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Mrs Karen Pitchford

Senior Teaching Fellow in Pharmacy Law and Practice

School of Life & Health Sciences
Aston University
Aston Triangle
Birmingham
B4 7ET

Tel: +44 (0) 121 204 4634
Email:k.pitchford@aston.ac.uk
Room: Room MB433B

I joined the Aston School of Life & Health Sciences in 2017, having previously worked at the Schools of Pharmacy in Leicester and Liverpool. 

BSc Pharmacy, University of Manchester, 1992
Postgraduate Diploma (Applied Health Studies), De Montfort University, 2008
Master of Laws, Medical Law and Ethics, De Montfort University (in progress)

  • 2017 to date: Senior Teaching Fellow in Pharmacy Law and Practice, School of Life and Health Sciences, Aston University
  • 2016 to date: Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • 2016 to date: Member of the Society of Legal Scholars
  • 2016 – 2017: Academic Practice Officer, School of Pharmacy, De Montfort University
  • 2012 to date: Member of the General Pharmaceutical Council Accreditation and Recognition Panel
  • 2012 to date: External Expert for the MPharm programme, University of Bradford    
  • 2012 to date: Member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society Medicines, Ethics and Practice Advisory Group
  • 2011 to date: Member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society Education Forum
  • 2011 – 2016: MPharm Programme Management Board Chair, School of Pharmacy, De Montfort University
  • 2010 to date: Registrant of the General Pharmaceutical Council
  • 2010 – 2016: Deputy Academic Practice Officer, School of Pharmacy, De Montfort University
  • 2009 to date: Member of the General Pharmaceutical Council (RPSGB until 2010) Board of Assessors
  • 2006 – 2017: Principal Lecturer in Pharmacy Law and Practice, School of Pharmacy, De Montfort University
  • 2005 – 2009: MPharm Programme Leader, School of Pharmacy, De Montfort University
  • 2003 to date: Member of the Pharmacy Law and Ethics Association
  • 2003 – 2004: MPharm Admissions Tutor, School of Pharmacy, De Montfort University
  • 2002 – 2006: Senior Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice, School of Pharmacy, De Montfort University
  • 1998 to date: Member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society Academic Pharmacists Group
  • 1996 – 2002: Teacher-Practitioner / Regional Pre-registration Tutor, Lloydspharmacy / Liverpool John Moores University
  • 1998 – 1999: Practice Pharmacist (part-time) Wirral Health Authority
  • 1993 – 1996: Pharmacist Manager, Lloyds Chemists
  • 1993 to date: Member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society
  • 1992 – 1993 Pre-registration graduate, Lloyds Chemists

Module coordinator for PH1406, PH2508 and PHMPP3
My main areas of interest are Pharmacy Law and Ethics.

  • Registrant of the General Pharmaceutical Council
  • Member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society
  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Member of the Society of Legal Scholars
  • Member of the Pharmacy Law and Ethics Association

Wingfield, J, and Pitchford, K. eds (2017) Dale and Appelbe's Pharmacy and Medicines Law.  11 ed. London: Pharmaceutical Press (to be published June 2017)

Contributing author to Dale and Appelbe's Pharmacy and Medicines Law.  10 ed. London: Pharmaceutical Press

Pitchford, K (2015) Poisons and chemicals: changes to the law in the UK.  The  Pharmaceutical Journal August 2015