Portrait of Dr Margaret Culshaw Dr Margaret Culshaw

m.culshaw@hud.ac.uk | 01484 472178



Biography

I am a proud to be a pharmacist and after qualifying from the University of Nottingham with first class honours, I have worked in many different roles before deciding to move into teaching of pharmacy full time.

I started my career in hospital pharmacy and after an initial period experiencing all the different services, I spent time in Procurement of pharmaceuticals, worked as a Quality Control Pharmacist, managed Aseptic services and worked as part of a specialist team in the bulk manufacture of pharmaceuticals. Have many years’ experience of providing clinical services and of developing And managing patient services as well as leading a team of pharmacists, technicians and other staff.

My clinical roles in hospital pharmacy were concentrated in neonatal services and in respiratory medicine, but like all pharmacists I have been involved with patients of all types.

I completed a Master of Laws degree from the University of Wales to support my interest in the Law relating to medicines and medical practice.

I moved into primary care and provided practice based pharmacy services for teams of GPs and this further developed into working as a prescribing advisor for a Health Authority, a PCG and then as Head of Medicines Management for a local PCT where I managed the prescribing budget, prescribing quality and provided guidance and educational support to prescribers . I completed a Diploma in prescribing management at Leeds University and then joined the team in an Academic Practice Unit to deliver postgraduate courses in pharmacy.

I have always enjoyed teaching and after moving to the University of Huddersfield to develop the new MPharm I completed a postgraduate teaching qualification at Huddersfield to enable me to become a Fellow of the HEA. The Huddersfield MPharm is a passion of mine and I am committed to its success.

I have completed a PhD which researched the links between prescribing and health inequalities and considered future roles for pharmacists in delivering health education. This is an area of continued interest for ongoing research.

I developed the Foundation Degree in Medicines Management and Pharmacy Services for pharmacy technicians which has been effective in supporting service development within the NHS and I am currently leading the new CPD certificate which is fully supported by the Strategic Health Authority and will allow more pharmacy technicians to benefit from the development that University course facilitates.

I am proud to have supported pharmacy technicians to reach their potential and look forward to our young pharmacists graduating and moving into practice.

Research and Scholarship

I have completed a PhD which researched the links between prescribing and health inequalities and considered future roles for pharmacists in delivering health education. This is an area of continued interest for ongoing research.

Publications and Other Research Outputs

2017

Culshaw, M., Hemingway, S. and Stephenson, J. (2017) ‘Prescribing Safety: An Evaluation of an Inter-Professional Workshop Involving Non-Medical Prescribing and MPharm Students’. In: University of Huddersfield Teaching and Learning Conference 2017, 13 September 2017, University of Huddersfield

2015

Upton, S., Culshaw, M. and Stephenson, J. (2015) ‘The role of the pharmacy team in reducing readmissions: general medical patients eligible for NMS not found to be at increased risk of readmission’. In: GHP/UKCPA 11th Joint National Conference Lifting the Lid: Facing the difficulties of maintaining and enhancing standards, Friday 15th to Sunday 17th May 2015, Leeds, UK

Upton, S., Culshaw, M., Culshaw, M. and Stephenson, J. (2015) ‘A preliminary study identifying prescription factors associated with readmission’. In: Health Services Research and Pharmacy Practice Conference HSRPP 2015, 16th & 17th April 2015, Queen’s University Belfast

2014

Upton, S., Culshaw, M. and Stephenson, J. (2014) ‘An observational study to identify factors associated with readmission and to evaluate the impact of pharmacist validation of discharge prescriptions on readmission rate’. In: Royal Pharmaceutical Society Annual Conference, 7th-8th September 2014, Birmingham, UK

2012

Culshaw, M. and Patel, M. (2012) ‘Tackling health inequalities by means of an evidence-based health promotion programmeInternational Journal of Pharmacy Practice , 20 (S1), pp. 20-21. ISSN 0961-7671