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Dr. Sarah Wilson

Dr. Sarah Wilson

Principle Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice

School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences

Maudland Building, MB024

+44 (0) 1772 89 5821

sewilson@uclan.ac.uk

Subject Areas: Pharmacy

The overarching theme of Sarah's teaching and research interests is the ethical provision of healthcare. This encompasses three key areas: teaching related to the ethical and social aspects of health and healthcare; the moral development and professionalism of health care students and practitioners; and the ethical delivery of health care services at both the individual and the social level.

Sarah is research active within the area of pharmacy and biomedical sciences and is a member of the Pharmacy Practice Research Group.

Full Profile

Dr Wilson is a Lecturer in Social Pharmacy & Ethics in the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, having joined the School as a research associate in 2007. Dr Wilson has a background in philosophy and ethics, a PhD in political philosophy, and research experience relating to ethical issues in health care practice. Her teaching and research interests relate to the ethical provision of healthcare. This encompasses three key areas: teaching related to the ethical and social aspects of health and healthcare; the moral development and professionalism of health care students and practitioners; and the ethical delivery of health care services at both the individual and the social level. Current projects include: Conscientious objection in pharmacy practice; Students as educators - opportunities and outcomes, and an exploration of the factors influencing presentation with non-urgent health problems to the Accident & Emergency Department at Blackpool Victoria Hospital.

Before joining UCLan Dr Wilson worked in the Centre for Economic and Social Aspects of Genomics (Cesagen), at Lancaster University, on projects exploring the ethical, legal and social dimensions of genetic technologies. These included: benefit sharing and issues of social justice as they relate to human genetic research databases; pharmacogenetics; and the expression of ethical values within clinical guidelines.

Qualifications
PhD Political Philosophy, Lancaster University, 2002
BA(Hons) Social Ethics and English, Lancaster University, 1995

Publications

S Wilson, (forthcoming 2009) ‘Who decides what? Relational ethics, genetics and well-being’ in Widdows, H. and Mullen, C. (eds) Who Decides: Exploring the Governance of Genetic Information., Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

S Wilson, R Chadwick, (2007) ‘Pursuing equality: questions of social justice and population genomics’, in Arnason, Arnason, Chadwick and Hayry (eds) The Ethics of Governance of Human Genetic Databases :European Perspectives. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

R Chadwick, S Wilson (2005) ‘Bio-Amazons – a comment’, in Tamburrini C & Tannsjö T (eds) Genetics Technology and Sport pp205-208. New York: Routledge, ISBN 0415342376.

More publications

Projects

Current projects:

An exploration of the factors influencing presentation with non-urgent health problems to the Accident & Emergency Department at Blackpool Victoria Hospital (funded by Fylde & Wyre Clinical Commissioning Group)

Students as educators: opportunities and outcomes

Conscientious objection in pharmacy practice

Facebook and professional identity

Previous projects:

Exploring pharmacy based services promoting safe consumption of alcohol – provider and stakeholder views (funded by NHS Liverpool through an unrestricted educational grant from Lundbeck Limited)

Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland: Framework development for evaluating current provision of services in community and hospital pharmacies in Ireland.

PhD supervision:

An exploration of perceptions affecting medication adherence in young people in early intervention services

Professional engagement of locum community pharmacists

Professionalism in pharmacy practice

Conferences

S. Wilson & G. Becket (2012) Using LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® to explore students’ perceptions of ‘professional’ and ‘unprofessional’ pharmacist identities. Oral presentation, HSRPP Cork.

S Wilson & G Becket (2010) Beyond ethical passivity: Can the Values-based Practice method inform ethically robust pharmacy practice? Poster presentation, International Social Pharmacy Workshop, Lisbon, Portugal

S. Wilson, A. Archer, J.P. Geraghty & G. Becket (2010) Increasing empathy skills in pharmacy students: A review Poster presentation, International Social Pharmacy Workshop, Lisbon, Portugal

S Wilson & G Becket (2009) What would competency-based teaching and learning in professionalism look like? 5th Pharmacy Education Symposium, Prato, Italy.

S Wilson, N Burns, J Dyke, G Becket (2009) Developing professional pharmacists: a discussion of staff and students’ views, Health Services Research and Pharmacy Practice conference, Brighton, UK

A Tordoff, S Wilson, G Becket (2009) Definitions of professionalism in pharmacy practice: A systematic review, Health Services Research and Pharmacy Practice conference, Brighton, UK

S Wilson (2008) It’s Not Just War: The Care Perspective and the War on Terror, invited talk at the ESRC research seminar series 'Ethics and the War on Terror: Politics, Multiculturalism and Media', University of Leicester

S Wilson (2008) Ethics and Interdisciplinary training, invited talk at ‘The Practice and Politics of Interdisciplinary Training in Genomics’ One-Day Workshop, the ESRC Genomics Forum, Edinburgh University

S Wilson (2006) Care, Justice and relational (bio)ethics, Centre for the Study of Global Ethics, University of Birmingham, UK.

S Wilson & E Pieri (2006) Pharmacogenetics of addictive behaviours: Philosophical queries and public concerns, XIV World Congress on Psychiatric Genetics, Cagliari, Sardinia, October 28th-Nov 1st 2006.

S Wilson (2006) Philosophy and Medicine - A Healthy Relationship, European Society for Philosophy of Medicine and Healthcare conference, in Helsinki, August 25-28 2006

S Wilson, (2006) The Public interest? Perspectives on confidentiality and disclosure, presentation at 'Genomics and Society: towards a socially robust science?' International conference, Amsterdam, 20-21 April 2006.

S Wilson & E Pieri, (2005) Ethical Issues in Pharmacogenetics presentation to North West Pharmacogenetics Research Network 2nd meeting, November 2005

S Wilson, (2005) Globalization in Bioethics: Resisting the trend, CSG & CESAGen International Conference, Royal Society, London 14th April 2005.

S Wilson, (2004) The ethics of biobanking – philosophical and applied issues, at the World Congress of Bioethics, Sydney, Australia, November 2004.

S Wilson, (2004) Biobanks and the ‘social’ in Social Justice, Elsagen Conference, Iceland August 2004.

External Activities

Chair, Health Services Research and Pharmacy Practice Conference 2013.

Teaching Activities and Responsibilities

Ethics at both undergraduate and graduate level, including ethical decision making, health care ethics, ethics and new technologies, and ethics relating to clinical trials

Social aspects of health and medicine

Introductory academic skills

Postgraduate research skills

Module tutor for the first year MPharm modules ‘Introduction to Pharmacy’, and ‘Pharmacy practice 1’, and third year MPharm projects

Module tutor, ‘Biomedical Ethics’ (MSc cross-course module)