Claire Anderson

President and English Pharmacy Board

Claire Anderson

Current occupation: Professor of Social Pharmacy, Division of Pharmacy Practice and Policy, School of Pharmacy, University of Nottingham.

Year of registration: 1982

Academic qualifications: BPharm, Welsh School of Pharmacy and PhD (1997) “Health Promotion by Community Pharmacists.” King’s College London.

Professional awards: FRPharmS, FFRPS, FFIP, FRSPH

Professional experience and particular interests:

With over 30 years academic experience, Claire developed the first community pharmacy diploma at King’s College. Claire has published over 150 peer reviewed papers. She is a global leader in pharmacy practice research, with a significant national and international contribution to the development of evidence including developing and evaluating new professional roles for pharmacists, particularly in public health. 

She also has an international reputation in research on pharmacy education and workforce development. She has extensive research leadership experience within pharmacy and across a number of health, education and social science disciplines. She seeks to combine in depth qualitative and ethnographic methodologies with the practical demands of producing timely and formative research outcomes that can inform and change practice and policy.

She has also had previous hospital, community and primary care experience and was a CPPE tutor for many years.

Claire has represented the profession across various organisations including being chair of RPS EPB 2019-21, Work on pharmacy education and workforce with FIP (the International Pharmaceutical Federation) 2002-2022, NIHR Research for Patient Benefit panel chair, CPP governor and member of university committees and senate.

She has strong national and international pharmacy networks.