Prof. Maria A Cordina

Prof. Maria A Cordina

Prof. Maria A Cordina

 B.Pharm.(Hons)(Melit.),Ph.D.(QUB)

Associate Professor

Room 241
Biomedical Sciences Building
University of Malta
Msida
  +356 2340 2910
Prof Maria Cordina graduated in Pharmacy from the University of Malta in 1992. She was awarded a scholarship to read for a PhD at Queen's University of Belfast, NI and graduated 1998. Her research focused on pharmaceutical care of asthma patients. She additionally holds a diploma in Health Outcomes Research. She has published extensively in the fields related to therapeutic management of respiratory disease, professional practice, delivery of pharmaceutical care, medicines use incorporating also gender issues. She has been a guest speaker at numerous national and international conferences in addition to organizing and chairing multiple conferences.

Prof Cordina is extensively involved in research. She has participated in a number of international multi-center studies, has cooperated with various institutions and has cooperated with various institutions and has a keen interest in inter-professional collaboration. In addition to supervising students at the University of Malta, she has supervised/co-supervised various students reading for MSc and PhDs for the University of Malta and for The University of Helsinki, Finland and Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen Scotland and University of Bath UK. She has also acted as external examiner for PhD for the University of Sydney and the University of Helsinki, University of Lisbon. In recognition of her contribution to Pharmaceutical Care Network Europe(PCNE)and the development of Pharmaceutical Care she was awarded honorary life membership to PCNE.

Prof Cordina founded the Malta College of Pharmacy Practice in 1996 and has been president since. She is also the editor of the Journal of the Malta College of Pharmacy Practice.

Prof Cordina acts as expert elevator for the European Commission's research framework programme (DG Research).

Prof Cordina also acts as temporary adviser to WHO in relation to pharmaceutical matters and education for the region of the Newly Independent States, mainly the Central Asian Republics of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan additionally to Moldova, Armenia and the Russian Federation.

Prof Cordina has been appointed Head, WHO Collaboration Center for Health Professionals Education and Research following the designation of the department as a WHO Collaborating Center in 2018.
  • Pharmaceutical Care
  • Professional practice
  • Pharmacy practice
  • Clinical pharmacy
  • Social pharmacy
  • Management of respiratory disease
  • Safe and effective use of medicines

Paudyal, V., Cunningham, S., MacLure, K., Gibson Smith, K., Ryan, C., West, L. & Cordina, M. 2018, "Methodological considerations in clinical outcomes assessment of pharmacy based minor ailments management: a systematic review.", International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, vol. 26, no. S1, pp. 38-39.

West, L.M. & Cordina, M. 2018, "Educational intervention to enhance adherence to short term use of antibiotics", Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy, vol. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sapharm.2018.04.011.

Bowman, C., West, L.M., Family, H. & Cordina, M. 2017, "Practices of domestic internet use for purchasing medicines within different countries", PROSPERO CRD42017068330 Available from: http://www.crd.york.ac.uk/PROSPERO/display_record.php?ID=CRD42017068330, .

Caruana, M., West, L.M. & Cordina, M. 2017, "Asthma exacerbation management practices by teaching staff to support children with asthma in primary schools: a systematic review.", PROSPERO CRD42017067878 Available from: http://www.crd.york.ac.uk/PROSPERO/display_record.php?ID=CRD42017067878, .

Costa, F.A., Scullin, C., Al-Taani, G., Hawwa, A.F., Anderson, C., Bezverhni, Z., Binakaj, Z., Cordina, M., Foulon, V., Garcia de Bikuña, B., de Gier, H., Granås, A.G., Grinstova, O., Griese-Mammen, N., Grinceviciene, J., Grinceviciene, S., Kaae, S., Kubiliene, L., Mariño, E.L., Martins, S., Modamio, P., Nadin, G., Nørgaard, L.S., Obarcanin, E., Tadic, I., Tasic, L., Mcelnay, J.C., Hersberger, K.E. & Westerlund, T. 2017, "Provision of pharmaceutical care by community pharmacists across Europe: Is it developing and spreading? ", Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, vol. DOI: 10.1111/jep.12783.

Farrugia, N., Grech, L.M., West, L.M. & Cordina, M. 2017, "Identification of interventions which enhance health literacy and resultant adherence in patients who are on prescribed medication: a systematic review", PROSPERO CRD42017067501 Available from: http://www.crd.york.ac.uk/PROSPERO/display_record.php?ID=CRD42017067501, .

