Biography

Michael graduated from the UEA in 2007 as part of the first cohort of students through the MPharm degree. He started his professional life as a community pharmacist with the National Co-operative working mostly in the Great Yarmouth area. In the first six months after qualifying he could see that there was greater potential for the role of the community pharmacist in the care of patients rather than purely supply of medicines. 

The led him to start a PhD under the supervision of Prof David Wright in 2009 examining whether there was a role for community pharmacists in the management of long term conditions. He started this part-time whilst continuing to practice but eventually converted to full time, finishing in September 2012.

Since commencing his role as a Research Fellow in Pharmacy Practice, Michael has been involved in many research applications and projects with the main focus of investigating the role of the community pharmacist in the care of patients with long term conditions. Most notably at present, Michael is part of the team responsible for evaluating the Community Pharmacy Future project (a collaboration between the four leading community pharmacy companies in the UK).

Other significant research interests include the use of medicines in pregnancy (in collaboration with the University of Oslo), pharmacists’ consultation skills (in collaboration with the Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education) and the monitoring and prescribing of lithium (in collaboration with the local mental health trust).

Michael also has a significant teaching role within the School with a focus on research skills, professional practice and communication skills.

Until December 2013, Michael was also the lead of the East Anglia Practice Forum, which is the local division of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society.

Michael is always keen to develop further collaborations both in the UK and internationally so please feel free to contact him if you have an idea for a research project.

Research group

Thando Katangwe (with Debi Bhattacharya)

Secondary supervisor for:

Hiyam Al-Jabr (with James Desborough)

Sion Scott (with Debi Bhattacharya)

All Publications

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Twigg, M. J., Wright, D., Barton, G., Kirkdale, C. L., Thornley, T.

(2018)

The pharmacy care plan service: Service evaluation and estimate of cost-effectiveness,

in Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(E-pub ahead of print)


Al-Jabr, H., Twigg, M. J., Scott, S., Desborough, J. A.

(2018)

Patient feedback questionnaires to enhance consultation skills of healthcare professionals: a systematic review,

in Patient Education and Counseling

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(Article)

(E-pub ahead of print)


Twigg, M., Wright, D., Kirkdale, C. L., Desborough, J. A., Thornley, T.

(2017)

The UK Pharmacy Care Plan service: Description, recruitment and initial views on a new community pharmacy intervention,

in PLoS ONE

12

(4)

article no. e0174500

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(Article)

(Published)


Twigg, M., Wright, D.

(2017)

Community pharmacy COPD services: what do researchers and policy makers need to know?,

in Integrated Pharmacy Research and Practice

2017

(6)

pp. 53-59

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(Published)


Urwin, H., Wright, D., Twigg, M., McGough, N.

(2016)

Early recognition of coeliac disease through community pharmacies: A proof of concept study,

in International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy

38

(5)

pp. 1294–1300

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(Published)


Twigg, M., Bhattacharya, D., Clark, A., Patel, R., Rogers, H., Whiteside, H., Yaqoob, M., Wright, D.

(2016)

What do patients need to know? A study to assess patients’ satisfaction with information about medicines,

in International Journal of Pharmacy Practice

24

(4)

pp. 229-236

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(Published)


Twigg, M., Thornley, T., Scobie, N.

(2016)

Identification of patients with atrial fibrillation in UK community pharmacy: an evaluation of a new service,

in International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy

38

(4)

pp. 784-787

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(Published)


Twigg, M., Lupattelli, A., Nordeng, H.

(2016)

Women's beliefs about medication use during their pregnancy: a UK perspective,

in International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy

38

(4)

pp. 968–976

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(Published)


Wright, D., Twigg, M.

(2016)

Community Pharmacy: an untapped patient data resource,

in Integrated Pharmacy Research and Practice

2016

(5)

pp. 19-25

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Twigg, M. J., Wright, D., Barton, G. R., Thornley, T., Kerr, C.

