Lyn Hanning is currently Director of Practice Based Learning and Head of Pharmacy Practice at The University of Bath. She is a pharmacist with over 25 years’ experience in supporting the teaching and learning of pharmacy students and registered pharmacists to deliver excellence in their practice and to improve patient outcomes.
Following several years of clinical practice in hospital and palliative care settings, she started her academic career as a Teacher-Practitioner at the School of Pharmacy at The University of Manchester. She moved to the South West in 2002, where she led a regional NHS education programme for pre-registration pharmacists. She then held a number of joint academic and practice roles including programme lead for the PG Diploma in Pharmacy Practice and the Independent Prescribing Programme at The University of Bath before taking up her current appointment eight years ago.
This experience has given her a unique perspective across the continuum of learning and professional development for pharmacists. More recently, Lyn was specifically responsible for the design and implementation of a new practice-based learning strategy for the MPharm degree at The University of Bath. She designed and implemented a structured programme of experiential learning, purposeful placements, inter-professional education (IPE), clinical learning in practice (CLIP) and careers and focussed on growing an academic workforce to support this who are now skilled educators.
She is passionate about the design of tools to support the development of competence and in particular the use of Entrustable Professional Activities and their role in pharmacy education. She is an accreditation panel member for the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) and a Senior Fellow of Advance HE. She was delighted to win the University of Bath annual award for Innovation in Teaching and Learning in 2020.