Lead Pharmacist for Medication Safety and Anti-infectives Research at the Centre for Medication Safety and Service Quality at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and Honorary Research Fellow at the NIHR Health Protection Research Unit in Healthcare Associated Infection and Antimicrobial Resistance at Imperial College, and at the NIHR Imperial Patient Safety Translational Research Centre

Dr McLeod’s role combines research, clinical, and education to facilitate two-way translation between research and practice. Her current research includes leading a workstream on back-up/delayed antibiotic prescriptions as part of a 4-year ESRC-funded collaborative research programme (STEP-UP) that aims to improve the uptake and sustainability of effective interventions to promote prudent antibiotic use in primary care. Some of the resources developed by STEP-UP was recently incorporated into the national TARGET toolkit in collaboration with the UKHSA and RCGP that was launched 8 November 2021. Her other research interests include: patient safety, medication safety, electronic prescribing, and health informatics. Her research applies a social science lens to understand, develop and evaluate interventions to improve patient care and is co-lead of a MOOC with international contributors titled ‘Tackling Antimicrobial Resistance: A Social Science Approach’ in collaboration with BSAC.

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