I am a practicing pharmacist and a Doctoral Research Fellow within the Medicines Optimisation Research Group at the University of Bradford. My time is split between PhD research, clinical practice at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and teaching activities at the University. As a PhD candidate working with Prof Alison Blenkinsopp and Dr Jon Silcock here at the University and Heather Smith at LTHT, I am carrying out a qualitative research project exploring the continuity of medicines for older adults, living with frailty and long term conditions (using Type 2 Diabetes as an exemplar), who are discharged from hospital to home. Before coming to the University of Bradford I worked for a number of years as a community pharmacist manager. I have also worked as a Learning and Development pharmacist for a large pharmacy multiple, involved in the setting up and facilitating of a foundation pharmacist programme and an elearning platform for staff development.