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I joined the School of Life & Health Sciences School of Pharmacy as a lecturer in Clinical Pharmacy on 8th August 2016.  Prior to joining the department, I worked as a research pharmacist at the Academic Practice Unit at Birmingham Children’s hospital and as a visiting researcher at Aston. 

I have been a registered pharmacist for the past 10 years and have experience working in many different sectors as a Community Pharmacist (Locum), Hospital Pharmacist (Rotational) as well as a Research Pharmacist (PhD and post-PhD). 

I also have many interests and other experiences outside pharmacy.  During my gap year in 2014, I volunteered to work as a Visitor Experience volunteer in the historical Old Royal Naval College Museum, in Greenwich; as a First Aider at St John Ambulance – London region as well as working as a Private tutor teaching A Level Biology and Chemistry.  In March 2014 – I completed the Reading Half-Marathon. 


  • BSc (Hons) in Chemistry – 1st Class, King’s College London, 2003
  • MPharm in Pharmacy – 1st Class, The School of Pharmacy, University of London, 2008
  • Registered Pharmacist since August 2009 (with the RPSGB now the GPhC)
  • PhD in Pharmacy – November 2013 from University College London
  • PGCert (Learning & teaching in Higher Education) -Distinction -Awarded 1st December 2016


  • April 2015 – August 2016 – Research Pharmacist, at the Pharmacy Academic Practice Unit, Birmingham Children’s Hospital/Aston University
  • October 2010 – November 2013 – PhD student/Research Pharmacist at UCL School of Pharmacy and Pharmacy at Evelina Children’s Hospital, Guy’s and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust, London
  • August 2009 – August 2010 – STEP Pharmacist, King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London.
  • August 2008 – August 2009 – Pre-registration Pharmacist, King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London. 

Membership of Professional Bodies

  • Member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society
  • Associate Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry
  • Member of the Neonatal and Paediatric Pharmacists Group
  • Member of the United Kingdom Clinical Pharmacists Group 

Teaching Activity

Prior to my appointment, I have: -

  • Given guest lectures on Critical appraisal to MPharm, OSPAP and postgraduate students in clinical pharmacy
  • Taught on various MPharm workshops
  • Supervised – Birmingham Children’s Hospital based MPharm Clinical Pharmacy final year projects and MSc OSPAP dissertations  
  • As a lecturer in clinical pharmacy, I will be teaching the clinical pharmacy elements of the MPharm course, as well as the postgraduate taught courses.

MPharm Undergraduate module teaching commitments: -

  • PH2509 –  The Pharmacological basis of clinical care – I deliver lectures on  Cardiovascular risk, the Renal patient and the Respiratory patient
  • PH3611 – Applied Clinical Skills and Pharmacy-based health services: - I tutor on the following workshops – Clinical Case I – Gastrointestinal case patient, Clinical Case IV – COPD, Hospital Script Reviews, Patient reviews, the Expert Patient sessions and Interprofessional communication. 
  • PH4703 – Practical Therapeutics – I have tutored on the Gastrointestinal, Liver, Renal and Special groups (Pregnancy, Lactation and Paediatrics), - mini clinical exercise workshops and the Sexual health micro-workshop
  • PH4704 – Essential Skills – Research project – I have supervised hospital based clinical pharmacy, and non-hospital based pharmacy research projects. 

Postgraduate teaching commitments: -

  • OSPAP module PHMCL3 – Infections workshop tutor/facilitator
    Pharmacist Independent Prescribing PGCert programme: - PHMPI1B – I have taught the following sessions: -
    -    Prescribing stationery
    -    Patient group directions and unlicensed medicines
    -    Critical Appraisal
    -    Controlled drugs prescribing and recommendations following the Shipman Inquiry

Research Interests

  • Clinical pharmacist interventions and contributions
  • Critical appraisal
  • Future roles of pharmacist and pharmacy technicians
  • Health services research into medicines use and medicines optimisation 
  • Inter-professional learning 
  • Medication error research
  • Medicines reconciliation in children
  • Patient and Medication safety 

PhD Supervision

Currently I am supervising one PhD student - Dania Dahmash looking at Medicines Optimisation in Children, and Associate Supervisor for two PharmD (professional Doctorate) students.  

Contact Details

Email: c.huynh3@aston.ac.uk

Telephone: +44 (0) 121 204 3231
Room: MB433D


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