Gillespie, Ulrika


Uppsala University Hospital



1. Current Status, Position

Dr Ulrika Gillespie is a Senior clinical pharmacist and researcher, responsible for the development, implementation and evaluation of clinical pharmacy services in the Uppsala region.

2. Education

  • Post-doctoral fellow at the C.T. Lamont Primary Health Care Research Centre which is a part of the Bruyere Research Institute (BRI) and affiliated with the University of Ottawa. January-December 2014;
  • PhD: Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmaceutical Biosciences, 9th of March 2012, Uppsala University. Thesis title: Effects of Clinical Pharmacists Interventions on Drug-Related Hospitalisation and Appropriateness of Prescribing in Elderly Patients;
  • Master of Science in Clinical Pharmacy, Strathclyde University, Glasgow, Scotland, November 1999;
  • Master of Science in Pharmacy, Uppsala University, June 1995.

3. Research Area

Ulrika Gillespie's research area focus is on:

  • Evaluating effects of services provided by clinical pharmacists on elderly patients' medication use, health and health-care utilisation;
  • Medication related hospitalisation - how to identify and how to prevent;
  • Achieving appropriate polypharmacy in elderly patients.

Conflict of interest: None