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Jonathan Silcock

Associate Professor in Pharmacy Practice, University of Bradford

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 (Associate Professor) in Pharmacy Practice. Jon co-ordinates the School of Pharmacy and Medical Science’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. He is the joint chief investigator for ISCOMAT a programme of research trying to optimise medicines use for heart failure patients after hospital discharge


  • 2021–present
    Associate Professor in Pharmacy Practice, School of Pharmacy & Medical Sciences, University of Bradford
  • 2009–2021
    Senior Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice, School of Pharmacy, University of Bradford
  • 2004–2009
    Lecturer in Pharmacy, School of Healthcare, University of Leeds
  • 2007–2009
    Chair of Leeds (West) NHS Research Ethics Committee, Yorkshire and the Humber Strategic Health Authority
  • 2000–2004
    Pharmacy Research Manager, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
  • 1996–2000
    Boots Teacher Practitioner, Boots the Chemists
  • 1993–1996
    Research Assistant, Health Economics Research Unit, University of Aberdeen
  • 1991–1993
    Community Pharmacist, Self-employed