Pharmacy & Pharmacology celebrate ‘two generation success’

Mother and son, Linda Porter and Matthew Burnett, had the very rare opportunity to graduate together at this year’s Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology award ceremony. 

Linda, who originally graduated with a BPharm (hons) in 1981, became an Independent Prescriber and Matthew - who also won this year’s Santander Prize for Excellence in Production - graduated with an MPharm (hons).

Linda’s qualification will enhance her role as clinical Antimicrobial and Formulary Pharmacist at Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.  She works in the important clinical areas of medicines optimisation and antimicrobial stewardship.

Linda said:  “I’m happy to have been part of the University of Bath 30 years after gaining my degree. I am also very proud of my son as he starts his pharmacy career.” 

Matthew said:  “I am very excited to be embarking on my year-long Pre-registration placement.  The University has been a fantastic place to study, offering me all the support I needed.”

Dr Philip Rogers, the Director of Teaching, said:  “It is excellent to celebrate this two generation success.  We congratulate them both”.

The Directors of Studies of both Linda and Matthew recognise the hard work they have both put in and are happy that their achievements are being recognised by the University.  Well done to both!

To see pictures of Linda and Matthew at their prize-giving or to find out more about others who graduated from the Department see the Pharmacy & Pharmacology Prizes blog.

Left to right: Philip-Rogers (Director of Teaching), Linda-Porter, Matthew Burnet and Lynn Hanning (Senior Lecturer).

Left to right: Dr Philip Rogers (Director of Teaching), Linda Porter, Matthew Burnett and Lyn Hanning (Programme Lead for Independent Prescribing).

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