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Prof Dai John  -  BPharm LLM PhD DipSocSciRes FRPharmS FHEA Pharmacist

Dr Dai John
Position:Professor and Deputy Head of School

Telephone:+44 (0)29 208 75804
Fax:+44 (0) 29 208 74535 (not private)


  • 1985 BPharm (First Class Honours), University of Wales.
  • 1986 Member, Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain
  • 1991 PhD, University of Wales (Clinical pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of sublingual verapamil)
  • 1994 LLM (Legal Aspects of Medical Practice), University of Wales (Investigator fraud in therapeutic drug trials in England and Wales)
  • 1995 Member, College of Pharmacy Practice (by examination)
  • 2000 Diploma in Methods & Applications of Social Research, Cardiff School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University
  • 2002 Fellow, The Higher Education Academy (formerly the Institute for Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, ILTM)
  • 2009 Designated Fellow of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain
  • 2009 Practical Leadership for University Management award (ILM endorsed award)

Research Interests

Coordinator of the School's  Pharmacy Practice & Clinical Pharmacy Research Discipline 

Pharmacy practice and health services research including

  • management of health and illness, including self-management;
  • communication and language, advice and information relating to, and use of, prescription and over-the- counter medicines by patients, public and health professionals;
  • legal, ethical and professional aspects of pharmacy, including professional regulation;
  • pharmaceutical education, training and development
  • public involvement in science and technology related to pharmacy, medicines and health.

Teaching Profile

School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences
All four years of the MPharm programme including supervision of Masters level dissertations
(clinical pharmacy, law, ethics & practice; therapeutics & prescribing; research methods; social & behavioural pharmacy)

School of Nursing & Midwifery Studies/Pharmacy
Postgraduate Certificate in Non-medical Prescribing

School of Medicine  
Undergraduate Medicine (MB BCh)

External Examiner Appointments (current & former)

  • Keele University (MPharm)
  • Queen’s University, Belfast (MPharm)
  • University of London (UCL-Birbeck, Fd)
  • Aston University (PG Overseas Pharmacist Assessment Programme)
  • Aston University (MSc schemes in Clinical Pharmacy & Pharmacy Practice)
  • University of Nottingham (MPharm)
  • University of Bradford (MPharm)
  • The Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen (MSc in Clinical Pharmacy)