Skip to content

Mr Tim Harrison

Job: Associate Professor, Postgraduate Clinical Education

Faculty: Health and Life Sciences

School/department: Leicester School of Pharmacy

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

T: 0116 250 6470




Personal profile

I am pharmacist, registered in 1992 with extensive experience of community pharmacy, including pharmacy ownership, and the provision of pharmacy services within secure environments.

My career in education commenced in 2005, and has included working with the pharmaceutical industry, developing pharmacy support staff through work-based learning and assessment and training nurses, carers and other healthcare professionals in medicines administration and basic life support.

I joined De Montfort University as a Senior Lecturer in 2016, having supported the practice teams as a visiting lecturer since 2010, and I was promoted to Associate Professor in 2019, and now lead the postgraduate pharmacy practice team.

I am committed to promoting extended pharmacist roles and multidisciplinary team working, and I am interested in quality assurance and pedagogy within health education.

Outside of the world of pharmacy I have spend time working as a community first responder with East Midlands Ambulance Service and I have been involved in the role out of pitch-side first aid for the Rugby Football Union.

Research group affiliations

  • Leicester Institute of Pharmaceutical Innovation for Integrated Care (LIPIIC)
  • Institute for Health & Health Policy

Publications and outputs

[Add Publications and Outputs content here]

Research interests/expertise

  • Inter-professional postgraduate education
  • Currently studying for a PhD, taking a qualitative approach to record keeping in professional practice, examining motivations and barriers to evidencing patient centered care.

Areas of teaching

  • Pharmacy Practice
  • Prescribing Studies
  • Clinical Reasoning
  • Medical Law and Ethics


  • BPharm (Cardiff)
  • PgDip (Advanced Professional Practice) (Keele)

Courses taught

MSc in Clinical Pharmacy, Non-medical Prescribing

Honours and awards

De Montfort University Vice Chancellor Distinguished Teaching Award 2019 for outstanding student experience.

Membership of external committees

Co-Chair of the Pharmacy Schools Council's Postgraduate Task and Finish Group

Membership of professional associations and societies

  • Member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society
  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Professional licences and certificates

Registered Pharmacist (GPhC)


Project lead for Pharmacy Integration Funding for Post-registration Community Pharmacy training and Independent Prescribing

Recent research outputs

Rutter, P.M. and Harrison, T. (2020). Differential diagnosis in pharmacy practice: Time to adopt clinical reasoning and decision making. Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy.

Rivers, P.H., Langford, N., Whitehead, A. and Harrison, T. (2020). What influences prescribing decisions in a multimorbidity and polypharmacy context on the acute medical unit? An interprofessional, qualitative study. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice.



Current research students