Professor Richard Cooper

PhD, MA, LLB, BSc, PGCertHE, FRSPH, SFHEA, MRPharmS

Population Health, School of Medicine and Population Health

Professor of Public Health and Social Pharmacy

Richard Cooper
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richard.cooper@sheffield.ac.uk
+44 114 222 0768

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Professor Richard Cooper
Population Health, School of Medicine and Population Health
Room 2037, 2nd Floor
Regent Court (ScHARR)
30 Regent Street
Sheffield
S1 4DA
Profile

I have been at the University of Sheffield since 2007. I studied pharmacy as a first degree and undertook various community pharmacist roles before studying law, then health care ethics at the University of Leeds; my PhD was undertaken at the University of Nottingham and involved an empirical study of ethics in healthcare.

Research interests

My research interests span a number of methodologies (but particularly qualitative and mixed methods) and themes including:

  • Misuse, abuse and addiction to medicines
  • Over-the-counter and prescription medicine supply and prescribing
  • Medical sociology
  • Pharmacy
  • Medical ethics
Publications

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Journal articles

Chapters

  • Cooper R (2021) Opioid Analgesics, Stigma, Shame and Identity In Ballantyne P & Ryan K (Ed.), Living Pharmaceutical Lives (pp. 154-168). Abingdon, Oxfordshire, UK: Routledge. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Cooper R (2019) Measuring health and illness In van Teijlingen E & Humphris G (Ed.), Psychology and Sociology Applied to Medicine Elsevier RIS download Bibtex download
  • Cooper R (2018) Misuse and Abuse of Over-the- Counter Medicines In Schepis T (Ed.), The Prescription Drug Abuse Epidemic: Incidence, Treatment, Prevention, and Policy USA: ABC-Clio. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Cooper R (2010) The Ethics of Prescribing In Bath-Hextall F (Ed.), New Prescriber Wiley-Blackwell RIS download Bibtex download
  • Cooper R (2008) Information technology, ethics and pharmacy medicine sales In Robinson S & Strain J (Ed.), Ethics for Living and Working (pp. 15-30). Troubador Publishing RIS download Bibtex download

All publications

Journal articles

Chapters

  • Cooper R (2021) Opioid Analgesics, Stigma, Shame and Identity In Ballantyne P & Ryan K (Ed.), Living Pharmaceutical Lives (pp. 154-168). Abingdon, Oxfordshire, UK: Routledge. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Cooper R (2019) Measuring health and illness In van Teijlingen E & Humphris G (Ed.), Psychology and Sociology Applied to Medicine Elsevier RIS download Bibtex download
  • Cooper R (2018) Misuse and Abuse of Over-the- Counter Medicines In Schepis T (Ed.), The Prescription Drug Abuse Epidemic: Incidence, Treatment, Prevention, and Policy USA: ABC-Clio. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Cooper R (2010) The Ethics of Prescribing In Bath-Hextall F (Ed.), New Prescriber Wiley-Blackwell RIS download Bibtex download
  • Cooper R (2008) Information technology, ethics and pharmacy medicine sales In Robinson S & Strain J (Ed.), Ethics for Living and Working (pp. 15-30). Troubador Publishing RIS download Bibtex download

Conference proceedings papers

  • Nagumo W-R, Cooper R & Akparibo R (2020) Determinants of adverse drug reaction (ADR) reporting among healthcare professionals in Ghanaian hospitals: A presentation of preliminary qualitative findings. PHARMACOEPIDEMIOLOGY AND DRUG SAFETY, Vol. 29 (pp 644-644) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Nagumo W-R, Cooper R & Akparibo R (2018) Factors Influencing Low Adverse Drug Reaction Reporting Among Healthcare Professionals in Ghana. DRUG SAFETY, Vol. 41(11) (pp 1152-1153) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Lymn J, Cooper R, Anderson C, Avery T, Bissell P, Guillaume L, Hutchinson A, James V, McIntosh A, Murphy E , Ratcliffe J et al (2008) No more pharmacology? Pharmacists' and stakeholders' views on supplementary prescribing course content. BRITISH JOURNAL OF CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY, Vol. 65(6) (pp 976-976) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Cooper R (2008) The Safety Climate of Pharmacist Supplementary Prescribing in England. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, Vol. s1(16) (pp A21). Liverpool RIS download Bibtex download
  • Tuck C, Baba A, Cooper R, Gray L, Akparibo R, Aryeetey R, Timtoni A & Rahman T () The feasibility of applying individual patient data to assess inequity in cancer treatment retention in Northern Ghana - early results. Population Medicine, Vol. 5(Supplement) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Tuck C, Boadu I, Akparibo R, Gray L, Aryeetey R & Cooper R () Positionality, reflexivity and ethics in global public health research. Population Medicine, Vol. 5(Supplement) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Milevska-Kostova N, Cooper K & Cooper R () Nostalgia for the Past: Prescribing and Dispensing Practices in Macedionia. Nostalgia for the Past: Prescribing and Dispensing Practices in Macedonia RIS download Bibtex download

