Dr Ruth Edwards

Head of Pharmacy Practice and Senior Teaching Fellow

School of Life & Health Sciences
Aston University, B4 7ET
Phone number: +44 (0) 121 204 4181
Email: r.edwards2@aston.ac.uk
Room number: MB433g

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Dr Ruth Edwards
Dr Ruth Edwards

I joined Aston Pharmacy School in August 2018, having spent the previous 22 years at Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen during which time I contributed to undergraduate and postgraduate pharmacy programmes (including Independent Pharmacist Prescribing).

On graduating from RGIT with a BSc in Pharmacy, I registered with the RPSGB in 1990 and began my career in community pharmacy. After a period in community pharmacy management, I joined RGU as a teacher practitioner with Lloydspharmacy and then became a Lecturer. In 2011, I was appointed as Senior Lecturer and held the position of RGU MPharm Course Leader until 2018. In addition to this, I have been a Local Pharmacy Postgraduate Tutor for NHS Education for Scotland, undertake regular locum work in community pharmacy and in 2012  joined the General Pharmaceutical Council Accreditation and Recognition Panel.

  • BSc (Hons) in Pharmacy, Robert Gordon Institute of Technology, Aberdeen, 1989
  • MSc in Clinical Pharmacy, Robert Gordon University, 2001
  • PgCert Tertiary Level Teaching, Robert Gordon University, 2001
  • Doctor of Education, University of Stirling, 2013
  • 2018 – date: Head of Pharmacy Practice and Senior Teaching Fellow, Aston University.
  • 2012 – date: Member of General Pharmaceutical Council Accreditation and Recognition Panel
  • 2012 – 2018: Senior Lecturer and MPharm Course Leader, Robert Gordon University.
  • 1999 – 2012: Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice, Robert Gordon University.
  • 1996 – 1999: Lloydspharmacy Teacher Practitioner, Robert Gordon University
  • 1990 – 1996: Loydspharmacy Pharmacy Manager

 I contribute to teaching at undergraduate level in pharmacy practice in a broad range of areas and have had extensive experience at postgraduate level in development and delivery of Masters and Independent Pharmacist Prescribing programmes and research supervision.

My research interests centre on pharmacy education, teaching and learning and assessment, social and behavioural aspects of pharmacy including learning and development of consultation skills and reflective practice. My doctoral thesis is entitled ‘Opening the door on student learning: using artefacts to explore pharmacy students’ learning practices’.

NHS Education for Scotland – An evaluation of the modular pre-reg scheme. 2018 – date. £7.5K

PhD Supervision available to supervise PhD students in the field of pharmacy education.
Member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (MRPharmS)

Faculty Fellow of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (FFRPS)
Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA)
Registrant of the General Pharmaceutical Council