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K. (Katja) Taxis, Prof

Professor of Pharmacotherapy and Clinical Pharmacy

K Taxis (Katja) MPharm, MSc, PhD (1969) is full Professor of Pharmacotherapy and Clinical Pharmacy. She has a degree in pharmacy from University of Hamburg and and an MSc and PhD from the School of Pharmacy, University College London (UCL). She worked as a researcher and lecturer at the University of Tübingen before joining the University of Groningen in 2004. She is also the Programme Director of the Bachelor and Master of Science in Pharmacy. 


The use of medicines is the most common intervention in clinical practice and the second most expensive part of healthcare. Worldwide, probably half of all medicines are inappropriately prescribed, dispensed or sold and half of all patients fail to take their medicine properly. This is costly and extremely harmful for individuals and the population as a whole.

I want to make the use of medicines safer for patients; I do this by investigating drug utilization and developing and evaluating interventions to improve medicine use. My research is targeted to older individuals on polypharmacy and infectious diseases. This includes projects in low and middle income countries.

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