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Dr Gemma Quinn

HoS / Associate Professor

Faculty/Dept/School School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences
(Faculty of Life Sciences)
Telephone +441274 233497


Team-based learning

Development of professionalism and professional identity in healthcare professionals


Pharmacy practice


Teaching interests

I am passionate about the education of healthcare professionals and how they can best be prepared for their future careers.  I have used team-based learning (TBL) since 2012, across undergraduate, pre-registration and post registration programmes for pharmacists.

I have taught post registration pharmacists since 2008 and have contributed to national developments in the education of qualified pharmacists, from newly qualified to advanced practice.

I also feel strongly about ensuring that academic programmes are of high quality and constructively aligned and have worked hard to ensure this across the School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences in my role as Director of Studies.

Professional activities

  • 01-JAN-17: University of Bradford - DPharm
  • 01-JAN-08: King’s College, London - Independent prescribing course
  • 01-JAN-07: Imperial College, London - Clinical Syndromes module of MSc
  • 01-JAN-05: School of Pharmacy, London - Diploma
  • 01-JAN-01: University of Nottingham - MPharm

  • 01-JAN-10: University of Bradford  - Senior Lecturer Clinical Pharmacy
  • 01-JAN-08: University of Bradford/ Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust - Lecturer-practitioner
  • 01-JAN-06: De Montfort University, Leicester  - External marker for PG Diploma Hospital Pharmacy
  • 01-JAN-01: Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London  - Various roles including;  Lead Pharmacist Admissions and Discharge, Senior Admissions Pharmacist; Medicines Management Pharmacist and Resident Pharmacist

  • 01-JUL-13: Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), Visitor - Independent Prescribing Approvals
  • 01-MAR-21: General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC), Accrediation and Recognition panel member

  • 31-OCT-08: Faculty of Life Sciences Learning and Teaching Comittee,
  • Member of Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS)
  • 01-NOV-18: University Learning and Teaching Committee,

  • 01-JAN-18: Vice-Chancellor's Teaching Excellence Award
  • 01-JAN-17: Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence (CATE)

  • Director of Studies (School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences)
  • Lead for Postgraduate Clinical Pharmacy programmes
  • Programme lead - MSc/PG Diploma Clinical Pharmacy (Secondary Care)
  • Programme lead - MSc/PG Diploma Clinical Pharmacy (Primary Care)

  • Academic Leadership: Programme leader - MSc/PG Diploma Clinical Pharmacy (Secondary Care)
  • Academic Leadership: Programme leader - MSc/PG Diploma Clinical Pharmacy (Primary Care)
  • Academic Leadership: Programme leader - MSc/PG Diploma Advanced Pharmacy Practice (Primary Care)
  • Other: Member of MPharm admissions panel
  • Other: Member of the School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences
  • Other: Learning and Teaching committee
  • Programme & Module Management: Member of the Faculty of Life Sciences Learning and Teaching committee
  • General Administration: Chair, Board of Examiners


TitleProfessional identity formation of pharmacy students during an early pre-registration training placement (2020)
AuthorsQuinn G, Lucas B and Silcock J
JournalAmerican Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
PublisherAmerican Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
TitleTeaching cross sector medicines optimisation to primary care pharmacists from a patient’s perspective (2020)
AuthorsMartin S.J., Sowter J., Petty D., Quinn, G
JournalPharmaceutical Journal
TitleCan We Create a Circular Pharmaceutical Supply Chain (CPSC) to Reduce Medicines Waste? (2020)
AuthorsAlshemari A;Breen L;Quinn G;Sivarajah U;
TitleImproving the quality of insulin prescribing for people with diabetes being discharged from hospital (2019)
AuthorsBain, A.; Silcock, Jonathan; Kavanagh, S.; Quinn, Gemma L.; Fonseca, I.

Other typeThesis
TitleDeveloping a professional identity: a grounded theory study of the experiences of pharmacy students undertaking an early period of pre-registration training (2017)
AuthorsQuinn, Gemma L.

Title Author(s)
Supporting Primary Care Pharmacists learning: cross-sector medicines optimisation teaching using an expert patient (2019)Martin, S.J., Sowter, J., Quinn, G.,Petty, D.R.,