Dr Alison Gifford

Title: Lecturer: Postgraduate Programme Manager
Phone: 01782 734207 (via Bev Oakden)
Email: a.j.gifford@keele.ac.uk
Location: Hornbeam Building, Room 2.18
Role: Manager for DPharm & Masters courses, including course development. Supervisor of Masters and DPharm research students
Contacting me: Arrange an appointment via e-mail or phone Bev Oakden
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I joined the postgraduate team in January 2015 as programme manager for the DPharm and APP pathway. I now also manage the other MSc courses that we offer.  I had previously worked as a postgraduate tutor on a number of the courses and I still provide support for the clinical pharmacy course.  I had previously worked on the undergraduate team at Keele from 2009-12.

My research interest are in education and professional development , and in particular in my current role around advanced practice development and research supervision for distance learning students. My PhD studies involved exploring the ways in which pharmacists learn through informal methods, such as peer support after they are qualified and in practice. More recently, I was part of a team undertaking a HTA funded study evaluating the Yellow Card Reporting Scheme for adverse drug events in the UK.I also have an interest in research into veterinary pharmacy, as I have a PgDiploma in Veterinary Pharmacy. 

Professional education and development. Research supervisory practice. Veterinary Pharmacy.