Sallianne Kavanagh

  • University of Huddersfield Queensgate Huddersfield HD1 3DH

    United Kingdom

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Sallianne studied for her Master of Pharmacy degree at Aston University, after which she completed her pre-registration and foundation training at Good Hope Hospital, Birmingham During this time she undertook her clinical diploma, which she later converted to an MSC in Clinical Pharmacy.

Sallianne later moved to Sheffield where she worked as an advanced pharmacist for cardiac and renal services resident hospital pharmacist (at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust). Sallianne then lead pharmacist providing specialist clinical pharmacy services to the diabetes and endocrinology directorate, becoming an independent prescriber in this area. In 2016 Sallianne undertook a secondment with Health Education England as leadership fellow for safer diabetes. The resulting work being recognised by her being awarded the 2017 Rowan Hilson Insulin Safety Award.

In 2018 Sallianne successfully completed her MSc in healthcare leadership and was granted the NHS Leadership Academy Award in Senior Healthcare Leadership (Elizabeth Garret Anderson).

She joined the University in 2019 as a senior lecturer in pharmacy practice and clinical pharmacy. Her current role includes leading the independent prescribing for pharmacist certificate and providing specialist diabetes and endocrinology teaching across the MPharm and MSc courses. She also continues to work at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals as an advanced clinical pharmacist.

Research Expertise and Interests

Patient Safety


Insulin safety

Professional Identity

Role of the pharmacist

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Diabetes
  • Patient Safety
  • Professional Identities

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Insulin Medicine & Life Sciences
Secondary Care Medicine & Life Sciences
Pharmacists Medicine & Life Sciences
Patient Safety Medicine & Life Sciences
Teaching Hospitals Medicine & Life Sciences
Safety Medicine & Life Sciences
Delivery of Health Care Medicine & Life Sciences
Medication Errors Medicine & Life Sciences

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Research Output 2015 2019

Open Access
Teaching Hospitals
Delivery of Health Care

Improving the quality of insulin prescribing for people with diabetes being discharged from hospital

Bain, A., Silcock, J., Kavanagh, S., Quinn, G. & Fonseca, I., 24 Aug 2019, In : BMJ Open Quality. 8, 3, 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Electronic Prescribing
Point-of-Care Systems

Prescribing Insulin for People With Diabetes in Secondary Care: Recommendations and Future Direction

Bain, A., Kavanagh, S. & Babar, Z-U-D., 2019, Encyclopedia of Pharmacy Practice and Clinical Pharmacy. Babar, Z-U-D. (ed.). 1 ed. Elsevier, p. 107-116 10 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Secondary Care
Medication Errors
Teaching Hospitals
1 Citation (Scopus)
Open Access
Secondary Care
Patient Discharge Summaries
United Kingdom
Continuity of Patient Care

Thyroid dysfunction and drug interactions

Kavanagh, S. & Boparai, P., 6 Jun 2015, In : Pharmaceutical Journal. 294, 7865, p. 598-600 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle