I graduated with an MPharm degree in Pharmacy from Aston University in 2003. I have a Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy with Medicines Management from De Montfort University and a Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education from Keele University. I have undertaken many roles in community pharmacy including Store Manager, , Divisional Care Services Pharmacist, and eLearning designer amongst others. I joined the School of Pharmacy and Bioengineering in 2010 as a Teacher Practitioner on secondment from Boots UK. I joined Keele full time in 2015 as a Teaching Fellow and translated to a Lecturer (Education and Scholarship) in August 2019. In May 2020, I was promoted to Senior Lecturer. I am a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) and regularly mentor and review applications for Senior Fellowship and Fellowship of the HEA via Keele’s CPD route. I am registered pharmacist with a passion for excellence in the delivery of pre-foundation (pre-registration) and foundation pharmacy education and recruitment. I have worked with Health Education England to develop pre-registration recruitment materials and ensure equality and diversity in the interview and testing process. I am currently the local lead for Shropshire and Staffordshire area of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain and Chair of the UK Clinical Pharmacy Association’s Education and Development committee. I co-authored A Practical Guide to Medicines Management, with fellow Keele academic Dr. Rebecca Venables, published in 2018. Most recently in 2020, I became one of only three KIITE Fellows for curriculum development. As a KIITE fellow I am currently working on curriculum design projects (particularly those related to wellbeing) and tutoring on the Master in Higher Education Practice and Academic Professional Apprenticeship programmes.

Research and scholarship

KIITE Fellow for Curriculum Design and Development - Wellbeing in the Curriculum.


Law Ethics and Practice

Clinical Therapeutics (Particularly Pain and Palliative Care and Mental Health and Central Nervous System Therapeutics)

Careers and Employability

Pre-Foundation Pharmacist Development

Selected Publications

  • Stibbs M, Gunnell K, Jacklin S, Smith I. 2019. How to support patients with acute pain in community pharmacy. doi> link>

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  • Stibbs M, Gunnell K, Jacklin S, Smith I. 2019. How to support patients with acute pain in community pharmacy. doi> link>
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