHS Tayside: exploring patients' perspectives. NHS Tayside, 2016, £15 000.
  • Derek Stewart, Rod Tucker, Vibhu Paudyal, Katie MacLure, Alison Layton. Developing and feasibility testing guidelines for the management of acne vulgaris in community pharmacy. Galderma, 2015, £ 39,250.
  • Vibhu Paudyal, Derek Stewart, Katie MacLure, Katrina Forbes-McKay, Carol Buchanan, Liz Wilson, Ann Smith, Joan MacLeod. Enabling integration and seamless care of patients from Marywell healthcare centre for the homeless to mainstream GP practices in Aberdeen. NHS Grampian Public Health Fund, 2015, £10,056.
  • Derek Stewart, Rod Tucker, Katrina Forbes-Mackay, Katie MacLure, Vibhu Paudyal. Developing and testing the feasibility of a community pharmacist led intervention to improve patient adherence to prescribed topical acne therapies. Medapharm, 2015, £37,150.
  • Derek Stewart, Scott Cunningham, Katie MacLure, Clare Morrison, Dawn Tiernan, Yvonne MacRae, Findlay Hickey, Emer Friel, Evelyn Yoong. A mixed methods evaluation of the clinical pharmacist support services to dispensing medical practices in the North and West Highland Operational Unit and NHS Western Isles. NHS Highland and Western Isles, 2015, £5,000.
  • Scottish Government, Robert Gordon University (Derek Stewart, Katie MacLure), Uppsala University Hospital Sweden, Fundacio Privada Clinic per a la Recerca Biomedica Spain, Northern Ireland Health and Social Services Trust, Medizinische Hochschule Hannover Denmark, University of Coimbra Portugal, Federico II University Hospital Italy, Universytet Medyczny W Lodzi Poland, 1st Ygeionomiki Perifereia Dype Attikis and University of Peloponnese Greece. Stimulating Innovation Management of Polypharmacy and Adherence in The Elderly. European Commission 3rd Health Programme, 2015 (1,015,473 Euros) 
  • Stewart D, Tobaiqy M, MacLure K, McLay J, Ryan C. Exploring medication errors and adverse drug reactions in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: views, attitudes and experiences of health professionals and key stakeholders. Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, National Science, Technology and Innovation Plan, 2015 (758,000 Saudi Riyals)
  • Rushworth G, Pfleger S, Munoz S, Stewart D, Cunningham S. Exploring issues of access to, and experience of pharmaceutical care services for older people living within the community setting of the Scottish Highlands. NHS Highland Research and Development Committee Endowment Fund, 2014 (£3,000).
  • Tonna A, Stewart D, Puadyal V, Forbes-McKay K, Laing R, Tonna I, MacKenzie A, MacFarlane G, Falconer S. Home Self Administration of Intravenous Antibiotics: A Qualitative Study of the Perspectives of those Patients Attending the Grampian OPAT Clinic who Choose not to Self Administer. Grampian NHS Endowment, 2014 (£10,403)
  • Stewart D, Tucker R, Paudyal V, MacLure K, Williams D. A feasibility study exploring community pharmacy diagnosis and management of acne and dermatitis. Stiefel GSK, 2014 (£49,967)
  • Stewart D, Singh R, Pallivalapila AR, El Kassem WM, Al Hail M, MacLure K, Awaisu A, Wilby K, Wilbur K, McLay J, Ryan C. Exploring medication error causality and reporting in Hamad Medical Corporation: a study of the attitudes, beliefs and experiences of health professionals and other key stakeholders. Qatar National Research Fund, 2104 (US Dollars $600,000)
  • Stewart D, MacLure K, Paudyal V, Cunningham S, Strath A, Forbes-McKay K, Lynch R, MacLeod J. Use of multi-compartment compliance aids in residents of very sheltered housing referred to the Care Management Team in the north east of Scotland: a case study service evaluation. NHS Grampian, 2014 (£70,000)
  • Stewart D, McHattie L, Diack L, Moza Al Hail, Pallivalapila A, Elkassem W. Taking forward the research agenda: assessing the needs of pharmacists employed by Hamad Medical Corporation. HMC (£19,184)
  • Tucker R, Stewart D, McHattie L. A qualitative exploration of community pharmacy management of undiagnosed skin problems: stakeholders’ views and experiences. Sir Hugh Linstead Award (£23,000).
