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Justine Tomlinson

Lecturer Physician Associates Studies

Faculty/Dept/School School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences
(Faculty of Life Sciences)
Telephone +441274 232381


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 (as an elderly care pharmacist) at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and teaching activities at the University. I also work as an Outpatient pharmacist at the weekend. As a PhD candidate working with Dr Jon Silcock & Dr Beth Fylan 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 long term conditions, 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. I am passionate about preparing pharmacists for Day One practice and beyond. I am an Associate Fellow of the HEA and am currently working towards my Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Education.


  • Patient safety
  • Medicines management at transitions of care
  • Care for the Elderly & Frailty

Date Role Title / Description Funder Award
03-SEP-18 - 05-MAR-21PIOptimising post-discharge medicines-related care for older people living with long term conditions


Teaching interests

  • Patient safety
  • Medicines optimisation
  • Communication Skills
  • Clinical Practice & Patient centred Care
  • Research skills

Professional activities

  • 01-JAN-09: University of Bath - MPharm
  • 01-JAN-10: University of Kent - Practice Certificate
  • 01-JAN-16: University of Manchester - Diploma
  • 01-JAN-16: Kings College London - Statement of Teaching Proficiency
  • 01-JUL-10: L. Rowland & Co. - Community Pharmacist Manager
  • 01-APR-14: L. Rowland & Co. - Learning & Development Pharmacist (split role)
  • 01-SEP-15: L. Rowland & Co. - Hospital Outpatient Pharmacist
  • 04-OCT-16: Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust - Specialist Pharmacist
  • 04-OCT-16: University of Bradford - Lecturer
  • General Pharmaceutical Council, Pharmacist #2072703
  • , UK Clinical Pharmacy Association Member
  • , Royal Pharmaceutical Society Member
  • 01-JAN-16: - MFRPSI
  • 01-JAN-18: - Associate Fellow of the HEA


Peer Reviewed Journal
TitleSuccessful care transitions for older people: a systematic review and meta-analysis of the effects of interventions that support medication continuity. (2020)
AuthorsTomlinson J;Cheong VL;Fylan B;Silcock J;Smith H;Karban K;Blenkinsopp A;
JournalAge and Ageing
TitleA preliminary insight into the role and importance of management skills in the prevention of occupational derailment: An exploratory analysis of UK and Spanish pharmacists (2020)
AuthorsBreen L.;Acosta-Gómez J.;Tomlinson J.;Medlinskiene K.;Elies-Gomez J.
JournalEuropean Management Journal
TitlePiloting an undergraduate student-led health check service (2019)
AuthorsMedlinskiene K.;Tomlinson J.
JournalClinical Pharmacist
TitleEvaluating the Connect with Pharmacy web-based intervention to reduce hospital readmission for older people (2019)
AuthorsSabir F.;Tomlinson J.;Strickland-Hodge B.;Smith H.
JournalInternational Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
TitlePatient and public involvement in designing and conducting doctoral research: the whys and the hows. (2019)
AuthorsTomlinson J;Medlinskiene K;Cheong VL;Khan S;Fylan B;
JournalResearch Involvement And Engagement
Book Chapters
TitleAcute coronary syndrome (2019)
AuthorsZaman H.;Cheong V.;Tomlinson J.;Nejadhamzeeigilani Z.
JournalEncyclopedia of Pharmacy Practice and Clinical Pharmacy
Other Publications
Other typeAbstract
TitleThe assessment of safety incidents reported by recently discharged older adults (2020)
AuthorsJ. Tomlinson; J. Silcock; H. Smith; K. Karban; B. Fylan
PublisherPharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety
Other typeAbstract
TitlePost-discharge medication management: The gaps, traps, bridges, and props (2020)
AuthorsJ. Tomlinson; J. Silcock; H. Smith; K. Karban; B. Fylan
PublisherPharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety
Other typeAbstract
TitleExamining the utility of the connect with pharmacy (CWP) intervention in reducing elderly readmission (2019)
AuthorsSabir, F.; Tomlinson, Justine; Strickland-Hodge, B.; Smith, H.
Other typeAbstract
TitleA Grounded Theory approach to understanding the role of medication safety within a hospital early discharge team (2019)
AuthorsTomlinson, Justine; Silcock, Jonathan; Karban, Kate; Blenkinsopp, Alison; Smith, H.
Other typeAbstract
TitleWhat health-related activities could be delivered by pharmacy students in the Digital Health Enterprise Zone (DHEZ) Academic? (2018)
AuthorsMedlinskiene, Kristina; Tappas, Theodora; Tomlinson, Justine
Other typeAbstract
TitleExploring digital teaching tools, including the use of social media, to support teaching; perspectives of M.Pharm. students (2018)
AuthorsTomlinson, Justine; Azad, Imran; Saleem, Mohammed Adil; Medlinskiene, Kristina
Other typeAbstract
TitleExploring the use of digital technology in the M.Pharm. programme to prepare students for their first day of practice (2018)
AuthorsTomlinson, Justine; Yaqoob, Mohammed U.; Shabbir, Subhaan; Medlinskiene, Kristina