Penny is qualifed pharmacist who graduated from Aston University in 2002. She then undertook hospital pre-registration training in the West Midlands before moving to Manchester in 2003 to undertake her PhD within the Drug Usage and Pharmacy Practice Group. Afternoon receiving her PhD, Penny worked as a postdoctoral researcher before being appointed as a Clinical Lecturer in March 2010. Penny also practices as a community locum pharmacist.
Penny has received OFFA funding (£1000) to supervise an undergraduate student in developing an in-house activity for Looked After Children and their carers. This project resulted in the delivery of a workshop aimed at introducing higher education and pharmacy as a professional and attainable career option for looked after children.
Penny received a Commended Award from the Associate Vice-President for Social Responsibility for my work with the Greater Manchester Community Pharmacy Patient Safety Collaborative. The Collaborative was set up to identify patient safety priorities, develop solutions and test their impact. Participation by members of the collaborative has resulted in numerous improvements in their community pharmacies some of which have directly improved patient care.
2007 - PhD in Pharmacy Practice, University of Manchester
2002 - MPharm, Aston University, Birmingham