Dr Blessing Ukoha-Kalu

BPharm, MPharm, PharmD, PhD, FHEA

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Role at Hull York Medical School

My work includes undertaking applied health service and implementation research as part of the PACE Extension study which explores how best to refine an existing Integrated Care Service for frail older people, focusing on follow-up, care home transitions, and service redesign.

I actively contribute, manage and coordinate the PACE project ethical, R&D, and local site approvals; recruit, collect, analyze and interpret project data; and write up and present PACE data as project outputs, papers and report to bodies supervising/funding the research within the project framework and timelines. I also work with colleagues in the research team and other collaborators and partners and support staff and project students to develop PACE work and future collaborations.

I support teaching in MSc in Pharmacology and Drug Development.

Biography

I am a clinical palliative care researcher with a focus on pharmacotherapeutics, cardiovascular pharmacology, pharmacoepidemiology, and pharmacoeconomic research.

In the last decade, I have designed and delivered learning materials in pharmacology, pharmacotherapeutics, pathology, and anatomy within undergraduate and postgraduate programs. I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Research

My work includes undertaking applied health service and implementation research as part of the PACE Extension study which explores how best to refine an existing Integrated Care Service for frail older people, focusing on follow-up, care home transitions, and service redesign. I also work with colleagues in the research team and other collaborators and partners and support staff and project students to develop PACE work and future collaborations.

Publications