  • Stewart D, McLay J, Hughes C, Courtenay M. Pharmacovigilance and non-medical prescribers: are they fulfilling their potential? Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (£38,572).
  • Cunningham S, Strath A, Stewart D. Developing community pharmacists' clinical skills for chronic disease management in Scotland. NHS Education for Scotland (£20,000).
  • Watson M, Stewart D. Screening and brief interventions for alcohol misuse delivered in the community pharmacy setting: a pilot study. Chief Scientist Office (£50,000).
  • Chesson R, Stewart D, Downie G, Larmour P. Patient perspectives on medicine management within a mental health services in-patient setting. NHS Grampian (£7,192).
  • McLay J, Stewart D, P Helms, C Bond, A Lee, N Bateman. A pilot study to evaluate a community pharmacy based monitoring system to identify adverse drug reactions associated with paediatric medicines use. Chief Scientist Office (£50,000).
  • Stewart D, Cunningham S, McCaig D, Diack L, George J. Investigating prescribing by community pharmacists in Scotland. Community Pharmacy Scotland (£49,000).
  • Stewart D, Cunningham S, McCaig D, Hansford D. Investigating reclassification of medicines from prescription only medicines to pharmacy medicines in Scotland. Community Pharmacy Scotland (£49,000).
  • Stewart D, Cunningham S, Diack L, George J, McCaig D, Bond C. Evaluating prescribing by pharmacists in Scotland. NHS Education for Scotland (£300,000).
  • Stewart D, Pfleger D, McCaig D, Diack L. Education and training in pharmaceutical public health for community pharmacists: a needs assessment. NHS Education for Scotland (£23,116).
  • Bond C, Downie G, Stewart D. An exploration of the public’s attitudes towards unused medicines. NHS Grampian (£19,000).
  • Diack L, Gibson M, McCaig D, Stewart D, Binnie L, McKenzie H, Bond C. E-learning for sharing across medical, health and social care undergraduate students: development, assessment and evaluation of an e-learning inter-professional module. The Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (£5,004).
  • Stewart D, Johnson G, McCaig D, Cunningham S, Diack L, Bond C, Binnie L, Cleland J. Developing and evaluating an E-network of pharmacists undertaking supplementary prescribing and their linked designated medical practitioners, which is supported by academia, aiming to enhance the period of learning in practice. The Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (£5,002).

Professional Memberships

  • Member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (RPSGB), 1988-2011
  • Member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, 2011-2015
  • Fellow of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society 2015-
  • Fellow of the Faculty, Royal Pharmaceutical Society, 2014
  • Registered with General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC), 2010

Publications

Over 100 peer reviewed papers published in the period 1990-Present. Full paper, peer reviewed output items published since 2008 include: 

  1. Tonna A, Weidmann AE, Laing RBS, Tonna I, Maccartney GM, Paudyal V, Stewart D. A qualitative study of determinants of patient behaviour leading to an infection related hospital admission. Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh 2017;47: 40-46.
  2. Tucker R, Stewart D. The role of community pharmacists in supporting self-management in patients with psoriasis. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice 2017;25:140-146.
  3. Jones J, Rauner S, Logue S, Imray E, Stewart D, Leslie SJ. National Health Service healthcare staff experience and practices regarding complementary and alternative medicine: an online survey. International Journal of Complementary & Alternative Medicine 2017;5(4):00159.
  4. Virdee MS, Stewart D. Optimizing the use of oral anticoagulant therapy for atrial fibrillation in primary care: a pharmacist-led intervention. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy 2017;39:173-180.
