I graduated from the University of Nottingham with an MPharm (Hons) in 2003. I then completed my pre-registration training at Nottingham City Hospital before registering as a pharmacist in 2004. Following registration I moved into a community pharmacy role, initially as a relief pharmacist and then progressing into branch management.
I worked in community pharmacy for 15 years, during which I gained a broad experience of different pharmacy settings, patient needs, management and staff training and development. I implemented numerous pharmacy initiatives over this time including the addition of a robotic dispensing system and supporting the redesign of dispensaries.
In 2017 I joined the University part-time as a Pharmacy Practice Consultant, alongside my work in community pharmacy. The role involves supporting pharmacy practice teaching for MPharm students in a variety of modules, facilitating small group teaching sessions, seminar discussions and delivering workshops. It is an extremely enjoyable and rewarding position .
In early 2019 I left my community pharmacy role to work for a pharmacy training company, then made the decision to join the University full time later that year to study for a PhD, whilst continuing my pharmacy practice teaching.
University of Nottingham Postgraduate Teaching Award (winner) - 2021
My PhD research area is opioid prescribing and the role of community pharmacy.
Postgraduate Research representative for the University of Nottingham Research Strategy Advisory Group - 2020/2021