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Julie Sowter

Senior Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice

Faculty/Dept/School School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences
(Faculty of Life Sciences)
Telephone +441274 234206


Julie joined the University of Bradford in January 2015, initially as the Lead for Postgraduate Taught Clinical Programmes, with over 15 years’ prior experience as an academic pharmacist and over 12 years as a practice pharmacist, working in both hospital and community sectors . Prior to taking up her post at Bradford, her most recent previous appointment was as Senior Lecturer at the University of Leeds where she had extensive experience of leading, designing, delivering, assessing and evaluating teaching. In July 2018, Julie reduced her working hours and now focuses on external engagement with stakeholders to ensure the postgraduate clinical programmes within the School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences address workforce development needs and are informed by the most up-to-date research, policy and practice. These programmes support the development of hospital and community pharmacists as well as primary care pharmacists working in General Practice.  In addition, Julie continues to contribute to the multi-professional PG Certificate in Clinical Education at the University of Leeds and is a Fellow of Advance HE (formerly Higher Education Academy). This has enabled her to maintain important external professional networks and currency in educational developments across a range of healthcare professions. She is also an external examiner for the University of East Anglia for their Integrated MPharm programme. Julie’s main research interests relate to clinical education ( including professionalism, competence frameworks and portfolios) and pharmacy practice ( including women’s health and health literacy). She is a Fellow of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) and active member of the West Yorkshire RPS steering committee.


Teaching interests

Consultation skills, Women's Health, Pharmacy Education


Women's Health, Herbal Medicines, Patient Information, Pharmacy Education