Gemma Donovan

3MT® semi finalist 2021

OrganisationGemma Donovan

University of Sunderland


Gemma is undertaking her PhD part-time as a National Institute for Health Research Doctoral Research Fellow. She also continues to work as a pharmacy lecturer at the University of Sunderland and as a Medicines Optimisation Pharmacist in the NHS. During her studies, Gemma has learned a lot about behaviour change and the complexity of why people do or don’t take their medicines. She hopes that her new intervention, combining text messaging with Alice and support from a community pharmacy, will ultimately improve medication outcomes across the NHS.