Gatt, I., Calleja, N., Briffa, C. & Cordina, M. 2017, "Psychometric properties of the Belief about Medicines Questionnaire (BMQ) in the Maltese language. ", Pharmacy Practice (Internet), vol. 15, no. 1, pp. 886 Available at:<https://www.pharmacypractice.org/journal/index.php/pp/article/view/886.

Gatt, I., Calleja, N. & Cordina, M. 2017, "An investigation into the beliefs about medicines of university students across disciplines", Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy, vol. 13, no. 3, pp. e3.

Grech, L.M., Cassar Flores, A.M., West, L.M. & Cordina, M. 2017, "The extent and type of monitoring parameters in the mother and infant prior to, during, and after the use of domperidone to enhance lactation: a systematic review. ", PROSPERO 2017 CRD42017062408 Available from: http://www.crd.york.ac.uk/PROSPERO/display_record.php?ID=CRD42017062408, .

Sacco, K., West, L.M., Stewart, D. & Cordina, M. 2017, " Exploring determinants of patient behaviour based on the Theoretical Domains Framework (TDF) which affect prescribed medication adherence: a systematic review. ", PROSPERO CRD42017067454 Available from:http://www.crd.york.ac.uk/PROSPERO/display_record.php?ID=CRD42017067454, .

West, L.M., Borg Theuma, R. & Cordina, M. 2017, "The association of adherence to medicines with medicines literacy, beliefs about medicines and locus of control in patients suffering from chronic conditions – a pilot study", Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy, vol. 13, no. 3, pp. e7.

West, L.M., Borg Theuma, R. & Cordina, M. 2017, "Determination of medicines wastage and its association with beliefs about medicines and locus of control in patients suffering from chronic conditions – a pilot study", Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy, vol. 13, no. 3, pp. e6-e7.

West, L.M., Borg Theuma, R. & Cordina, M. 2017, "Health locus of control: Its relationship with medication adherence and medication wastage", Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy, vol. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sapharm.2017.12.003.

West, L.M., Brincat, A., Mercieca, M., Fsadni, D., Rapa, I. & Cordina, M. 2017, "Applying lean methodology to improve parenteral chemotherapy and monoclonal antibody documentation processes based on Normalisation Process Theory", European Journal of Hospital Pharmacy, vol. 0:1-6, no. doi:10.1136/ejhpharm-2016-001046.

West, L.M. & Cordina, M. 2017, "Educational intervention based on the Normalisation Process Theory to enhance adherence to antibiotics – A pilot study", Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy, vol. 13, no. 3, pp. e12-e13.

Cernacev, A., Cordina, M. & Hadsall, R. 2016, "A Comparison of the Interaction Between Pharmacists and Their Customers Seeking Over-the-Counter Products in Malta and Minnesota, USA", International Pharmaceutical Fereration, ed. International Pharmaceutical Federation FIP, , 28 August -1st September 2016.

Cernacev, A., Cordina, M. & Hadsall, R. 2016, "Pharmacists’ influence on customers selection of OTC products: A Maltese versus Minnesota, USA Comparison", International Pharmaceutical Federation., ed. International Pharmaceutical Federation FIP, , 28th August-1st September 2016.

Cordina, M. 2016, "Transforming Health Professional Education and Training in Malta.", Eurohealth, vol. 22, no. 34-37.

Paudyal, V., Cunningham, S., MacLure, K., Gibson Smith, K., Ryan, C., West, L.M. & Cordina, M. 2016, "Types of clinical outcomes and methods for their assessment in the evaluation of pharmacist-led management of minor ailments: a systematic review", PROSPERO 2016:CRD42016050847, , no. http://www.crd.york.ac.uk/PROSPERO/display_record.asp?ID=CRD42016050847.

West, L., Diack, L., Cordina, M. & Stewart, D. 2016, "A cross-sectional survey of the Maltese general public on medication wastage", International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy, vol. 38, no. 2, pp. 261-170.

West, L., Diack, L., Cordina, M. & Stewart, D. 2016, "A focus group based study of the perspectives of the Maltese population and health care professionals on medication wastage.", International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy, vol. 38, pp. 1241-1249.