  5. Courtenay M, Rowbotham S, Lim R, Deslandes R, Hodson K, MacLure K, Peters S, Stewart D. Antibiotics for acute respiratory tract infections: a mixed-methods study of patient experiences of non-medical prescriber management. BMJ Open 2017;7:e013515. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2016-013515
  6. Stewart D, Mair A, Wilson M, Kardas P, Lewek P, Alonso A, McIntosh J, MacLure K & SIMPATHY consortium. Guidance to manage inappropriate polypharmacy in older people: systematic review and future developments. Expert Opinion on Drug Safety 2017;16(2);203-213. doi:10.1080/14740338.2017.1265503
  7. Tucker R, Stewart D. Patient and pharmacist perceptions of a pharmacist-led educational intervention for people with psoriasis. Self Care 2016;7(4):18-31
  8. McIntosh T, Stewart D, Forbes-McKay K, McCaig D, Cunningham S. Influences on prescribing decision-making among non-medical prescribers in the United Kingdom: a systematic review. Family Practice 2016;33:572-579. doi:10.1093/fampra/cmw085
  9. West LM, Diack L, Cordina M, Stewart D. A focus group based study of the perspectives of the Maltese population and healthcare professionals on medication wastage. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy 2016;38:1241–1249. doi:10.1007/s11096-016-0359-5
  10. Weeks G, George J, Maclure K, Stewart D. Non-medical prescribing versus medical prescribing for acute and chronic disease management in primary and secondary care (Review). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2016, Issue 11. Art. No.: CD011227. doi:10.1002/14651858.CD011227.pub2.
  11. MacLure K, MacLeod J, Forbes-McKay K, Paudyal V, Cunningham S, Strath A, Lynch R, Stewart D. A Case Study Investigation into the Use of Multi-compartment Compliance Aids in Older People Resident in Very Sheltered Housing. The Patient - Patient-Centered Outcomes Research 2016;9(6):583–590. doi:10.1007/s40271-016-0178-8
  12. Alqubaisi M, Tonna D, Strath A, Stewart D. Quantifying behavioural determinants relating to health professional reporting of medication errors: a cross-sectional survey using the Theoretical Domains Framework. European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology 2016;72:1401–1411.doi:10.1007/s00228-016-2124-z
  13. MacLure K, Stewart D. Digital literacy knowledge and needs of pharmacy staff: A systematic review. Journal of Innovation in Health Informatics 2016;23(3):560–571. doi:/10.14236/jhi.v23i3.840
  14. Brincat A, West LM, Stewart D, Weidmann A. Patients' lived experiences of cytotoxic medications prescribed for the management of malignant solid tumours: a systematic review. PROSPERO 2016:CRD42016048457
  15. Gibson Smith K, Paudyal V, Stewart D, Klein S. Remote communities: promoting engagement in self-care. Self Care 2016;7(4):1-9.
  16. Pallivalapila AR. Stakeholders' views and experiences of pharmacist prescribing: a systematic review protocol. PROSPERO 2016:CRD42016048072
  17. Al Shemeili S, Klein S, Strath A, Fares S, Stewart D. A modified Delphi study of structures and processes related to medicines management for elderly hospitalised patients in the United Arab Emirates. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice 2016;22:781-791.
    doi:10.1111/jep.12542
  18. West LM, Diack L, Cordina M, Stewart D. A cross- sectional study of the Maltese general public on medication wastage. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy 2016;38:261-270. doi:L10.1007/s11096-015-0233-x
  19. Alqubaisi M, Tonna A, Strath A, Stewart D. Exploring behavioural determinants relating to health professional reporting of medication errors: a qualitative study using the Theoretical Domains Framework. European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology 2016;72:887-895. doi:10.1007/s00228-016-2054-9
  20. MacLure K, Paudyal V, Stewart D. Reviewing the literature, how systematic is systematic? International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy 2016;38:695-694. doi:10.1007/s11096-016-0288-3
  21. Stewart D, Klein S. The use of theory in research. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy 2016;38:695-694.DOI 10.1007/s11096-015-0216-y
  22. McIntosh T, Stewart D. A qualitative study of UK pharmacy pre-registration graduates' views and reflections on pharmacist prescribing. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice 2016;24:139-141. doi:10.1111/ijpp.12222
  23. Alqubaisi M, Tonna A, Strath A, Stewart D. Exploring behavioural determinant relating to health professional reporting of medication errors: a qualitative study using the Theoretical Domains Framework. European Journal of Clinica lPharmacology: 2016: doi:10.1007/s00228-016-2054-9
  24. McLay JS, Pallivalappila AR, Shetty A, Pande B, Moza Al Hail, Stewart D.  'Asking the Right Question'. A Comparison of Two Approaches to Gathering Data on 'Herbals' Use in Survey Based Studies. PLoS ONE 2016 11(2): e0150140.
    doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0150140
  25. Stewart D, Generalova D, Cunningham S, Leslie S, Rushworth G, McIver L. Healthcare professional and patient views, behaviours and experiences surrounding novel oral anticoagulants (NOACs) for the management of non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF): a systematic review protocol. PROSPERO 2016: CRD42016003840.
