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About Mark Brennan

Mark is the Director of Pharmacy Education and Deputy Head of School of Pharmacy at the University of Lincoln. He joined the Lincoln School of Pharmacy, in the College of Science, in 2014 from a background in primary care and academic pharmacy practice.  Mark started his career as a community pharmacist manager and pre-registration training manager at Dean and Smedley Ltd. He was the managing director, superintendent pharmacist and part owner of Mercia (Repton) Ltd, an independent community pharmacy, and has provided prescribing advice at GP practice and Primary Care Trust level. Mark’s academic career began in 1996 when he became a teaching fellow in Pharmacy Practice at Aston University. In 2006 Mark joined the Keele University School of Pharmacy as a member of the senior management team and Director of Undergraduate Studies, responsible for the design, delivery and QA of the new Keele MPharm programme and the detailed content of the Pharmacy Practice strands in the programme. From 2010 he also served as the Director of Learning and Teaching for the Faculty of Heath at Keele University, responsible for all matters relating to teaching, assessment and the student experience in the Faculty, including quality enhancement and inter-professional education.

Department Responsibilities

Mark provides strategic leadership for education in the Lincoln School of Pharmacy and is responsible for quality management and enhancement, staff development, and the overarching student experience in the school.

Subject Specialism

Ethics, Law and Governance in Pharmacy and Healthcare


  • PG Cert (Teaching and Learning with Technology) — Keele University, 2012
  • FHEA — Higher Education Academy, 2007
  • LL.M (Legal Aspects of Medical Practice) — Cardiff University, 2006
  • PG Prof Cert (Teaching and Learning) — Aston University, 2000
  • BSc (Pharmacy) — Leicester Polytechnic, 1982


Mark is an External Examiner at Robert Gordon University School of Pharmacy He works with several professional regulatory bodies, in a variety of roles. These include: >> General Pharmaceutical Council (2010 – present): as a member of the GPhC’s MPharm Accreditation Panel. >> Board of Examiners for the General Pharmaceutical Council Registration Examination (1997 – 2009, and 2012 – present): Initially as a Board member and latterly as in a consultancy role to support the delivery of the national Registration Assessment. >> The Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland (2012 – present): as a panel member for the accreditation of pharmacy degree programmes leading to registration with the PSI. He has also worked with the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (1998 – 2010): as a co-opted member of the RPSGB’s Education Committee, advising on issues relating to pre-registration training and undergraduate education, and latterly as a member of the MPharm degree accreditation panel.

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Research Interests

  • Healthcare Education

  • Healthcare Ethics

  • Sociology of Healthcare

Research Groups Memberships

Research Projects

  • Advancing the Provision of Pharmacy Law and Ethics Teaching (APPLET) — HEFCE - FDTL in 2005

Module Responsibilities

  • PHR3003M - MPharm Year 4 Projects and Electives — 2017 to Present

Professional Affiliations