Ruth Edwards
Title: Dr
First Name: Ruth
Surname: Edwards
Position: Lecturer
Telephone: +44 (0) 1224 262516
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Dr Edwards is a lecturer at the School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice at the School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences

Academic Background

  • BSc (Hons) in Pharmacy
  • MSc in Clinical Pharmacy
  • PgCert Tertiary Level Teaching
  • Doctor of Education

Dr Edwards has had extensive community pharmacy practice experience, presently maintained by engaging in occasional locum work. She has also been a Local tutor for NES (Pharmacy) is is a member of the GPhC Accreditation and Recognition Panel.

Research Interests

  • Pharmacy education
  • Teaching and learning and assessment
  • Social and behavioural aspects of pharmacy including learning and development of consultation skills
  • Reflective practice

Professional Memberships

  • Member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (RPSGB), 1990
  • Member of RPSGB Academic Pharmacists Group, 1996
  • Registered with General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC), 2010
  • Senior Fellow of Higher Education Academy


  1. Vosper, H., Brown, A., Edwards, R., 2013. An enhanced approach to peer observation of teaching. Educational Developments, 14(4) pp. 17-20.
  2. Barr, H., and Edwards, R.M., 2013. Successes and challenges inter-professional education. Improving patient care through collaborative practice. European Society of Clinical Pharmacy (ESCP) International Workshop. Edinburgh 20-31 May 2013.
  3. Edwards, R.M., 2011. Policy and professionalism in pharmacy education. Pharmacy Education, 11 (1) pp. 209 - 211
  4. Edwards, R.M., 2013. Opening the door on student learning: using artefacts to explore pharmacy students’ experiences of learning. [online] Doctor of Education thesis, University of Stirling.
  5. Tonna, A.P., Edwards, R.M., 2013. Is there a place for qualitative research methods in pharmacy practice? Eur J Hosp Pharm. 20, pp. 97-99. 
  6. Addison, B., Brown, A., Edwards, R., Gray, G., 2012. Minor Illness or Major Disease? London: Pharmaceutical Press.  
  7. Edwards, R.M., Cunningham, I.T.S., 2009. Achieving shared understanding of assessment criteria in reflection. In Bulpitt, H., Deane, M., 2009. Connecting reflective learning, teaching and assessment. Occasional paper 10. London: Higher Education Academy. pp. 63-66.
  8. Edwards, R.M., Cleland, J., Bailey, K., Mclachlan, S., and Mcvey, L.,2009. Pharmacist prescribers' written reflection on developing their consultation skills. Reflective Practice, 10(4), pp. 437-450.
  9. Extavour, R.M. and Edwards, R.M., 2008. Non-prescription medicine use by outpatients of a hospital in north-central Trinidad living with hypertension, and the potential clinical risks. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 16(5), pp. 287-293
  10. Fyfield, C., John, D.N., Edwards, R.M., Tweddell, S. and Wilson, K., 2007. Different approaches to teaching law, ethics and dispensing in UK undergraduate pharmacy degree programmes. Monash and King's Pharmacy Education Symposium. Prato, Italy, July 2007.
  11. Cleland, J., Bailey, K., Mclachlan, S., Mcvey, L. and Edwards, R.M., 2007. Supplementary pharmacist prescribers' views about communication skills teaching and learning, and applying these new skills in practice. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 15(NUMB 2), pp. 101-104   
  12. Fyfield, C., John, D.N., Edwards, R.M., Tweddell, S. and Wilson, K., 2007. The RPSGB's fitness to practise and professional discipline procedures: what would schools of pharmacy find useful as a resource for teaching and facilitating learning? International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 14(S2), pp. B114
  13. Stewart, D.C., Cunningham, I.T.S., Edwards, R.M., Healey, T.M., Mccaig, D.J., Munro, K. and Pfleger, D.E., 2005. Supplementary pharmacist prescribing at The Robert Gordon University: an update. European Association of the Faculties of Pharmacy Conference. Malta, March 2005.
  14. Diack, H.L., Bond, C., Edwards, R.M., Healey, T.M. and Mckenzie, H., 2004. Do Tomorrow's Doctors and Pharmacists want shared learning? Analysis of a pilot interdisciplinary project. Health Services Research and Pharmacy Practice Conference. London, March 2004.
  15. Edwards, R.M., Stewart, D.C., Cleland, J., Cunningham, I.T.S., Munro, K., Mccaig, D.J., Pfleger, D.E, and Healey, T.M., 2004. The first wave of supplementary pharmacist prescribers: reflecting on the period of learning in practice. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 12, pp. R47
  16. Edwards, R.M., Bell, J.H. and Hutchinson, S.L., 2002. Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCES) in Pharmacy Undergraduate Education. Pharmacy Education, 2(3), pp. 154
  17. Edwards, R.M., 2000. Regular blood glucose testing and glycaemic control: is there a link? UKCPA Autumn Symposium. Blackpool: UKCPA. pp. B32