Mr Philip Crilly


I graduated with a First Class Honours Masters degree (MPharm) from the School of Pharmacy, Queen's University Belfast in 2006.

After completion of my pre-registration training I worked for Boots the Chemist as a relief pharmacist before taking on roles as store manager and Area Pharmacy Manager. In 2013, I took up the position of Boots Teacher Practitioner at the University of Hertfordshire. I was responsible for teaching pharmacy practice on the undergraduate pharmacy course and the overseas pharmacists' assessment programme (OSPAP), and also supported Boots pre-registration pharmacists. 

In October 2014, I was appointed to the position of Pharmacy Teaching Fellow at Kingston University and in October 2015 I started my PhD in digital public health. In July 2019 I was promoted to senior lecturer.

I maintain close links to community pharmacy, continuing to work for Boots the Chemist as a relief pharmacist and writing for the Chemist and Druggist magazine. 

Academic responsibilities

Community pharmacist and Senior lecturer


  • MPharm (Hons) Queens University Belfast - First class

Teaching and learning

Undergraduate courses taught


Research focused on topics including digital health and technology-enhanced learning

Research student supervision


Number of items: 23.


Crilly, Philip (2023) Opportunities and threats for community pharmacy in the era of enhanced technology and artificial intelligence. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, riad065. ISSN (print) 0961-7671 (Epub Ahead of Print)

Crilly, Philip, Fletcher, John, Chandegra, Nishma, Khalefa, Asem, Rouf, SK M, Zein, Mohamed and Kayyali, Reem (2023) Assessing the digital literacy levels of the community pharmacy workforce using a survey tool. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 31(1), pp. 55-61. ISSN (print) 0961-7671

Wells, Joshua Sterling, El Husseini, Aya, Okoh, Sandra, Jaffar, Ali, Neely, Claire, Crilly, Philip, Dolgin, Kevin and Kayyali, Reem (2022) SPUR : psychometric properties of a patient-reported outcome measure of medication adherence in type 2 diabetes. BMJ Open, 12(9), e058467. ISSN (online) 2044-6055

Wells, Joshua, Crilly, Philip and Kayyali, Reem (2022) A systematic analysis of reviews exploring the scope, validity, and reporting of patient-reported outcomes measures of medication adherence in Type 2 diabetes. Patient Preference and Adherence, 16, pp. 1941-1945. ISSN (online) 1177-889X

Crilly, Philip and Kayyali, Reem (2020) A systematic review of randomized controlled trials of telehealth and digital technology use by community pharmacists to improve public health. Pharmacy, 8(3), p. 137. ISSN (online) 2226-4787

Chalati, Wail, Crilly, Philip, Fletcher, John and Kayyali, Reem (2020) A comparative study of the cost and uptake of community pharmacy "stop smoking and emergency contraception" services from the perspective of the National Health Service. Journal of Research in Pharmacy Practice, 9(2), pp. 73-87. ISSN (print) 2319-9644

Crilly, Philip (2020) Managing hypertension : the role of diet and exercise. The Pharmaceutical Journal, 304(7934), ISSN (print) 2053-6186

Crilly, Philip and Kayyali, Reem (2020) The use of social media as a tool to educate United Kingdom undergraduate pharmacy students about public health. Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning, 12(2), pp. 181-188. ISSN (print) 1877-1297

Crilly, Philip, Jair, Sophia, Mahmood, Zahra, Moin Karn, Armineh, Munir, Aneesh, Osei-Bediako, Irene, Samir, Mustafa and Kayyali, Reem (2019) Public views of different sources of health advice : pharmacists, social media and mobile health applications. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 27(1), pp. 88-95. ISSN (print) 0961-7671

Crilly, Philip, Hassanali, Wasim, Khanna, Gary, Matharu, Kiranjit, Patel, Deep, Patel, Disha, Rahman, Fahmida and Kayyali, Reem (2019) Community pharmacist perceptions of their role and the use of social media and mobile health applications as tools in public health. Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy, 15(1), pp. 23-30. ISSN (print) 1551-7411

Crilly, Philip, Anwar, Amir, Kayyali, Reem and Vallverdu, Lluis (2018) Pharmacists need a formulary for the aviation industry. The Pharmaceutical Journal, ISSN (print) 2053-6186

Crilly, Philip and Kayyali, Reem (2017) Role of community pharmacists in hypertension management. Clinical Pharmacist, 9(10), ISSN (print) 2053-6178

Crilly, Philip, Patel, Nilesh, Ogunrinde, Abisola, Berko, Doreen and Kayyali, Reem (2017) Community pharmacists' involvement in research in the United Kingdom. Pharmacy, 5(3), p. 48. ISSN (online) 2226-4787

Kayyali, Reem and Crilly, Philip (2016) Digital media in pharmacy public health. Pharmacy & Pharmacology International Journal, 4(2), 00069. ISSN (online) 2373-6367

Conference or Workshop Item

Crilly, P, Abdallah, S, Davey, J and Al-Saery, I (2023) Community pharmacists' perceptions of the POM to P reclassification of medicines for sexual and reproductive health – a survey study. In: RPS Annual Conference 2023 : Working Together : Empowering the Workforce to Transform Patient Care; 10 Nov 2023, London, U.K.. (In Press)

Crilly, Philip, Albahayat, Ahmed A, Alkhamees, Farah K and Haashi, Idman A (2023) A test-teach-test approach to support first year undergraduate pharmacy students with pharmaceutical calculations. In: The tenth Pharmacy Education Conference; 11 Sept 2023, Manchester, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Crilly, Philip, Chibueze, Ella, Khan, Maria, Modha, Jaikishan, Satwaha, Simran, Sherpa, Ngima and Kayyali, Reem (2021) The use of Facebook in a community pharmacist-led weight management programme : a London-based proof of concept study. In: Health Services Research and Pharmacy Practice (HSRPP) Conference 2021 : Designing Healthcare: Stimulating Interdisciplinarity and Co-design for Quality Healthcare; 08-09 Apr 2021, Held online. (Unpublished)

Crilly, P., Zein, M. and Kayyali, R. (2019) The digital literacy skills of the community pharmacy workforce. In: The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) Science and Research Summit 2019: Putting Pharmacy and Science at the Forefront of Healthcare; 08 Feb 2019, London, U.K..

Crilly, Philip and Uddin, Nasreen (2017) A mixed method study investigating the use of the Sugar Smart app to help community pharmacists reduce public sugar intake. In: Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) Winter Summit 2017; 05 Dec 2017, London, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Crilly, P., Jair, S., Mahmood, Z., Moin Khan, A., Munir, A., Osei-Bediako, I., Samir, M. and Kayyali, R. (2017) A survey to establish Greater London public perceptions of the use of digital technology and the role of the pharmacist when looking for health information. In: Health Services Research & Pharmacy Practice Conference; 10 - 11 Apr 2017, Nottingham, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Crilly, Philip and Kayyali, Reem (2017) A survey to examine public perceptions and use of social media for health information. In: 3rd CBC Digital Health Conference : Harnessing digital technology for behaviour change; 22 - 23 Feb 2017, London, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Crilly, Philip and Kayyali, Reem (2016) A survey of public perceptions of health promotion information on Facebook. In: Royal Pharmaceutical Society Annual Conference 2016; 04 - 05 Sep 2016, Brimingham, U.K..


Crilly, Philip (2022) The use of eHealth tools by community pharmacists to improve public health – An exploratory study to determine the feasibility of a community pharmacy weight management service with private Facebook support group. (PhD thesis), Kingston University, .

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