Cordina, M. 2015, "Safety in Medicines Use: Commentary on Educational Interventions’" in Safety in Medication Use, eds. M.P. Tully & B.D. Franklin, 1st edn, CRC Press, Taylor & Francis, Boca Ranto. Fl. USA., pp. 184.

Cordina, M., Lauri, M.A., Buttigieg, R. & Lauri, J. 2015, "Personality traits of pharmacy and medical students throughout the course of their studies", Pharmacy Practice (Internet), vol. 13 (4), no. doi: 10.18549/PharmPract.2015.04.640, pp. 640.

Gatt, I., Calleja, N., Briffa, C., Horne, R. & Cordina, M. 2015, "The Belief about Medicines Questionnaire in the Maltese language.", The Malta Medical Jounal, vol. 27, pp. 57-58.

Nellis, G., Metsvaht, T., Metsvaht, T., Varendi, H., Toompere, K., Lass, J., Mesek, I., Nunn, A.J., Turner, M.A., Lutsar, I., Graham, S., Duncan, J., Shah, U., Mulla, H., Pandya, H., McElnay, J.C., Millership, J., Yakkundi, S., Rieutord, A., Storme, T., Vaconsin, P., Resch, B., Cock, P.D., Jekova, N., Iyore, E., Sarafidis, K., Vegso, A., O'Callaghan, N., Agostino, R., Kviluna, D., Tameliene, R., Kornelisse, R.F., Bratlid, D., Pereira, A., Ognean, M.L., Bajcetic, M., Paro. D., Valls, E., Nydert, P., Bucher, H.U. & Cordina, M. 2015, "Potentially harmful excepients in neonatal medicines: A Pan-European observational study", Archives of Disease in Childhood, vol. 100, no. 7, pp. 694-699.

West, L., Diack, L., Cordina, M. & Stewart, D. 2015, "Applying the Delphi technique to define medication wastage", European Journal of Hospital Pharmacy, , no. doi:10.1136/ejhpharm-2014-000593.

West, L., Diack, L., Cordina, M. & Stewart, D. 2015, "Exploring aspcts of medication wastage in Malta: a survey of health care professionals and the general public.", International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy, vol. 37, pp. 283.

West, L., Diack, L., Cordina, M. & Stewart, D. 2015, "A qualitative study of the general public and healthcare professionals to understand medication wastage related behaviours and potential reduction strategies", International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy, vol. 37, pp. 192.

Cassar Flores, A., Marshall, S. & Cordina, M. 2014, "Use of the Delphi technique to determine safety features to be included in a neonatal and paediatric prescription chart", International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy, , no. DOI 10.1007/s11096-014-0014-y.

Cernacev, A., Hadsall, R. & Cordina, M. 2014, "The pharmacists’ attributes in advising patients in independently owned Maltese pharmacies.", Pharmacology and Pharmacy, , no. DOI 10.4236/pp.2014.55056, pp. 462-470.

West, L., Diack, L., Cordina, M. & Stewart, D. 2014, "A systematic review of the literature on ‘medication  wastage’:an exploration of causitive factors and effect of interventions", International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy, , no. DOI 10.1007/s11096-014-9981-2.

Sciberras, J., Said, E. & Cordina, M. 2013, Perceptions of physicians and pharmacists on hospital physician-pharmacist collaboration: a qualitative insight., 35:859 edn, Springer, International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy.

Sciberras, J., Said, E. & Cordina, M. 2013, Validity and reliability of a tool to measure communication effectiveness in hospital physician-pharmacist collaboration in order to enhance patient care, 35:857 edn, Springer, International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy.

West, L., Diack, L., Cordina, M. & Stewart, D. 2013, Applying the delphi approach to defining medication wastage in Malta., 21 (Suppl 1) 35 edn, International Journal of Pharmacy Practice.

West, L., Diack, L., Cordina, M. & Stewart, D. 2013, Delphi approach to defining and contextualising medicines wastage in the Maltese population., 20 (Suppl1) A179 edn, European Journal of Hospital Pharmacy.

Aquilina, C., Cordina, M., Vella Buonanno, P., Mifsud, J. & Ellul-Micallef, R. 2012, "Compliance with the new European bioequivalence guideline: development of a tool for assessment", Malta Medical Journal, vol. 24, no. November 2012, pp. 98-99.

