I started working at the University of Bradford in December 2017 as an Assistant Professor in Pharmacy Practice, promoted to an Associate Professor in Pharmacy Practice in July 2023. Since 2020 I have led the MSc/PGDip Foundation Pharmacy Practice (multi-sector) programme, which is a postgraduate pharmacy practice programme for early career pharmacists in Yorkshire and the north of England.
My specialist area of teaching, for undergraduate and postgraduate students, is antimicrobials, antimicrobial stewardship and antimicrobial resistance. I am currently undertaking educational research about teaching, learning and assessment of AMS for pharmacy students through a part-time Doctor of Education degree. My other teaching and research interests are patient & public involvement with postgraduate pharmacy education and use of digital technology to enhance teaching, learning and assessment.
Prior to working at the University of Bradford, between 2015-2018, I was a Clinical Academic Lecturer at the University of Manchester and lead for Postgraduate Advanced Clinical Skills (a short course aimed at pharmacists working in the emergency department).
Before working as an academic pharmacist, I worked in the NHS as a hospital pharmacist: 1989-1999 at Leeds General Infirmary in various roles including as a Resident pharmacist, Care of the Elderly, Intensive Care and Formulary Management pharmacist and 1999-2015 at Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust as a Medicine and Care of the Elderly pharmacist and a Senior Antimicrobial Pharmacist. I also worked as a GP Practice Pharmacist in Calderdale between 2001-2003.
ResearchTeaching and learning of Antimicrobial Stewardship for undergraduate pharmacy students and postgraduate pharmacists
Research into post-graduate clinical pharmacy programmes and impact of learning on pharmacists progression and patient care.
Patient and public involvement with postgraduate pharmacy education.
Use of digital technology to support innovative teaching, learning and assessment.
Antimicrobials, Antimicrobial Stewardship and Antimicrobial Resistance.
PHA7047-C Foundations in Primary Care Practice: Primary Care Pharmacy
PHA7053-C Advanced Therapeutics in Primary Care Practice: Primary Care Pharmacy
PHA7058-B Patient Safety and Decision Making: Antimicrobial Stewardship
PHA7055-C Patients and their Medicines: Medicines use in the Elderly and Antibiotics & Sepsis
PHA7048-C Applied Therapeutics: Antimicrobial Stewardship