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Staff

Professor Patricia Black : Professor Emeritus

Professor Patricia Black

Professor Emeritus

Phone: 01782 734132
Email: p.e.black@keele.ac.uk
Location: Hornbeam Building, Room 2.08

I am the strategic lead for postgraduate taught courses in the School of Pharmacy. I have overall responsibility for the design, development and delivery of a portfolio of postgraduate Master’s courses for health professionals working in or with the NHS, principally pharmacists working in the key areas of the profession, and also medical and non-medical prescribers.  The courses are delivered principally using distance learning methods. My areas of expertise include open, distance and flexible learning, and the use of structured reflective learning portfolios for professional practice development.

My research publications in relation to reflective learning demonstrate the positive transformational effect that my work has had on learners.

I have made a significant contribution to three of the major national policy and professional practice areas for Pharmacy that emerged in the last decade, i.e. non-medical prescribing, practitioners with special interests, and advanced professional practice. I led the Keele teams that developed the first Supplementary and Independent Prescribing Preparatory Courses for Pharmacists to be accredited in the UK. I also led the development of Keele’s Advanced Professional Practice and Doctorate in Pharmacy (DPharm) programmes. I was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship in 2011 by the Higher Education Academy.

Dr Elizabeth Mills : Senior Lecturer

Dr Elizabeth Mills

Senior Lecturer

Phone: 01782 734207 (via Bev Oakden)
Email: e.r.mills@keele.ac.uk
Location: Hornbeam Building, Room 2.08

I joined the postgraduate team in July 2007 as course manager for the Community Pharmacy Programme. I am now a Senior Lecturer and the Director of Postgraduate Programmes. I am the strategic lead for all our postgraduate programmes.  I was awarded a Keele University Learning and Teaching award in 2010 for my innovation in course development. I am a committee member of the UKCPA Education and Training Committee and a Fellow of the Faculty of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society.

My research interest is in education and professional development. My PhD studies involved the testing of the General Level Competency Framework (GLF) with community pharmacists. This has now been adopted by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society as the Foundation Pharmacy Framework to support pharmacists in their first few years of practice. I have researched the quality management of pharmacy pre-registration training. This research has helped to inform the debate around the restructuring of pharmacy pre-registration training and fed into the recommendations from Modernising Pharmacy Careers. More recently I have conducted research into the training needs of pharmacist working in GP practices.

Mrs Wendy Clark : Academic Clinical Educator (postgraduate)

Mrs Wendy Clark

Academic Clinical Educator (postgraduate)

Phone: 01782 734207 (via Bev Oakden) 
Email: w.k.clark@keele.ac.uk
Location: Hornbeam Building, Room 2.08

I have worked as a member of the postgraduate academic team at Keele University, across a range of our postgraduate courses, for over 20 years! I have responsibility for updating and further developing our on-line distance learning modules for our Clinical Pharmacy Diploma Programme. I am taking the lead on developing this course internationally. I also provide educational support to the MSc programme, Independent Prescribing course, Community Pharmacy Programme and Prescribing Studies Programme.

I have a broad range of experience from working:

  • as a clinical directorate pharmacist in a large teaching hospital
  • within regional medicine information centres
  • with GPs at a regional level to produce evidence based advice on the prescribing of new drugs
  • within primary care as a PCT practice based pharmacist
  • as part of a health technology team, producing technology appraisals for NICE.

When I joined Keele in 2005 I helped establish the Midlands Therapeutic Review and Advisory Committee, which continues today to provide timely advice to GPs in the West Midlands on the prescribing of new medicines. I headed up the Medicines Evaluation Unit at Keele for 8 years, and was involved in regional and national strategic developments in relation to prescribing guidance on new drugs.

In 2003 I gained an MSc in Health Technology assessment. My particular areas of interest are medicines optimisation, systematic evaluation of the evidence and the application of this evidence in practice.

Dr Alison Gifford : Lecturer: Postgraduate Programme Manager

Dr Alison Gifford

Lecturer: Postgraduate Programme Manager

Phone: 01782 734207 (via Bev Oakden)
Email: a.j.gifford@keele.ac.uk
Location: Hornbeam Building, Room 1.18

I joined the postgraduate team in January 2015 as programme manager for the DPharm and APP pathway. I now also manage the other MSc courses that we offer.  I had previously worked as a postgraduate tutor on a number of the courses and I still provide support for the clinical pharmacy course.  I had previously worked on the undergraduate team at Keele from 2009-12.

My research interest are in education and professional development , and in particular in my current role around advanced practice development and research supervision for distance learning students. My PhD studies involved exploring the ways in which pharmacists learn through informal methods, such as peer support after they are qualified and in practice. More recently, I was part of a team undertaking a HTA funded study evaluating the Yellow Card Reporting Scheme for adverse drug events in the UK.I also have an interest in research into veterinary pharmacy, as I have a PgDiploma in Veterinary Pharmacy.

