Dr charlotte rossing & dr ingunn bjornsdottir

Title: Qualitative methodology in pharmacy practice research, methods and design



- General overview of qualitative methods: A map of the methods   

(Relevant examples: Application of qualitative methods in drug research and development and/or pharmacy)

- Theory use in qualitative research: Narrowing in on pharmacy

(Relevant examples: Every research uses theory, in qualitative methods it is conscious use)

- Group discussions: Participant work




Dr Charlotte Rossing 

Charlotte Rossing MSc, PhD (Pharm) graduated from the University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences in 1998. In 2003 she received a PhD degree in Social pharmacy with a thesis named: “The Practice of Pharmaceutical care in Denmark – a quantitative approach”.

Subsequently, Charlotte Rossing joined Pharmakon, where she is the Director of Research and Development.

Charlotte Rossing has been involved in studies under the following topics:

· Medical technology assessment of dose dispensing

· Safe and effective medication (compliance and concordance)

· Compliance and welfare technologies

· Clinical pharmacy in residential and nursing homes

· Medication reviews and counselling

· Patient and medication safety of disabled persons in residential facilities

· Pharmacy and municipality collaboration in public health

· Primary care based initiatives to enhance medication safety in transition of care

· Implementation of pharmaceutical care services

Furthermore, she is responsible for the continuing education and professional development for pharmacist and pharmacy technicians in Denmark.

Charlotte Rossing acts as reviewer in several international journals. She has acted as chair and co-chair for FIP Forum for Innovators 2011-14, a programme organised by FIP Community Pharmacy Section. She is in the steering committee of the Special Interest Group of Pharmacy Practice Research under FIP. She has been on the Board of Pharmaceutical Care Network Europe


Dr. Ingunn Björnsdóttir:

Positions held:

· University of Oslo, Social Pharmacy, Associate Professor, October 2013

· University of Iceland: Research Inst. for Pharmaceutical Outcomes & Policy CEO November 2008 – March 2010, external lecturer/adviser 1993-2004 & 2009

· Icelandic Directorate of Health, August 2011- December 2012

· Icelandic Medicine Pricing and Reimbursement Committee, April 2011-July 2011

· Icelandic Ministry of Health/Welfare, May – Dec. 2008, April 2010 – March 2011

· The Danish University of Pharmaceutical Sciences/University of Copenhagen, Associate Professor, August 2005 – July 2007

· The Pharmaceutical Society of Iceland/The Icelandic Pharmacists’ Union (Islands Farmaceutforening) CEO, August 1998 – June 2005 (partly part time)

· The State Social Security Institute, specialist, February - July 1999 (40%)

· Chief pharmacist, Hospital & Nursing/Retirement Home, Akranes, March 1996 –July 1998 (40%)

· Chief pharmacist, the Pharmacy in Akranes, August 1987 – February 1996

· Chief pharmacist, the Pharmacy in Húsavík, August 1984 – July 1987


· Postgraduate Executive Diploma, Public Administration, Univ. Iceland, Oct. 2011

· MSc, International Business, Bifröst University, Iceland, February 2009

· Post-doctoral research fellow, University of Toronto, 2000

· PhD, The Royal Danish School of Pharmacy, Dept. Social Pharmacy, Aug. 1999

· Cand. pharm., The Royal Danish School of Pharmacy, July 1984

Committee Work & Reviewing, Relevant in the Context:

· On behalf of The Danish University of Pharmaceutical Sciences/The University of Copenhagen, social pharmacy (08.2006-09.2007). Participation in a Tempus (-Er-asmus Mundus) project, REPREM, IR2 – CD_JEP-18016-2003 (MK), restructuring pharmacy education at St. Cyril & Methodius University, Skopje, Macedonia.

· Member of Executive committee of EuroPharm Forum 2004 – 2010

· Vice-President of the Pharmaceutical Society of Iceland 1991-1993 & 2011-2013

· Editor and/or writer for the Icelandic Pharmaceutical Journal from approx. 2000

· Reviewer for Pharmacy World & Science and European Journal of Public Health


Mountain climbing, photography, travelling, reading, music (mainly listening), painting, drawing, wood carving, sewing, knitting.