Professor Barry Strickland-Hodge

Professor Barry Strickland-Hodge


My first degree is in Pharmacy from the University of Aston and after registration, as a pharmacist, I studied for a Masters in Health Informatics at the City University London. I gained my PhD in 1979 from Aston University in Influences on prescribing in general practice medicine. I worked at Cardiff University for a year post PhD and then was appointed lecturer and then Senior lecturer in Information Science. I set up a company called Medicines Information Technology and Training (MITT) in 1985 and worked as a consultant pharmaceutical adviser in Kingston upon Thames, Newham, Belfast and Southampton. In 1990 I became a Yeoman and then Liveryman in the Society of Apothecaries and in 1992 became a Freeman of the City of London.

In 2003 I was appointed Senior Pharmacy lecturer at the University of Leeds in order to develop a prescribing course for pharmacists. In 2008 I was designated Fellow of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain  I was appointed Director of the Academic Unit of Pharmacy, Radiography and Healthcare Science in the School of Healthcare in 2010. While in the School, I gained my PG Cert in teaching and learning in higher education and Fellowship of the Higher Education Authority in 2007. I teach aspects of prescribing in universities in Derby, Chesterfield, Bradford and Leeds.

I have written or edited a number of books on medical information and prescribing with the latest being Practical Prescribing for Medical Students published in 2014.

Research interests

My overarching area of research interest is prescribing. This covers international prescribing by non-medics as well as prescribing in primary care. I am also interested in 17th century medicine and pharmacy with a particular interest in herbals and Nicholas Culpeper.


  • BSc (Pharm)
  • MSc (Health Informatics)
  • PhD (Pharmacy)
  • PGCert Learning and Teaching in Higher Education

Professional memberships

  • Fellow of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Authority
  • Liveryman, The Society of Apothecaries
  • Registered with the General Pharmceutical Council

Student education

As a Visiting Professor my main role is mentoring and support. I teach on both the Pharmacist Prescribing module and the CPD for psychiatrists in the School of Medicine.

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