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Biography

Dr Rashed is a clinical research fellow working 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 Clinical Research Pharmacist at Evelina London Children’s Hospital where her collaborations with the paediatric pharmacy team, are being continued.

Dr Rashed graduated from UCL School of Pharmacy with a PhD in Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug safety in 2012. She then worked as a post-doctoral research associate as part of the Global Research in Paediatrics (GRiP) WP5 team together with Dr C Tuleu at UCL. Following that Dr Rashed joined the Medicines Use Research Group in February 2013 when she was awarded, with colleagues from Evelina London Children’s Hospital and King’s College London, a research grant from the Health Foundation (SHINE 2012). The project focused on developing a safe management system for delivering nurse/patient-controlled analgesia 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.

Research projects: A project funded by the Pharmacy Research UK Charity is looking at establishing a Children’s Pill School within NHS settings, and providing evidence-base for parents, children and young people, and prescribers to change their perception and attitude towards prescribing solid dosage formulations to children rather than liquid medicines.

Two research projects funded by the Neonatal & Paediatric Pharmacists Group focusing on; developing dose-banding of the common medicines used in children and evaluating the role of the pharmacy practice in the health care pathway for children and young people in the community. Dr Rashed is working with a team from St George’s London University, led by Professor Sharland, on a project funded by the World Health Organisation (WHO) focuses on reviewing and updating the antibiotics dosing in the WHO formulary - Essential Medicine List for children (EMLc).