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Dr Ryan Hamilton

Job: Senior Lecturer - Pharmacy Practice

Faculty: Health and Life Sciences

School/department: Leicester School of Pharmacy

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH

T: N/A

E: ryan.hamilton@dmu.ac.uk

 

Personal profile

Ryan has worked as a clinical pharmacist specialising in antimicrobials, OPAT, and acute medicine in the NHS. During the first peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, Ryan also worked as a clinical pharmacist within intensive care, providing specialist infection advice, delivering patient facing care and prescribing antimicrobial therapy alongside intensive care medicine. 

As an antimicrobial specialist he led several antimicrobial stewardship initiatives, quality improvement projects, and supported the wider stewardship agenda across Leicestershire. As well driving antimicrobial stewardship within the NHS, Ryan develops regional and national outreach initiatives that aim to improve the public’s understanding of antimicrobial resistance and stewardship.

In 2017 he completed a PhD from Liverpool John Moores University’s School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences for a thesis entitled “The development and evaluation of antibacterial polymer-phyllosilicate composite systems for the treatment of infected wounds.” His research interests continue to focus on the use of antimicrobial agents from a pharmaceutical perspective but also within clinical practice and the wider population.

Research group affiliations

Leicester Institute of Pharmaceutical Innovation for Integrated Care (LIPIIC)

Publications and outputs 

Hughes. S, Gilchrist. M, Heard. K, Hamilton. R, Sneddon. J, (2020) Treating infections caused by carbapenemase-producing Enterobacterales (CPE): a pragmatic approach to antimicrobial stewardship on behalf of the UKCPA Pharmacy Infection Network (PIN), JAC-Antimicrobial Resistance, Volume 2, Issue [https://doi.org/10.1093/jacamr/dlaa075]

Pan D, Hills G, Hamilton AR, et al., (2020) Recommended antimicrobial therapy for common inpatient infections: a comparative review of guidelines across 51 hospital trusts in England, Postgraduate Medical Journal Published Online First: 02 October 2020. doi: 10.1136/postgradmedj-2020-138452 

Research interests/expertise

  • Antimicrobial Prescribing & Stewardship
  • Antimicrobial Resistance
  • Pharmacokinetics of antimicrobials in specialist patient groups
  • Pharmaceutics and formulation of antimicrobials
  • Pharmacist role in vaccination and vaccine hesitancy
  • Public engagement with infection, hygiene, antibiotics, & drug-resistant infections

Areas of teaching

  • Pharmacy Practice
  • Clinical Pharmacy

Qualifications

  • MPharm (2010)
  • PhD (2017)
  • PGDip Clinical Pharmacy (2018)
  • PracCert Independent Prescribing (2018)

Courses taught

MPharm - Pharmacy

Honours and awards

  • eBug Anniversary Awards 2019, Implementation Category - Winner
  • UKCPA Antimicrobial Management Award 2018 - Winner
  • Antibiotic Guardian Awards 2018, Children and Family Category - Winner
  • Antibiotic Guardian Awards 2018, Das Pillay Award - Highly Commended
  • UKCPA Antimicrobial Management Award 2017 - Winner

Membership of external committees

  • Editorial Board Member - Clinical Infection in Practice Journal (2020 - Present)
  • Education Committee - Antibiotic Research UK (2018 - present)
  • Faculty & Education Board - Royal Pharmaceutical Society (2019 - Present)
  • eBug Uniformed Group Programme Steering Group - Public Health England (2018 - Present)
  • Education Advisory Group - Royal Pharmaceutical Society (2014 - 2019)

Membership of professional associations and societies

  • Faculty of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society - Member, Advanced Stage I Credential (2015 - Present)
  • Royal Pharmaceutical Society - Member (2011 - Present)
  • Royal Society of Chemistry - Associate Member (2011 - Present)
  • UK Clinical Pharmacy Association - Member (2011 - Present)
  • Higher Education Academy - Associate Fellow (2012 - Present)
  • British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy - Member (2019 - Present)
  • UK Paediatric Antimicrobial Stewardship Network - Member (2020 - Present)

Professional licences and certificates

Registered Pharmacist & Independent Prescriber - General Pharmaceutical Council

Consultancy work

Royal Pharmaceutical Society - Preregistration Pharmacist Training and Revision Programme (2016 - 2020)

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