Laura Sahm

Dr Laura Sahm received a B.Sc. Pharm(Hons) from University of Brighton and won a scholarship from the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (RPSGB) to pursue her postgraduate studies in the Grade 5A* Department of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, University of Bath. Dr Sahm obtained her Ph.D. in Pharmaceutics in 1995. She moved to Germany in 1996 where she worked in community pharmacy, and for the pharmaceutical industry (Takeda GmbH). In 2003 upon return from Germany Laura Sahm worked as a senior clinical pharmacist in the Bon Secours Hospital, Cork before joining the School of Pharmacy (SOP) staff in UCC in October of 2005. Her current position is a joint appointment between the SOP and the Mercy University Hospital (MUH) where she works as a consultant research pharmacist on research projects between UCC and the MUH. Dr Laura Sahm’s main research area is Health Literacy. Health literacy is defined as ” the degree to which individuals can obtain, process and understand the basic health information and services they need to make appropriate health decisions.” Specifically Dr Sahm’s research examines how pharmacist-led health literacy and therapeutic lifestyle and pharmaceutical care interventions, in primary care, can improve the clinical outcome of patients.


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