Department of Pharmacy and Pharmacology


Senior Lecturer in Clinical Pharmacy

5 West - 3.27


Tel: +44 (0) 1225 383677 


Dr Denise Taylor


Developing the evidence base for lay and professional perspectives of medicines used for mental health conditions especially dementia.

Evaluation of service delivery models for delivering mental health medicines.

Developing the evidence base for pharmacist practitioners in the delivery of medicines to individuals; especially those taking mental health medications.

Exploring the role of medicines on wellbeing and the wider aspects of public mental health.

Mental Health and Pharmacy


People with dementia should receive the most appropriate treatments available with a holistic approach to their medicines usage inline with social and psychological factors. Expertise is needed in recognising iatrogenesis and other key factors of ageing which may also lead to increased susceptibility to adverse events. Pharmacists have a potentially huge role in: targeted medication review and clinical management; patients’ advocacy; evidence-based practice; patient and carer education, and dementia prevention.

Maintaining, Improving and Promoting Good Mental Health

Pharmacists in primary and secondary care have an important role in the promotion of good mental health for all. Pharmacists also need to recognise the early symptoms of mental health problems so that sufferers can be referred appropriately and be supported to make informed, objective decisions about their own medicines and care.

Teaching Research

Development and evaluation of innovative teaching methods in clinical pharmacy and prescribing skills.

Pharmacist Prescribing and Clinical Skills

As Programme Lead for Pharmacist Prescribing I know that the core skills needed of a clinical pharmacist are rapidly changing. With my knowledge of how experiential programme design can enhance student learning and increase competence and confidence I have been able to design successful and popular innovative courses at both postgraduate and undergraduate level.


Taylor, D., 2017. Mild cognitive impairment and dementia. Pharmacy Magazine, 257, 257.

Sutton, J., Family, H. E., Scott, J. A., Gage, H. and Taylor, D. A., 2016. The influence of organisational climate on care of patients with schizophrenia:a qualitative analysis of health care professionals’ views. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy, 38 (2), pp. 344-352.

Taylor, D., 2015. Supporting People with Parkinson's Disease.

Taylor, D., 2015. Supporting Patients with Parkinson's Disease - CPD Unit. [Non-academic press]

Gage, H., Family, H., Murphy, F., Williams, P., Sutton, J. and Taylor, D., 2015. Comparison of sole nurse and team-delivered community clozapine services for people with treatment-resistant schizophrenia. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 71 (3), pp. 547-558.

Taylor, D., 2014. How pharmacists can improve the care of vulnerable patients. [Non-academic press]

Rutter, P., Taylor, D. A. and Branford, D., 2013. Mental health curricula at schools of pharmacy in the United Kingdom and recent graduates' readiness to practice. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 77 (7), 147.

Taylor, D. A., 2013. Helping the vulnerable. Pan European Networks Science and Technology, 6, pp. 180-181.

Taylor, D. A., 2013. Mental Health Pharmacy research. Science Omega Review UK

Haddington, N., Hanning, L., Weiss, M. and Taylor, D. A., 2013. The use of a high-fidelity simulation manikin in teaching clinical skills to fourth year undergraduate pharmacy students. Pharmacy Education, 13 (1), pp. 54-60.

Taylor, D., Sutton, J. and Dawson, H., 2012. User and staff perspectives of clozapine clinic services.

Taylor, D. A., Yuen, S., Emond, A. and Hunt, L., 2012. An interprofessional pediatric prescribing workshop. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 76 (6), 111.

Taylor, D., Donoghue, J. and Hall, R., 2011. How to screen people for possible depression. Clinical Pharmacist, 3 (9), pp. 294-295.

Taylor, D., Bleakley, S. and Donoghue, J., 2011. Pharmacists should support the upcoming Depression Awareness Week (11-17 April). Clinical Pharmacist, 3 (4), p. 104.

Taylor, D. A. and Weiss, M. C., 2010. Medication issues for people with early dementia. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 18 (Suppl 1), pp. 45-46.

Sutton, J., Taylor, D. A. and Dawson, H. E., 2010. Pharmacist prescribing in clozapine clinics. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 18 (Suppl 1), p. 25.

Dawson, H. E., Sutton, J. and Taylor, D. A., 2010. Recruitment of individuals with enduring mental health conditions for health services research. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 18 (Suppl 1), pp. 2-3.

Taylor, D. A., 2009. Dementia. In: Dodds, L. J., ed. Drugs in Use (4th ed.). Pharmaceutical Press, pp. 365-388.

Taylor, D. A., 2009. Lay Perspectives of Medicines for Dementia: a Qualitative Study. Thesis (Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)). University of Bath.

Sutton, J. and Taylor, D. A., 2009. Clinical governance issues arising from the Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Pharmacy Workforce Survey (England) 2006. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 17 (3), pp. 171-179.

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