Lezley-Anne Hanna


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    United Kingdom


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After graduating from Queen's University Belfast (QUB) with a 1st Class Honours Degree in Pharmacy, Lezley-Anne worked as a consultant pharmacist for a multinational company (Boots the Chemists). She returned to QUB to take up the post of Lecturer (Education) in September 2004 and was promoted to Senior Lecturer (Education) in 2013 and Professor (Education) in 2019. She teaches across the Master of Pharmacy (MPharm) programme and contributes to postgraduate courses. Her teaching centres on pharmacy practice and evidence-based healthcare. She has won five university educational accolades in relation to her teaching. Furthermore, Lezley-Anne was awarded Senior Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (now part of Advance HE) in 2017 followed by Principal Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy in 2019. She received national recognition by being awarded a National Teaching Fellowship in 2018. She sits on various educational committees within the University and has External Examiner experience.

In 2006, she undertook a part-time PhD in Pharmacy Practice under the supervision of Professor Carmel Hughes relating to evidence-based practice and decision-making about over-the-counter medicines, and graduated in 2010. Her research interests include community pharmacy, evidence-based practice and over-the-counter consultations. Lezley-Anne has insight into this subject area from the perspectives of public, pharmacists, pre-registration tutors, pre-registration trainees, and undergraduate pharmacy students. In addition to international journal and conference contributions, she has also published an app in this area.

She has also published pedagogical work in internationally recognised journals on various topics including: assessment and feedback, goal orientations and academic performance, empathy, mental health, professionalism, resilience, moral reasoning, the transition from secondary to tertiary education and factors affecting career choice of pharmacy. She has disseminated numerous educational initiatives via national and international conferences and been an invited peer reviewer for over 30 internationally recognised journals.

Lezley-Anne is a member of the Pharmaceutical Society NI and a Faculty Fellow of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society. She has experience writing and reviewing questions for the General Pharmaceutical Council registration assessment (the examination that determines professional membership). Lezley-Anne has also been a Registration Examination Committee member for the Pharmaceutical Society of NI and has worked to develop and deliver eLearning resources and other types of professional training for the NI Centre for Pharmacy Learning & Development. She has further contributed to the profession's development strategy, including professional guidance and policies, through her work on the NI Pharmacy Forum Education and Research Committee. She has delivered training for the NI Medical and Dental Agency and sat on a Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency Herbal Working Group which produced a report making recommendations to the Government to influence policy. She sits on the Pharmacy Workforce Review Group and is part of the Department of Health Working Group for implimenting Multisector Experiential Learning .


Subsequent to my degree in Pharmacy:

PGDip Community Pharmacy (83%) (2002)

Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education Teaching (PGCHET) (2006)

PhD (Pharmacy Practice; 2010)

Students’ Union Education Award; outstanding feedback (student nominated category, 2013)

University Teaching Award; authenticity of teaching approach (team category, 2013)

University Teaching Award; exemplary feedback, inspiring and engaging learners (student nominated category, 2013)

International teaching award; entrepreneurialism (shortlisted, 2015)

Students’ Union Education Award; most inspiring (shortlisted, 2016)

University Teaching Award; development of peer mentoring scheme (student nominated category, 2016) 

Faculty Fellow of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (2016)

External funding awarded to develop an app relating to over-the-counter consultations (2016 and 2018)

Higher Education Academy (now part of Advance HE) Senior Fellowship (2017)

QUB Centre for Educational Development (CED) conference, poster prize (2017)

eHealth and Innovation in Pharmacy Practice Award, Pharmacy in Focus (2018)

University Teaching Award; app development (team category, 2018)

Higher Education Academy (part of Advance HE) National Teaching Fellow (2018)

Higher Education Academy (part of Advance HE) Principal Fellowship (2019)

Shaping Change in an Educational Setting, Learning and Teaching Conference, poster prize (2019)

Osmosis (Elsevier) Raise the Line Faculty Award, nominee (2022)


Undergraduate; MPharm programme:

PMY4003: Pharmacy Practice 2: Responding to Symptoms (joint module co-ordinator)

PMY4108: Advancement of Practice through Evidence

PMY4005: Project

PMY4050: Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (Level 4)

PMY3178: Pharmacy Practice: Proprietary Dispensing (joint module co-ordinator - ended 2023)

PMY3305: Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (Level 3)

PMY2205: Objective Structured Clinical Examinations and Criterion Referenced Assessments (Level 2)

PMY1106: Skills for Pharmacy

Postgraduate; Diploma/Certificate and MSc

PMY7007: An Introduction to Clinical Practice Reseach and Clinical Trials

PMY7041: Advanced Pharmacy Practice (with Independent Prescribing)

PMY7090: Research Project

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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