UCL School of Pharmacy

Prof Bryony Franklin

Prof Bryony Franklin

Professor of Medication Safety

Practice & Policy

UCL School of Pharmacy

Joined UCL
1st Jan 2012

Research summary

Professor Bryony Dean Franklin has been involved with medication safety research for twenty five years. She has published widely on methods for studying errors, and the frequency and causes of prescribing, dispensing and medication administration errors. She has a particular research interest in the evaluation of various technologies designed to reduce errors and the involvement of patients and the public in patient safety. Her current posts combine research, education and training, and clinical practice as a hospital pharmacist. 

Teaching summary

Professor Franklin teaches at both postgraduate and undergraduate levels on medication safety as well as other aspects of clinical pharmacy and pharmacy practice. She leads an undergraduate module on quality improvement in pharmacy practice.


Professor Bryony Dean Franklin is Director of the Centre for Medication Safety and Service Quality (CMSSQ), a joint research unit between Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, where she is also Executive Lead Pharmacist for Research, and UCL School of Pharmacy, where she is Professor of Medication Safety. 

She is a theme lead for the NIHR Imperial Patient Safety Translational Research Centre at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and the NIHR Health Protection Research Unit in Healthcare Associated Infection and Antimicrobial Resistance at Imperial College London. She is visiting Professor at Imperial College, Senior Editor for the journal BMJ Quality and Safety, co-editor of the textbook “Safety in Medication Use” and co-author of “Going into Hospital? A guide for patients, carers and families”, a book aimed at the general public.