School of Pharmacy

Head of School

Meet the Head of School

Professor Andy Husband

My vision for the School of Pharmacy at Newcastle University is to create a world-class School, providing outstanding research and education, which has an impact regionally, nationally and internationally to develop professionals who can contribute to the issues society faces in respect of the safe and effective use and development of medicines.

The design, delivery and use of modern medicines has never been more complex and challenging than it is now. We are creating more complex treatments to target diseases and with that comes many challenges and also huge costs, both financial and human. The population is ageing and the costs of treating disease within a diverse population are substantial.

The School of Pharmacy will focus on teaching and research, which essentially explores the design, delivery and safe and effective use of medicines. We believe that this will bring a different focus to some of the work that goes on within the University, not only in the Faculty of Medical Sciences but extending into the Faculty of Science, Agriculture and Engineering and beyond.

Prof Andy Husband
Prof Andy Husband, Head of School

About Professor Husband

Andy joined us from Durham University where he was the Dean responsible for the design and development of Pharmacy at Durham.

He is nationally recognised as the Chair of the General Pharmaceutical Council Accreditation Team and the Board of Assessors, which oversee the statutory accreditation of MPharm degrees throughout the UK and the development and implementation of the national Registration Assessment for pharmacists.

His research interests lay mainly in anticoagulants, such as warfarin and cancer, and currently focus on the rational use of medicines and the role of IT in health, particularly in prescribing, and patient experiences of using medicine.

He is also interested in ensuring an integrated approach to the curriculum so that students take a multi-disciplinary approach to address the type of complex problems that they face in the practice environment.