Mercy Mwansa

Mercy Mwansa


I am a postgraduate researcher at the Leeds Institute of Health Sciences, University of Leeds.

My research study focuses on the role and opportunities of using community pharmacists in non-communicable diseases (NCD) prevention and management services in Zambia.

My research study first aims to  explore the role of community pharmacists in NCD management  interventions and their effectiveness  at the  global level. 

Furthermore, barriers and facilitators to implementation of the extended role of community pharmacists in hypertension prevention and management services in both high-income and low-middle income countries will be explored.

I obtained my masters in pharmacy at Kingston University London in 2015. My thesis aimed at evaluating community pharmacists’ cosultation skills in public health.

I have worked in community pharmacy and then later on went to conduct a project commissioned by NHS Clinical Commisioning Group (CCG) Bromley and Bromley Council where I was involved in developing the ‘Long Term Health Conditions Service’ for the Bromley Well project. 

Research interests

My research areas of interest include global health and international health policy development/implementation for prevention and management of non-communicable diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) and CVD risk factor prevention and managment interventions in Sub-Saharan Africa and other low-middle income countries LIMCs). 

Global health pharmacy policies on  other non-communicable diseases such as asthma and COPD in LIMCs. 

Implementation Science, international health policy development and primary healthcare services.

I am also interested in qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods research.  


  • 2010 - 2015: Master of Pharmacy with Honours Degree (MPharm)- Kingston University London