Dr Trudi Jane Aspden

BPharm and PhD from Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Nottingham, UK, RegPharmNZ, MPS(NZ)


After being awarded a PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences Trudi worked as a community pharmacist in the UK and New Zealand for over 10 years before becoming a lecturer in pharmacy practice at The University of Auckland. She has experience in using qualitative and quantitative research techniques and research and teaching interests focussing on cultural competence in pharmacy and community pharmacists’ contributions to reducing health disparities.

Research | Current

- Cultural competence in pharmacy practice

- Evaluating community pharmacy’s potential to contribute to alleviating health disparities as part of a primary health care team

- The scholarship of teaching and learning in pharmacy

Teaching | Current

I teach and course direct in the pharmacy practice discipline of the BPharm programme, predominantly in the early years. I also supervise final year student group dissertations.

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

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  • Aspden, T., Butler, R., Heinrich, F., Harwood, M., & Sheridan, J. (2017). Identifying key elements of cultural competence to incorporate into a New Zealand undergraduate pharmacy curriculum. Pharmacy Education, 17 (1), 43-54.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/39048
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Matire Harwood, Janie Sheridan
  • Aspden, T., Sheridan, J. L., & Harrison, J. (2016). “Talking and thinking”: The impact of a simulation on pharmacy undergraduates’ beliefs and attitudes about living in poverty. Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning, 8 (4), 447-457. 10.1016/j.cptl.2016.03.016
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Jeff Harrison
  • Aspden, T., Cooper, R., Liu, Y., Marowa, M., Rubio, C., Waterhouse, E. J., & Sheridan, J. (2015). What secondary school career advisors in New Zealand know about pharmacy and how that knowledge affectsstudent career choices. American Journal of Pharmacy Education, 79 (1), 1-8. 10.5688/ajpe79107
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Janie Sheridan
  • Beyene, K. A., Sheridan, J. L., & Aspden, T. (2014). Prescription Medication Sharing: A Systematic Review of the Literature. American Journal of Public Health, 104 (4), e15-e25. 10.2105/AJPH.2013.301823
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Janie Sheridan, Kebede Beyene
  • Aspden, T., Butler, C., Moore, B., & Sheridan, J. (2011). New Zealand health disparities-pharmacists' knowledge gaps and training needs. Journal of Primary Health Care, 3 (3), 192-196. Related URL.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Janie Sheridan


Contact details

Primary office location

M&HS BUILDING 505 - Bldg 505
Level 3, Room 301
New Zealand

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