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Professor Peter Redfern is to retire after 38 years at the University
Professor Peter Redfern is to retire after 38 years at the University

Internal News - 12 September 2006

Professor Peter Redfern to retire

Professor Peter Redfern, Acting Director of the School for Health, will be retiring at the end of September after 38 years at the University.

Professor Redfern joined the University as a lecturer in pharmacology in 1968. Over the last 38 years he has divided his time between teaching, research and management.

He became Head of the Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology in 1999, in 2003 he became Deputy Director of the School for Health and has been Acting Director since 2004.

He has a particular interest in e-learning and the use of new technologies in teaching and learning and in 1992 was co-founder of the Pharmacy Consortium for Computer Aided Learning (PCCAL), widely recognised as the leading provider of CAL and web-based learning materials in the pharmaceutical sciences.

His research interests in chronobiology, psychopharmcology and neuropharmacology have resulted in publication of over 200 refereed papers, reviews and books.

Last year, Professor Redfern was elected to a Fellowship of the British Pharmacological Society, the UK’s primary learned society concerned with research into drugs and the way they work. His election was in recognition of his ‘commitment and distinction pharmacology through scholarship and service to the Society’

He is a Fellow of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain, member of the UK Academy of Learning and Teaching, International Society for Chronobiology, European Society for Chronobiology, British Association for Psychopharmacology, UK Psychiatric Pharmacy Group and the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy.

Colleagues and friends will have the opportunity to wish him well in his retirement at his leaving drinks in the Claverton Rooms on Friday 22 September at 4pm. Please let Sue Nott (, ext 3461, NH 5.3) or Maggie Pearce (, ext 6086, 5W 3.43) know if you will be able attend by 15 September.

There is a card in both Maggie's and Sue's offices if you would like to drop in and sign it.