Jacqueline Sneddon  FRPharmS

Jacqueline Sneddon

Scottish Pharmacy Board

Dr Jacqueline Sneddon is Project Lead for the Scottish Antimicrobial Prescribing Group (SAPG) which leads the national antimicrobial stewardship programme.

Jacqueline holds a Pharmacy degree from Heriot-Watt University, a PhD in Medicinal Chemistry and MSc in Clinical Pharmacy both from the University of Strathclyde and is a Fellow of the Faculty of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS).

She worked as a hospital-based pharmacist within Aseptic Dispensing and Clinical Pharmacy and in 2003 became one of the first Antimicrobial Pharmacists in Scotland and, after a brief spell in a Clinical Effectiveness role, moved to her current post.

Jacqueline represents SAPG on several national HAI and AMR groups. She recently chaired an update of the SIGN UTI guideline, was a topic expert for the NICE guideline on changing public behaviours around antibiotic use and is an Expert Adviser for NICE.

Jacqueline was one of the founder members of the Association of Scottish Antimicrobial Pharmacists, was Chair of the UKCPA Pharmacy Infection Network from 2015-18 and Chair of the RPS Antimicrobial Expert Advisory Group 2018-2021. She is an RPS Faculty Fellow, assessor, mentor and Champion.

Jacqueline is a guest lecturer/tutor at the University of Strathclyde and Robert Gordon University Schools of Pharmacy and led development of the RPS/UKCPA professional curriculum for Infection and Antimicrobial Stewardship. She is a tutor on the global massive open on-line course on Antimicrobial stewardship and co-author of the on-line Challenges in Antibiotic Resistance: Point Prevalence Surveys resource. Jacqueline is widely published on antimicrobial stewardship, has been an invited speaker at UK and international conferences and is a peer reviewer for several infection and pharmacy journals.

During 2019 - 2021, Jacqueline led a multi-professional team awarded a global volunteering grant from the Fleming Fund’s Commonwealth Partnerships for Antimicrobial Stewardship (AMS) initiative led by the Tropical Health and Education Trust (THET) in partnership with the Commonwealth Pharmacists Association (CPA).This work involved supporting two hospitals in Ghana to establish antimicrobial stewardship.