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Dr Andrew Sturrock

Associate Professor

Department: Nursing, Midwifery & Health

Andrew is an Associate Professor of Public Health and Primary Care in the Department of Nursing, Midwifery & Health, having joined Northumbria University in June 2022.

Andrew is an academic pharmacist with a background in primary care. He worked across a range of GP practices and community pharmacies in the North East of England before moving into academia. Andrew has previously held academic roles as a Senior Lecturer, Principal Lecturer, and Master of Pharmacy Programme Leader at the Univeristy of Sunderland.

Andrew's research interests focus on mutlidisciplinery oral health care, osteoporosis, person-centred care, patient safety and workforce development. Andrew is currently leading a programme of work exploring the role of community pharmacy in the early identification of patients with head and neck cancer. He is currently involved with a range of projects funded by the NIHR, Royal Osteoporosis Society and Health Education England.

Andrew is an Advance HE Senior Fellow and was awarded a prestigious National Teaching Fellowship in 2019. His teaching and learning focus is on interprofessional education, simulation-based learning and patient involvement in the education and training of health and social care professionals. 

Andrew is a member of the General Pharmaceutical Council Accreditation and Recognition Team, responsible for the accreditation of pharmacy and independent prescribing programmes across the United Kingdom. He also holds roles as an external examiner and editoral board member of several journals.

Andrew Sturrock

Multidisciplinary oral health care; osteoporosis; person-centred care; shared decision making; patient safety; workforce development; health promotion; community pharmacy; primary care pharmacy; simulation-based learning; interprofessional education.

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Supporting patients to get the best from their osteoporosis treatment:: a rapid realist review of what works, for whom, and in what circumstance, Paskins, Z., Babatunde, O., Sturrock, A., Toh, L., Horne, R., Maidment, I. 11 Jun 2022, In: Osteoporosis International
  • Supporting patients to get the best from their osteoporosis treatment; what works for whom, why and in what circumstance: a rapid realist review, Paskins, Z., Babatunde, O., Sturrock, A., Toh, L., Horne, R., Maidment, I. 23 Apr 2022, In: Rheumatology
  • Exploring a collaborative approach to the involvement of patients, carers and the public in the initial education and training of healthcare professionals: A qualitative study of patient experiences., Scott, L., Hardisty, J., Cussons, H., Davison, K., Driscoll, H., Powell, S., Sturrock, A. 1 Dec 2021, In: Health Expectations : an International Journal of Public Participation in Health Care and Health Policy
  • A critical synthesis of the role of the pharmacist in oral healthcare and management of medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaw, Sturrock, A., Preshaw, P., Hayes, C., Wilkes, S. 11 Aug 2020, In: BDJ Open
  • Designing and Implementing a Mixed-Methods Evaluation of a Community Pharmacy–Based Oral Health Intervention, Sturrock, A., Hayes, C. 2020, In: SAGE Research Methods Cases
  • The Challenge of Implementing a Grounded Theory Approach in a Qualitative Study of General Practitioners and Pharmacists in the Prevention of Bisphosphonate-Related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw, Sturrock, A., Hayes, C. 2020, In: SAGE Research Methods Cases
  • 'We do not seem to engage with dentists': A qualitative study of primary healthcare staff and patients in the North East of England on the role of pharmacists in oral healthcare, Sturrock, A., Preshaw, P., Hayes, C., Wilkes, S. 28 Feb 2020, In: BMJ Open
  • General dental practitioners' perceptions of, and attitudes towards, improving patient safety through a multidisciplinary approach to the prevention of medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaw (MRONJ): A qualitative study in the North East of England, Sturrock, A., Preshaw, P., Hayes, C., Wilkes, S. 17 Jun 2019, In: BMJ Open

Andrew is keen to hear from prospective postgraduate research students with aligned research interests.

  • PhD
  • MSc
  • PGCHE
  • Other Qualification
  • National Teaching Fellow NTF
  • Senior Fellow SFHEA


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