Prof Christine Bond
Christine Bond is Professor of Primary Care (Pharmacy), at the Centre of Academic Primary Care, University of Aberdeen.
Christine Bond has a first degree in pharmacy and spent five years working in the research laboratories at Glaxo Smith Kline when she first graduated. After living abroad for a few years, she returned to the UK and worked part time as a community pharmacist while her children were growing up, in tandem with a part time academic post. This arrangement balanced family life, professional practice and developing a career in health services research. She completed a Masters in Education in 1994 and her PhD in 1995, progressing through the University scales until she was appointed to a Personal Chair in 2001 and became Head of the Centre of Academic Primary Care in 2007. She was part time Consultant in Pharmaceutical Public Health (NHS Grampian) from 1996-2012, and in that time was awarded Fellowship of the Faculty of Public Health. In 2011 she was invited to become a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, one of very few non-medical members.
Christine has a large portfolio of pharmacy practice research, funded mostly by the Chief Scientist Office, Research Councils and a recent European FP7 grant. Her work explores the contribution of pharmacy to the safe, evidence based, cost effective use of medicines (prescribed and ‘OTC’), drug misuse, the community pharmacist-general practitioner interface and the wider health care agenda.
She has successfully supervised many PhD students, most of whom come from backgrounds other than general practice.
Christine is Editor of the International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, has served as an elected member of the Scottish National Board of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (RPSGB) for 10 years until summer 2009, and has served on several national Research Panels eg the Health Service Research Committee of the Scottish Office, the MRC College of Experts, the RPSGB Pharmacy Practice Research Trust Award panel, the Health Services and Pharmacy Practice Conference Panel. She is deputy chair of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain Expert Advisory Panel for Science. In 2010 she received the UK Pharmas Lifetime Achievement award. Throughout her recent career she has always sought to identify with general practice and primary care whilst maintaining her links with her core discipline of pharmacy.
I am Professor of Primary Care at the University of Aberdeen and immediate past Head of the Centre of Academic Primary Care. From 1996-2011 I was seconded 50% FTE to Grampian Health Board as Consultant in Pharmaceutical Public Health.
I was previously Head of Undergraduate General Practice Teaching at the University of Aberdeen, and in that role contributed to and oversaw curriculum development, as well as teaching on safe prescribing. My role is now primarily research focused. My areas of interest are evidence based clinically, cost effective, safe use of medicines (prescribed and ‘OTC’), drug misuse, the community pharmacist-general practitioner interface, and exploring the use of the wider health care team in delivering care. I maintain my links with my base discipline of pharmacy through roles at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, as a Faculty Assessor, member of Pharmacy Research UK Steering Group, and Chair of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain Expert Advisory Panel for Science. I am Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Pharmacy Practice.
I graduated from Kings College London University with a BPharm(Hons). I subsequently gained a Masters in Education and a PhD from the University of Aberdeen. I am a Fellow of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, a Fellow of the Faculty of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, a Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health and a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh.