Dr Angela Alexander, BPharm, MSc, PhD, FRPharmS, MCPP, Senior Clinical
Telephone: 0118 378 4640
Angela Alexander qualified as a Bachelor of Pharmacy in 1973. She has worked in
hospital pharmacy, community pharmacy and academia. She has obtained an MSc and
a PhD in the field of pharmacy and a further MSc in Educational and Social
She gained Membership of the College of Pharmacy Practice in 1989 and continued
to serve the College on various committees. She was elected as Chairman of the
Governors, serving from 2001-04.
In 1999 Angela was designated as a Fellow of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of
Great Britain (RPSGB) in recognition of her contribution to pharmacy practice.
Angela was appointed to the editorial advisory board of the Pharmaceutical
Journal in 2001.
Angela was appointed by the RPSGB to the Working Group for the Accreditation of
Education and Training Programmes to Prepare Pharmacist Supplementary
Prescribers. She has also formed part of the Accreditation Panel, accrediting
courses to provide training. She has also been trained to be an Assessor for the
Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) Primary Care Research Team
Prior to appointment at Reading, Angela was the professional secretary to the
Local Pharmaceutical Committees (LPC) in Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire, and a
Postgraduate Tutor for the Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education and
Despite this busy schedule Angela has not forgotten the fundamentals of pharmacy
practice and works on a regular basis at a village pharmacy demonstrating her
commitment to patient care.
Angela likes to accept challenges both professionally and personally. She has
completed two major fundraising challenges for the charity Macmillan Cancer
Relief. In 2001 she trekked across the Iceland ice cap and, by contrast, trekked
through the Costa Rican rainforest in 2003.
Recent Publications and Presentations
Alexander A, Whitaker S.
Use of the Internet
for pharmacy practice research; an exploratory methodological study.
Presentation at Health Services Research and Pharmacy Practice Conference,
Alexander A, Whitaker S. Fit for the future; an exploratory study, using
Internet survey methods, of the social profiles of pharmacy organisations.
Presented at the Social Pharmacy Conference, Kuopio, Finland, 2000
Whitaker S, Cox AR, Alexander A. The members, the medium and the message; an
evaluation of Private-Rx, the Information Network for UK Pharmacists. Pharm J
2000; 265: R75
Alexander A. Check Mate; an Internet based qualitative study of the processes
involved in error checking Pharm J 2000; 265: R70
Alexander A, Cox AR, Whitaker S. Net gains; the contribution of an Internet
mailing list to continuing professional development for pharmacists. Presented
at the Lifelong Learning Conference, Belfast, 2000
Alexander A, Cox AR, Whitaker S. Methodological aspects of the use of the
internet for survey research. Presented at the Primary Care research Networks
Conference, Brighton, 2000
Read RW, Sanders S, Alexander A The effectiveness of a shared study day
programme for community and hospital preregistration pharmacy trainees in an NHS
region Pharm J 1999; 263 ; R72
O'Loan LM, Alexander AM, Evans DM. Evaluation of a self-development programme
for hospital pharmacy technicians Pharm J 2000; 265: R74
Whitaker S, Cox AR, Alexander A.
Internet networking for pharmacists: an evaluation of a mailing list for UK
registered pharmacists. Int J Pharm Pract March 2003;11:25–32
History of collaboration and grants held in past 5 years:
Alexander A. 1999, North Thames Pharmacy Education and Training, Contract to
evaluate pre-registration Shared Study Day training course.
Alexander A. 1999 - 2000, North Thames Pharmacy Education and Training, Contract
to evaluate Technician Self development programme
Alexander A. 2000 - 2001, Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education, Project
team leader to produce training material for ‘Minor Ailments’ Distance Learning
Pack and CDRom
Alexander A. 2000 - 2001, Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain,
Contract to evaluate Pharmacy Development Groups
Alexander A. 2001, Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education, Development of
competency case study for medicines management training
Alexander A. 2002, Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education, Development of
competency case study for Clinical Governance Facilitator training
Alexander A. 2002, Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education, Project team
leader/author to produce workshop training material for ‘The New NHS, today and
Alexander A. 2003, Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education, Project author
for workshop and open learning material for 'Public health: assessing needs for
Alexander A. 2003, Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain, Member of the
accreditation working party for supplementary prescribing by pharmacists