Dr Jan Daly qualified as a pharmacist in 1982 and then pursued a PhD research degree in phytochemical analysis. The PhD project involved research methods in pharmaceutical chemistry and pharmacognosy. After completion of her PhD she has worked across various pharmaceutical disciplines. While at the Welsh Committee for Post Graduate Pharmaceutical Education (WCPPE), she developed one of the first computer assisted learning packages for pharmacists to be written in the UK. She also worked as a hospital pharmacist prior to a career break when her first son was born, continuing to practice part-time as a locum pharmacist in various community pharmacies.
She resumed her hospital career in 1999, where she was primarily involved in pre-registration pharmacist and nursing education roles, prior to starting a new role as a NICE liaison and audit pharmacist. Further experience was gained in primary care, working in GP practices, as a clinical pharmacist in community hospitals, and also in a commissioning support role in a Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). She was part of the team awarded the Community Hospitals Innovations and Best Practice Award 2009 for the introduction of a Medicines Management Service to four community hospitals in Shropshire, and went on to be involved in a project looking at hospital admissions related to medicines (HARMs). In 2011 she joined the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s Medicines Optimisation working party and was involved in the development of their Medicines Optimisation guidance.
In July 2014 she joined the Pharmacy Practice team, within the School of Pharmacy at the University, where she leads on pharmaceutical calculations and teaches various aspects of pharmacy practice.
Jan continues to have an interest in hospital admissions related to medicines (HARMs) and in the development of novel approaches for the teaching and learning of pharmaceutical calculations.