Cassar Flores, A., Marshall, S. & Cordina, M. 2012, "Safety features in inpatient neonatal and paediatric prescription charts which reduce the potential of medication errors", Malta Medical Journal, vol. 24, no. November 2012, pp. 42-43.

Cassar Flores, A., Marshall, S. & Cordina, M. 2012, "Safety features in inpatients neonatal and paediatric prescription charts which reduce medication errors", Malta Medical Journal, vol. 24, no. November 2012, pp. 42-43.

Cordina, M., Lauri, M. & Lauri, J. 2012, "Career paths and personality in pharmacy", International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy, vol. 34, no. 6, pp. 876-884.

West, L.M., Cordina, M. & Cunningham, S. 2012, "Clinical pharmacist evaluation of medication inappropriateness in the emergency department of a teaching hospital in Malta", Pharmacy Practice (Internet), vol. 10, no. 14, pp. 181-187.

Cordina M 2011, "Pharmacy workforce in Malta", Journal of the Malta College of Pharmacy Practice, , no. 17, pp. 3-4.

Lauri, M.A., Cordina M, Lauri, J. & Mifsud D. 2011, "Choosing the pharmacy course: the need for guidance and counseling in preparation for higher education", Pharmacy Education, vol. 11, no. 1, pp. 85-90.

Cordina, M. 2010, "Counterfeit medicines", The Journal of the Malta College of Pharmacy Practice, , no. 16, pp. 4-6.

Cordina, M., Lauri, M.A. & Lauri, J. 2010, "Patient-oriented Personality Traits of First-year Pharmacy Students", American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, vol. 74, no. 5.

Hughes CM, Hawwa AF, Scullin C, Anderson C, Bernsten CB, Björnsdóttir I, Cordina M, da Costa FA, De Wulf I, Eichenberger P, Foulon V, Henman MC, Hersberger KE, Schaefer MA, Søndergaard B, Tully MP, Westerlund T & McElnay JC 2010, "Provision of pharmaceutical care by community pharmacists: A comparison across Europe", Pharmacy World and Science, vol. 32, no. 4, pp. 472-487.

Cacciottolo J, Jones C, Vassallo J, Cordina M 2009, "The final examination in medicine at the University of Malta: Candidates perspectives", Malta Medical Journal, vol. 21 (s), pp. 62.

Cordina M, Fenech AG, Vassallo J & Cacciottolo JM 2009, "Anxiety and the management of asthma in an adult out patient population", Therapeutic Advances in Respiratory Disease, vol. 3, pp. 227-233.

Ellul Darmanin R, Cordina M, Buhagiar A, Fenech A & Mifsud J 2009, "An analysis of gender differences in self-reported health, use of medicines and access to information sources about medicines among adolescents.", International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health, vol. 21, no. 4, pp. 591-600.

West LM, Caruana Montaldo B, Cordina M 2009, "Correlation between cleaning of spacer and level of bacterial contamination", Malta Medical Journal, vol. 21 (s), pp. 145.

West LM, Reichmuth l, Vella V, Caruana Montaldo B, Cordina M 2009, "Adherence to hypo-/hyperkalaemia management guidelines on medical wards", Malta Medical Journal, vol. 21 (s), pp. 140.

Cordina, M., Nurmanbetova, F.N., Kulmagambetov, I.R. & Sautenkova, N. 2008, "Pharmacy and pharmacists' perceptions of pharmaceutical care in Kazakhstan", International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, vol. 16, no. 1, pp. 41-46.

Cordina, M., Safta, V., Ciobanu, A. & Sautenkova, N. 2008, "An assessment of community pharmacists attitudes towards professional practice in the Republic of Moldova", Pharmacy Practice (Internet), vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 1-8.

ELLUL, R.D., Cordina, M., Buhagiar, A., Fenech, A. & Mifsud, J. 2008, "Health complaints and use of medicines among adolescents in Malta", Pharmacy Practice (Internet), vol. 6, no. 3.

ELLUL, R.D., Cordina, M., Buhagiar, A., Fenech, A. & Mifsud, J. 2008, "Knowledge and sources of information about medicines among adolescents in Malta", Pharmacy Practice (Internet), vol. 6, no. 4.

Cordina, M. 2007, "Prescribing, dispensing and patient safety", Journal of the Malta College of Pharmacy Practice, , no. 13, pp. 3-5.

