Dr Tarlochan Singh Gill
Clinical Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice
Tarlochan joined the Medway School of Pharmacy in 2008 after gained extensive clinical research experience in both the Pharmaceutical Industry (GlaxoSmithKline and Pfizer Central Research) and the Contract Research Industry (Simbec Research Limited and Harrison Clinical Research) where he held a number of senior management positions. He also managed a busy Community Pharmacy in Kent prior to joining the School. Tarlochan graduated with a First Class Honour degree in Pharmacy at the Welsh School of Pharmacy, University of Wales and received the BPC prize for top student. He then completed his membership of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (RPSGB) at Northwick Park Hospital and Clinical Research Centre. In 2003, he was awarded a Masters in Business Administration and was later awarded the Leverhulme Scholarship by the RPSGB to undertake a PhD in Clinical Oncology with Professor David Luscombe, University of Wales in collaboration with Velindre Hospital. “Pharmacokinetic and Biochemical studies with Cisplatin in patients with Cancer”. Following this, he completed a 3-year post-doctoral research programme with Professor Malcolm Rowland, University of Manchester that focussed on the stereospecific pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of oral anticoagulants. In addition to being the undergraduate admissions tutor, Tarlochan teaches across all four years of the undergraduate MPharm programme specialising in Clinical Pharmacokinetics, Drug Interactions, Adverse Drug Reactions, Advanced Therapeutics and Communication Skills. Tarlochan currently serves in a number of leadership positions: (i) Chair, Kent Local Pharmaceutical Committee; (ii) Board Member, Dartford, Gravesham & Swanley Clinical Commissioning Group; (iii) Lead for the development of Healthy Living Pharmacies in Kent. Specialist Area: During his career in the Pharmaceutical and Contract Research Industries, Tarlochan conducted over 150 clinical trials in both healthy volunteers and patients focusing on drug evaluation and clinical pharmacokinetics.
Tarlochan research interest is in maximising the contributions of the pharmacy team to patient care through appropriate integration with other healthcare professionals. Currently he is evaluating services provided by community pharmacists from the perspective of General Practitioners, patients and pharmacists. At large, his research covers both Development and evaluation of novel pharmacy services and supporting future practitioners. Publications Gill TS, Krska J. Medicines use review: the views of general practitioners in East and West Kent. Pharmacoepi Drug Saf 2014; 10.1002/pds Gill TS and Apampa B (2011). Can SimMan be used to teach Pharmacokinetics? Poster presented at The Pharmacy Education Symposium entitled “Pharmacy curriculum: teaching today for tomorrows practice” at Monash University European Centre, Prato, Italy. 11th - 13th July 2011 Apampa B, Branch C and Gill TS (2011). Developing a Simulation Resource for Pharmacy Experiential Education. Abstract presented at The Pharmacy Education Symposium entitled “Pharmacy curriculum: teaching today for tomorrows practice” at Monash University European Centre, Prato, Italy. 11th - 13th July 2011 Apampa B and Gill TS (2011).Pharmaceutical Care: Transforming the Experience of Patients with Type 2 Diabetes. Poster presented at the Diabetes Research and Wellness Conference at the University of Greenwich, 7th April 2011 Branch C, Gill TS and Apampa B (2011) Can you learn from a dummy? Pharmacy students’ views and perceptions of SimMan, a human patient simulator. Pharmacy Education: 11 (1): 120-125 Apampa B, Branch C and Gill TS (2010). Simulation in Pharmacy Education: Case Scenarios. A resource developed for Medway School of Pharmacy Staff.