External Advisory Board


Andrew Hersom BSc(Hons) PhD FRPharmS

Andrew Hersom

GPhC Registration Number 2019035

‌Andrew graduated from the University of Strathclyde, qualified as a pharmacist at Edgware General Hospital before obtaining a PhD in pharmacology from the University of Bradford. He joined Reckitt & Colman in 1977 and spent 10 years working in biological research and development. He then moved into quality assurance, becoming QA Manager responsible for Good Laboratory Practice and Good Clinical Practice. After a spell as a Clinical Project Manager, he reverted in 1995 to R&D Quality Manager with additional responsibilities for quality in the laboratories as well as clinical trial supplies. He led the R&D laboratories through three successful FDA pre-approval inspections, became grandfathered as an IMP QP in 2004 and led the R&D quality department through successful GCP, GMP and GPvP MHRA inspections. In 2009 after over 31 years in the industry he retired to start his own successful consultancy in GxP quality management, audit, training and contract IMP QP work.

He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society in 2000 for his work with the Hull Branch of the Society and Hull Pharmacy Development Group. He also served on the steering committee of Hull Pharmacy Research Network.


Elizabeth Walker B Pharm

Elizabeth Walker B PharmI am a 66 year old retired Pharmacist with a daughter who is a Consultant Gynaecologist and two young grandchildren.

My working life in pharmacy was very varied, as I worked in Retail and Hospital and as a locum and finally as Head of Medicines Management for Langbaurgh PCT.
I joined the committee as a layperson as I am a viewpoint panellist for the local Trust. As I still am interested in Pharmaceutical matters I have enjoyed my involvement. My retirement is very busy. I enjoy walking and this month completed the Cumbrian Way and the Coast to Coast. I am an active member of Lindsey U3A and the Rambler Association serving both as a committee member.


John Beswick - Deputy Chair of the ULHT Patients Council

John is now retired however he has engaged in the voluntary sector. John is currently Deputy Chair of the ULHT Patients Council and a member of the ULHT Foundation Trust; he is also involved in Lincolnshire Health watch.
John is also involved in the Education sector as a Primary School Governor and Deputy Chair of the Lincolnshire Schools Forum. He has always sustained an interest in Science and holds a BSc (Hons), Newcastle N.S.W. Australia and remains a Fellow of the Linnean Society of London.
John has been self-employed through-out his working life, firstly as a Dairy Farmer and secondly as a retailer.

I find the prospect of being involved in the establishment of a School of Pharmacy exciting in itself and additionally it reflects my interests and life experience to date.


Penny Mosley

Penny MosleyI studied for a BSc (Hons) degree in Pharmacy from Leicester Polytechnic in 1990 and qualified in 1991. I began my professional career at Boots the Chemists, and worked my way through pharmacy and store management to become a Professional Development and Primary Care Pharmacist. I was awarded my Clinical Community Pharmacy Diploma in 1998 (from De Montfort University). During this time, I took on the role of Business Process Design Analyst for the new SmartScript computer system for the company.

After leaving Boots in 2004, I was employed as the Clinical Governance Facilitator for NHS Lincolnshire, and was involved in visiting every pharmacy in the county to help with the launch of the ‘new contractual framework’.

My current role is the Pharmacist Manager at a busy community pharmacy in the centre of Lincoln, and also the local CPPE tutor for Lincolnshire and the East Midlands. I have been a member of the Lincolnshire LPC for over 10 years, and am the communications lead for the committee. I am currently a part-time student at the University of Bradford studying for an MSc in Clinical Community Pharmacy.


Simon Ray

Masters in Pharmacy – University of Sunderland 2009

Clinical Diploma in Medicines Management – De Montfort University 2012

I am a Rotational Specialist Clinical Pharmacist at Lincoln County Hospital. I have worked in a variety of specialist rotations in the acute setting including respiratory, cardiology, surgical admissions, intensive care, care of the elderly and stroke. I also have experience in aseptic manufacturing and maintain a specialist interest in Oncology and Haematology, which is my current area of practice.

I am a diploma tutor for the BTEC Level 4 Professional Diploma in Pharmacy Clinical Services and will be a pre-registration tutor from August 2013. I have been involved in teaching undergraduate medical students and have supervised undergraduate pharmacy summer students during their clinical rotations at the hospital.  I currently work as a link representative between United Lincolnshire Hospital Trust and the University of Lincoln. 


John McKenzie

John McKenzieBSc Pharmacy (Portsmouth), PhD Pharmacology (Strathclyde) , Post Doc Anaesthetics (Glasgow), industrial pharmacy (Reckitt and Colman Hull), currently own two pharmacies in Hull ; am on Local Pharmaceutical Committee and various other committees; Lecturer at Hull University.