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Last day as Head of School

After 4 very busy years I’m passing the reigns over to Professor Clive Roberts who will be Head of School from Friday. I’ve got mixed feelings about stepping down from the role. On the one hand it has genuinely been enjoyable to work with staff and students as we’ve introduced a lot of changes in …

Ben Goldacre’s Bad Pharma sets important challenges for pharmacy

I’ve just finished reading Ben Goldacre’s excellent “Bad Pharma” and want to recommend it to all our students, staff and friends. It’s a very well written book about the evidence (or lack of) on efficacy and safety of drugs. Ben makes a convincing case for changes in how we run clinical trials, publish our research …