Claire Anderson

English Pharmacy Board


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, “Health Promotion by Community Pharmacists.” King’s College London.

Professional awards: FRPharmS, FFRPS, FFIP, FRSPH

Professional experience and particular interests:

With around 30 years academic experience, Claire developed the first community pharmacy diploma at King’s College London and contributed to the redesign of the Nottingham integrated MPharm 2012. 

An experienced external examiner, Claire has published over 150 peer reviewed papers and is a qualitative health services and health professional education researcher. Her research focuses on, pharmacy services, patients’ experiences of medicines, public health and pharmacy education. 

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 member of the FIP (the International Pharmaceutical Federation) Board of Pharmacy Practice and Council for a number of years, Academic section president, Chair of Education transition committee, NIHR panel chair, CPP governor and member of University committees and senate. 

She has strong European and international pharmacy networks (PGEU, Europharm forum) through her role in FIP and Social Pharmacy research. 

Professional appointments:  FIPEd Academic Capacity Lead