Dr Joseph Bush

Senior Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice

MPharm Programme Director


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

Email: j.bush2@aston.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0) 121 204 4016

Research Group

Applied Health Research Group

Research Centre

Aston Research Centre for Healthy Ageing (ARCHA) 


Dr Joe Bush 2

I initially joined the School of Life and Health Sciences as an Academic Support Officer in Pharmacy Practice in December 2007. Upon completion of my PhD (August 2008), I was transferred to a Lectureship in Pharmacy Practice before being promoted to Senior Lecturer in August 2013.

I graduated (MPharm) from Aston in 2002 and undertook my pre-registration year in a Birmingham-based independent pharmacy chain. Post-registration I have been a locum community pharmacist as well as completing my PhD at Aston under the supervision of Dr (now Professor) Chris Langley.

PH2506: Public health, clinical pharmacy, complimentary therapies, adverse drug reactions and pharmacovigilance, communication skills.
PH4702: Public health, health policy, social pharmacy.
PH4703: Clinical pharmacy, critical appraisal.
  • MPharm, Aston University, 2002
  • PhD, Aston University, 2008
  • PGCert (in Professional Practice in Higher Education), Aston University, 2011
  • 2013 – date: Senior Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice, School of Life and Health Sciences, Aston University.
  • 2008 – 2013: Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice, School of Life and Health Sciences, Aston University. 
  • 2007 – 2008: Academic Support Officer in Pharmacy Practice, School of Life and Health Sciences, Aston University.
  • 2003 – date: Self-employed Locum Pharmacist
Pharmacy practice, public health and research methods on the MPharm and OSPAP programmes. 
  • The public health function of pharmacy and pharmacists
    • Pharmacy and health inequalities
    • Health care policy and pharmacy
    • Organisational structure and professionalism within community pharmacy
  • Medication adherence
  • Pharmacy education
  • An evaluation of the implementation and impact of Healthy Living Pharmacies within Heart of Birmingham Teaching Primary Care Trust (HoBtPCT). Funded by the Pharmaceutical Trust for Educational and Charitable Objects (PTECO).

 Recent publications