Ms Swati Patel


I am an experienced registered community pharmacist and started my career working at Boots the Chemists and other competitive corporate pharmacy chains, in various roles, including managing stores and delivering training to pharmacists and support staff. This then lead me to pursue work in the academic field where I worked as a teacher practitioner at a London University. I join Kingston University in 2005 as a senior lecturer and continue my role here. 

In addition to this I have worked for the  CPPE (Centre for Postgraduate Pharmacy Education) as an events tutor for the past 17 years and support UK pharmacists and pharmacy technicians by delivering training sessions to support them with their continuing professional development and learning.

Academic responsibilities

Senior Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice


  • 2000-2002 MSc in Primary Care (Kings College London)
  • 1998-2000 Dip in Comm Practice (Kings College London)
  • 1990-1993 MPharm Pharmacy (Liverpool John Moores)
  • 2003-2005 - PGCE (Kingston University)

Teaching and learning

Undergraduate courses taught

Leadership and management

University responsibilities

  • Personal Tutor Scheme Lead for MPharm
  • Pharmacy Interviews Lead

Public and CIVIC roles

  • Centre of Pharmacy Postgraduate Education (tutor)