Miss Karen Gunnell : Teaching Fellow

Miss Karen Gunnell

Teaching Fellow

Phone: 01782 734950
Email: k.gunnell@keele.ac.uk
Location: Hornbeam Building, Room 1.24
I joined the School of Pharmacy in 2010 as a Teacher Practitioner whilst working for Boots UK. This role enabled me to teach undergraduate students pharmacy practice and to continue my role as a pharmacist with a large community chain. In 2015 I joined the School of Pharmacy full time as a Teaching Fellow. My role includes includes pharmacy practice and therapeutics teaching on the undergraduate programme as well as a tutor for several postgraduate programmes including the Postgraduate Certificate / Diploma in Community Pharmacy , Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy, MUR module,  Postgraduate Certificate in Independent Prescribing, Postgraduate Diploma in Prescribing Studies, and Postgraduate Certificate /Diploma in Pharmaceutical Drug Development and Business Management.
I have experience in:
  • Community Pharmacy management
  • Pre-registration Programmes
  • eLearning design
  • Care Home Pharmacy
I sit on the UKCPA Education and Training Committee and I am secretary of the Shropshire and Staffordshire RPS Local Practice Forum.
My areas of interest are care homes pharmacy and dementia.
Mrs Jacqueline Kinsey : Director of Prescribing Education

Mrs Jacqueline Kinsey

Director of Prescribing Education

Phone: 01782 734201
Email: j.kinsey@keele.ac.uk
Location: Hornbeam Building, Room 2.08

I joined the School of Pharmacy – formerly known as Dept. of Medicines Management in 2000 from a background in community pharmacy and latterly within primary care where I was Head of Medicines Management for a Primary Care Trust.  Initially I supported the Medicines Evaluation Unit at Keele University and was involved in writing reviews and guidance for the Midlands Therapeutic Review and Advisory Committee (MTRAC), in addition to providing educational support to the postgraduate community programme.  In 2002, I moved into my current role as the Prescribing Studies Programme Manager  - this role now sits within the Centre for Professional Development and Lifelong Learning within the School of Pharmacy. My role as Prescribing Studies Programme Manager includes developing and delivering the Pharmacist Independent Prescribing course.  I have a special interest in non-medical prescribing and I am a qualified Pharmacist Independent Prescriber.  Since 2013 I have also been joint manager of the Community Pharmacy programme. I am the postgraduate Academic Conduct Officer and I sit on the University Ethics Review Committee. I am also the School’s representative on the Staffordshire and Shropshire Local Professional Network and sit on the Professional Leadership and Workforce Development subgroup.  In 2014 I was accepted into the Faculty of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society and I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Mrs Daxa Knowles : Clinical Pharmacy Programme Manager

Mrs Daxa Knowles

Clinical Pharmacy Programme Manager

Phone: 01782 733561
Email: d.knowles@keele.ac.uk
Location: Hornbeam Building, Room 2.08

I joined the School of Pharmacy – formerly known as Dept. of Medicines Management in 1998 from a background in hospital pharmacy. Initially I supported the Medicines Evaluation Unit and was involved in writing reviews and guidance for the Midlands Therapeutic Review and Advisory Committee (MTRAC), in addition to providing educational support to the postgraduate community and clinical pharmacy courses.  In 2000, I moved into my current role as the Course Manager for the Clinical Pharmacy Programmes. Until recently, I was also organising the regional training and recruitment programme for pharmacy pre-registration trainees. I am also involved in providing a staff development programme for external staff who support the School's Postgraduate Programmes and Pre-registration Tutors.

Anne Noott : Teaching Fellow - Prescribing

Anne Noott

Teaching Fellow - Prescribing

Phone: 01782 734132
Email: a.noott@keele.ac.uk
Location: Hornbeam Building, Room 2.08

After completing a hospital-based pre-registration year, I worked as a community pharmacist for approximately ten years before returning to hospital pharmacy in a variety of clinical, management and education roles. I have also worked in primary care as a prescribing adviser and practice-based pharmacist. I qualified as an Independent Prescriber at Keele in 2007 and have used this qualification in both primary and secondary care. In 2009 I moved into academic pharmacy, where I have been involved in teaching on both undergraduate and postgraduate courses, including postgraduate independent prescribing courses for pharmacists.

