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Dr Asa Auta

Dr. Asa Auta

Senior Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice

School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences

Maudland Building, MB141

+44 (0) 1772 89 5849

aauta@uclan.ac.uk

Subject Areas: Pharmacy and Pharmacology

Dr Auta’s expertise is in pharmacy practice, public health and health services research. He is an active researcher with over 40 peer-reviewed publications and is currently investigating non-prescription use of antibiotics and the burden of diseases in population groups.  Dr Auta’s recent research on non-prescription supply of antibiotics in community pharmacies was extensively reported by the media including the Telegraph, UK and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. He will welcome PhD enquiries in any area related to his research.

Dr Auta is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA) and an Editorial Board Member of the Journal of Global Health Reports.

Reserach groups - Pharmacy Practice

Social Media - ResearchGate

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Qualifications:

  • PhD, University of Leeds, 2016
  • MPH (Distinction), University of Leeds, 2010
  • BPharm (Distinction), University of Jos, 2003

Teaching activities and responsibilities:

Dr Auta teaches on many undergraduate and postgraduate modules within the School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences. He is the course leader for the MSc Advanced Pharmacy Practice and module leader for PJ3997 Research Methods and Project Development, PJ4601 Evidence Based Medicine, PJ4602 Public Health and PJ4609 Research Methods.

Projects:

  • Non-prescription use of antibiotics
  • Facilitators and barriers to pharmacist prescribing
  • Healthcare workers' occupational exposure to blood-borne pathogens

Publications

Auta A, Adewuyi EO, Tor-Anyiin A, Edor JP, Kureh GT, Khanal V, Oga E, Adeloye D (2018). Global prevalence of percutaneous injuries among health-care workers: a systematic review and meta-analysis. International Journal of Epidemiology, doi.org/10.1093/ije/dyy208. [Epub ahead of print]

Auta A, Hadi MA, Oga E, Adewuyi EO, Abdu-Aguye SN, Adeloye D, Strickland-Hodge B, Morgan DJ (2018). Global access to antibiotics without prescription in community pharmacies: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Infection, doi: 10.1016/j.jinf.2018.07.001. [Epub ahead of print]

Auta A, Ogbonna BO, Adewuyi EO, Adeloye D, Strickland-Hodge B (2018). Prevalence and factors associated with the use of antibiotics in non-bloody diarrhoea in children under 5 years of age in Sub-Saharan Africa. Archives of Disease in Childhood, doi:10.1136/ archdischild-2017-314228. [Epub ahead of print]                              

Auta A, Adewuyi EO, Tor-Anyiin A, Aziz D, Ogbole E, Ogbonna BO, Adeloye D (2017). Health-care workers’ occupational exposures to body fluids in 21 countries in Africa: systematic review and meta-analysis. Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 95(12):831-841F.

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Conferences

Adeloye D, Auta A, Dos Santos JP, Harhay MO. Epidemiology of childhood hematologic cancers in Africa: A systematic review of the evidence. In: American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting 2018, 14 – 18 April 2018, Chicago, USA.
 

Auta A, Hadi MA, Oga E, Adewuyi EO, Abdu-Aguye SN, Adeloye D, Strickland-Hodge B, Morgan DJ.  Non-prescription supply of antibiotics for symptoms of upper respiratory tract infections in community pharmacies: a systematic review and meta-analysis. British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (BSAC) Spring Conference, 12 – 13 March 2018, London, UK.

Auta A, Strickland-Hodge B, Maz J. Prescribing and dispensing functions in medicine and pharmacy and the potential for pharmacist prescribing in Nigeria: a cross-sectional survey of pharmacists’ views. In: 23rd Health Services Research & Pharmacy Practice Conference, 10 – 11 April 2017, Nottingham, UK.  

Auta A, Strickland-Hodge B, Maz J. Clinical pharmacy practice in Nigerian hospitals: Flourishing or floundering? In: 75th International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 29 September - 3 October 2015, Düsseldorf, Germany.

Auta A, Strickland-Hodge B, Maz J. Pharmacists' willingness to be prescribers in Nigeria: A cross-sectional survey. In: 75th International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 29 September - 3 October 2015, Düsseldorf, Germany.