Prof Christine Bond

Executive Member, Primary Health Care Scientists co-lead and SAPC mentor

Mentor biography

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.

Summary biography

In my role within SAPC I am the co-lead of the PhoCuS group with Sandra Eldridge.

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.

 

Articles on this site

25 Jun 2016

 

Quotes from mentees of their experience of the SAPC mentorship programme

"It has been invaluable for me – I’ve had a good relationship with my mentor who has understood my needs well. I’ve been through a lot of changes in the past 2 years-  having a baby and changing employer, and my mentor’s support has been crucial."

25 Jun 2016

Quotes from SAPC mentors of their experience of the mentorship programme

08 Dec 2015

 

The aim of the SAPC Mentorship Programme is to support academic colleagues working in departments of Primary Care.  The Programme was established initially to help primary health care scientists (non-GPs), who, because of their heterogeneous core disciplines have no other single support scheme.  We are delighted that SAPC is now able to extend the scheme to GP members.  The mentorship scheme is designed to have a positive impact on career aspirations and development for such professionals and enhance their research productivity and leadership.  In order to build a clear pathway, and community of mentorship practice, it is essential that the scheme is led and delivered by the most experienced researchers and clinical leaders from similar backgrounds.

18 Nov 2015

Are you interested in becoming a mentor for SAPC?

The aim of the SAPC-PHoCuS Mentorship Programme is to support primary health care scientists  (ie non-medical colleagues)  working in departments of Primary Care, who, because of their heterogeneous core disciplines have no other single support scheme.  The mentorship scheme is designed to have a positive impact on career aspirations and development for such professionals and enhance their research productivity and leadership. SAPC has a group of trained mentors and would like to hear from others who would like to become a mentor.

 

18 Nov 2015

Are you interested in becoming a mentee with SAPC?

The Mentorship scheme has been established by the primary healthcare scientists (PHoCuS) group (non-medical members) and the SAPC Executive to develop an increased number of primary health care scientists capable of operating at a world-class level and able to become the academic leaders of the future. 

29 Sep 2015

We have a mentoring scheme for academics that allows us to help enhance your career. Details of the mentors and their areas of interest are described 

24 Sep 2015

Together with Christine Bond, I lead the SAPC Primary Health Care Scientists (PHoCuS) group to provide focus for and support non-medically qualified members of the Society. The request for this group to be established came from two medically qualified SAPC members - Professor Helen Lester and Professor Peter Croft. We have to thank both of them for helping us establish the group, Helen for her vision and belief in the added value PHoCuS members brought to APC and Peter for identifying a start-up fund of £5k.

24 Aug 2015

PhoCus - The group for Primary Healthcare Scientists led by Christine Bond & Sandra Eldridge