1. Current Status, Position
Dr. Sneddon (BSc in Pharmacy, MSc in Clinical Pharmacy, PhD in Pharmacy) is professional project lead for the Scottish Antimicrobial Prescribing Group (SAPG) which is a national clinical multi-disciplinary forum, tasked with co-ordinating a national framework for antimicrobial stewardship to enhance the quality of antimicrobial prescribing and infection treatment across all care settings in Scotland.
Dr. Sneddon has a pharmacy degree from Heriot-Watt University, a PhD in Medicinal Chemistry and MSc in Clinical Pharmacy both from the University of Strathclyde and a Fellow of the Faculty of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS). She worked as a hospital-based pharmacist from 1988 within Aseptic Dispensing and Clinical Pharmacy and in 2003 became one of the first Antimicrobial Pharmacists in Scotland. She is a member of the Association of Scottish Antimicrobial Pharmacists and Chair of the UK Clinical Pharmacy Association (UKCPA) Pharmacy Infection Network. Dr. Smeddon chaired the 2012 review of SIGN 88 (Bacterial UTI) and a refresh of SIGN 104 (Antibiotic Prophylaxis in Surgery) and was a topic expert for the NICE Antimicrobial Resistance Public Health Advisory Committee guideline on changing public behaviours around antibiotic use. She was a guest lecturer on antimicrobial stewardship at the University of Strathclyde and Robert Gordon University and led development of the RPS/UKCPA professional curriculum for Infection and Antimicrobial Stewardship.
3. Research Area
Dr. Sneddon focuses on development of education resources on antimicrobial stewardship for health and care staff, hospital prescribing indicators to support reduction of Clostridium difficile infection and development of various national consensus guidance on antimicrobial use.
4. Conflict of interest: none