  26. Brown A, MacLure K, Addison B, Pedden S, Stewart D. Professional body and regulatory organisation guidance on the use of social media for registered healthcare professionals: a systematic review protocol. PROSPERO 2016:CRD42016026877.
  27. Pisano U, Deosaran J, Leslie SJ, Rushworth GF, Stewart D, Ford I, Watson AJM. Nicorandil, gastrointestinal adverse drug reactions and ulcerations: a systematic review. Advances in Therapy 2016; doi:10.1007/s12325-016-0294-9
  28. Al Shemeili S, Klein S, Strath A, Fares S, Stewart D. An exploration of health professionals' experiences of medicines management in elderly, hospitalised patients in Abu Dhabi. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy 2016;38:107-118.
    doi:10.1007/s11096-015-0212-2
  29. Tucker R, Stewart D. An exploratory study of the views of community pharmacists on the management of patients with undiagnosed skin problems. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice 2015;23:390-398. doi:10.1111/ijpp.12179
  30. Fitzgerald N, Youngson E, Cunningham S, Watson M, Stewart D. Support for community pharmacy-based alcohol interventions: a Scottish general public survey. Public Health 2015;129:1431-1438.
  31. Fleming A, Tonna A, O'Connor S, Byrne S, Stewart D. Antimicrobial stewardship activities in hospitals in Ireland and the United Kingdom: a comparison of two national surveys. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy 2015;37:776-781. doi:10.1007/s11096-015-0114-3
  32. Tobaiqy M, Al Humaid S, Stewart D, Alotaibi FO, Qureshi KA, MacLure K, Algharib F, Alsameti A, Alsaqer A, Alemann A. Assessment and prescription of tigecycline and patients' outcomes in three hospitals in Saudi Arabia. Tropical Journal of Pharmaceutical Research 2015;14(10):1919-1926.
  33. MacLure K, Stewart D. Self-reported digital literacy of the pharmacy workforce in north east Scotland. Pharmacy 2015;3:182-196.
  34. Smith Gibson K, Paudyal V, Stewart D, Klein S. The health and wellbeing of offshore workers: a narrative review of the published literature. The Journal of The Institute of Remote HealthCare 2015;6(2)
  35. Weidmann AE, MacLure K, Marshall S, Gray G, Stewart D. Promoting weight management services in community pharmacy: perspectives of the pharmacy team in Scotland. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy 2015;37:599–606. doi:10.1007/s11096-015-0102-7
  36. Mills PM, Weidmann AE, Stewart D. Hospital discharge information communication and prescribing errors: a narrative literature overview. European Journal of Hospital Pharmacy 2015;0:1–8. doi:10.1136/ejhpharm-2015-000677
  37. Thomas B, Pallivalapilla AR, Al Hail M, El Kassem W, Al Saad D, Singh R, Stewart D, Paudyal V, MacLure K, McLay J. Incidence, nature and causes of medication errors in hospitalised patients in Middle Eastern countries: a systematic review protocol. PROSPERO 2015:CRD42015019693
  38. Stewart D,Al Hail M, Abdul Rouf PV, El Kassem W, Diack L, Thomas B, Awaisu A. Building hospital pharmacy practice research capacity in Qatar: a cross-sectional survey of hospital pharmacists. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy2015;37:511–521. doi:10.1007/s11096-015-0087-2
  39. Stewart D, Al Hail M, Abdul Rouf PV, El Kassem W, Diack L, Thomas B, Awaisu A. Building hospital pharmacy practice research capacity in Qatar: a cross-sectional survey of hospital pharmacists. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy 2015;37:511–521. doi:10.1007/s11096-015-0087-2
  40. Rushworth GF, Diack L, MacRobbie A, Munoz SA, Pfleger S, Stewart D. Access to medicines in remote and rural areas: a survey of residents in the Scottish Highlands & Western Isles. Public Health 2015; 129: 244-251
  41. Tucker R, Stewart D. Why people seek advice from community pharmacies about skin problems. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice 2015; 23: 150-153. doi:10.1111/ijpp.12126
  42. Pallivalapila AR, Stewart D, Shetty A, Pande B, Singh R, McLay JS. Use of complementary and alternative medicines during the third trimester. Obstet Gynecol. 2015 Jan;125(1):204-11. doi:10.1097/AOG.0000000000000596.
