Mary Tully

Mary Tully, PhD, FFRPS, FRPharmS


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I am Reader in Pharmacy Practice in the Division of Pharmacy and Optometry. From August 2016-July 2018, I was seconded for 50% of my time to the Division of Informatics, Imaging and Data Sciences, where I was Director of Public Engagement for Connected Health Cities and co-lead for Public Engagement for HeRC.  I also work 10% of my time for the pharmacy department at Salford Royal Hospitals Foundation Trust.

My research focuses on two areas:

  • the process and outcomes of prescribing in secondary care, and
  • public engagement/involvement in the use/linkage of health data for research. 

I am a specialist advisor to Northwest NHS Research Design Service



Memberships of committees and professional bodies

Committee Membership

Member of Faculty Fitness to Practise panel


Esteem Indicators

Fellow of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society

Fellow of the Faculty of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society

Chair of Pharmaceutical Care Network Europe 2009-2011

Chair of Royal Pharmaceutical Society Conference, Sept 2011

Awarded Chemist & Druggist Practice Research Medal in 2007 for significant contribution to the field of pharmacy practice research

Member of Editorial Advisory Board of 'Pharmacy Practice' (previously 'Seguimiento Farmacoterapéutico')

Academic Lead for Engagement and Involvement in Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences, in Faculty Centre for Engagement and Involvement 2015-16

Memberships of Professional Organisations

General Pharmaceutical Council

Royal Pharmaceutical Society

Higher Education Authority

Pharmaceutical Care Network Europe (PCNE)

European Society of Clinical Pharmacy (ESCP)

United Kingdom Clinical Pharmacy Association (UKCPA)

Research interests

My research focuses on two areas: a well-established research theme on the process and outcomes of prescribing in secondary care (both by medical and nonmedical prescribers), and a growing research theme into public engagement/involvement in the use of health data for research. Current research interests include:


  • Behavioural change to reduce prescribing errors
  • System redesign to reduce prescribing errors
  • Integration and impact of non-medical prescribers
  • Decision-making by non-medical prescribers
  • Outcomes associated with non-medical prescribing
  • Public views on the use of anonymised health data
  • Public views on the commercial use of anonymised health data



Methodological knowledge

I am an experienced health services research, particularly in qualitative research.

I have many years' experience in research ethics and governance, serving previously as the chair of an NHS research ethics committee (2003-2009) and as chair of one of the University's ethics committees (2011-2013), chair of the governance committee for North West e-health (2009-2015) and chair of the steering group for Salford Vascular Diseases Biorepository (2009-2015).



Professional ethics ((PHAR30200, Level 3 and PHAR 40200, Level 4)

Undergraduate projects (PHAR 40500, Level 4)

Critical Analysis & Communication (PHAR 40500, Level 4)



After registering as a pharmacist in Northern Ireland in 1983, I worked for 2½ years in a mission hospital in Zambia, Central Africa, before returning to Belfast in 1986 to begin an MSc in Hospital Pharmacy. I worked as a clinical pharmacist in Hope Hospital, Salford, until the lure of research drew me to do my PhD in the School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Manchester, in 1994. I continued to work there as a post-doctoral researcher after securing a 3-year post-doctoral fellowship and took up an appointment clinical lecturer in 1999 and was promoted to clinical senior lecturer in 2006 and reader in 2011.  I was invited to be Visiting Professor in the Department of Pharmacy, University of Uppsala, Sweden from 2003 to 2008.


  • 1997 - PhD - University of Manchester
  • 1987 - Master of Science in Hospital Pharmacy - The Queen's University of Belfast
  • 1982 - Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Pharmacy - The Queen's University of Belfast

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 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Digital Futures
  • Dementia@Manchester
  • Institute for Data Science and AI


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