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I graduated as a pharmacist from Bradford University in 1987. My pre-registration training was split between an independent community pharmacy based in Bradford, and York District General Hospital. Since then I have worked in pharmacy practice across all sectors of healthcare.

As a qualified supplementary prescriber since 2005, and an independent pharmacist prescriber since 2008, I have experience of prescribing as a non-medical prescriber within both general practice and out-of- hours care.

Currently I work in academia, and since 2008 this has been at Edge Hill University as senior lecturer in Medical Education for both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. I am the pharmacist programme lead for the University’s Non-Medical Prescribing Programmes and the Prescribing Medicines Safely Theme Lead for the MBChB Programme.

My interest in research arose after I started to work within the academic sector. My experience as a non-medical prescriber, and time spent teaching trainee non- medical prescribers generated my curiosity to explore the practice further. I obtained my MPhil from Manchester University in 2013 entitled: ‘Non-medical prescribing – successful models in community pharmacy’, and my PhD in 2022 entitled: 'Patient Safety with Non-Medical Prescribing'.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being


  • R Medicine
  • Prescribing
  • Patient Safety
  • Human Factors
  • Medication Errors
  • Prescribing Errors
  • Education


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