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Dr Louise Hughes  -  PhD, MSc (Med.Ed.), BPharm, Pharmacist


I began my pharmacy life at the University of Bath, where I gained my BPharm in 1996. Following this, I undertook my pre-registration training in community pharmacy, working for Cohen’s Chemists. In 1997, having qualified as a registered pharmacist, I began my PhD at Cardiff University under the supervision of Dr. Cate Whittlesea and Prof. D.K. Luscombe, while still maintaining my professional role through weekly locum work in community pharmacy. After gaining my PhD in 2000, I carried out some follow-up research for a short spell before being appointed as a Teaching Fellow in the Welsh School of Pharmacy (as it was then known) in 2002.  

I am now a lecturer with teaching responsibilities in a range of areas and across all years of the undergraduate programme, including teaching on the ‘2+2’ MPharm programme at Taylor’s University in Malaysia. In addition, I am involved in postgraduate programmes within the department, teaching research methods.

Current roles and responsibilities

  • Teaching Co-ordinator for clinical and pharmacy practice
  • Student Representation Co-ordinator for the School
  • Convenor of the undergraduate Staff Student Panel
  • Module leader PH3110 and PH3202 (joint)
  • Member of Learning, Teaching and Assessment Committee
  • Member of School Ethics Committee
  • Member of Postgraduate Research Day Organising Committee