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Dr Jonathan Silcock

PositionSenior Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice
LocationM27, Richmond building
DepartmentBradford School of Pharmacy
Telephone+44 (0) 1274 236624
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Research Interests (key words only)

Medicines management, patient information, economic evaluation

Teaching and Supervisory Responsibilities


  • Consultation Skills for Pharmacists
  • Work based learning
  • Public Health


  • Quantitative Research Methods
  • Economic Evaluation
  • Research Ethics

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Pharmacy Director of Practice Learning and Employer Engagement

Study History

  • 1991: BPharm (Hons), University of Bradford
  • 1994: MSc (Health Economics), University of York
  • 2009: Postgraduate Certificate (Learning and Teaching in Higher Education), University of Leeds
  • 2010: PhD (Healthcare Studies), University of Leeds

Professional History

  • 1991-1993: Locum Community Pharmacist
  • 1993-1996: Research Assistant, Health Economics Research Unit, University of Aberdeen
  • 1996-2000: Teacher Practitioner, Boots the Chemists and University of Bradford
  • 2000-2004: Pharmacy Research Manager/Research Practitioner, Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust and University of Leeds
  • 2004-2009: Lecturer in Pharmacy, School of Healthcare Studies, University of Leeds
  • 2007-2009: Chair of Leeds (West) NHS Research Ethics Committee, Yorkshire and the Humber Strategic Health Authority 

Professional Activities

  • Science and Research Lead, West Yorkshire Pharmacy Local Practice Forum
  • Member, Pharmacy Pre-registration Reference Group (representing Pharmacy Schools Council), Health Education England

Research Collaborations

Information for research participants (with Prof Theo Raynor, University of Leeds and Dr Peter Knapp, University of York).

Improving the safety and continuity of medicines management at care transitions (ISCOMAT).  Lead applicants: Blenkinsopp A, Armitage G. Co-applicants: Alderson S, Alldred D, Farrin A, Gale C, Gardner P, Holloway I, Kellar I, Kirkpatrick I, Longo R, Mohammed M, Raynor DK, Silcock J, Turner R, Wright J.  National Institute for Health Research, Programme Grant for Applied Research.


  • Capstick T, Clifton I, Morgan J, Silcock J, Blenkinsopp A.  Inhaler technique: An unmet need in patients with difficult asthma? European Respiratory Journal 2013, 42 (Suppl 57): 700
  • Khatib R, Hall AS, Marshall K, Silcock J, Forrest C, Morrell C.  Exploring beliefs about medicines among adherent and non-adherent patients with coronary artery diseas to establish medicines partnership.  European Heart Journal 2013, 34 (Suppl 1): 2015
  • Knapp P, Raynor DK, Silcock J, Parkinson B. Can user testing of a clinical trial patient information sheet make it fit-for-purpose? - a randomised controlled trial. BMC Medicine 2011, 9:89. doi:10.1186/1741-7015-9-89
  • Raynor DK, Knapp P, Feeney K, Silcock J, Parkinson B. “User-Testing” as a method for testing the fitness-for-purpose of written medicines information. Patient Education and Counselling 2011; 83 (3): 404-410. doi: 10.1016/j.pec.2011.03.016
  • Knapp P, Raynor DK, Silcock J, Parkinson B. Performance-based readability testing of participant information for a Phase 3 IVF trial: an independent groups study. Trials 2009, 10: 79
  • Knapp P, Raynor DK, Silcock J, Parkinson B. Performance-based readability testing of participant materials for a Phase I trial: TGN1412. Journal of Medical Ethics 2009; 35: 573-578
  • Zermansky A, Silcock J. Is medication review by primary care pharmacists for older people cost effective? A narrative review of the literature focusing on costs and benefits. PharmacoEconomics 2009, 27, 11-24
  • Petty DR, Silcock J. Explanations for variations in clopidogrel prescribing in England. Journal of Public Health 2008, 30, 494-498
  • Raynor DK, Svarstad B, Knapp P, Aslani P, Rogers B, Koo M, Krass I, Silcock J. Consumer medicines information in the United States, Europe and Australia – a comparative evaluation. Journal of the American Pharmacists Association 2007, 47, 717-724
  • Raynor DK, Silcock J, Knapp P, Edmondson H. How do patients use medicine information leaflets in the UK? International Journal of Pharmacy Practice 2007, 15, 209-218
  • Lowey A, Moore S, Norris C, Wright D, Silcock J, Hammond P. The cost-effectiveness of pharmacist-led treatment of cardiac risk in patients with type 2 diabetes. Pharmacy World and Science 2007, 29, 541-545
  • Silcock J, Klaber-Moffett J, Edmondson H, Waddell G, Burton AK. Do community pharmacists have appropriate beliefs and knowledge to support effective self-management of low back pain? BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2007, 8:10 (31 Jan 2007)

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