Layla Fattah


I hold a Masters Degree in Pharmacy from the University of Manchester, and for the last 15 years have practiced as a pharmacist in hospital, academic and educational sectors. In 2011 I successfully completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Education (PGCert) and went on to complete a Masters in Clinical Education (MEd) in 2015, both at the University of Leeds. 

I am currently working for the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City.

What motivated me to undertake PhD study?

Completing my PGCert and MEd sparked my interest in education and educational research. I particularly enjoyed my MEd critical study, in which I explored the outcomes of interprofessional education on community pharmacist and general practitioner (GP) relationships. This project gave me an interest in community pharmacy practice and the experiences of community pharmacists.

What makes me passionate about my subject?

My experiences as a pharmacist makes me particularly invested in exploring community pharmacy practice. Community pharmacy has undergone significant practice change in recent years, but there is little existing research on the experiences of pharmacists in this change process. I am excited to explore phenomenology as a methodology for my study, and I am motivated by the potential impact of my findings on practice, policy and theory.