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Dr Antonella Tonna

Post Nominals PhD, FHEA, MRPhamS
Biography Dr Tonna graduated with a BPharm (Hons) from the University of Malta in 1994. She then completed an MSc in Clinical Pharmacy at Robert Gordon University and graduated in 2001. She then went on to obtain a PhD at Robert Gordon University following thesis submission in July 2011 which explored pharmacist prescribing of antimicrobials in hospitals in Scotland.

Dr Tonna was previously a hospital pharmacist in Malta for around 10 years and was instrumental in setting up numerous services mainly the ward based clinical pharmacy service in 2002. She moved to the UK and was involved in primary care research in Edinburgh and then worked as a surgical pharmacist in Oxford. She has been in the current academic post as Lecturer since 2010 and promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2020.
Research Interests Antimicrobial stewardship, particularly the pharmacist involvement in antimicrobial stewardship.

Innovative ways of engaging student pharmacists as part of teaching and learning, such as involvement of patient and carers in active teaching of students

Use of qualitative research methods, use of theories to inform methodologies particularly to help in understanding individual's behaviours

Pharmaceutical Care particularly relating to hospital pharmacy and secondary care for example, metabolic syndrome, pharmacist prescribing, patient journey in secondary care
ResearcherID AGG-9191-2022
Scopus Author ID 23006848200