Professor Anthony Smith

Prof_Anthony_Smith_01Anthony Smith is Vice-Provost (Education) at UCL where he leads on the development and implementation of the teaching and learning strategy and the student experience.  Prior to his appointment at UCL on 1 January 2012 he was Principal and Dean of the School of Pharmacy, University of London.  The School of Pharmacy merged with UCL in January 2012.  He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Fellow of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society.

He is Chair of Trustees of Pharmacy Research-UK and he co-led the reform of pre-qualification pharmacy education and training.  He remains a member of the Health Education England Advisory Group for Pharmacy.  He was Chair of the UK Council of University Heads of Pharmacy from 2007 – 2011 and he served on the Medicines and Healthcare Regulatory Authority Chemistry, Pharmacy and Standards Expert Advisory Group from 2007 to 2009.  He is a non-executive Director of Therakind Ltd, a School of Pharmacy spin-out company dedicated to developing medicines for children.

He is a trustee of Villiers Park Educational Trust and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.  In addition to his interests in education and healthcare, his research has focussed on the environmental adaptations of pathogenic bacteria leading to enhanced virulence and resistance to antibiotics.