  43. Thomas B, Abdul Rouf PV, El Kassem W, Al Hail M, Stewart D, Tharannum A, Ahmed A, Al Saadi M. A case of probable labetalol induced hyperkalaemia in pre-eclampsia. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy 2014; 36:1130–1133. doi:10.1007/s11096-014-0021-z
  44. Paudyal V, Hansford D, Cunningham S, Stewart D. Exploring opportunities for providing pharmacists with feedback on their practice and performance around the electronic Minor Ailments Service in Scotland. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice 2014;22(5):319-26. doi:10.1111/ijpp.12088

  45. Tonna A, McCaig D, Diack L, West B, Stewart D. Development of consensus guidance to facilitate service redesign around pharmacist prescribing in UK hospital practice. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy 2014;36:1069–1076.
    doi:10.1007/s11096-014-9996-8
  46. Tonna A, Gould IM, Stewart D. A cross-sectional survey of antimicrobial stewardship strategies in UK hospitals. Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics 2014;39:516-520.
  47. Tonna A, McCaig D, Diack L, West B, Stewart D. Development of consensus guidance to facilitate service redesign around pharmacist prescribing in UK hospital practice. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy 2014;36:1069–1076.
  48. Weeks G, George J, MacLure K, Stewart D. Non-medical prescribing versus medical prescribing for acute and chronic disease management in primary and secondary care (Protocol). The Cochrane Library, 2014, Issue 7. doi:10.1002/14651858.CD011227
  49. Al Shemeili S, Stewart D. Use of the Drug Burden Index to identify and reduce potentially inappropriate prescribing of anticholinergic and sedative agents in elderly patients in institutionalized care: a systematic review protocol. JBI Database of Systematic Reviews & Implementation Reports 2014;12:48-59.
  50. Fleming A, Tonna A, O'Connor S, Byrne S, Stewart D. A cross-sectional survey of the profile and activities of antimicrobial management teams in Irish hospitals. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy 2014; 36:377-383. doi:10.1007/s11096-013-9907-4
  51. Stewart D, Pallivalappila AR, Shetty A, Pande B, McLay JS. Healthcare professional views and experiences of complementary and alternative therapies in obstetric practice in North East Scotland: a prospective questionnaire survey. British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology  2014;121:1015 doi:10.1111/1471-0528.12618
  52. Rushworth GF, Bloe C, Diack HL, Reilly R, Murray C, Stewart D, Leslie SJ. Pre-Hospital ECG E-Transmission for Patients with Suspected Myocardial Infarction in the Highlands of Scotland. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 2014; 11: 2346-2360. doi:10.3390/ijerph110202346
  53. MacLure K, Stewart D, Strath A. A systematic review of medical and non-medical practitioners' views of the impact of ehealth on shared care. European Journal of Hospital Pharmacy 2014;21:1-9. doi:10.1136/ejhpharm-2013-000337
  54. Paudyal V, Hansford D, Cunningham S, Stewart D. Over-the-counter prescribing and pharmacists' adoption of new medicines: Diffusion of innovations.  Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy 2013:9(3):251-262.
  55. Stewart D, MacLure K, Paudyal V, Hughes C, Courtenay M, McLay J. Non-medical prescribers and pharmacovigilance: participation, competence and future needs. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy 2013;35:268-274. doi:10.1007/s11096-012-9739-7
  56. Paudyal V, Hansford D, Cunningham S, Stewart D. Pharmacists' perceived integration into practice of over-the-counter simvastatin five years post reclassification. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy 2012;34:733-738. doi:10.1007/s11096-012-9668-5
  57. George J, Elliott RA, Lee CY, Stewart DC, Bailey MJ, Stewart K. Interventions for enhancing medicine use by older adults prescribed multiple medicines. Cochrane Review 2012; in press.
