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Sharon Haughey is the Director of Education for the MPharm degree. Her leadership role ensures that the School provides and delivers an MPharm degree that is of the highest standard, one in which there is integration between the pharmaceutical sciences and clinical practice and which meets the needs of the profession, and is academically stimulating for our students. She teaches over all four years of the MPharm degree covering a range of areas including dermatology, reflective practice, legislation, ethics and clinical/professional decision-making.


Her scholarly activity in education aims to find ways to improve the student experience, assessment and help prepare students for practice and patient care. This includes exploring how students learn best in practice with patients (placements), simulated environments and at an interprofessional level. Collaborating with expert patients, placement providers, stakeholders, clinical teams and colleagues in medicine, nursing and law has been crucial in developing the course.

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Awards and Impact

Director of Education (Pharmacy)

Faculty Fellow of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (FFRPS) (2016)

Senior Fellow Higher Education Academy (2017)

Teaching Award in 2008: Pharmacist Prescribing module

Teaching Enhancement Quality Fund: Improving employability: Enhancement of core skills and professionalism within the Pharmacy MPharm degree. Team: Scott C, Hall M, Parsons C, Haughey S and Collier P. Funding body QUB April 2008 - September 2009

University committee/panel membership:

Academic Board (2013-present)

Course and Regulations Committee

Supporting Student Attainment Group

Clinical Skills Simulation Education Centre (CCSSEC) Project User Group.

External board/group membership

  • Pharmaceutical Society NI CPD Reference Group
  • Nominated member of a DHSSPSNI project board charged with overseeing the development of a refreshed strategy for the provision of pharmaceutical services in the community in Northern Ireland.
  • Pharmaceutical Society NI Revalidation Task Group
  • Department of Health Workforce Planning Group
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