Ms T Mason


I am a UK qualified pharmacist with experience in four main areas of pharmacy: hospital, community, academia and industry

I started my pharmacy career as a basic grade pharmacist at a general hospital. After one year, I progressed to a Senior Pharmacist role at a London hospital, specialising in mental health. My career subsequently changed path and I became a community pharmacist, working for Moss pharmacy, Alliance pharmacy and Boots, in various roles including as a pharmacy manager, store manager and pre-registration training tutor. During this time, I was commercially astute and the store I managed became the best performing branch in the southern region. I forged a close working relationship with the local doctor's surgery where I was asked by a group of doctors to deliver sessional teaching to the first wave of extended and supplementary nurses. It was here that I discovered my love for sharing knowledge, so when a part-time position came up as a teacher practitioner at Kingston University in 2006, I applied and was appointed as a teaching fellow in pharmacy practice. At this time, an opportunity arose and I joined a pharmaceutical company to work part time in Regulatory Affairs, Pharmacovigilance and Medical Information. I combined both roles and also practised pharmacy as a locum during weekends. To date, I am still at Kingston University, assuming a more fulfilling role as a course director for OSPAP (Overseas Pharmacist Assessment Programme) whilst still maintaining close links with industry in my capacity as a pharmaceutical consultant, deputy Qualified Person in Pharmacovigilance. On an ad hoc basis, I compile clinical dossiers for pharmaceutical companies in Europe for submission to various European Regulatory Authorities

Academic responsibilities

OSPAP Course Director, Senior lecturer

Teaching and learning

Undergraduate courses taught