(2015)

The four or more medicines (FOMM) support service: results from an evaluation of a new community pharmacy service aimed at over-65s,

in International Journal of Pharmacy Practice

23

(6)

pp. 407–414

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(Published)


Lupattelli, A., Spigset, O., Björnsdóttir, I., Hämeen-Anttila, K., Mårdby, A., Panchaud, A., Juraski, R. G., Rudolf, G., Odalovic, M., Drozd, M., Twigg, M. J., Juch, H., Moretti, M. E., Kennedy, D., Rieutord, A., Zagorodnikova, K., Passier, A., Nordeng, H.

(2015)

Patterns and factors associated with low adherence to psychotropic medications during pregnancy – a cross-sectional, multinational web-based study: Adherence to Psychotropic Medications during Pregnancy,

in Depression and Anxiety

32

(6)

pp. 426–436

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Twigg, M., Bhattacharya, D., Desborough, J., Wright, D.

(2015)

A drop-in clinic for patients with poorly-controlled diabetes: a community pharmacy feasibility study,

in International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy

37

(2)

pp. 395-402

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Twigg, M. J., Wright, D. J., Thornley, T., Haynes, L.

(2015)

Community pharmacy type 2 diabetes risk assessment: demographics and risk results,

in International Journal of Pharmacy Practice

23

(1)

pp. 80-82

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Wright, D., Twigg, M., Thornley, T.

(2015)

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease case finding by community pharmacists: A potential cost-effective public health intervention,

in International Journal of Pharmacy Practice

23

(1)

pp. 83-85

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Wright, D., Twigg, M., Barton, G., Thornley, T., Kerr, C.

(2015)

An evaluation of a multi-site community pharmacy based chronic obstructive pulmonary disease support service,

in International Journal of Pharmacy Practice

23

(1)

pp. 36-43

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Kirkham, E., Skinner, J., Anderson, T., Bazire, S., Twigg, M., Desborough, J.

(2014)

One lithium level >1.0 mmol/L causes an acute decline in eGFR: findings from a retrospective analysis of a monitoring database,

in BMJ Open

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(11)

article no. e006020

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Lupattelli, A., Spigset, O., Twigg, M. J., Zagorodnikova, K., Mardby, A. C., Moretti, M. E., Drozd, M., Panchaud, A., Hameen-anttila, K., Rieutord, A., Gjergja Juraski, R., Odalovic, M., Kennedy, D., Rudolf, G., Juch, H., Passier, A., Bjornsdottir, I., Nordeng, H.

(2014)

Medication use in pregnancy: a cross-sectional, multinational web-based study,

in BMJ Open

4

(2)

article no. e004365

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Desborough, J., Twigg, M.

(2014)

Pharmacist-led medication reviews in primary care,

in Reviews in Clinical Gerontology

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(1)

pp. 1-9

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Twigg, M., Poland, F., Bhattacharya, D., Desborough, J. A., Wright, D. J.

(2013)

The current and future roles of community pharmacists: Views and experiences of patients with type 2 diabetes,

in Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy

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(6)

pp. 777-789

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Twigg, M. J., Desborough, J. A., Bhattacharya, D., Wright, D. J.

(2013)

An audit of prescribing for type 2 diabetes in primary care: optimising the role of the community pharmacist in the primary healthcare team,

in Primary Health Care Research & Development

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(03)

pp. 315-319

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External Activities and Indicators of Esteem

  • November 2015 - To Date: Member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society Conference Research Panel
  • September 2009 - Dec 2013: Lead for the East Anglia Practice Forum
  • July 2008 - To date: Locum community pharmacist
  • July 2008 - To date: Member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society
  • September 2010 - To date: Registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council

Administrative Posts

  • Member of the Faculty of Medicines and Health Sciences Research Ethics Committee
  • Exams Officer for the School
  • Member of the School of Pharmacy Fitness to Practise Committee
  • Deputy module co-ordinator for 2nd year professional practice module
  • Member of the School of Pharmacy Research Committee