Leanne Marie Nation

Senior Lecturer Pharmacy Practice

School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences

Maudland building, MB024

+44 (0) 1772 89 5848

Subject Areas: Pharmacy and Pharmacology

Full Profile

Leanne joined UCLan in February 2016 as a Senior Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice, within the School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences. She has 12 years’ experience in hospital pharmacy and over 8 years’ experience in academia.

Leanne teaches on both the undergraduate pharmacy course (MPharm) and the postgraduate diploma. Her main areas of clinical interest are; respiratory medicine, renal medicine, liver medicine, Parkinson’s disease, evidence based medicine, professionalism in Pharmacy, medicines management and clinical skills.

Leanne has a keen interest in pedagogy, in particular, active teaching and learning strategies, including team based learning, problem based learning and case based learning. Her PhD research revolves around active teaching methodologies in pharmacy education, with a particular focus on team based learning. Other areas of research interest are interprofessional learning and error monitoring.


  • 2004 MPharm (hons) upper second class, Aston University
  • 2007 PG Dip Clinical Pharmacy, University of Bath
  • 2011 PGCERT HE, University of Wolverhampton
  • 2014 MSc Advanced Pharmacy, Keele University
  • 2014 - current  PhD, University of Wolverhampton (Pharmacy education)

Membership of Professional and Learned Bodies

  • General Pharmaceutical Council
  • Fellow of Higher Education Academy
  • Royal Pharmaceutical Society
Research Activities 

Leanne’s research is focused around pedagogy, with particular reference to active teaching and learning strategies and the impact on student experience.

Teaching Activities and Responsibilities 

Leanne teaches widely across the undergraduate MPharm course.

PJ4507: student initiated specialisms (module leader)


Nation L. (2015) Peer evaluation in team based learning (TBL). Presentation and workshop. European TBL conference. University of Bradford.

Nation L, Gill G, Campbell A. (2015). An evaluation of physical health monitoring clinics in mental health patients in the west midlands. RPS conference Birmingham.

Nation L, Cooper S. (2014). Interprofessional learning experiences (IPE) in the undergraduate MPharm curriculum at the University of Wolverhampton. Poster presentation. RPS Conference, Birmingham.

Cooper S, Noott A, Nation L. (2014). Introducing expert patient sessions for undergraduate pharmacy students – The University of Wolverhampton experience. Poster presentation. Public and patient involvement conference, Wolverhampton.


1. Nation L, Rutter P. (2016) Design, implementation and evaluation of peer evaluation in team based learning (TBL): student perceptions. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice. 2016; 24 (suppl 1):30-31

2. Nation L, Rutter P. (2015) A comparison of pharmacy student attainment, progression, and perceptions using team- and problem-based learning: Experiences from Wolverhampton School of Pharmacy, UK. Currents in pharmacy teaching and learning. 2015; 7(6):884-891

3. Nation L, McMurray S. (2015). A Review of the Short-term Outcomes of Thrombolytics and Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in the Treatment of ST-segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction. Journal of Pharma and Pharmaceutical Sciences. Accessed at:

4. Nation L, Phipps G, Batool Z. (2015). A comparison of internal and external dispensing errors at an acute NHS hospital. Journal of pharmacoepidemiology and drug safety. June 2015. Accessed at: