Jon graduated with a BPharm from the University of Bradford and worked in community pharmacy before completing an MSc in Health Economics at York. He worked as a research assistant in health economics at the University of Aberdeen, and then returned to Bradford School of Pharmacy as Boots teacher practitioner. His next role was as research practitioner at Leeds Teaching Hospitals and the University of Leeds. He managed pharmacy practice research in the hospital pharmacy department and became a member (later chair) of an NHS Research Ethics Committee. After moving to a fully academic post at Leeds, he completed a PG Cert in higher education and his PhD about heart failure self-management. Jon re-joined Bradford School of Pharmacy in October 2009 as Senior Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice. Jon co-ordinates the School of Pharmacy’s strategy for student capability (key skills), work based learning, employer engagement and alumni relations. He is involved in teaching and research concerning evidence based practice and public health.