Agius Dunlop S, Cordina M, Fenech AG, Azzopardi AE 2006, "A preliminary investigation of factors influencing the choice of university course for pharmacy and medical students in Malta", Pharmacy Education, vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 215.

Ellul Darmanin R, Cordina M, Fenech AG, Amato Gauci A, Buhagiar A, Mifsud J 2006, "Consumption of medicines among adolescents in Malta", Malta Medical Journal, vol. 18, pp. 40 (s).

West LM, Cordina M, Caruana Montaldo B, Cacciottolo JM, Cunningham S 2006, "Assessment of the appropriate use of medicines at the medical admissions section of the emergency department", Malta Medical Journal, vol. 18, pp. 24 (s).

Cordina, M. 2005, "The burden of respiratory disease", The Chronic*ill, vol. 9, pp. 3-4.

Cordina, M. 2005, "Controlling asthma and improving quality of life", The Chronic*ill, , no. 9, pp. 20-22.

Kansanaho, H., Cordina, M., Puumalainen, I. & Airaksinen, M. 2005, "Practicing pharmacists' patient counseling skills in the context of reflectivity", Pharmacy education, vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 19-26.

Agius, A., Cordina, M. & Calleja, N. 2004, "The role of atopy in Maltese patients with chronic rhinitis", Clinical Otolaryngology & Allied Sciences, vol. 29, no. 3, pp. 247-253.

Aquilina C, Cordina M, Zarb Adami M, Serracino Inglott A 2004, "Determination of the efficacy of statins in patients with type 2 diabetes presenting with hyperlipidaemia", Pharmacy Education, vol. 4, no. 3/4, pp. 224.

Cordina M (ed) 2004, Social Pharmacy: Exploring theoretical and cultural perspectives. , Malta.

Cordina M, Vassallo J, Fenech AG, Ellul-Micallef R, Azzopardi J, Cacciottolo JM 2004, "The degree of adherence to inhaled glucocorticoid therapy in asthma and potential predictors of barriers to adherence", Pharmacy Education, vol. 4, no. 3/4, pp. 217.

Kansanaho H, Cordina M, Airaksinen M 2004, "Practicing pharmacists’ level of reflective skills in the context of patient counselling and health education", Pharmacy Education, vol. 4, no. 3/4, pp. 197.

Theuma R, Cordina M, Fenech AG, Schiavone Pavia MR, Sciberras J 2004, "Clinical pharmacist interventions on medical wards", Pharmacy Education, vol. 4, no. 3/4, pp. 245.

Cacciottolo JM & Cordina M 2002, Malta Guidelines for the Management of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, , Malta.

Cordina, M. 2002, "Health-Related Information and the Internet", The Chronic*ill, , no. 3.

Cordina, M., Hughes, C. & McElnay, J. 2002, "Health-related issues of importance to school children with asthma-a qualitative study", Journal of Social and Administrative Pharmacy, vol. 19, no. 5, pp. 162-165.

Cordina, M. 2001, "Drug Therapy Management", The Chronic*ill, , no. 5, pp. 2.

Cordina, M., Cacciottolo, J., Jones, C. & Saliba, N. 2001, "Health-related quality of life (HRQL) and the use of formoterol in patients with COPD [abstr]", Eur Respir J, vol. 18, no. suppl 33, pp. 55s.

Cordina, M., McElnay, J.C. & Hughes, C.M. 2001, "Assessment of a community pharmacy-based program for patients with asthma", Pharmacotherapy, vol. 21, no. 10, pp. 1196-1203.

Cordina M., McElnay J.C., Hughes C., Cacciottolo J.M 2000, " Assessment of health-related issues relevant to patients with asthma." in Past and Future of Social Pharmacy, ed. Monkkonen J, Kuopio University Publications, Kuopio, Finland, , pp. 61.

Cordina, M. 2000, "Evidence-Based Pharmacy Practice", The Chronic*ill, , no. 4, pp. 3.

Cacciottolo, J.M, Cordina, M., Azzopardi, J 1999, "Quality of life and gender differences between patients suffering from asthma and diabetes; inferences for health education", Chest, vol. 116, no. 4, pp. 273s.

Cordina M 1999, "The treatment of asthma with leukotriene receptor antagonists", The Chronic*ill, , no. 3, pp. 13-17.

