School of Pharmacy

Staff Profile

Charlotte Richardson

Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice


I am a qualified pharmacist registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council. I have teaching experience in the areas of pharmacy practice, clinical skills and work-based learning. I am currently the lead for work-based learning provisions on the MPharm course.

I joined the School of Pharmacy in September 2019 having formerly worked as a locum pharmacist in hospital and community pharmacies while undertaking a PhD in Pharmacy Education with Keele University. In this time I also contributed to teaching and mentoring undergraduate Pharmacy students at two Schools of Pharmacy. Prior to this I worked at The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough.


I currently manage he work-based learning placements for the MPharm course. This includes delivering placements for Stage 3 Pharmacy students at the Royal Victoria Infirmary where the students provide a counselling services to hospital inpatients. I am also involved in a range of other pharmacy practice teaching including the teaching of clinical skills to all stages, reflective practice and professional development, and interprofessional education.

I am keen to encourage reflective practice in teaching as well as innovation. Work-based learning is central to my role and I encourage students to learn from what they see in practice at the RVI. I am also involved in developing a bespoke prescription-generating educational tool to supplement the development of skills in legally and clinically checking prescriptions.


My PhD research evaluates the use of a novel simulation-based 'virtual patient' to help train pharmacists and pre-registration trainees in conducting patient counselling for those taking NOAC medicines. It is from this research that I developed an interest in Pharmacy Education and pedagogical research, and also innovative use of technology. 

I am currently working on an evaluation of a novel undergraduate Pharmacy student work-based learning placement. In addition to my work in educational research I also have an active interest in wider pharmacy practice research, particularly around patient experiences and digital health.