School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences

The School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences is located at the Garthdee Riverside campus, and is the second largest school in the University. The Head of School is Professor Donald Cairns.

Practical and Professional

Students reading in pharmacy setting The School has an impressive portfolio of seven courses accredited or approved by professional bodies. These include the General Pharmaceutical Council, the Forensic Science Society, the Nutrition Society and the Health Professions Council.

 

Multidisciplinary

Student in labThe School is multidisciplinary, with students benefiting from interactions across a range of subject areas – such as biomedical sciences, analytical and medicinal chemistry, forensic science, nutrition, pharmacy practice and pharmaceutical sciences.

These are just a few of the many reasons why graduates from the School are in such high demand from employers.

Staff of the School


The school has courses across two subject categories:

Health Professions Laboratory, Biomedical & Sports Sciences


In addition to scholarly research, many of our staff perform research across a range of topics as research institute members.

Research in the Faculty of Health & Social Care Research at the Faculty of Design & Technology

Leadership

  1. Professor Donald Cairns

    Donald Cairns

    Within the school, Professor Cairns leads the strategic planning, coordination, development and supervision of academic work in the areas of pharmacy, biomedical sciences, forensic and analytical science; and nutrition and dietetics.

    Professor Donald Cairns BSc(Hons) PhD MRPharmS CSci CChem FRSC

News RSS

  1. 04, February, 2016 RGU scientists plan patient safety conference in Qatar

    A team of RGU scientists are gearing up to host a major health conference in the Middle East later this year.  

Events

  1. 17, February, 2016 Professorial Lecture: To Boldly Go: Crossing Borders, Boundaries and Disciplines as a Way Forward in Health and Social Care Education

    Professor Diack will discuss the increasing challenges to understanding Interprofessional Education (IPE) and will argue that the way forward is to develop a more holistic transdisciplinary education.  

  2. 14, July, 2016 Summer Graduation Ceremony - Health and Social Care (10:30am)

    Christopher Goodall

    Ceremonies for all courses in School of Nursing and Midwifery, School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences  


Robert Gordon University, Garthdee House, Garthdee Road, Aberdeen, AB10 7QB, Scotland, UK: a Scottish charity, registration No. SC013781