Cordina M., Cacciottolo, J.M, Azzopardi, J 1999, "Differential impairment in the health-related quality of life among patients suffering from asthma and diabetes.", Eur Respir J, vol. 14, pp. 489s.

Cordina, M., McElnay, J.C. & Hughes, C.M. 1999, "The importance that community pharmacists in Malta place on the introduction of pharmaceutical care", Pharmacy world & science, vol. 21, no. 2, pp. 69-73.

Cordina, M., McElnay, J. & Hughes, C. 1999, "Assessing interventions and outcomes of a pharmaceutical care programme directed at asthma patients", Pharmaceutical Journal, vol. 263, pp. 10-10.

Cordina, M., McElnay, J., Hughes, C. & Ebejer, M. 1999, "Skin prick testing in Maltese patients suffering from asthma", Eur.Respir.J, vol. 14.

Cordina M 1998, "Allergen avoidance strategies in the management of asthma and associated allergic conditions", The Chronic*ill, , no. 2, pp. 2-5.

Cordina, M., McElnay, J. & Hughes, C. 1998, "Societal perceptions of community pharmaceutical services in Malta", Journal of clinical pharmacy and therapeutics, vol. 23, no. 2, pp. 115-126.

Cordina M 1997, Keeping your asthma under control: Guidelines for improving your quality of life, glaxowellcome (Malta), Malta.

Cordina M, McElnay JC & Hughes CM 1995, Pharmaceutical care of asthma patients: A teaching manual for pharmacists, Teaching Manual edn, The Department of Pharmacy, University of Malta, Malta, in collaboration with The School of Pharmacy, The Queen’s University of Belfast, N.Ireland.

  • CPH2402 - Pharmacology for Allied Health Care Professionals
  • CPH2404 - Pharmacology for Midwifery Students
  • CPH3010 - Pharmacology C
  • MDS2009 - Pharmacology
  • MDS3011 - Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics 1
  • PSY5618 - Psychotherapeutic Approaches: CBT, Ethics and Psychopharmacology
Research work in progress

Identification of inappropriate use of medicines resulting in medicines wastage leading to
negative impacts on patients’ health outcomes and health resources.

Optimization of medicines use in the community

Assessment of robustness of evidence in relation to safe and effective use of medicines

Medication literacy, beliefs and attitudes towards medication


Publications in progress

Cordina M, Lauri J, Enlund H, Tabone S, Hämeen-Anttila K. Health and medication literacy
and the desire to participate in pharmacotherapy decision making - comparison of two
countries. Under review in: Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy.

WestLM, Borg Theuma R, Cordina M. The ‘Necessity–Concerns Framework’ as a means of
understanding non-adherence and wastage of medicines. Under review in: Chronic Illness.

Paudyal V, Cunningham S, MacLure K, Gibson Smith K, Ryan C, West L, Cordina M.
Methodological considerations in clinical outcomes assessment of pharmacy-based minor
ailments management: A systematic review. Under review in: PLos ONE.


Ongoing Research collaboration

Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland: project regarding medicines wastage

University of Bath, England UK: project regarding generation of evidence in relation to
practices which may threaten safe use of medicines

Finnish Medicines Agency FIMEA:project related to Medication literacy, beliefs and attitudes
towards medication

Medway School of Pharmacy, Universities of Greenwich and Kent,Kent, UK: project related to
assessing the burden of medicine taking on patient's lives.

International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) Foundation: project related to adaptation and
validation of FIP pictogram programme to improve health/medication literacy in the Maltese
population


Awards

Honorary Life Member Pharmaceutical Care Network Europe (PCNE)


Affiliations and Memeberships

Member, Technical Working group on Health Workforce Education Assessment Tools. WHO Geneva
Member, Regional expert group on Health Professionals Education and training, WHO Copenhagen
Member, management committee, EU COST Action MPNS MP 1404: Simulation and pharmaceutical
technologies for advanced patient-tailored inhaled medicines – SIMINHALE
Member, Pharmacy Council subcommittee recognition of professional qualifications
Member, National Antibiotics Committee
Founder President, Malta College of Pharmacy Practice
Editor-in-Chief - Journal of the Malta College of Pharmacy Practice
Member, Advisory board Pharmacy Practice online open access Journal
Member, International Pharmaceutical Federation

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