Dr Jon Waterfield

Job: Associate Professor 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. He has held various positions as a community pharmacist-manager and was national Pharmacy Training Manager for Lloyds Pharmacy. In 2005 he joined the Leicester School of Pharmacy where he teaches clinical pharmacy and pharmacy practice.

Jon is Pharmacy Programme Leader  and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. His 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. 

Research group affiliations

Pharmacy Practice

Institute for Education Futures

Publications and outputs 

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Research interests/expertise

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 a range of MPharm modules at all levels of the MPharm programme and leads the  third year module '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
  • 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

 

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. (2017) Qualitative evaluation of student perception of a new ‘speed-dating’ format for the teaching of a clinical topic (skin conditions). Pharmacy Education; 17(1) 187 (Poster presentation at Pharmacy Education Conference 26th June 2017, University of Manchester, Manchester.)

 Waterfield, J. and Rivers, P. (2016) An exploration of how ‘competence’ is described and interpreted by the pharmacy undergraduate student and pharmacy practitioner. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, (24) Supplement 3, 109-110. (Poster presentation at Royal Pharmaceutical Society Conference, September 2016)

 Waterfield, J. and Rivers, P. (2016) A qualitative evaluation of an integrated, student-led approach to formative skills-based assessment using students as partners. (Oral presentation at Pharmacy Education Conference; 27th June 2016; University of Manchester, Manchester.)

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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