David's research area is medicines optimisation within older people particularly within the care home environment, in those with dysphagia and in the use of pharmacogenomics. His expertise is in the development and evaluation of complex interventions which significant experience of undertaking feasibility studies and definitive trials.
To date David has secured over £8M in research funds as principle investigator with a further £2M as co-applicant. David has also attracted research funding from the Medicines Research Council and Norwegian Pharmaceutical Society. He has over 100 publications in peer-reviewed journals with a Google H-Index of 31.
Kandiah J, Nazar H, Wright D. Formative service evaluation of transfer of care service for care home residents after hospital discharge.
International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 2022; riac045, https://doi.org/10.1093/ijpp/riac045
Youssef, E., Thornley, T., Guchelaar, H.-J. and Wright, D.J. Pharmacogenetics: optimising prescribing in primary care
Prescriber 2022; 33: 10-13. https://doi.org/10.1002/psb.1982
Ngo E, Nordeng H, Wright D. Impact of a mobile application for tracking nausea and vomiting during pregnancy (NVP) on NVP symptoms, quality of life, and decisional conflicts regarding NVP treatments: the MinSafeStart randomized controlled trial
JMIR Mhealth Uhealth (forthcoming). doi:10.2196/36226 http://dx.doi.org/10.2196/36226
Rendell T, Barnett J, Scott S, Wright D. The development of a pharmacogenomic testing service in community pharmacy
Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy. 2022: In Press.
Rendell T, Barnett J, Scott S, Wright D. Co-designing a community pharmacy pharmacogenomics testing service in the UK
BMC Health Services Research 2022; 22: 378. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12913-022-07730-y
Kinsey, H., Sokhi, J., Christou, M., Wright, D. Longitudinal placements for trainee pharmacists: Learning whilst improving patient care.
Medication Education 2022; 56(2): 220-8. https://doi.org/10.1111/medu.14684
Dziewas R, Michou E, Trapl-Grundschober M, Lal A, Arsava EM, Bath PM, Clavé P, Glahn J, Hamdy S, Pownall S, Schindler A, Walshe M, Wirth R, Wright D, Verin E. European Stroke Organisation and European Society for Swallowing Disorders guideline for the diagnosis and treatment of post-stroke dysphagia. Eur Stroke J. 2021 Sep;6(3):LXXXIX-CXV.
Birt, L., Dalgarno, L., Wright, D.J. et al. Process evaluation for the Care Homes Independent Pharmacist Prescriber Study (CHIPPS).
BMC Health Serv Res 21, 1041 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12913-021-07062-3
Wright, DJ., Blyth, A., Maskrey, V., Norris, N., Bond, CM., Hughes, CM., Alldred, DP., Holland, RC., CHIPPS Team. Development and feasibility testing of an evidence-based training programme for pharmacist independent prescribers responsible for the medicines-related activities within care homes. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice. 2021; 29(4): 376-84. https://doi.org/10.1093/ijpp/riab025
Rendell, T., Barnett, J., Wright, D. How community pharmacy pharmacogenomics testing services around the world can inform their design and delivery in the UK. The Pharmaceutical Journal 2021; November 2021, Vol 307, No 7955; 307(7955): DOI:10.1211/PJ.2021.1.110966.
Kosari S, Koerner J, Naunton M, Peterson GM, Haider I, Lancsar E, Wright D, Niyonsenga T, Davey R.
Integrating pharmacists into aged care facilities to improve the quality use of medicine (PiRACF Study): protocol for a cluster randomised controlled trial. Trials. 2021 Jun 11;22(1):390. doi: 10.1186/s13063-021-05335-0. PMID: 34116708; PMCID: PMC8193166.
Hatton, K., Bhattacharya, D., Scott, S. & Wright, D. Barriers and facilitators to pharmacists integrating into the ward-based multidisciplinary team: a systematic review and meta-synthesis. Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy 2021;17(11):1923-36. Doi: 10.1016/j.sapharm.2021.02.006. Epub 2021 Feb 16.
Thornley, T., Esquivel, B., Wright, D. J., van den Dop, H., Kirkdale, C. L. & Youssef, E. Implementation of pharmacogenomic testing service through community pharmacy in the Netherlands: Results from an early service evaluation. 12 Feb 2021. Pharmacy. 9, 38.
