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Penrhyn Road
Kingston upon Thames
Surrey KT1 2EE

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Dr Ricarda Micallef

School/Department: Life Sciences, Pharmacy & Chemistry
Position: Senior Lecturer In Pharmacy Practice


I am a registered pharmacist, bringing experience from practice into teaching and research. I started my career working for Boots in various management and training roles, and progressed into academia through a teacher practitioner role. I started at Kingston in 2014 teaching in the Pharmacy Practice team. To bring current practice into teaching I ensure I still locum. I am involved across South London with pharmacist education and training events, and education and training interventions form the basis of my research, with my PhD focusing on the optimum model for training of pharmacists and evaluation of this.

Educational and Professional Qualifications

  • 2014 - 2014 NHS Leadership Academy Award in Leadership Foundation
  • 2014 - present PhD Pharmacy Education
  • 2012 - present Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • 2010 - 2012 PG Clinical Diploma in Community Pharmacy with Distinction, University of Belfast
  • 2010 - 2012 PGCHE, University of Hertfordshire
  • 2010 - present Registered Pharmacist with General Pharmaceutical Council
  • 2004 - 2010 Registered Pharmacist with Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain
  • 1999 - 2003 MPharm University of Bath

Research Interests

Pharmacy Education
Evaluation methods

Teaching Area

Module leader for PY5020: Pharmacy law and ethics. Teaches on MPharm modules PY4020, PY5020, PY5030, PY5040, PY6020, PY6030, PY7020, PY7030. Teaches on OSPAP modules PY7910 and PY7960. Teaches on foundation modules PY4120 and Py5120.

Other Professional Activity

Member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society. Secretary for South London Local Practice Forum.
Royal Pharmaceutical Society mentor and mentoring champion.
Pharmacist Representative for South London on Health Education South London membership council 2012-2016
Pharmacist Representative for South London on London Workforce Planning Group.
Invited attendee to Kingston and Richmond Local Pharmaceutical Committee meetings.
Co-ordinator for Pharmacy Education South London.
Part of the General Pharmaceutical Council working group to develop and write the GPhC tutor guidance published in 2014.


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