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My current role is as a Senior Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice. I am also Associate Head of Pharmacy (Education).

Research Interests

  • The public health function of pharmacy and pharmacists
    • Pharmacy and health inequalities
    • Role extension within pharmacy practice
    • Harm reduction within pharmacy practice
    • Health care policy and pharmacy
  • Organisational structure and professionalism within community pharmacy
  • Medication adherence
  • Pharmacy education
  • Service evaluation

Teaching Activity

I am responsible for teaching the public health, health policy and social pharmacy aspects of the MPharm programme. I also contribute towards the teaching of research methods, the community pharmacy aspects of pharmacy practice and certain aspects of the clinical pharmacy component of both the MPharm and the Overseas Pharmacists’ (OSPAP) programmes.


2018 - Present: Associate Head of Pharmacy (Education), Aston Pharmacy School, Aston University

2013 - Present: Senior Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice, Aston Pharmacy School, Aston University

2013 - 2018: MPharm Programme Director, Aston Pharmacy School, Aston University

2009 - 2016: Pharmacist Consultant to Optegra Birmingham Hospital

2008 - 2013: Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice, Aston Pharmacy School, Aston University

2007 - 2008: Academic Support Officer in Pharmacy Practice, Aston Pharmacy School, Aston University

2003 - 2009: Locum Pharmacist

2002 - 2003: Pre-registration Pharmacist, Linthorns Pharmacy, Birmingham


  • MPharm, Aston University, 2002
  • PhD, Aston University, 2008
  • PGCert (in Professional Practice in Higher Education), Aston University, 2011

Membership of Professional Bodies

Research Interests

Email: j.bush2@aston.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0) 121 204 4016


  • RS Pharmacy and materia medica
  • Public health
  • Health policy
  • Medication adherence
  • Organisational culture in community pharmacy
  • Pharmacy education

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Research Output

Open Access
  • The roles of community pharmacists and other pharmacy staff: public perceptions

    Turner, A., Bush, J. & Langley, C., 22 Jul 2016, In : International Journal of Pharmacy Practice. 24, Suppl.2, p. 31 1 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalMeeting abstract

  • Open Access
  • An evaluation : the implementation and impact of healthy living pharmacies within the Heart of Birmingham

    Langley, C. A., Bush, J. & Patel, A., Mar 2014, Birmingham (UK): Aston University. 145 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

    Open Access


    Pharmacy and public health: examining the link between strategy and practice

    Author: Bush, J., May 2008

    Supervisor: Langley, C. A. (Supervisor) & Jesson, J. K. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy


    The professional status of community pharmacists: an exploration of the perceptions of community pharmacists and the general public

    Author: Turner, A., 2017

    Supervisor: Bush, J. (Supervisor) & Langley, C. A. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy



    • 1 Publication peer-review

    Research in social and administrative pharmacy (Journal)

    Joe Bush (Peer reviewer)
    2009 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-review