• Cromore Road, Coleraine Campus

    BT52 1SA Coleraine

    United Kingdom

  • 54 Citations
  • 4 h-Index

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Personal profile


Professor Kathryn Burnett registered as a pharmacist in 1986 and has eight years of experience working in community pharmacy, 14 years in hospital pharmacy, and has worked in academia since 2008.While employed as a hospital pharmacist Prof Burnett completed her PhD looking at the patient benefits that can be realised through appropriate clinical pharmacy practices. This relevant working experience enables her to have a unique insight into the real issues surrounding community and hospital pharmacy practice and the impact of this practice on patient outcomes.Research interests include looking at appropriate dispensing and prescribing practices to ensure optimal patient outcomes, including the use of automation in MDSs, and the appropriateness of prescribing practices generally and in antimicrobials specifically.These interests are in collaboration with the Western Health and Social Care Trust, the Northern Health and Social Care Trust, the Health and Social Care Board and the Medicines Optimisation and Innovation Centre.

External positions

Member of Examinations Committee, Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland

11 Feb 2019 → …

Member of Pharmacy Workforce Review Programme Board, Department of Health, UK

15 Sep 2017 → …

Chair Pharmacy Forum Education and Research Committee

1 Sep 2015 → …

Member of Pharmacy Forum Board

1 Sep 2014 → …


  • RS Pharmacy and materia medica
  • prescribing
  • medication appropriateness
  • adherence to guidelines

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Research Output

  • 54 Citations
  • 4 h-Index
  • 12 Article
  • 1 Abstract

An analysis of the clinical appropriateness of out-of-hours emergency dental prescribing of antibiotics in Northern Ireland

Burnett, K., McKay, J., Begley, E., Kerlin, P., O'Carolan, D., Cleary, G. & McKenna, G., 24 Apr 2020, In : British Dental Journal. 228, 8, p. 598-603 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Open Access
  • Rose Bengal-Amphiphilic Peptide Conjugate for Enhanced Photodynamic Therapy of Malignant Melanoma

    Dhillon, S. K., Porter, S., Rizk, N., Sheng, Y., McKaig, T., Burnett, K., White, B., Nesbitt, H., Matin, R. N., McHale, A. P., Callan, B. & Callan, J., 13 Feb 2020, In : Journal of Medicinal Chemistry. 63, 3, p. 1328-1336 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 2 Citations (Scopus)

    Analysis of Activities undertaken By Ward-Based Clinical Pharmacy Technicians during Patient Hospital Journey

    Burnett, K., Abuelhana, A. S. A., Ashfield, L., Fleming, G., Scott, M., Sabry, N. & Farid, S., 29 Oct 2019, In : European Journal of Hospital Pharmacy. p. 1-7 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 24 Downloads (Pure)

    The Impact of Peripheral Venous Catheter Procedural Kits on Improving Clinical Outcomes in Hospitalised Patients

    Burnett, K., McCarron, P. A., Scott, M., McKee, P., Conlon-Bingham, G., Farren, D., Tate, A., Murray, S., Dunne, E. & Callaghan, L., 17 Jul 2019, In : Archives of Pharmacy and Pharmacological Research. 1, 5, 8 p., 000524.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 19 Downloads (Pure)