  58. Stewart D, MacLure K, George J. Educating non medical prescribers, British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology 2012;74(4):662-667. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2125.2012.04204.x
  59. McIntosh T, Munro K, McLay J, Stewart D. A cross sectional survey of the views of newly registered pharmacists in Great Britain on their potential prescribing role: a cautious approach. British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology 2012;72(4):656-660. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2125.2011.04133.x
  60. Weidmann AE, Cunningham S, Gray G, Hansford D, Bermano G, Stewart D. Views of the Scottish general public on community pharmacy weight Management Services: international implications. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy 2012;34:389-397. doi:10.1007/s11096-012-9624-4
  61. Paudyal V, Hansford D, Cunningham S, Stewart D. Community pharmacists' adoption of medicines reclassified from prescription-only status: a systematic review of factors associated with decision making. Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety 2012;21:396-406. doi:10.1002/pds.3219
  62. Kocic I, Stewart D. Clinical pharmacy prescribing – how far should we go? European Journal of Hospital Pharmacy Practice 2011;17:34-35. 
  63. McLay JS, Stewart D, George J, Rore C, Heys SD. Complementary and alternative medicines use by Scottish women with breast cancer. What, why and the potential for drug interactions? European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology 2012;68:811–819. doi:10.1007/s00228-011-1181-6
  64. McAuley A, Watson M, Stewart D, Sheridan J, Fitzgerald N, Dhital R, Howie G, Currie S. Increasing capacity in alcohol screening and brief interventions: A role for community pharmacy? NHS Health Scotland 2012.
  65. Power A, Grammatiki A, Bates I, McKellar S, Johnson BJ, Diack HL, Stewart D, Hudson SA. Factors associated with Scottish pharmacists’ views and attitudes to continuing professional development. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice 2011;19(6):424-430. doi:10.1111/j.2042-7174.2011.00135.x
  66. Stewart DC, MacLure K, Bond CM, Cunningham S, Diack L, George J, McCaig DJ. Pharmacist prescribing in primary care: the views of patient across Great Britain who had experienced the service. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 2011;19:328-332. doi:10.1111/j.2042-7174.2011.00130.x
  67. Weidmann AE, Cunningham S, Gray G, Hansford D, McLay, J, Broom J, Stewart D. Over-the-counter orlistat: early experiences, views and attitudes of community pharmacists in Great Britain. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy 2011;33(4):627-633. doi:10.1007/s11096-011-9516-z
  68. Paudyal V, Hansford D, Cunningham ITS, Stewart D. Cross-sectional survey of community pharmacists’ views of the electronic minor ailment system in Scotland. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice 2010; ;18:194-201. doi:10.1111/j.2042-7174.2010.00042.x
  69. McCaig D, Fitzgerald N, Stewart D. Provision of advice on alcohol use in community pharmacy: a cross-sectional survey of pharmacists’ practice, knowledge, views and confidence. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice 2011;19:171-178. doi:10.1111/j.2042-7174.2011.00111.x
  70. Tobaiqy M, Stewart D, Helms P, Williams J, Crum J, Steer C, McLay J. Parental reporting of adverse drug reactions associated with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) medications in children attending specialist paediatric clinics in the UK. Drug Safety 2011;34(3):211-219. doi:10.2165/11586050-000000000-00000
  71. Stewart D, Cunningham ITS, Diack HL, McCaig DJ, MacLure K, Bond CM, George J (2010). Report: Exploring and evaluating pharmacist prescribing. 
  72. Paudyal V, Hansford D, Cunningham ITS, Stewart D. Cross-sectional survey of community pharmacists’ views of the electronic minor ailment system in Scotland. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice 2010;
  73. Stewart D, George J, Cleland J, Bond C, Diack L, McCaig D, Cunningham S, MacLure K, Harkness S. Developing and validating a tool for assessment of pharmacist prescribers’ consultations. Family Practice 2010;27:520-526.
