College of pharmacy welcomes Professor Scott Bryson, a Visiting Consultant in Pharmacokinetics, who kindly agreed to share his tremendous professional experience with third year pharmacy students after he joined the college during fall semester 2017-2018. Professor Bryson will cover Pharmacokinetics course KIN 352. He is Visiting Professor to the Strathclyde University (Glasgow) Institute of Pharmacy & Biomedical Sciences and Honorary Senior Research Fellow at Glasgow University. After his graduation with an M.Sc in Clinical Pharmacy from the University of Strathclyde in 1977. He was based for 10 years in the Department of Materia Medica, University of Glasgow working with a team of Clinical Pharmacologists and Pharmacists to conduct pharmacokinetics research and develop a clinical service in Therapeutic Drug Monitoring (TDM). Preparation for this role included a 2 month secondment to work with Dr Mike Winter at the University of California, San Francisco.

In 1986, he was invited to take an appointment as TDM Coordinator in the Sick Children’s Hospital (Toronto) where he led this specialist service in liaison with Biochemistry and in support of Clinical Pharmacy. In 1989, he was appointed lead for Clinical Pharmacy, Education and Research programs at the BC Children’s Hospital in Vancouver. This role included a teaching appointment as Assistant Professor at the University of British Columbia.

Professor Bryson returned home to Scotland in 1993 to work in a range of management roles with the National Health Service (NHS) in Greater Glasgow & Clyde. His clinical interest for 10 years was public health where he provided leadership for local and national pharmacy involvement in health improvement, health protection, antimicrobial stewardship and prescribing management. Latterly he was involved as Co-Vice Chair with the Scottish Medicines Consortium (conducting health technology assessment on new medicines for NHS Scotland). Professor Bryson took early retirement from the NHS in 2015 and has since become more involved with pharmacokinetics teaching at both Strathclyde and Glasgow Universities and now the Alfaisal University too.
Professor Bryson will be on campus here from 23 October – 3 November and from 27 November – 7 December 2017.