Dr Asia Rashed
PhD, MSc, BPharm (Hons)
Researcher in Medicines Use in Children
Telephone: +44 (0)207 848 4844
KCL Postal Address:
Institute of Pharmaceutical Science
King's College London
150 Stamford Street
London SE1 9NH
Dr Rashed is a post-doctoral researcher works between Pharmaceutical Science, KCL and the Evelina Pharmacy at Evelina London Children’s Hospital, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, with an interest in developing interventions to improve clinical practice, patient’s safety and safe medicines use in children and young person.
Dr Rashed is also an Honorary Research Pharmacist at Evelina London Children’s Hospital where her collaborations with Mr Steve Tomlin, consultant pharmacist, are being continued.
She joined the Clinical Practice and Medication Use Group in February 2013. Before that she worked as a post-doctoral research associate as part of GRiP WP5 team together with Dr C Tuleu at UCL. She was then awarded with colleagues from Evelina London Children’s Hospital and King’s College London a research grant from the Health Foundation (SHINE 2012) to develop a safe management system for delivering nurse/patient controlled analgesia to in children. The project was conducted at Evelina London Children’s Hospital and has been rolled-out across the Trust and has become the “routine practice”.
This project has been recognised nationally and received the Patient Safety and Care Award 2014 in the “Improving Safety in Medicines Management” category.
Her current research, funded by Neonatal & Paediatric Pharmacists Group, is looking at dose banding of common medicines used in children, with a view of potentially using tablets rather than liquid medicines, where possible. This is a novel and potentially-practice changing project which will feed into another project being conducted by the team which focuses on providing evidence-base to prescribers to change their perception and attitude towards prescribing solid dosage forms to children rather than liquid medicines.
Her current research is also exploring how technology such as electronic prescribing can enhance patient safety and health service effectiveness.