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Alison Mckinney

Assistant Professor

Faculty/Dept/School School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences
(Faculty of Life Sciences)
Telephone +441274 234768


During a long career in hospital pharmacy (working in district general hospitals), I have been lucky enough to have experience in a wide variety of clinical pharmacy activities including medicine, surgery, orthopaedics, critical care and paediatrics. I have managed out-patient anticoagulant clinics and have been involved in formulating neonatal and adult parenteral nutrition and other aseptic services. For two and a half days a week, I am currently the Lead Pharmacist for Education & Training at Airedale NHS Foundation Trust. I have always had an interest in teaching and was on the first cohort of a novel teaching course at the University of Leeds. This Advanced Diploma In Clinical Pharmacy and subsequent Masters of Education led me into more teaching of pharmacists, medical students, nursing and medical staff in the hospital setting. I was awarded a Clinical Teaching Excellence Award in 2012 from the University of Leeds School of Medicine. I joined the lecturing staff in the School of Pharmacy in 2012, initially in temporary posts covering various maternity leaves. My permanent part time contract has led to programme development, having been interim programme leader in 2015-16 for the Post-Graduate Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy (Secondary Care). I am currently module leader for the second year module (Applied Therapeutics).