Senior Research Fellow
Lorna studied at Strathclyde University, Glasgow achieving a First Class Honours degree in pharmacy. Following her training at Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Lorna spent several years developing a career in hospital pharmacy, in particular, in the area of “Medicines Information” and has also worked for large UK community pharmacy chains such as Moss Pharmacy and Boots, completing an MSc in Community Pharmacy in 2003.
Lorna joined the DSRU as a research fellow in February 2004 where she has been involved in several large collaborative projects involving analysis of adverse event data from spontaneous reporting systems including an evaluation of the impact of patient reporting of adverse drug reactions to the UK’s Yellow Card Scheme and signal detection analyses in the FDA AERS and Eudravigilance databases. Lorna has been involved in the design and analysis of several post-authorisation drug safety studies and has also worked in the area of systematic literature review, in particular, investigating the arrhythmogenic potential of drugs as part of the EC-funded ARITMO project.
More recently, Lorna has been involved in the development and implementation of enhanced safety surveillance methods in monitoring the safety of seasonal influenza vaccines.