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Dr Jon Waterfield

Job: Principal Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice

Faculty: Health and Life Sciences

School/department: Leicester School of Pharmacy

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH.

T: +44 (0)116 257 7718

E: jwaterfield@dmu.ac.uk

W: www.dmu.ac.uk/hls

 

Personal profile

Jon Waterfield registered as a pharmacist in 1984 having completed his pharmacy degree at the University of Bradford. For the early part of his career he was a science teacher in secondary and further education, both abroad and in the UK. In 1993 he completed a pharmaceutical industry research project that resulted in an MSc degree in pharmacology. He has held various positions as a community pharmacist-manager and was national Pharmacy Training Manager for Lloyds Pharmacy for several years. In 2005 he joined the Leicester School of Pharmacy where he teaches clinical pharmacy and pharmacy practice.

Positions of responsibility within the School of Pharmacy include: Deputy MPharm Programme Leader, Preregistration Tutor and Module Leader. Jon is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and in 2013 received a University Teacher Fellow Award.

His doctoral research explored the relationship between undergraduate pharmacy knowledge and professional practice. Jon's main research interests include: pharmacy education, professionalism, theories of knowledge in relation to pharmacy, the role of the community pharmacist and public health.

Jon is author of the text book 'Community Pharmacy Handbook' and has also co-authored the book 'Fundamental Aspects of Medicines' which is a training resource to support safe and effective use of medicines in community care. This publication reflects his ongoing interest in the use of medicines within care homes.

Research group affiliations

Pharmacy Practice|

DMU Centre for Pedagogic Research

Publications and outputs 

Click here for a full listing of Jon Waterfield‘s publications and outputs|.

Research interests/expertise

My current areas of interest include:

  • Pharmacy education with a specific interest in the relationship between theory and practice
  • How competence is interpreted and assessed within a vocational and educational setting
  • Working with students as partners in educational research to develop situational learning
  • The role and professional identity of the community pharmacist
  • The pharmacist as a public health practitioner
  • Medicines management within a care home environment

Areas of teaching

Jon teaches across the full range of pharmacy practice modules at all levels of the MPharm programme including:

  • PHAR1605 (Foundation Skills in Pharmacy Practice)
  • Module Leader for PHAR3605 (Skills for Practice)
  • Specialist areas of teaching include: clinical governance/risk management, consultation skills, pharmacy services and public health
  • Supervisor of final year projects in pharmacy practice and pharmacy education
  • Deputy MPharm Programme Leader 

Other areas of teaching include:
  • Teaching and research project support for postgraduate clinical pharmacy diploma and MSc students
  • Legal aspects of Independent and Supplementary Prescribing

Qualifications

EdD (2014)

MSc (Pharmacology) (1993)

PGCE (1985)

BPharm (Hons) (1984)

Honours and awards

De Montfort University Teacher Fellow Award (August, 2013)

Membership of professional associations and societies

  • Registered with General Pharmaceutical Council
  • Member of Royal Pharmaceutical Society
  • Senior Fellow of Higher Education Academy 

Conference attendance

Waterfield, J. (2015) How is the term ‘competence’ defined by the pharmacy educator?(Oral presentation at Monash Pharmacy Education Symposium, Transforming practice through education, 5-8 July 2015, Prato, Italy.)

Rivers, P. and Waterfield, J. (2015) Development of an MPharm module ‘Pharmacotherapy: from Person to Population’ based upon a Constructivist / Professional Unit of Study. https://www.escholar.manchester.ac.uk/uk-ac-man-scw:266169| (Oral presentation at Pharmacy Education Conference; 29th June 2015; The University of Manchester, Manchester.)

 Rivers, P., Waterfield, J., Afsar, A., Ali, M., Davgun, H. and Fazal, N. (2014) Perceived stress and fear of being blamed for medication errors in staff responsible for the administration of medicines in care homes. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice (22) Supplement 2, 11 -12. (Oral presentation at Royal Pharmaceutical Society Conference, September 2014)

 Waterfield, J. (2014) How is pharmacy knowledge defined by pharmacy educators? International Journal of Pharmacy Practice (22) Supplement 2,15 (Oral presentation at Royal Pharmaceutical Society Conference, September 2014)

 Waterfield, J. (2014) Development of the integration of pharmaceutical science and pharmacy practice through a new model of Pharmacy Practice Skills (PPS) practical classes. https://www.escholar.manchester.ac.uk/uk-ac-man-scw:226758| (Oral presentation at Pharmacy Education Conference; 30th June 2014; The University of Manchester, Manchester.)

Waterfield, J. (2014) An exploration of the academic viewpoint of integration, using a Bernsteinian perspective.  https://www.escholar.manchester.ac.uk/uk-ac-man-scw:226757| (Poster presentation at Pharmacy Education Conference; 30th June 2014; The University of Manchester, Manchester.)

Rivers, P., Waterfield, J., Bal, A., Faux, M.T., Pall, S., Smith, E. (2013) Should community pharmacists record pharmaceutical care data associated with the use of antipsychotics during routine dispensing?. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice (21) Supplement 2, 132 (Poster presentation at Royal Pharmaceutical Society Conference, September 2013)

Waterfield, J., & Dhir, A. (2011) An exploration of the views of community pharmacists on the relationship between Medicines Use Reviews (MURs) and public health. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice (19) Supplement 2, 65 (Poster presentation at Royal Pharmaceutical Society Conference, September 2011)

Waterfield, J. and Patel, S. (2010) An investigation of the views of community pharmacists on the use of standard operating procedures for the dispensing process. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice. (18) Supplement 2, 60 (Poster presentation at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society Conference, September 2010)

 Waterfield, J. and Mohammed, N. (2010) An investigation of the views of community pharmacists on their role as a public health practitioner. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice (18): Supplement 1, 36 (Poster presentation at Health Services Research and Pharmacy Practice Conference, Manchester, 2010)

Waterfield, J. Patel, S. (2009) An investigation of the views of community pharmacists on the role of the accredited checking technician. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice (17): Supplement 1, A9 (Oral presentation at Health Services Research and Pharmacy Practice Conference 2009, Brighton, 31st March, 2009)

Waterfield, J. Barot, N. (2009) Repeat Dispensing: The views of community pharmacists. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice (17); Supplement 2, A40 (Poster presentation at British Pharmaceutical Conference, Manchester, September, 2009) 

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