School of Pharmacy

Staff Profile

Dr Adam Rathbone

Teaching Fellow


I joined Newcastle University as part of the School of Pharmacy in September 2017 having formerly worked as a Senior Clinical Pharmacist at Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. Whilst at Northumbria I worked at the Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital, Cramlington and led major research projects exploring emerging models of integrated pharmacy practice. 

I completed my clinical pharmacy training in the North East, working at the James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough and completed the MPharm and postgraduate diploma in clinical pharmacy at the University of Sunderland. I am currently working towards an independent prescribing qualification in respiratory medicine and general practice.


My research interests bridge pharmaceutical and sociological paradigms and includes exploring phenomenon such as patients' experiences of medicines use, professional identity and inter-disciplinary collaboration. I am currently a Visiting Research Fellow at the School of Applied Social Sciences, Durham University. 

Current research projects I'm involved in relate to:

  • community pharmacists experiences of medicines adherence interventions
  • community pharmacy spaces
  • pharmacy and extreme weather events 
  • emerging models of pharmacy practice (including the Northumbria Vanguard Foundation Pharmacist Programme and Ward-based Medicines Assistants Project)
  • medical education