I studied Pharmacy as a first degree and undertook various community pharmacist roles before studying Law, then Health Care Ethics at the University of Leeds; my PhD was undertaken at the University of Nottingham.
I have been at the University of Sheffield since 2007 and am currently working as a Lecturer in Public Health and Course Director for the Master in Public Health (MPH).
* Empirical and normative ethics in the healthcare professions
* Medicine supply (prescribed and over the counter) and misuse/abuse (over the counter, illicit)
* Medical sociology
I am the Course Director for the Master of Public Health degree and contribute variously to teaching and assessment on it, as well as the MBChB Medical Degree; I am co-ordinator of assessing needs and addressing inequalitites module; contributor to qualitative methods, research methods, sociology of health & illness, & introduction to global public health modules; I run masterclasses in public health ethics and teach and assess ethics on the MBChB.
I supervise masters dissertations and four current PhD students (in the areas of prescribing governance, influences on prescribing practice and regulation and experiences of acupuncture )
I am a member of the ScHARR ethics committee; I am the ScHARR alumni co-ordinator/editor of S1 newsletter, and the ScHARR English Language Teaching co-ordinator.
Member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society
Member of the British Sociological Association
Member of the Pharmacy Law and Ethics Association
Regular journal peer reviewer and reviewer of grant applications
Further challenges to medical dominance? the case of nurse and pharmacist supplementary prescribing