Biography

Having a background in both community pharmacy and paediatric research, I joined the School of Pharmacy at Keele University in December 2013 as a Lecturer in Clinical Pharmacy.  I completed a PhD at the University of Birmingham in November 2013, which investigated barriers to administering oral medicines to children suffering from chronic conditions (http://etheses.bham.ac.uk/4799/). I work within the clinical team in the School of Pharmacy and teach a range of clinical therapeutic topics on the MPharm course.

Research and scholarship

My research interests lie within the field of paediatrics and include: barriers to medicines adherence, acceptance of solid oral dosage forms, unlicensed/off-label medicines use and prescribing. I have been involved in a breadth of different research projects, including those utilising large GP data sets. I also have a research interest in pharmacy education.

I recently completed an MA in higher education evaluating an innovative authentic assessment, and have a strong interest in pharmacy educational research.

I also have a strong interest in research and ethics, and have had substantial experience within this area. I have several publications across the discussed research areas, this includes international peer-reviewed journal articles, conference posters and abstracts and a book titled ‘A Practical Guide to Medicines Administration.

Teaching

As MPharm Course Director, I am responsible for the overall design and delivery of teaching and assessment for the MPharm. I have a wealth of experience in designing teaching sessions and assessments to meet learning outcomes. I recently designed, implemented and evaluated an authentic assessment for final year MPharm students. I am the lead for respiratory and pain therapeutics with respect to the undergraduate teaching and assessment. I lead an optional module on sexually transmitted infections –designing, delivering and assessing this module for undergraduate students. I have designed different summative assessments, including a triadic assessment (self, peer and tutor assessment). I supervise undergraduate research, audit and service evaluation Masters level projects as well as Masters and DPharm students.

Selected Publications

  • Tariq M, White S, Venables R, Harris S, Mills E. 2020. Evaluation of a conceptual model of collaborative working between GPs and community pharmacists: a qualitative study. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice (pp. 69-70, vol. 28 (Suppl S1)). Wiley. doi> link> full text>
  • Venables R, Harris S, Mills E, Chotai S, Tariq M, White S. 2020. Evaluating community pharmacists’ perspectives on collaborative working with GPs: a focus group study. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice (pp. 32-33, vol. 28 (Suppl S1)). Wiley. doi> link> full text>
  • Slater N, Rowley C, Venables RH, White S, Frisher M. 2018. Evaluating associations between metabolic health, obesity and depressive symptoms: a prospective analysis of data from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA) with a 2‑year follow‑up. BMJ Open, e025394, vol. 8(12). link> doi> full text>
  • Batchelor H, Venables RH, Marriott JF, Mills T. 2016. Tribology can be used to assess texture perception of oral medicines. International Journal of Pharmaceutics, 1128-1129, vol. 511(2). doi> link> full text>
  • Venables RH, Batchelor H, Stirling H, Marriott J. 2015. Barriers to administering non-oral formulations in a paediatric population: A semi-structured interview study. International Journal of Pharmaceutics, 12-17, vol. 497(1-2). doi> full text>

Full Publications Listshow

Journal Articles

  • Slater N, Rowley C, Venables RH, White S, Frisher M. 2018. Evaluating associations between metabolic health, obesity and depressive symptoms: a prospective analysis of data from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA) with a 2‑year follow‑up. BMJ Open, e025394, vol. 8(12). link> doi> full text>
  • Batchelor H, Venables RH, Marriott JF, Mills T. 2016. Tribology can be used to assess texture perception of oral medicines. International Journal of Pharmaceutics, 1128-1129, vol. 511(2). doi> link> full text>
  • Venables RH, Batchelor H, Stirling H, Marriott J. 2015. Barriers to administering non-oral formulations in a paediatric population: A semi-structured interview study. International Journal of Pharmaceutics, 12-17, vol. 497(1-2). doi> full text>
  • Batchelor H, Venables RH, Ranmal S, Tuleu C. 2015. Oral formulations for paediatrics: palatability studies. Hospital Pharmacy Europe.
  • Venables RH, Stirling H, Batchelor H, Marriott J. 2015. Problems with oral formulations prescribed to children: a focus group study of healthcare professionals. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy. doi> full text>
  • Venables RH. 2015. Determination of formulation factors that affect oral medicines acceptability in a domicilliary paediatric population. International Journal of Pharmaceutics, 55-62, vol. 480(1-2). doi> full text>
  • Batchelor H, Venables RH, Marriott JF, Mills T. 2015. The application of tribology in assessing texture perception of oral liquid medicine. International Journal of Pharmaceutics, 277-281, vol. 479(2). doi> full text>

Other

  • Tariq M, White S, Venables R, Harris S, Mills E. 2020. Evaluation of a conceptual model of collaborative working between GPs and community pharmacists: a qualitative study. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice (pp. 69-70, vol. 28 (Suppl S1)). Wiley. doi> link> full text>
  • Venables R, Harris S, Mills E, Chotai S, Tariq M, White S. 2020. Evaluating community pharmacists’ perspectives on collaborative working with GPs: a focus group study. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice (pp. 32-33, vol. 28 (Suppl S1)). Wiley. doi> link> full text>
  • Venables RH, Stirling H, Marriott J. Findout: Key problems with children's medicines formulations.....It's a taste issue!.

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