Mr Robert Edward Saunders : Teaching Fellow-Prescribing

Mr Robert Edward Saunders

Teaching Fellow-Prescribing

Phone: Office 34200 or Mobile 07970 340843
Email: r.e.saunders@keele.ac.uk
Location: Hornbeam Building, Room 1.18

I have experience of working in both hospital and community pharmacy but, since 1999, I have worked predominately as practice pharmacist and from 2005 to the present day as a Prescribing Adviser for a Clinical Commissioning Group. I maintain my prescribing competencies and understanding of the issues that face general practice by continuing to work as a practice pharmacist.

Mrs Sharon Warren : Postgraduate Academic Course Manager

Mrs Sharon Warren

Postgraduate Academic Course Manager

Phone: 01782 733570 (via Amanda Salt)
Email: s.l.warren@keele.ac.uk
Location: Hornbeam Building, Room 2.08

I am the postgraduate community pharmacy programme manager.  I have worked as a member of the academic team at Keele University across a range of postgraduate courses for over 10 years prior to taking on my current role.  I have a varied background in both primary and secondary care in addition to academia.  My particular area of interest is online learning, especially the use of innovative technology to enhance the learning experience for online distance learners.  I am also responsible for organising the regional training and recruitment programme for pre-registration pharmacists.

Ms Linda Foster : Postgraduate Programmes Co-ordinator

Ms Linda Foster

Postgraduate Programmes Co-ordinator

Phone: 01782 734117
Email: l.j.foster@keele.ac.uk
Location: Hornbeam Building, Room 2.12

I joined the School (formerly Pharmacy Policy and Practice) in 1993, as secretary to Professor Stephen Chapman. After a period of maternity leave, I returned to work for postgraduate education and am now responsible for the administrative support to the School’s postgraduate programmes: my key areas of responsibility are the Prescribing Studies programme and the Pharmacists’ Independent Prescribing course. I also provide administrative support for the pharmacy Pre-registration programme seminars, and have organizational and administrative responsibility for the recruitment process of Pre-registration pharmacists in the West Midlands region. I have been involved in the many changes in postgraduate education over the years and I have a wealth of knowledge of the programmes that are now offered, enabling me to provide a high level of support to students and staff alike.

Mrs Beverley Oakden : Postgraduate Programmes Co-ordinator

Mrs Beverley Oakden

Postgraduate Programmes Co-ordinator

Phone: 01782 734207
Email: b.oakden@keele.ac.uk
Location: Hornbeam Building, Room 2.12

I joined the School – formerly known as Pharmacy Policy & Practice in 1993. I am responsible for the administrative support to the School’s postgraduate distance learning programmes. My main responsibilities are the School's Community Pharmacy, Clinical Pharmacy, MSc and Advanced Professional Practice programmes. I also manage the on-going training programmes for all the School's Tutors, Clinical Co-ordinators and Pre-reg Tutors. After a 2 year break following successfully completing my NVQ Level 4 in Business Administration I am currently practicing what I preach and studying for a Degree in Psychology by distance learning.

Amanda Salt : Postgraduate Administrator

Amanda Salt

Postgraduate Administrator

Phone: 01782 733570
Email: a.salt@keele.ac.uk
Location: Hornbeam Building, Room 2.12

I joined the School of Pharmacy in January 2015 as Postgraduate Administrator and am currently responsible for the administration of the Community Pharmacy Programme, as well as the Professional MSc course.

Prior to this, I worked for over 16 years at Knights Solicitors undertaking a variety of administrative roles during this time, including a managerial position.

Emma Noble : Postgraduate Administrator

Emma Noble

Postgraduate Administrator

Phone: 01782 734768
Email: e.noble@keele.ac.uk
Location: Hornbeam Building, Room 2.12

I started at Keele in January 2016, and my role is to provide administrative support to the postgraduate courses provided at Keele. In particular, I assist with the DPharm course and the Pre-reg programme.

Mr Mark Henderson : IT/AV Technician

Mr Mark Henderson

IT/AV Technician

Email: m.henderson@keele.ac.uk
Location: Jack Ashley, Room 1.02

I first started working for Keele University in September 2004 when I joined the Department of Medicines Management as an IT/AV Modern Apprentice while also successfully studying for a HNC in Computing and also a Foundation Degree award. After two years, I was appointed as a permanent member of staff to the role of an IT/AV Technician in the School of Pharmacy.

My responsibilities to the School have been extremely varied over the years. My main responsibility is to provide IT Support to the School's Postgraduate Programmes for both staff and students. However, I have had the opportunity to test my skills and underake several projects as well, including the development of interactive learning materials (iPDFs) for use on both Windows platforms and iOS devices, the design of websites for the School and externally, the management of the School's Virtual Learning Environment (KLE) and electronic portfolio system (PebblePad) and plenty of others to keep me busy.

My wish for the future would be to continue my professional development by making a return to studying at an advanced level, increasing my knowledge of IT systems in keeping with the ever-changing world of technology as it is today.