I am a registered pharmacist, having graduated with a BPharm (Hons) from the University of Nottingham in 1986 and registered with the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain in 1987.
I was employed as a pharmacist by Boots the Chemists in 1987 and, after two years, took up the position of the first Boots Teacher-Practitioner within Nottingham School of Pharmacy. Since then I have continued to work in the School, having held a variety of roles,,including Course Director and Clinical Course Director. I am now Associate Professor within Clinical Pharmacy Practice.
During this time I have continued to be involved in other areas of pharmacy, notably as a community pharmacy locum, and trainer, writer and assessor of education and training materials for pharmacists, pre-registration students and pharmacy technicians.
In 2006 I received a Lord Dearing Award for Teaching and Learning.
I was awarded a PhD from the School of Education, University of Nottingham, under the supervision of Prof Monica McLean,looking at the potential for intercultural capability development through internationalised Higher Education.
Memberships of Committees & Professional Bodies
- Member of the General Pharmaceutical Council of Great Britain
- Member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society
- Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Within the School of Pharmacy I teach aspects of the Professional and Pharmacy Practice components of the MPharm. I am academic lead for inter-professional learning and module convenor for a first year module, Being a Pharmacist. My teaching includes developing, writing and delivery of lectures, seminars and workshops in the areas of:
- The Pharmacy Profession
- Communicating with patients
- Responding to Symptoms
- Law and Ethics
My research interests focus on teaching and learning in higher education. I am currently researching into aspects of intercultural education, and particularly the potential for higher education to… read more
MULLEN, E, BRIDGES, S, ECCLES, S and DIPPOLD, D, 2019. Precursors to Employability - How First Year Undergraduate Students Plan and Strategize to Become Employable Graduates. In: Employability via Higher Education: Sustainability as Scholarship Springer. 564 (In Press.)
IKHILE, I, ANDERSON, C, MCGRATH, S and BRIDGES, S, 2018. Is the Global Pharmacy Workforce Issue All About Numbers? American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education. 82(6), 6818
BRIDGES, SJ, 2017. Professional Identity Development: Learning and Journeying Together Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy.