I am an Assistant Professor in Therapeutics and Pharmacology on the Non Medical Prescribing course at the University of Nottingham. I am also module lead for the undergraduate course 'Preparing to Prescribe' and a former Professional Lead for Associated Professions. My aim is to integrate complex pharmacological concepts with therapeutic guidelines, case studies and simulated prescription writing exercises. My key areas of interest involve digital learning and the integration of electronic learning technologies into prescribing education.
My most recent clinical position was as a senior pharmacist prescriber on the short stay wards at the Royal Derby Hospital. My prescribing focus was acute medicine, COPD and asthma. I have also worked as a teacher practitioner at Kings Mill Hospital; delivering the therapeutics and prescribing course to third, fourth and fifth year undergraduate medical students at the University of Nottingham.
As part of this role I also worked as a formulary and interface pharmacist, developing medication reviews and drug commissioning proposals for the Nottinghamshire Area Prescribing Committee (APC).
Prior to this, I spent just short of 2 years working at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in London. I initially joined as a HIV and infectious disease pharmacist; helping to run one the busiest sexual health centres in Europe. I then became head of education and training for pharmacy at the trust. I was the programme lead for pre-registration pharmacy, the clinical hospital diploma and the undergraduate medical student exchange. My area of clinical practice during this time was care of the elderly.
I obtained my clinical hospital pharmacy diploma whilst working as a resident pharmacist at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals. As of 2021 I have been a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA).
Publications, Resources, Guidelines and Reviews:
Guanfacine - Medication Review - Nottinghamshire Joint Formulary - July 2016
Nepafenac - Medication Review - Nottinghamshire Joint Formulary - July 2016
Cortiment - Medication Review - Nottinghamshire Joint Formulary - September 2016
Dulaglutide - Medication Review - Nottinghamshire Joint Formulary - September 2016
Taptiqom - Medication Review - Nottinghamshire Joint Formulary - September 2016
Ultibro Breezhaler - Medication Review - Nottinghamshire Joint Formulary - September 2016
Safinamide - Medication Review - Nottinghamshire Joint Formulary - November 2016
Opioids for Persistent Non - Cancer Pain Guideline (update) - Nottinghamshire Area Prescribing Committee - November 2016
Equipotency of Inhaled Corticosteroids - Prescribing Resource - Nottinghamshire Joint Formulary - March 2020
Co-author, co-developer and co-creator of University of Nottingham Non Medical Prescribing Homepage - May 2020
I contribute towards, lead, convene or administer the following courses/programmes:
- Non Medical Prescribing
- Preparing to Prescribe
- Complex Care Delivery
- Assessment and Management of Pain in Healthcare Practice
- Learning and Assessment in Healthcare
- Clinical Learning 1
- Care Assessment, Planning, Delivery and Decision Making for Nursing Practice
- Long Term Conditions
- Personal and Professional Effectiveness for Nursing Practice 3
- Pain Management