My pre-registration year was in an acute general hospital, I then qualified as a Pharmacist in 2005 and continued in hospital pharmacy as a resident Pharmacist and later as the operations and training lead. In 2008, I completed my postgraduate diploma in Clinical Pharmacy at Bath University, later becoming a tutor for the Bath clinical diploma.
In 2009, I moved into academia at the University of Wolverhampton, teaching clinical pharmacy on the MPharm programme. During this time, I have completed my MSc and have commenced my PhD.
My clinical areas of expertise are: evidence based practice, clinical skills, respiratory medicine, elderly care and parkinson’s disease.
Active teaching and learning methods in undergraduate pharmacy education is one of my main research interests. Research in problem based learning (PBL) and team based learning (TBL) formed the basis of my MSc in 2013. My research interest in TBL continues within my PhD that commenced in 2014.
Interprofessional learning is another area of research interest, in which the pharmacy students learn collaboratively with the nursing and midwifery students at the University of Wolverhampton.
Registrant with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC)
Member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS)
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
Nation L, Rutter P. (2011). Short communication piece on experiences of final year pharmacy students to clinical placements. Journal of Health and Social Care Improvement, VOL 2.
Nation L, Cooper S. (2014). Interprofessional learning experiences (IPE) in the undergraduate MPharm curriculum at the University of Wolverhampton. Poster presentation. RPS Conference, Birmingham.
Cooper S, Noott A, Nation L, et al. (2014). Introducing expert patient sessions for undergraduate pharmacy students – The University of Wolverhampton experience. Poster presentation. Public and patient involvement conference, Wolverhampton.
Nation, L., Phipps, G. (2015). An evaluation of internal and external dispensing errors at Russell’s Hall Hospital, Dudley. Poster presentation. PRIMM conference, London.
Publication accepted April 2015 in Currents in pharmacy teaching and learning journal:
Nation, L., Rutter, P. (2015). A comparison of pharmacy student attainment, progression and perceptions using team and problem-based learning: experiences from Wolverhampton School of Pharmacy, UK.