Cathryn Brown

Teacher Practitioner

School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences

Maudland Building, MB023

+44 (0) 1772 89 5815

Subject Areas: Pharmacy and Pharmacology

Full Profile

Cathryn qualified as a pharmacist in 1997, and has worked in a variety of community pharmacy settings, both as an employee and as a locum pharmacist.

Cathryn was elected to the council of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society in 2007 and served on the organisation’s law and ethics, and governance committees. She was involved in the RPSGB’s response to the responsible pharmacist legislation, as well as helping prepare the organisation to lose its regulatory role.

Cathryn was appointed to the council of the General Pharmaceutical Council in 2009 and served on the organisation’s audit and risk committee, as well as being part of a group involved in shaping the organisation’s launch marketing to its registrants and wider stakeholders. Cathryn spent six months of her time at the GPhC serving as Deputy Chair, which involved close working with the executive team.

Cathryn spent some time teaching and training in the early 2000’s, and was involved in the RPSGB’s launch of continuing professional development to its members – serving as a branch facilitator, leading meetings of members to show them how to meet the requirements of keeping up to date.

Cathryn has spent some time working in the media as a spokesperson on pharmacy issues, both for the RPS, and in a personal capacity. She was involved in a challenging story on BBC Breakfast around the decriminalisation of dispensing errors within pharmacy, and spoke to Rip Off Britain about homeopathy being recommended and sold through pharmacies.


  • Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Pharmacy for Community Pharmacists – De Montfort University, 2000
  • BPharm (Hons) – University of Wales, Cardiff, 1996

Membership of Professional and Learned Bodies

  • Member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society – 1997 to present
  • Member of UKCPA – 2012 to present

Teaching Activities and Responsibilities

Cathryn teaches on a wide range of pharmacy practice topics, throughout the four years of the pharmacy degree, and has a strong belief in encouraging the students to see their patients and customers as people, rather than just problems to be solved.

  • PJ1000 – Introduction to Pharmacy
  • PJ1001 – Pharmacy Practice 1
  • PJ2000 – Pharmacy Practice 2
  • PJ2001 – Medicines Optimisation
  • PJ3201 – Prescribing and Medicines Optimisation
  • PJ4000 – Pharmacy Practice 3

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