Denise Taylor

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Senior Lecturer School of Nursing, Midwifery, and Health Practice


Teaching in 2020


  • DipPharm, Central Institute of Technology, Heretaunga
  • Registered member of the Pharmaceutical Council New Zealand
  • MSc in Research, University of Bristol
  • PhD, University of Bath


Denise Taylor is a NZ qualified pharmacist, registered in the UK and NZ and has practice experience in community pharmacy, general practice, hospital pharmacy and academia. She has worked with national health organisations in the UK (Health Education England – Mental Health & Learning Disability, National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, Royal College of Psychiatrists, Centre for Postgraduate Pharmacy Education, Health Education Southwest – Simulation Group, Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain), to improve the safer use of medicines in general and specifically in mental health via the College of Mental Health Pharmacy.

Denise was programme lead for the Pharmacist Prescribing Course in Bath, with responsibility for design, implementation, teaching and assessment, as well as Interprofessional Education. She joined the School of Nursing, Midwifery, and Health Practice in February 2018.

Professional achievements

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Fellow of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society UK
  • Faculty Fellow of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society UK
  • Member of the College of Mental Health Pharmacy (by examination)Registered Member of the Pharmaceutical Council NZ
  • Registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council UK

Research interests

  • Public perspective of medicines;
  • Health services evaluation;
  • Mental Health, including dementia & Older People’s Health
  • Social prescribing

Supervision interests

Within any aspect of my research interests. Current PhD candidate is researching the community pharmacists’’ role in reducing opiate-substitution related deaths. A Masters student is exploring the role of a clinical pharmacist in paediatric epilepsy clinics.

Current projects

  • Green prescriptions for older and frail adults
  • Antibiotic prescribing
  • Shared decision-making in mental health
  • Interprofessional education facilitator training

Recently completed projects

  • Social prescribing for people with mild to moderate mental health problems
  • Pharmacy perspectives of social prescribing

Recent publications

Book chapters

Taylor, D.A. Chapter 33: Dementia. Textbook of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics. Whittlesea and Hodson. Elsevier. Expected Publication Date, July 2018

Taylor, D.A. Chapter 22: Dementia (440-468). Drugs in Use: Clinical Case Studies for Pharmacists.

5th Revised Edition Ed Linda J. Dodds Publication Date: 4 Jun 2013 | ISBN-10: 0857110918 | ISBN-13: 978-0857110916

Taylor, D.A. Chapter 26: Depression in the Elderly (p219-228). Case Studies in Psychopharmacology Ed Taylor D, Paton C. ISBN 1 8484 154 4 Dunitz 2002

Taylor D.A. Chapter 27: Psychosis in the Elderly (p229-238). Case Studies in Psychopharmacology Eds Taylor, D and Paton C. ISBN:1 8484 154 4 Dunitz 2002

Journal Publications (from 2012)

Yadav R, Taylor DA, Scott JA. Community pharmacists’ role in Opioid Substitution Therapy-related deaths: a qualitative investigation into current UK practice. Int J Clin Pharm. (In Press May 2018)

Sowerby C, Taylor, D.A. Cross Sector User and Provider Perceptions on Experiences of Shared Care Clozapine – a qualitative study. BMJ OpenSeptember 2017.

Taylor, D.A. Mild Cognitive Impairment and Dementia. Pharmacy Magazine March 2017, November 2017

Hollamby, J, Taylor, I, Berragan, E, Taylor, D.A, Morgan, J. Teaching patient safety. Evaluation of an interprofessional simulated ward project. Journal of Interprofessional Education & Practice. (In Press July 2017)

Taylor, D.A. CPD Module: Mild Cognitive Impairment and Dementia. Pharmacy Magazine. March 2017.

Sutton J,Gage, H, Family H; Scott, JA, Taylor, D.A. 2016. The influence of organisational climate on care of patients with schizophrenia: a qualitative analysis of health care professionals’ views. Int J. Clin Pharm. 38(2), 344-352. DOI 10.1007/s11096-016-0247-z

Taylor, DA. Supporting People with Parkinson’s disease and their Carers. Pharmacy Magazine November 2015.

Gage, H, Family H; Murphy F, Williams P, Sutton J, Taylor D.A. Comparison of sole nurse and team delivered community clozapine services for people with Treatment Resistant Schizophrenia. Journal of Advanced Nursing. First published on-line 9th November 2014.

Rutter P; Branford D; Taylor, D.A. Mental Health Curricula at Schools of Pharmacy in the United Kingdom and Recent Graduates’ Readiness to Practice. 2013; 77 (7) Article147.

Haddington, N; Hanning L; Weiss M; Taylor D.A. The use of a high-fidelity simulation manikin in teaching clinical skills to fourth year undergraduate pharmacy students. Am J Pharmaceutical Education, 2013; 13 (1): 54 – 60. doi: 10.5688/ajpe766111

Butler J, Hicks A, Brodie D, Bruce-Jones W, Cole-King A, Dahabra S, Eales S, Fitch C, Jones. G, Macklin J, Mitchell A, Musters C, Palmer L, Roseveare C, Stewert R, Stone H, Taggart C, Taylor D.A, Walton I, Whicher E. CR183. Liaison psychiatry for every acute hospital. Integrated mental and physical healthcare. December 2013. Royal College of Psychiatrists.

Taylor, D.A. Helping the Vulnerable.Science & Technology. 2013;07:180-181

Taylor, D.A. Mental Health Pharmacy research. Science Omega Review UK. 2013. Issue 1. 84-86. Ltd Publication

Taylor, D.A. The Dementias. CPD Module for Pharmacy Magazine July 2013;XVII(7):21-28. Taylor DA; Yuen S; Hunt L; Emond A. An Interprofessional Paediatric Prescribing Workshop. Am J Pharm Educ. 2012 Aug 10;76(6):111.


Teaching in 2020