Professor Nick Barber

Mentor in Chief and Academic Advisor

Nick Barber is Mentor in Chief and Academic Advisor for THIS Institute, providing mentoring and scientific advice to Fellows.

Nick is a pharmacist with an international reputation in patient safety, patient centredness and technology implementation, with related experience in organisational change and national health strategy. He presented the BBC series ‘The Victorian Pharmacy’, and is a former Vice-President of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain. He has over 20 years of Board experience in health-related academic, charity, publishing and regulatory fields. Nick is Emeritus Professor of Pharmacy at University College London School of Pharmacy and a non-executive director of West London NHS Trust.

Research Interests

Nick’s research interests are in the concept of good prescribing, the study of error in all aspects of the use of medicines, and patients’ adherence to medication regimes. His research is multidisciplinary and collaborators have ranged from philosophers to system modellers. Nick’s work led to the creation of a national New Medicines Service that the NHS funds through community pharmacists.

His full list of publications can be found on Google Scholar.