Name Mr David Gay
Job Title Senior Lecturer Community Practitioner
Faculty Faculty of Science and Engineering
School School of Pharmacy
Subject(s) Pharmacy
Telephone 01902 321387


David qualified as a pharmacist in 1982 and worked as a community pharmacist for Savory and Moore Ltd. He then became an administrator in the Law Department of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (RPSGB) before moving to the Information Department of the National Pharmacy Association.

He returned to community pharmacy in 1990 and bought a pharmacy business in 1991. David sold his business in 2000 and became a qualified teacher specialising in adult numeracy. He now brings together his teaching and community pharmacy experience at Wolverhampton.

David is also Superintendent Pharmacist for the YPG Project Pharmacy. This is an innovative social enterprise pharmacy based in Dudley which is part of the Healthy Living Pharmacies scheme.

Pharmacy Law and Ethics, Professionalism, Communication Skills, Travel Health and Diabetes.

Current research projects 

  • GPhC disciplinary decisions.
  • Peer tutoring in Pharmacy education.
  • Student personality types in Pharmacy.

Recent publication

Gay D, Rutter P. The Effect of Cross Year Peer Tutoring in Pharmacy Dispensing Classes: The Wolverhampton Experience. Pharmacy Education, 2013; 13 (1): 50 - 53