Professor David Alldred

Professor David Alldred

Professor of Medicines Use and Safety

Summary: Academic Unit: Midwifery, Social Work, Pharmacy and Counselling & Psychotherapy

Location: Baines Wing


David worked as a clinical pharmacist in secondary care for five years before joining the University of Leeds as a research clinical pharmacist conducting a randomised controlled trial of pharmacist-led medication review for care home residents; this research formed the basis of his PhD. Following this, David was Lecturer in Pharmacy teaching pharmacology, therapeutics, pharmacy practice, evidence-based medicine, patient safety and medicines partnership. His research has included managing the Care Homes' Use of Medicines study (CHUMS), a UK Department of Health funded national study of medication errors in care homes. He was a member of the Guideline Development Group for the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Medicines Management in Care Homes Good Practice Guidance.

David was appointed as Senior Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice at Bradford School of Pharmacy in 2013. In 2015, David was awarded the Pharmacy Practice UK Research Award and became a Fellow of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society. He was appointed as Associate Professor in Pharmacy Practice at the University of Leeds in 2015 and Professor of Medicines Use and Safety in 2017. David is Professional Lead for Pharmacy and is currently leading work streams on two NIHR Programme Grants for Applied Research - CHIPPS (testing the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of pharmacist prescribing in care homes) and ISCOMAT (improving the experiences and outcomes for heart failure patients post-discharge through best use of medicines).