Practice-based Research Award (Sponsored By hmR)

This award is offered to patient-facing pharmacists who, in addition to their regular work, are engaged in research to identify, recognise and promote evidence-based strategies for optimising the delivery of patient care. Academic Practice Collaborations will be viewed favourably by the judges.


Susan O’Dwyer, a pharmacist from Boots Ireland who is also Republic of Ireland Healthcare Development Manager, received the ‘Practice-based Research Award’ at the Clanwilliam Pharmacy Awards on 26 November.

Susan was chosen for her work on the INCA Pharmacy Study, which utilises innovative technology designed to support medication use and adherence in patients with respiratory disease, Susan became the first person to receive the award for a community pharmacy-based research project.

"It is an honour to have received this award which recognises the INCA Pharmacy Study, a collaborative research project between Boots Ireland, The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and Trinity College Dublin,” said Susan. “We hope our research will help to highlight the role of community pharmacy in medication management for chronic disease."