Current occupation: Professor of Clinical Pharmacy and Head of School of Pharmacy, Institute of Clinical Sciences, College of Medical & Dental Sciences, University of Birmingham.
Year of registration: 1980
Academic qualifications: BSc (hons) Pharmacy (Aston University), PhD Vascular Pharmacology (Aston University)
Professional awards: FRPharmS, FHEA, Member British Pharmacological Society
Professional experience: After completing a Pre-Registration post with Boots the Chemists he registered as a Pharmaceutical Chemist in 1980 and worked extensively in the community sector for a range of independent and multiple Pharmacy contractors.
He has experience of scientific research, completing a PhD in experimental vascular pharmacology at Aston University and he also held a British Heart Foundation Fellowship at Birmingham Medical School examining the effects of hypoxia on vascular muscle contractility.
Significant professional experience was gained within the NHS hospital sector holding a variety of appointments up to Chief Pharmacist level in a large district and general teaching Trust. He was a registered pre-registration pharmacist tutor in this role.
After leaving the NHS he joined the academic staff of Aston Pharmacy School as a lecturer, senior lecturer and then Professor of Clinical Pharmacy in 2008. He also held the posts of Director of Postgraduate Programmes and Head of the School during this period and was the Chair of the University Ethics Committee.
In 2011 he joined the University of Birmingham as the Professor of Clinical Pharmacy in order to develop a new pharmacy school.
He has a variety of roles outside the University: he is currently Chair of the Edgbaston NHS Research Ethics Committee and member of the British National Formulary for Children Formulary Committee.