The APU was opened on 1st April 2013 under the directorship of Dr David Terry and is a collaboration between Aston University, Birmingham Children's Hospital and the wider NHS.
The steering committee of the APU includes:
The APU provides oversight of a number of postgraduate students and their research projects.
The APU is an Aston University facility housed in Birmingham Children's Hospital Pharmacy Department. The director of the APU is also the Deputy Chief Pharmacist at the hospital.