Youssef, E. Kirkdale C, Thornley T, Wright, D. Estimating the potential impact of implementing pre-emptive pharmacogenetic testing in primary care across the UK. British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology. 2021; 87(7): 2907-2925.
Christou, M., Shelton, G., Walji, M., Kinsey, H., Whiteside, H. & Wright, D. Structured block placements of hospital pre-registration trainee pharmacists in primary care medical practices across the United Kingdom: Lessons from a pilot scheme. Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning. 2021; 13(3): 302-311.
Scott, S., Wright, D. J. & Bhattacharya, D. The role of behavioural science in changing deprescribing practice. British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology 2021; 87(1): 39-41
Kirkdale, C., Archer, Z., Thornley, T., Wright, D., Valeur, M., Gourlay, N. & Ayerst, K. Accessing mole-scanning through community pharmacy; a pilot service in collaboration with dermatology specialists. Pharmacy 2020; 8(4): 231.
Desborough, J., Clark, A., Houghton, J., Sach, T., Shaw, V., Kirthisingha, V., Holland, R. & Wright, D. Clinical and cost effectiveness of a multi-professional medication reviews in care homes (CAREMED). International Journal of Pharmacy Practice. 2020; 28(6): 626-634.
Scott, S., May, H., Patel, M., Wright, D. J. & Bhattacharya, D. A practitioner behaviour change intervention for deprescribing in the hospital setting. Age and Ageing. 2021; 50(2): 581-586
Lane, K., Bond, C., Wright, D., Alldred, D. P., Desborough, J., Holland, R., Hughes, C. & Poland, F. “Everyone needs to understand each other’s systems”: stakeholder views on the acceptability and viability of a Pharmacist Independent Prescriber (PIP) role in care homes for older people in the UK. Health & Social Care in the Community 2020; 28(5): 1479-1487.
Sokhi, J., Desborough, J., Norris, N. & Wright, D. Learning from community pharmacists' initial experiences of a workplace-based training program. Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning 2020; 12(8); 932-939.
Wright, D., Maskrey, V., Blyth, A., Norris, N., Alldred, D. P., Bond, C., Desborough, J., Hughes, C. & Holland, R. Systematic review and narrative synthesis of pharmacist provided medicines optimisation services in care homes for older people to inform the development of a generic training or accreditation process. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice 2020; 28(3) 207-219.
Dann-Reed, E., Poland, F. & Wright, D. Systematic review to inform the development of a community pharmacy-based intervention for people affected by dementia. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice. 2020; 28(3): 233-245.
Bond, C. M., Holland, R., Alldred, D. P., Arthur, A., Barton, G., Blyth, A., Desborough, J., Ford, J. C., Handford, C., Hill, H. J., Hughes, C. M., Maskrey, V., Massey, K., Myint, P. K., Norris, N., Poland, F., Shepstone, L., Turner, D., Zermansky, A. & Wright, D. Protocol for the process evaluation of a cluster randomised controlled trial to determine the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of independent pharmacist prescribing in care home: the CHIPPS study.
Trials 2020; 21: 439.
Evans, G. & Wright, D. Long-term evaluation of a UK Community Pharmacy-Based Weight Management Service.
Pharmacy 2020; 8 (1): 22. doi: 10.3390/pharmacy8010022.
Bond, C. M., Holland, R., Alldred, D. P., Arthur, A., Barton, G., Blyth, A., Desborough, J., Ford, J. C., Handford, C., Hill, H. J., Hughes, C. M., Maskrey, V., Massey, K., Myint, P. K., Norris, N., Poland, F., Shepstone, L., Turner, D., Zermansky, A. & Wright, D.
Protocol for a cluster randomised controlled trial to determine the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of independent pharmacist prescribing in care homes: the CHIPPS study. Trials 21 2020; (103): https://doi.org/10.1186/s13063-019-3827-0
Medicines use within care homes. Community pharmacy.
Fellow of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society
Member of the Primary Care Pharmacy Association
Senior Editor of Pharmacy Journal