Matthew Harris

Senior Lecturer in Pharmacology and Medicines Optimisation

School of Nursing and Midwifery

Department of Apprenticeships & CPD

Contact Details

tel: 01905 542293

Matt Harris qualified as a pharmacist in 2009 and began his career working within the community sector of pharmacy before making the switch to secondary care in 2011. During his time working within the hospital sector, he experienced working in a wide range of medical specialities before taking up a role working as a pharmacist within an Emergency Department focused on admission avoidance and prevention. This role subsequently expanded following the completion of training to become an Independent Prescriber in 2015. Matt went on to develop as an Advanced Clinical Practitioner, working within an Ambulatory Emergency Care Clinic within Acute Medicine whilst maintaining his role within the Emergency Department.

Matt moved into academia and joined the University of Worcester at the beginning of 2020. In his current role as Senior Lecturer in Pharmacology and Medicines Management, he works with the Continual Professional Development Team focussing on the development of the future Advanced Clinical Practitioner workforce.  

Teaching Interests

Course Lead for Postgraduate Certificate in Pharmacist Independent Prescribing

Teaching responsibilities include:

Health and Social Needs Assessment for Pharmacists (MACP4014)

Principles and Practice of Independent Prescribing for Pharmacists (MACP4015)

Health and Social Needs Assessment for Advanced Clinical Practice (MACP4002)

Independent and Supplementary Prescribing (For Nursing and Allied Health Professionals) (MACP4007)

Fundamentals of Medicines Management and Therapeutics (PRNG2102)

Recent Publications

Fryer, J., Smith, S., France, J., Harris, M,. (2019) Emergency Department Out of Hours Discharge Medications. Royal College of Emergency Medicine Best Practice Guideline.