UCL School of Pharmacy


Professor David G.Taylor

Professor Emeritus of Pharmaceutical and Public Health Policy



  • Departmental co-ordinator, DPP third year research projects
  • Vice Chair, UCL Research Ethics Committee
  • Organiser, UCL School of Pharmacy/Pfizer annual lecture

Research interests

  • The role of pharmaceuticals and pharmacy in global demographic and epidemiological transition and (universal) health care policy developments, with special reference to Europe and BRIC nations such as India and China
  • National and international research based pharmaceutical industry policy, with special reference to medicines affordability and intellectual property integrity
  • UK pharmacy and public health policy, with special reference to community pharmacy development

Teaching interests

Activities include:

  • Course G (MPharm year 4) presentations of public health and allied topics
  • Course F (MPharm year 4) modules on Improving Public Health and Pharmaceutical Care and Active Ageing (with Dr Jennifer Gill)
  • Contributions to MPharm years 1,2 and 3 on NHS and allied topics
  • Research Project supervisor, 3rd year MPharm students (and others ad hoc)
  • International MSc lectures on public health, quality management and allied topics
  • Research Project supervisor, International MSc students

Interests include:

  • Promoting independent learning and problem solving
  • Promoting questioning of pharmaceutical and public health policies

Video content

Dr Helena Hart and Den Mather – sharing life with Multiple Sclerosis: two heads, four arms, two legs

Current collaborations and partnerships

  • China Development Research Fund/PhRMA project on public health services in the PRC
  • Cancer prevention and treatment in India, with Professor Richard Sullivan, Kings Institute of Cancer Policy
  • Patient’s interests in pharmaceutical innovation, with the International Alliance of Patients’ Organisations
  • Risk sharing and managed entry agreements in the pharmaceutical sector, with LSE Health (Chair of the 2014 LSE Summit on Risk Sharing and also Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board of Advance, HTA)
  • Making Education Work advisory group, with Professor Sir Roy Anderson, Imperial College
  • All Party Parliamentary Health Group (adviser)
  • Ongoing relationships with companies and organisations such as Alliance Boots, Pfizer and PhRMA


  • BSc Hons in Sociology, 2.1, University of London, 1971