James Davies

James Davies, RPS Director for England

Director for England

James has worked as a pharmacist in research, community, and hospital practice.

He graduated from the University of Bath in pharmacy, undertook his pre-registration training at Guys and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, and successfully joined the pharmaceutical register. 

He was also president of the British Pharmaceutical Students’ Association during this time.

James worked as a hospital pharmacist in Bristol NHS Trust, before joining UCL School of Pharmacy to pursue pharmacy research, being part of the national team that evaluated the New Medicines Service in community pharmacy. His PhD thesis focussed on the future role of community pharmacy, and how future business and professional models of community pharmacy practice are likely to be structured. 

With a wide variety of interests, James' published work covers areas such as cardiovascular risk testing in pharmacies, the role of tele-pharmacy in delivering patient care, effects of automation and electronic transfer of prescriptions on safety of medicines, and student views on future pharmacy practice.

He was recently Chief Operating Officer for a health technology start-up, supporting the expansion and development of the company across Europe. Prior to this, he held a variety of policy roles for pharmacy organisations.