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Professor Simon Tweddell


Faculty/Dept/School School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences
(Faculty of Life Sciences)
Telephone +441274 235241


2022           Professor of Pharmacy Education

2020-2021 Interim Head of School of Chemistry and Biosciences

2018-2020 Associate Head of School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences 

2019-2022: Project Lead Erasmus Plus - Developing Excellence in Team-Based Active Collaborative Learning to Enhance Student Outcomes

2017-2019: Project Lead HEFCE Catalyst Project - Scaling up the use of Active Learning

2015-2020: Director of Admissions and Recruitment

2014-2015: Curriculum Development Fellow, Centre for Educational Development (one-year secondment)

2013-2014: Director of Learning and Teaching

2011-2012: Project Lead - Curriculum 2012 Design and Development

2006-2011: Head of Division of Pharmacy Practice

 2002-2008: MPharm Programme Leader

2001-2002: Placement Tutor

1999-2001: Year Tutor

1997-2001: Lloydspharmacy Teacher-Practitioner 


Educational and Pedagogical Research Team-Based Learning Active and Collaborative Learning

Current Projects HEFCE Catalyst Project - Scaling up the use of Active Learning Pedagogies Team-Based Learning Consultancies

Research Collaborations Regis University, Denver, Colorado Drake University, Iowa VU, Amsterdam Anglia Ruskin University Nottingham Trent University

Professional activities

  • Royal Pharmaceutical Society, Fellow
  • Advance HE, Principal Fellow
  • Team-Based Learning Collaborative, Steering Group Member and Consultant Trainer
  • 01-OCT-16: European Team-Based Learning COmmunity, Chair
  • 01-JAN-15: National Teaching Fellow
  • 01-JAN-17: Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellecnce
  • 01-JAN-14: Vice Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence
  • 01-JAN-15: Fellow of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society


Peer Reviewed Journal
TitleTeam-Based Learning Approach for the Delivery of Over-the-counter Module in the Faculty of Pharmacy in Jordan (2022)
AuthorsHaneen A Basheer, Mohammad Isreb , Yazan S Batarseh , Simon Tweddell
JournalIndian Journal of Pharmaceutical Education and Research
TitleEvaluating the Introduction of Team-Based Learning in a Pharmacy Consultation Skills Module (2020)
AuthorsTweddell, S
JournalPharmacy Education
TitleEvaluating the introduction of team-based learning in a pharmacy consultation skills module (2020)
AuthorsTweddell S.
JournalPharmacy Education
TitleOutcomes of Implementing Team-Based Learning (TBL): The Experiences of UK Educators (2020)
AuthorsNelson, M; Tweddell, S.J.
JournalStudent Engagement in Higher Education Journal
PublisherThe Researching, Advancing and Inspiring Student Engagement (RAISE) Network
TitleTeam-based Learning: Engaging learners and creating team accountability (2018)
Authorsde Vries, J.; Tweddell, Simon; McCarter, Rebecca
TitleLeading academic change: experiences of academic staff implementing team-based learning (2017)
AuthorsNelson, M.; Tweddell, Simon
JournalStudent Engagement in Higher Education Journal
TitleThe applicability of a validated team-based learning student assessment instrument to assess United Kingdom pharmacy students’ attitude toward team-based learning (2016)
AuthorsNation, L.M.; Tweddell, Simon; Rutter, P.
JournalJournal Of Educational Evaluation For Health Professions
TitleTeam-based learning in pharmacy: The faculty experience. (2015)
AuthorsTweddell, Simon; Clark, D.; Nelson, M.
JournalCurrents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning
DOITweddell S, Clark D and Nelson M (2015) Team-based learning in pharmacy: The faculty experience. Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning. Article in press Dec 2015. doi:
Book Chapters
TitleInnovations in Active Learning in Higher Education (2020)
AuthorsSimon Tweddell
JournalInnovations in Active Learning in Higher Education
Title Pharmacy Practice E-Book (2019)
AuthorsSimon Tweddell, John Tucker
Journal Pharmacy Practice E-Book
PublisherElsevier Health Sciences
Published Reports
TitleScaling up Active Collaborative Learning for Student Success (2019)
AuthorsMcNeil, J., Borg, M., Kerrigan, M., Waller, S., Richter, U., Berkson, R., Tweddell, S. and McCarter, R
PublisherOffice for Students