RGU pharmacist takes national council position

A senior professor at Robert Gordon University (RGU) has been elected to an executive position within a national council for pharmacy education.

Donald Cairns

Professor Donald Cairns, Head of the School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, has been named as a new member of the Pharmacy Schools Council (PhSC) Executive.

The PhSC is a body that represents school of pharmacy in the UK and it is made up of Heads of Schools from 31 different establishments.

Its primary aims are to provide a source of expert opinion and advice on matters relating to pharmacy education from the perspective of UK schools, while also working to improve and maintain the quality of pharmacy education and training.

Speaking on his appointment, Professor Cairns said: “I am honoured and delighted to have been elected to this position and look forward to working closely with members across the country to deliver pharmacy education of the highest quality.

“I believe that the pharmacists of tomorrow will have an important role to play as approachable experts in drugs, medicines and healthcare and it is important that they receive the best possible preparation.”

In addition to this new role with PhSC, Professor Cairns is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and a member of the Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists and the British Pharmacopoeia Commission. Last year, he was also appointed as a Fellow of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS).

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