Medha Kothari (Administrative Support)
Whilst providing administrative support to MEMORABLE, I have first-hand witnessed the passion each Project Group member has in seeing this research through and it is what continuously drives the project forward.
I am a pharmacist currently undertaking a joint PhD with Aston Business School and Life & Health Sciences, supervised with Dr. Ian Maidment and Professor Prasanta Dey.
My research involves applying business strategies to medicines management for care home residents, with a specific interest in people with dementia. The aim of my research is to determine ways to make medicines management within care homes more efficient without compromising resident quality of life.
If you are a healthcare practitioner, care home manager or staff member, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in participating in the study (it’s only a short interview that fits your schedule)!
Additionally, if you would like more information on my PhD, please email me at email@example.com and I would be happy to have a chat and answer any questions.
My role in MEMORABLE:
I provide administrative support to MEMORABLE and the project group. I do a lot of the legwork in designing and pulling together information for the website and newsletters. I help organise project group and stakeholder group meetings and do my best to take a bit of the work load off the team.
Why MEMORABLE is important to me:
As a pharmacist and researcher in medicines management, I understand the challenges associated with managing older people’s medications. Medicines will only help a person if they are taken correctly, otherwise there is often no use in taking the medicine at all. MEMORABLE is important to me because it will help older people and carers think twice to understand the medicines they are taking and the best way in which to take them.
The difference MEMORABLE could make:
Managing medicines is a challenge that can often be overlooked and has not been investigated thoroughly as of yet. I believe MEMORABLE could provide a deeper understanding of what older people and carers struggle with and would like to see change in the real world.
Words I associate with MEMORABLE:
Passion, collaboration, significant
Find out more about Medha Kothari here and here.