School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences
Maudland Building, MB069
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Subject Areas: Health Services Research, Outcomes Research, Effectiveness and Cost-effectiveness of Pharmacist-led Intervention, Pedagogic Research, Active Learning, Data Modelling
Andrea has experience in health care and pharmacy practice that has allowed him to work in Italy, the UK and Switzerland. This has led to him being an entrepreneur and to work across various sectors including: academia, industry, consultancy, and community and hospital pharmacy. He is a quantitative researcher, who’s main area of interest is health services research where he led the development and evaluation of a bespoke pharmacist-led intervention for patients suffering from chronic lung conditions. The results of his international work conducted in Italy had an impact on policy and practice, with the government allocating 36 million Euros for funding such services. Further results of his research have demonstrated the contribution that pharmacists are making for the sustainability of the health care system. His research has informed ‘Pharmacy 2030: A Vision for Community Pharmacy in Europe’, a publication issued by the Pharmaceutical Group of the European Union (PGEU) which is the European association representing more than 400,000 community pharmacists contributing to the health of over 500 million people throughout Europe. According to Altmetric, one of his papers is in the 96th percentile of the 266,165 tracked articles of a similar age in all journals and is ranked 1st of the 105 tracked articles in BMC Health Services Research. His work is also included in the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) evidence website, contributing towards evidence used to inform 2019 NICE guidelines for emergency and acute care. Andrea is developing a second area of interest, pedagogic research, looking at the use of active learning and student engagement across different disciplines.
Andrea has experience in small and large projects, team leadership, strategic planning, and budget management, as well as designing and constructing new instruments. He is the son of an egg-wholesaler and the first member of his family who went to university, the husband of a wonderful woman who always supports him and the father of a very active daughter. During his free, time he likes skiing, mountain biking, and hiking.
2017 PhD University of Kent (UK)
2011 Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (Master level) University of Kent (UK)
2005 MBA, Bradford School of Management (UK)
2003 Certificate in Foundation of Senior Management, Open University (UK)
1999 Hospital Pharmacy Specialization, University of Padua (Italy)
1991 PharmD, University of Trieste (Italy)
1988 Pharmacy degree, University of Trieste (Italy)
Parthasarathy P, Apampa B, Manfrin A. (2019) Perception of team-based learning using the Team-Based Learning Student Assessment Instrument: an exploratory analysis amongst pharmacy and biomedical students in the United Kingdom. Journal Of Educational Evaluation For Health Professions, 16, 23. doi: 10.3352/jeehp.2019.16.23
Manfrin A, Mar Molinero C, Krska J. (2018) Optimal scaling and contingency tables reveal the mismatch between patients’ attitude and perception towards their asthma medications and complaints during the I-MUR service provision. 5th Conference Proceedings: Stochastic Modelling Techniques and Data Analysis (SMTDA) International Conference with Demographic Workshop, Chania, Crete, Greece. International Society for the Advancement of Science and Technology (ISAST 2018). 399:408.
Tinelli M, White J, Manfrin A. A novel pharmacist-led intervention secures the minimal important difference (MID) in Asthma Control Test (ACT) score: better outcomes for patients and the health care provider. BMJ Open Respiratory Research. BMJ Open Resp Res 2018;5:e000322. doi:10.1136/bmjresp-2018-000322
Manfrin A, Trimaco V, Manzi MV, Rozza F, Izzo R. (2018). A single blind multicentre randomised controlled trial to evaluate the effectiveness and cost of a novel nutraceutical (LopiGLIK) lowering the cardiovascular disease risk. ClinicoEconomics and Outcomes Research.
Manfrin A, Tinelli M, Thomas T, Krska J. (2017). A cluster randomised control trial to evaluate the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of the Italian Medicines Use Review (I-MUR) for asthma patients. BMC Health Services Research. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12913-017-2245-9
Health services research, research methods, pharmacist-led intervention, applied and advanced statistics, evidence-based medicine, introduction to health economics, clinical pharmacy, pharmaceutical care
Andrea is chaired professor of pharmacy practice, he works with the pharmacy practice team and liaise with the other groups within the School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences and beyond.
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