The Pharmacy Incubator

The Pharmacy Incubator is supported by the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR).

Our Aims


Meet the team

David Alldred

Professor of Medicines Use and Safety, University of Leeds and NIHR Yorkshire and Humber Patient Safety Research Collaboration

Expertise and Topics of Interest: Medicines safety, older people (including care homes), medicines optimisation, deprescribing. Research expertise in trials of complex interventions, systematic reviews, process evaluations, co-design, mixed-methods research

URL to personal profile: https://medicinehealth.leeds.ac.uk/healthcare/staff/77/professor-david-alldred



Debi Bhattacharya

Professor of Behavioural Medicine, University of Leicester

Expertise and Topics of Interest: Primary Care Pharmacist. Interested in Behavioural Science applied to Medication Adherence, Deprescribing and Practitioner/Patient Behaviour Change Interventions

URL to personal profile: https://le.ac.uk/people/debi-bhattacharya




Bryony Dean Franklin

Professor of Medication Safety, UCL School of Pharmacy and Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Expertise and Topics of Interest: Medication safety, patient involvement in their own safety, evaluation of technologies relating to medication use, patient and public involvement in research, pharmacy practice. Co-Editor-in-Chief BMJ Quality and Safety

URL to personal profile: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/pharmacy/people/professor-bryony-dean-franklin 






Carmel Hughes

Professor of Primary Care Pharmacy, School of Pharmacy, Queen’s University Belfast

Expertise and Topics of Interest (include any clinical expertise or research expertise here): Prescribing, intervention development, behaviour change, care of older people, primary care

URL to personal profile: https://www.qub.ac.uk/schools/SchoolofPharmacy/Research/find-a-phd-supervisor/professor-carmel-hughes.html




Yogini Jani

Honorary Associate Professor and CMORE Director, UCL School of Pharmacy & UCLH NHS Foundation Trust

Expertise and Topics of Interest (include any clinical expertise or research expertise here): Consultant Pharmacist & Digital Clinical Safety Lead.  Expertise and interest in patient safety, medication errors,  human factors and health information technologies, and improvement science

URL to personal profile: https://profiles.ucl.ac.uk/29199-yogini-jani





Rosemary Lim

Associate Professor in Medication Use and Safety, Reading School of Pharmacy, University of Reading 2) Senior Investigation Science Educator, Health Services Safety Investigations Body (HSSIB)

Expertise and Topics of Interest: healthcare safety, resilient healthcare, medication safety, Human Factors and Ergonomics, qualitative research, systematic reviews, dementia, antimicrobial stewardship

URL to personal profile: https://www.reading.ac.uk/pharmacy/staff/dr-rosemary-lim , https://www.hssib.org.uk/about-us/our-team/education-team/dr-rosemary-lim/



Shereen Nabhani-Gebara

Associate Professor of Oncology, Kingston University

Expertise and Topics of Interest: evolving cancer services to optimise early detection and follow up care, technology enabled care (including artificial intelligence), and optimising the quality of cancer care through equity and inclusion





Guy Parckar

Guy is the chief executive of Pharmacy Research UK.

Pharmacy Research UK offers research funding for pharmacy professionals and research projects exploring pharmacy practice.






Paul Rutter

Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Portsmouth University

Expertise and Topics of Interest: Clinical reasoning and decision making in making differential diagnoses

URL to personal profile: Website: Paul Rutter — University of Portsmouth





Sion Scott

Lecturer in Behavioural Medicine, University of Leicester

Expertise and Topics of Interest: Behavioural and implementation science, complex interventions, co-production, mixed methods, medicines optimisation





Jonathan Silcock

Associate Professor in Pharmacy Practice, School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences, University of Bradford

Expertise and Topics of Interest: health services research, economic evaluation, medicines optimisation, self-management, intervention co-design

URL to personal profile: https://www.bradford.ac.uk/staff/jsilcock/






Nicola Stoner

Consultant Pharmacist – Cancer & Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products (ATMPs). 

Expertise and Topics of Interest:

Nicola’s areas of expert practice include cancer treatments and supportive care, cancer clinical trials, advanced therapy medicinal products (ATMPs), gene therapy, anti-emetics, electronic chemotherapy prescribing, pharmacist prescribing, patient adherence and pharmacy practice research.

URL to personal profile:

X – @Nicola82608396 LinkedIn – Nicola Stoner



Michael Twigg


Head of Research Design and Evaluation, NHS Norfolk and Waveney & Associate Professor of Primary Care Pharmacy, University of East Anglia

Expertise and Topics of Interest (include any clinical expertise or research expertise here): Primary care pharmacy, asthma, diabetes, pragmatic evaluation of health services, evidence use in practice

URL to personal profile: https://research-portal.uea.ac.uk/en/persons/michael-twigg



Simon White

Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Keele University

I have a broad range of research interests in the fields of medicines usage and pharmacy practice (e.g. adherence, polypharmacy, public health, pharmacy education). I have research expertise particularly in qualitative methods and consensus methodologies.

URL to personal profile: https://www.keele.ac.uk/pharmacy-bioengineering/ourpeople/simonwhite/






Martin Williams

Martin is Director of the National Office of the NIHR Research Design Service (RDS) and Director of the NIHR Research Support Service Hub, University of Leicester, NIHR Research Support Service

Research Expertise and Topics of Interest: Qualitative and quantitative research methods and designs, funding application development for health and social care research




David Wright


Professor of Health Services Research, University of Leicester

Research Expertise and Topics of Interest: Medicines optimisation in older people, Evaluation of complex interventions

URL to personal profile: https://le.ac.uk/people/david-wright




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