Reports

  • ali P, ariss S, crowder M, powell K & Cooper R (2017) Doncaster Domestic Abuse Perpetrator Programme: Evaluation Report View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Cooper RJ (2011) 'Respectable Addiction' - a qualitative study of over the counter medicine abuse in the UK. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • bissell P, Cooper R, preston L, anderson C, avery A, james V, hutchinson A, lymn J, murphy E, ratcliffe J , ward P et al () An Evaluation of Supplementary Prescribing in Nursing and Pharmacy. Final Report for the Department of Health View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download

Preprints

Research group

Postgraduate research students

  • Chloe Tuck - Social and economic influences on cancer service utilisation and their implications for health policy in Ghana
  • Menghan Wang - Use and Misuse of Sleeping Medication by University Students in England
  • Narjis Al Shurafa - What is the perceived role of primary care pharmacists in Saudi Arabia in diabetes care? (Successfully completed)
  • Hina Kanabar - What are the factors that inform the doctor to start insulin in the type 2 diabetic patient? (Successfully completed)
  • Andrea Madrid Menendez - What are the values that shape the relationship between alternative/traditional medicine practitioners and their patients? (Successfully completed)
  • Rodney Nagumo - Adverse drug reaction reporting practices amongst Ghanaian healthcare professionals (Successfully completed)
  • Yetenta Osasu - Prescribing, consumption and monitoring of direct oral anticoagulants in elderly patients with atrial fibrillation (Successfully completed)
  • Helen Radford - Dealing with disaster: a qualitative exploration of the experiences of healthcare staff following a mass casualty incident in England (Successfully completed)
  • Jess White - Patient experiences of Addiction to Medicine and Associated Treatment in the United Kingdom
  • Genevieve David (Successfully completed)
  • Emma Howard-Drake (Successfully completed)
  • Ellie Sprake (Successfully completed)
  • Neda Milevska-Kostova (Successfully completed)
  • Penny Siebert (Successfully completed)
  • Ryosuke Yokoe (Successfully completed)
  • Rachel Tattersall (Successfully completed)
  • Hina Patel (Successfully completed) 
Grants
  • Opioid Analgesic Dependence Study 2016-19 Principal Investigator. £199,000
  • Exploring the Misuse and Abuse of Over the Counter (OTC) Medicines in the UK. Principal Investigator.  Jul 08-Dec 10
  • Over-the-Counter Medicine Abuse: a pilot study. 2011-2012
  • HTA Project: NIHR131023 - Pain relief strategies for dressing change in chronic wounds: a mixed-methods systematic review and survey of UK practice 2021-23 £221,413 (co-investigator)
  • European Master in Public Health | Europubhealth+ 2019-2025 Project Reference: 610563-EPP-1-2019-1-FR-EPPKA1-JMD-MOB EU Grant: €4,272,000 (co-applicant) 
Teaching activities

I contribute to a variety of teaching and assessment on Master of Public Health degree modules, as well as the MBChB medical degree.

I coordinate and teach the Qualitative Research Design and Analysis module (HAR6531)

I teach and assess medical ethics, qualitative research, substance misuse and addiction to prescription/OTC medicine on the MBChB.

Professional activities and memberships
  • Registered pharmacist (GPhC regn 2038210)
  • Member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society
  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Public Health
  • Associate editor: Pharmaceutical Issues Journal of Substance Use
  • Editorial board member journal: Pharmacy
  • Member of the Society for the Study of Addiction
  • Member of the British Sociological Association
  • Member of the Institute of Medical Ethics
  • Regular peer reviewer for a variety of journals and funding bodies
  • External reviewer - European Public Health Education (APHEA)
  • Editorial board member: International Journal of Pharmacy Practice