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I am Head of Pharmacy at Aston Pharmacy School and Senior Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice.

Research Interests

  • The public health function of pharmacy and pharmacists
    • Pharmacy and health inequalities
    • Role extension within pharmacy practice
    • Harm reduction within pharmacy practice
    • Health care policy and pharmacy
  • Organisational structure and professionalism within community pharmacy
  • Medication adherence
  • Pharmacy education
  • Service evaluation

Teaching Activity

I am responsible for teaching the public health, health policy and social pharmacy aspects of the MPharm programme. I also contribute towards the teaching of research methods, the community pharmacy aspects of pharmacy practice and certain aspects of the clinical pharmacy component of both the MPharm and the Overseas Pharmacists’ (OSPAP) programmes.


2022 - Present: Head of Pharmacy, Aston Pharmacy School, Aston University

2018 - 2022: Associate Head of Pharmacy (Education), Aston Pharmacy School, Aston University

2013 - Present: Senior Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice, Aston Pharmacy School, Aston University

2013 - 2018: MPharm Programme Director, Aston Pharmacy School, Aston University

2009 - 2016: Pharmacist Consultant to Optegra Birmingham Hospital

2008 - 2013: Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice, Aston Pharmacy School, Aston University

2007 - 2008: Academic Support Officer in Pharmacy Practice, Aston Pharmacy School, Aston University

2003 - 2009: Locum Pharmacist

2002 - 2003: Pre-registration Pharmacist, Linthorns Pharmacy, Birmingham


  • MPharm, Aston University, 2002
  • PhD, Aston University, 2008
  • PGCert (in Professional Practice in Higher Education), Aston University, 2011

Membership of Professional Bodies

Research Interests

Telephone: +44 (0) 121 204 4016

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being


  • RS Pharmacy and materia medica
  • Public health
  • Health policy
  • Medication adherence
  • Organisational culture in community pharmacy
  • Pharmacy education


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