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Philip Crilly

Senior Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice and Digital Public Health, Kingston University

Dr Philip Crilly is a London-based community pharmacist and Senior Lecturer. He completed a PhD in digital public health, with a particular focus on the use of digital tools to promote positive health outcomes. As well as working as a community pharmacist, Philip teaches on a range of topics including digital public health; over-the-counter medication; consultation skills, and how-to treat common ailments without a GP appointment. He has previously taught at Kings College London, University College London and the University of Hertfordshire. Philip writes freelance Continuing Professional Development (CPD) articles for the Chemist and Druggist magazine (a pharmacy publication) and has previously contributed monthly health articles to, his then local paper in Northern Ireland, the Fermanagh Herald.

In 2014, Philip was awarded a research grant by the Health Education Foundation to begin his PhD. The outcomes of his research to date have been presented at a national level at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society Conference (Birmingham, 2016), the Centre for Behaviour Change Digital Health Conference (London, 2017) and the Health Services Research and Pharmacy Practice Conference (HSRPP) (Nottingham, 2017). Philip has also investigated the use of social media as a tool in higher education, presenting on this topic at the Pharmacy Education Conference (Manchester, 2015) and the Festival of Learning (Kingston-upon-Thames, 2016).


  • 2019–present
    Senior lecturer, Kingston university
  • 2014–2019
    Pharmacy Teaching Fellow, Kingston university
  • 2013–2014
    Boots Teacher Practitioner, University of Hertfordshire


    Kingston University, London, PhD
  • 2006 
    Queens University, Belfast, MPharm - 1st class honours


  • 2018
    Community pharmacist perceptions of their role and the use of social media and mobile health applications as tools in public health, Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy
  • 2018
    Public views of different sources of health advice : pharmacists, social media and mobile health applications, International Journal of Pharmacy Practice
  • 2017
    Community pharmacists' involvement in research in the United Kingdom, Pharmacy
  • 2017
    Role of community pharmacists in hypertension management, Clinical Pharmacist
  • 2016
    Digital media in pharmacy public health, Pharmacy & Pharmacology International Journal

Grants and Contracts

  • 2014
    The use of social media and mobile health apps as tools in public health
    Principal investigator
    Funding Source:
    Health Education Foundation

Professional Memberships

  • Royal Pharmaceutical Society
  • General Pharmaceutical Council
  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy