School of Pharmacy

Staff Profile

Dr Laura Lindsey




I am a lecturer in the pharmacy practice team and member of the Population Health Sciences research institute in the Faculty of Medical Sciences. I have been in the School of Pharmacy since 2014. I am a chartered psychologist with interest in public health research and interdisciplinary working. After completing my undergraduate degree, I worked as a researcher on health related projects and having caught the bug for research, pursued a PhD which brought me up to the North East. More than a decade later, I am still here and loving it. 

Roles and responsibilities

Senior tutor for MPharm

FMS ethics committee member


Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice, Durham University 2015

PhD, Institute of Health and Society, Newcastle University 2013

BSc (Hons) Psychology, University of Plymouth 2003


Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

Chartered member of the British Psychological Society (CPsychol)

Informal interests

Anti-plastic : pro planet, sustainability, social justice & chocolate.


My teaching role in the MPharm programme involves research methods, health psychology and clinical skills. I am also the lead for reflective practice across the four years of the programme.


My research interests are around education and practice working together to improve the process of care and patient experience. I am interested in the use of qualitative methods and the role they can play to explore ways of improving the patient experience and outcomes and patient involvement in the care process.

Postgraduate Research Student Supervision

Lara Ahmaro - investigating chlamydia screening for young people in community pharmacy settings 

Fatemah Ashkanani - the role of pharmacists in supporting sleep