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Staff

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 2.18

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 Practice Diploma Programme. I am taking the lead on developing this course internationally. I also provide educational support to the MSc programme and Independent Prescribing course.

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.

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 2.18

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 area of responsibility is the Pharmacists' Independent Prescribing Programme. I also provide administrative support to the Pharmacy Pre-registration Programme for the West Midlands. I have been involved in the many changes in postgraduate education over the years and have a wealth of knowledge of the programmes offered, enabling me to provide a high level of support to students and staff alike.

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 2.18

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.

Karen Gunnell : Teaching Fellow in Pharmacy Practice

Karen Gunnell

Teaching Fellow in Pharmacy Practice

Phone: 01782 734950
Email: k.gunnell@keele.ac.uk
Location: Hornbeam Building, Room 1.24

I am an academic and community pharmacist. I first joined the School of Pharmacy in 2010 as a Teacher Practitioner whilst working for Boots UK. In 2015, I joined the School of Pharmacy full time as a Teaching Fellow.

I have experience in:

  • Community Pharmacy management
  • Pre-registration programmes and careers development
  • eLearning design
  • Care Home Pharmacy

I am current chair of the UKCPA Education and Development Committee, sit on the UKCPA community pharmacy committee and am secretary of RPS Shropshire and Staffordshire.

My areas of interest are care homes pharmacy, dementia and mental health.

Mr Mark Henderson : Learning Technology Officer

Mr Mark Henderson

Learning Technology Officer

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

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

Along with technology, my responsibilities within the School has been extremely varied over the years. The primary objective is to provide support for the School's postgraduate programme (also known as the Centre for Professional Development and Lifelong Learning) while also looking to improve on Learning Technology within the School and increased responsibility within the Pharmacy IT Service Team. Within the team, we have successfully improved a number of systems for the School including the development of several websites, interactive workbooks (iPDFs) for use on both Windows and iOS devices, attendance monitoring systems, imaging solutions, asset management, virtual learning environments, portfolio management, and much more to keep me busy!

I thoroughly enjoy my time at Keele University and hope it will continue long into the future. At some stage, I would like to make a return to my studies at an advanced level and thus increasing my knowledge of IT Systems in keeping with the ever-changing world of technology as it is today.

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

Emma Hopkinson : Postgraduate Administrator

Emma Hopkinson

Postgraduate Administrator

Phone: 01782 734768
Email: e.hopkinson@keele.ac.uk
Location: Hornbeam Building, Room 2.18

I would like to introduce myself as one of the primary care and community postgraduate programme administrators at the School of Pharmacy at Keele University. In addition to this, I also deal with postgraduate casual contracts, timesheets and expenses.

Mrs Jacqueline Kinsey : Academic Director of CPD4ALL, Reader in Prescribing Education

Mrs Jacqueline Kinsey

Academic Director of CPD4ALL, Reader in Prescribing Education

Phone: 01782 734201
Email: j.kinsey@keele.ac.uk
Location: Hornbeam Building, Room 2.12

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 was promoted to the role of Prescribing Studies Programme Manager. My role as Prescribing Studies Programme Manager included 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. I have retained my interest in the prescribing programme at Keele despite taking on more strategic roles within the School. I was responsible for the development of a 'clinically enhanced' prescribing programme in 2014. In 2018 I was promoted to Reader in Prescribing Education and took on the role as Academic Director for CPD4ALL. I am a member of the Staffordshire and Shropshire Local Professional Network and Chair the Local Pharmacy Forum. I am an executive committee member of the Association for Prescribing. 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 Practice Programme Manager (Secondary Care)

Mrs Daxa Knowles

Clinical Pharmacy Practice Programme Manager (Secondary Care)

Phone: 01782 733561
Email: d.knowles@keele.ac.uk
Location: Hornbeam Building, Room 2.18

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 Programme Manager for the Clinical Pharmacy Practice 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 2.18

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.

Rose-Marie O’Byrne : Academic Postgraduate Pharmacist Educator

Rose-Marie O’Byrne

Academic Postgraduate Pharmacist Educator

Phone: 01782 734763
Email: r.o'byrne@keele.ac.uk
Location: Hornbeam Building, Room 2.18

I have a broad range of pharmacy experience including:

Community pharmacy, hospital clinical roles, community services roles, pre-registration tutor and independent prescriber.

I started working for Keele on a casual basis in 2015 working on the independent prescriber postgraduate certificate, clinical pharmacy postgraduate diploma and pre-registration pharmacist tutor training.  I then joined Keele on a permanent basis as a teaching fellow in 2017, involved mainly with the clinical pharmacy practice certificate/ diploma but also with the independent prescribing course for pharmacists.

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 2.18

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 2.18

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.

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 2.18

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 : Academic Postgraduate Pharmacist Educator

Mrs Sharon Warren

Academic Postgraduate Pharmacist Educator

Phone: 01782 733570 (via Amanda Salt)
Email: s.l.warren@keele.ac.uk
Location: Hornbeam Building, Room 2.18

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 programme for pre-registration pharmacists.

Simon White : Reader in Pharmacy Practice

Simon White

Reader in Pharmacy Practice

Phone: 01782 734772
Email: s.j.white@keele.ac.uk
Location: Hornbeam Building, Room 2.12

I joined the school in January 2010 from the University of Sheffield where I was a lecturer in public health in the School of Health & Related Research. I have a professional background principally in clinical pharmacy and completed my PhD at the University of Nottingham on cardiac rehabilitation patients’ perspectives on medicines and lifestyle modification. My research interests mainly lie in the fields of medicines usage and pharmacy practice, although I also have interests in a diverse variety of related fields, including public health, health psychology and the sociology of health and illness. I currently teach public health, qualitative research methods and clinical pharmacy and therapeutics topics such as mental health, amongst a variety of other topics in pharmacy practice. I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health.

Gill Wilson : Administrator/Data Analyst (Keele University Benchmarking Service)

Gill Wilson

Administrator/Data Analyst (Keele University Benchmarking Service)

Phone: 01782 733755
Email: g.s.trigg@keele.ac.uk
Location: Hornbeam Building, Room 2.18

I joined the Centre for Medicines Optimisation within the School of Pharmacy in 2008, but have worked at Keele University since 2000. I provide administrative and data analysis support for the Keele University Benchmarking Service and am the first point of contact for enquiries. My key responsibilities are assisting with analysis of data so that reports can be produced, co-ordinating content and designing electronic questionnaires, co-ordinating content and designing annual marketing information, keeping website up-to-date, as well as organising our annual user group meetings and other ad-hoc meetings where necessary.