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Rabia Ahmed

Pharmacy Teaching Fellow, Pharmacy Practice

Programme Director OSPAP

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

Tel: +44 (0) 121 204 3949
Email: r.ahmed@aston.ac.uk
Room: MB442G

I joined Aston University in February 2013 having worked in the NHS since 2007.
On graduating from Aston University in 2007 I did my pre-registration training at Dudley Group of Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, and then continued to work as Resident Pharmacist until 2010 covering a range of clinical specialities including Medicines Information (MI) and Aseptics.
Next I became Senior Medicines Information Pharmacist, for the regional MI service at London Medicines Information Service covering London and the North Thames region. The role involved dealing with MI queries for the region and also the education and training of local MI pharmacists.
Following this role I joined Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, as Clinical Training and Policy Development Pharmacist in 2011 where I was involved in a range of projects which looked both at the education needs of the pharmacy team itself as well as those of the many non-medical prescribers across the Trust. 

  • MPharm Aston University, (2007)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy, Keele University (2011)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Practice, Aston University (2015)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Practice, Aston University (to be awarded 2017)


  • 2016 –date Programme Director, Overseas Pharmacist Access Programme (OSPAP), Teaching Fellow
  • 2013-2016 Teaching Fellow, Aston University
  • 2011-2013 Clinical Training and Policy Development Pharmacist, Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.
  • 2010-2011 Senior Medicines Information Pharmacist, London Medicines Information Service.
  • 2008-2010 Resident Pharmacist, Dudley Group of Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
  • 2007-2008 Pre-registration Pharmacist, Dudley Group of Hospitals NHS Trust.


The main area of teaching I am involved in is Clinical Pharmacy, in addition I also do some teaching around the NHS and commissioning.

General Pharmaceutical Council
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

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