Research Department of Practice and Policy
We are a diverse group of pharmacists, psychologists, pharmacoepidemiologists, statisticians and social science researchers who have a wide network of associations with other academic disciplines.
Our global research programme focuses on medicines use, pharmaceutical health services, professional healthcare education and workforce. It includes the study of patient perspectives of health, illness and treatment and how healthcare practice and policy can ensure the safe and effective use of medicines by individuals and society.
In addition, we actively engage in pharmacy education research to support our teaching and learning innovations across all programmes. We have a number of honorary appointments of key colleagues from the NHS and other pharmacy-elated organisations/institutions.
Challenging the Narrative on Leadership in Gender Equity
2020 International Day of Women in Science
Staff are involved in curriculum development and teaching and assessment across all four years of the MPharm degree accredited by the General Pharmaceutical Council. We also have one of the largest professional postgraduate pharmacy programmes in Europe. Our postgraduate education offering include training practitioners who wish to gain a Postgraduate Diploma in General Pharmacy Practice or those taking the MSc in Advanced Pharmacy Practice with both being included within our wider Foundation Programme.
We have a large cohort of overseas pharmacists studying for a unique clinical leadership programme as an MSc in Clinical Pharmacy International Practice and Policy, and finally, we enroll practitioners training to be Independent Prescribers on our Clinically Enhanced Pharmacist Independent Prescribing course. In addition, we currently have 22 PhD students and 7 postdoctoral fellows.
In addition to our current undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, we are actively preparing for an innovative integrated five-year MPharm degree. Outside the UK we are involved in leading the development of the pharmacy practice course and supporting staff at the New Giza University, Cairo.
- Professor Cate Whittlesea, Head of Research Department
Our department is split into two sites, at Brunswick Square and at BMA House.