  74. Stewart D, Cunningham ITS, Hansford D, John D, McCaig D, McLay J. General practitioners’ views and experiences of over-the-counter simvastatin. British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology 2010;70: :356-359. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2125.2010.03701.x
  75. Tobaiqy M, Stewart D, Helms PJ, Bond CM, Lee AJ, McLay J. Views of parents and pharmacists following participation in a paediatric pharmacovigilance study. Pharmacy World & Science 2010;32:334-338.
  76. Tobaiqy M, Stewart D, Helms PJ, Bond C, Lee AJ, Bateman N, McCaig D, McLay J. A pilot study to evaluate a community pharmacy-based monitoring system to identify adverse drug reactions associated with paediatric medicines use. European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology 2010;66:627-632.
  77. Stewart D, Anthony GB, Chesson R. ‘It’s not my job. I’m the patient not the doctor’: patients with schizophrenia perspectives on medicines management. Patient Education and Counselling 2010;87:212-217.
  78. Leung W, Wing-yee S, Stewart D, Lui A, Tong P, Ko G, Kong A, Ma R, Chan F, Yang X, Chiang S, Chan J. Lack of benefits for prevention of cardiovascular disease with aspirin therapy in type 2 diabetic patients – a longitudinal observational study. Cardiovascular Diabetology 2009;8:57.
  79. McIntosh T, Stewart D, Munro K. What do Royal Pharmaceutical Society branches mean to pharmacists in Scotland? Pharmaceutical Journal 2009;283:76-78.
  80. Stewart D (editorial). Pharmacist prescribing: a view from the UK. Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Research 2009;39(1):7-8.
  81. Stewart DC, George J, Diack LH, Bond CM, McCaig DJ Cunningham ITS, Munro K, Pfleger D. A cross sectional survey of the Scottish general public’s awareness, views and attitudes to non-medical prescribing. Annals of Pharmacotherapy 2009;43:1115-1121.
  82. Stewart DC, George J, Bond CM, Diack LH, McCaig DJ Cunningham ITS. Views of pharmacist prescribers, doctors and patients on pharmacist prescribing implementation. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice 2009;17:89-94.
  83. Fitzgerald N, Watson H, McCaig D, Stewart D. Developing and evaluating training for community pharmacists to deliver interventions on alcohol issues. Pharmacy World & Science 2009;31:149-153.
  84. Stewart DC, George J, Bond CM, Cunningham ITS, Diack LH, McCaig DJ. Exploring patients’ perspectives of pharmacist supplementary prescribing in Scotland. Pharmacy World & Science 2008;30:892-897.
  85. Pfleger D E, McHattie L W, Diack L H, McCaig D J, Stewart D C. Views, attitudes and self-assessed training needs of Scottish community pharmacists to public health practice and competence. Pharmacy World & Science 2008;30:801-809.
  86. George J, Elliott R, Stewart D. A systematic review of interventions to improve medication taking in elderly patients prescribed multiple medications. Drugs & Aging 2008; 25(4): 307-324.
  87. Tonna AP, Stewart D, West B, Gould I, McCaig D. Antimicrobial optimisation in secondary care: the pharmacist as part of a multidisciplinary antimicrobial programme – a literature review. International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents 2008; 31: 511-517.
  88. McCaig D, Hansford D, John D, Cunningham S, Stewart D. Reclassification of omeprazole: a survey of community pharmacists’ views, attitudes and early experiences. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice 2008; 16: 23-28
  89. George J, Cleland J, Bond C, McCaig D, Cunningham ITS, Diack L, Stewart D. Views of pharmacists and mentors on experiential learning for pharmacist supplementary prescribing trainees. Pharmacy World and Science 2008; 30: 265-271
  90. Fitzgerald N, McCaig D, Watson H, Thomson D, Stewart D. Development, implementation and evaluation of a pilot project to deliver interventions on alcohol issues in community pharmacies. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice 2008; 16: 17-22
  91. Power A, Johnson J, Diack H L, McKellar S, Stewart D, Hudson S A. Scottish pharmacists’ views and attitudes towards continuing professional development. Pharmacy World & Science 2008; 30: 136-143.
  92. Pfleger D E, McHattie L W, Diack L H, McCaig D J, Stewart D C. Developing consensus around the pharmaceutical public health competencies for community pharmacists in Scotland. Pharmacy World & Science 2008; 30: 111-119.