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Professor Susan Latter PhD BSc (Hons) RN, PGDipHV

Professor of Health Services Research

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Professor Sue Latter is lead for the Medicines Management Research Group, in the Fundamental Care Research Theme. Sue is leading national and international research into prescribing and medicines optimisation, as part of supporting patient self-management of long term conditions, end-of-life care and promoting antimicrobial stewardship. Her research and publications also include a focus on patient experience of self-management and evaluation of patient-centred interventions for self-management of long term conditions. Sue has also played a leading role in the development of clinical academic careers for nurses, midwives and allied health professionals in the UK.

Discovering the best ways to help professionals and patients optimise the use of medicines is a critical part of effective health care.

Career history

Research interests

Medicines management; end-of-life medicines management; access to medicines; antimicrobial stewardship; antibiotic prescribing; prescribing; nurse prescribing; paramedic prescribing; community pharmacy; biosimilars. Self-management: patient experience; nurse-led interventions.

Sue supervises a number of PhD and DM students from nursing, medicine, pharmacy and paramedicine.

  • Leading national and international research into the quality and impact of prescribing and medicines management interventions.

  • Leading research into patient experience of self-management and evaluation of patient-centred interventions for self-management of long term conditions.

  • Strategic development and leadership in clinical academic careers.
DateStaffFunderResearch project nameFund
2019-2020 Cummings F Latter S Young D Biogen Idec IBD Adalimumab Switching Study (IBaSS) £682,429
2019-2021 Roberts G Thomas M Bruton A Yardley L Breathing Ainsworth B Latter S Whitehead A Knibb R Holley S Kennington E NIHR Research for Patient Benefit REtraining for Asthma Trial of Home Exercises for Teenagers (BREATHE4T); repurposing, refining and feasibility. £247,376
2018-2020 Latter S Richardson A Bennett M Blenkinsopp A Campling C Ewing S Santer M NIHR Health Services and Delivery Research Accessing medicines at end-of-life: a multi-stakeholder, mixed method evaluation of service provision £652,327
2018-2019 Cummings F Latter S Harris C Gwiggner M Biogen Idec IBD Biosimilar to Biosimilar Infliximab Switching Study (IBiSS) £628,463
2018-2020 Leydon G Barnes R Woods C Stevenson F Hayward G Moore M Booker M Stuart B Little P  NIHR School for Primary Care Research Out of Ours Antibiotic Prescribing £445, 891
2017-2019  Hand K Latter S Hopkins S Marwick C Merck Sharp and Dohme A mixed methods observational study to evaluate the implementation of a smartphone software application (App) and computerised decision-support system (CDSS) for antibiotic treatment guidelines £120,862

Research group

Medicine Management

Research theme(s)

Fundamental Care

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Sue contributes to pre-registration curricula through curricula design, lectures, seminar facilitation and marking.

Sue is also a Personal Academic Tutor to pre-registration nursing students.

Professor Susan Latter
University of Southampton, Health Sciences Building 67, Highfield, Southampton SO17 1BJ

Room Number : 67/4065

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