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Dr Mathew Smith

Dr Mathew Smith

Senior Lecturer and Director of Learning and Teaching

School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Roles within the School, College and University

  • Director of Learning and Teaching
  • Chair, Undergraduate Board of Studies
  • Chair, Programme Management Group
  • Member, OSCE steering group
  • Member, Board of Studies and Board of Examiners for the MPharm programme
  • Member, UCAS Admissions Interview Team
  • Member, MPharm Personal Development Portfolio Team
  • Member, Postgraduate Research Board of Studies
  • Member, College Interprofessional Education Special Interest Group, BLS College.
  • Member, College Virtual Learning Environment Group
  • Member, Learning, Teaching and Assessment committee
  • Member, MPharm Assessment Strategy Implementation Group


GPhC appoints Dr Mathew Smith as a new pharmacist member to it's BoA - July 2016

Cost-saving tool improves treatment for care home patients - January 2016

External Roles

  • General Pharmaceutical Council Board of Assessors. Member (co-opted)
  • Royal Pharmaceutical Society Wales Care Homes Policy Group. Member
  • Modernising Pharmacy Careers Wales Board. Member
  • Chair, Modernising Pharmacy Careers Wales Workstream 1. Initial Education and Training Curriculum Design Group
  • Public engagement: STEM ambassador


  • MPharm, Welsh School of Pharmacy, Cardiff, 2002
  • PhD, Cardiff University, 2009

Professional memberships

  • General Pharmaceutical Council
  • Royal Pharmaceutical Society
  • Fellow of the Higher Education











Contribute to lecturing/research projects across MPharm degree course:

  • PH1121  Molecule to patient
  • PH1122  The role of the pharmacist in professional practice
  • PH1124  Human body systems
  • PH1125  Chemical and biological properties of drug molecules
  • PH2110  Clinical & professional pharmacy
  • PH2113  Diseases and drugs I
  • PH2203  Drug disposition
  • PH3110  Optimisation of pharmaceutical care
  • PH3113  Diseases and drugs II
  • PH4116  Pharmacy research or scholarship project
  • PH4117  Pharmaceutical sciences, pharmacy practice and the population
  • PH4118  Pharmaceutical sciences, pharmacy practice and the patient

Research interests

  • Blood Brain Barrier
  • Phage Display
  • Experimental Therapeutics