Academic Background

Sion graduated with an MPharm from the School of Pharmacy, UEA in 2015. He started his professional career in hospital pharmacy at the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust. In 2016 Sion returned to UEA to undertake a PhD under the supervision of Dr Debi Bhattacharya developing a theory and evidence-based deprescribing intervention for the hospital setting.

In 2019, Sion was appointed Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice, and his primary research interest focusses on the application of behavioural science to develop and implement new models of care. Sion is experienced in mixed methods research and works closely with both patients and practitioners across healthcare settings.

Sion regularly engages with regional, national and international research networks, most recently Sion was invited to be a stakeholder of the English Deprescribing Network (EDeN) and The Northern European Researchers in Deprescribing (NERD) Network.

Sion’s primary teaching role within the School is to support the Postgraduate Diploma in General Pharmacy Practice.

Sion continues to practice as a hospital pharmacist at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Sion is always keen to develop further collaborations both in the UK and internationally; please feel free to contact him if you would like to discuss a research collaboration.

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