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Dr Chris Threapleton is the Module Leader for Drugs in Healthcare on the Clinical Pharmacology BSc and works in the NHS as a Specialty Registrar in Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics and General Internal Medicine.  His research and clinical interests include polypharmacy and multimorbidity.  He is the chair of the Registrar Sub-Committee of the British Pharmacological Society. 

Dr Chris Threapleton joined St George's, University of London in 2017 as a Teaching Fellow.  He was awarded an Excellence in Healthcare Education in 2018.  In 2019 he was awarded with a Postgraduate Certificate in Healthcare and Biomedical Education and became a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.


Chris graduated with degree in Psychology from Newcastle University in 2009.  He completed a degree in Medicine and Surgery in 2013.  He has worked in NHS hospitals both in Newcastle and the South East.  During this time he has developed an interest in the management of patients with complex chronic conditions and multiple long term medicines.  He is developing advice and liaison services for complex inpatients and outpatients and has a particular interest in exploring the role that clinical pharmacologists could play in managing these patients.

Robinson LJ, Stevens LH, Threapleton CJ, Vainiute J, McAllister-Williams RH, Gallagher P. Effects of intrinsic and extrinsic motivation on attention and memory. Acta Psychol (Amst). 2012.

Walker RW, Churm D, Dewhurst F, Samuel M, Ramsell A, Lawrie C, Hill J, Threapleton CJ, Wood B, Gray WK. Palliative care in people with idiopathic Parkinson's disease who die in hospital, BMJ Support Palliat Care. 2014 Mar;4(1):64-7.

Threapleton CJ, Janjua S, Fortescue R, Baker EH. Head-to-head oral prophylactic antibiotic therapy for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2019;5(5):CD013024

Kimpton JE, Carey IM, Threapleton CJD, et al. Longitudinal exposure of English primary care patients to pharmacogenomic drugs: An analysis to inform design of pre-emptive pharmacogenomic testing. Br J Clin Pharmacol. 2019;85(12):2734‐2746.

Khong TK, Threapleton CJD. Discharging doctors do not reliably predict risk of medication-related harm. Drug Ther Bull. 2019;57(7):102‐103.

Khong TK, Threapleton CJD. Prescribing of anticholinergic medicines to patients initiating dementia medicines. Drug Ther Bull. 2020;58(6):83‐84.

Threapleton CJD, Kimpton JE, Carey IM, et al. Development of a structured clinical pharmacology review for specialist support for management of complex polypharmacy in primary care [published online ahead of print, 2020 Feb 14]. Br J Clin Pharmacol. 2020;10.1111/bcp.14243.

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