Professor of Clinical & Professional Practice, University of Kent

I graduated in pharmacy in 1976 and have spent much of my working life researching the practice of pharmacy and use of medicines.

My interest started when I moved to Aberdeen in 1985, where I studied the development of formularies and guidelines, working with Professor James C Petrie, the founder of SIGN (Scottish Inter-Collegiate Guidelines Network).

Since then my research interests have diversified into areas such as advice-giving in community pharmacy, medication review and pharmaceutical care, drug utilization, pharmaceutical needs assessment, adverse drug reaction reporting and public health. I have led pharmacy practice research at the Robert Gordon University and Liverpool John Moores University and am now at Medway School of Pharmacy in Kent.

Over my career, I have worked in all fields of pharmacy and held honorary contracts in Public Health with Grampian Health Board and Sefton Primary Care Trust.

I maintain strong links with Thailand, working with staff and students of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences in Khon Kaen University on adverse drug reactions and medicines information provision in Thailand.

Experience

  • –present
    Professor of Clinical & Professional Practice, University of Kent