Anne Gerd Granås
Anne Gerd Granås is professor at the Department of Pharmacy, University of Oslo and Professor II at the National centre for e-health research (NSE) in Tromsø. At NSE, she has played a key role in establishing the network and webinars on “Digitalisation of Medicines Managmement”
Granås has published a number of studies on patient safety and medicines, multidisciplinary intervention to identify and resolve drug-related problems in various health settings, and on the pharmacists’ role in professional services. She has a specific interest in patients' understanding and management of their illnesses and medicines, and enjoys combining quantitative and qualitative methods to address patient safety issues, in particular in the elderly population, in diabetes, and anticoagulant therapy. She has also collaborated with medical doctors to translate the prescribing support tools “STOPP/START criteria” and “STOPPFrail”.
She is editor of the first Norwegian textbook in Social Pharmacy / Pharmacy Practice (“Samfunnsfarmasi”) (2010). She has particular insight in the history of pharmacy, the role of pharmacists in health care, and of patient adherence to treatment. She is since 2017 editor for pharmacy headwords at the online Great Norwegian Encyclopedia, www.snl.no.
She has produced e-learning lectures to health care students via pod-cast lectures. Through national and international collaboration, she has designed and implemented eLearning courses for health care students, and lately worldwide on the Coursera platform.
She is past general committee member of ESCP (European Society of Clinical Pharmacy) (2011-2017), head of the Organising Committee for ESCP Symposium i Oslo (2016), scientific editorial board member of Norsk Farmasøytisk Tidsskrift (2008-2012), scientific member of Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services (2010 – 2016), and a number of board responsibilities within hospital pharmacy and pharmacy education (2000-d-d), Vice chairperson of EPSA (European Pharmaceutical Students’ Association) (1994-95).
Granås received her MSc in Pharmacy from the University of Oslo in 1995, and PhD in Clinical Pharmacy from the School of Pharmacy at the University of London in 2000. She had been Fulbright scholar (2017/18) and guest lecturer at the Paris Descartes University, France (2016). She received the award “Pharmacist of the Year 2019” by The Norwegian Association of Pharmacists.