Anita Weidmann
Title: Dr
First Name: Anita
Surname: Weidmann
Position: Senior Lecturer
Telephone: +44 (0) 1224 262547

Duties and Responsibilities

Roles and responsibilities

  • Postgraduate Programmes Leader
  • Senior Lecturer at the School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences
  • Module coordinator for both undergraduate and postgraduate clinical modules

To fulfil the roles above, Dr Weidmann is a member of various school committees / groups including:

  • School Academic board
  • Postgraduate Pharmacy Programmes Management Team
  • Research Ethics panel
  • School Research Committee
  • University Academic Council

Academic Background


  • MPharm(Hons), Robert Gordon University, 2001
  • PgCert Research Methods, Robert Gordon University, 2004
  • PgCert Higher Education, Learning and Teaching, Robert Gordon University, 2005
  • PhD, Robert Gordon University, 2008

Professional Affiliations

  • Member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS), 2002
  • General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC), 2010
  • Canadian Pharmaceutical Association (CPhA), 2012
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA), 2012
  • Member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society Faculty, 2013
  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA), 2014
  • Member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society Faculty (MFRPSII), 2014
  • Member of the Chamber of Pharmacist of Austria, 2017

Research Interests

Key research interests

Dr Weidmann's general research interests lie within the field of diabetes and obesity. Her research skills span both Molecular Biology and cell signalling as well as pharmacy practice research in this area Key research interests include:

  • Molecular cell changes in response to changing glucose and oxygen concentrations
  • The applied and practical impact of these diseases relevant to Pharmacy
  • The effects of flavonoid antioxidants on the regulation of TRB3 expression in hepato and adipocytes
  • The cellular uptake and mechanism of flavanoid absorption in human intestinal cells



  1. Weidmann, AE., Donat, I., Ortner, A., 2017. Austrian pharmacy students' views, experiences and attitudes on an elective clinical Pharmacy teaching event delivered in the English language. Pharmacy Education. Accepted fro publication.
  2. MILLS, P., WEIDMANN, A. and STEWART, D. 2017. Hospital Electronic Prescribing System Implementation Impact on Discharge Information Communication and Prescribing Errors: A Before and After Study, European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology. Accepted for publication (IF: 2.966)
  3. Tonna A, Weidmann AE, Laing RBS, Tonna I, MacCartney GM, Paudyal V, Stewart D. 2017. A qualitative study of determinants of patients behaviour leading to an infection related hospital admission. Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh. 47:40-46.
  4. Brincat A, West LM, Stewart D, Weidmann A, 2016. Patients' lived experiences of cytotoxic medications prescribed for the management of malignant solid tumours: a systematic review. PROSPERO 2016:CRD42016048457
  5. MILLS, P., WEIDMANN, A. and STEWART, D. 2016. Hospital electronic prescribing system implementation impact on discharge information communication and associated prescribing errors: a before and after study. International journal of pharmacy and practice, 24(Suppl 3), article 0056, page 49.
  6. Onkonkwo RI, Weidmann AE, Effa E. 2015. Renal and Bone Adverse Effects of a Tenofovir-Based regimen in the treatment of HIV infected children: A systematic review. Drug Safety. 39(3), 209-218.
  7. Mills PR, Weidmann AE, Stewart D., 2015. Hospital discharge information communication and prescribing errors: a narrative literature overview. European Journal of Hospital Pharmacists. doi: 10.1136/ejhpharm-2015-000677
    Weidmann AE, Addison B, Brown A, Young J., 2015. General Public expectations of a community pharmacy led weight management service offered during smoking cessation. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice. 2015. 23 (Supplement 1)
  8. Weidmann AE, Pammett R, Landry E, Jorgenson D. Interprofessional Student Run Primary Health Care Clinics: Implications for Pharmacy Education in Scotland. Canadian Pharmacist Journal, 2015. Accepted for publication. (Top 10 most-red articles in the Canadian Pharmacists Journal by 2017;
  9. Pammett R, Landry E, Weidmann AE, Jorgenson D. Interprofessional Student Run Primary Health Care Clinics as Educational Experiences for Pharmacy Students. Canadian Pharmacist Journal, 2015. Accepted for publication.
  10. AE Weidmann, K MacLure, S Marshall, G Gray, D Stewart. Promoting weight management in community pharmacy: a qualitative study of the beliefs & experiences of pharmacists and medicines counter assistants in the United Kingdom. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy. 2015; 37 (4):599-606.
  11. A Irwin, AE Weidmann. A mixed methods investigation into the use of non-technical skills by community and hospital pharmacists. Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy. 2015 ePub ahead of print.
  12. AE Weidmann, S Marshall, G Gray, K MacLure, D Pfleger, D Stewart. Can community pharmacy contribute to weight management? A qualitative study of the perspectives of the pharmacy team. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice. 2014; 22 (Suppl.1): 53.



As Postgraduate Programmes Leader , Dr Weidmann has the responsibility for the delivery, development , assessment and governance of the MSc Clinical Pharmacy, MSc Advanced Pharmacy Practice and the Pharmacist Independent Prescribing course. At an international level in her capacity as Postgraduate Programmes Leader Dr Weidmann has visited a number of countries to discuss collaborative projects and course delivery. She has particular interest in the development of further international links for postgraduate study.

Teaching philosophy

A teaching philosophy based on respect, curiosity and inspiration. The main principles of my teaching are based on a deep respect for my students, warm affection and a genuine desire to impart what is of value. It is my hope that I instil a sense of curiosity by sharing my own curiosity for the unexplained or unexamined, to provide them with a solid knowledge foundation and competence to become excellent pharmacy practitioners who are able to evolve with their profession while having a deep respect for their patients and act as an inspiration to others.