Department of Pharmacy and Pharmacology


Visiting Senior Lecturer



Dr Tim Sizer


Pharmacist, lecturer, NHS Regional Quality Assurance Officer

The education and training of pharmacists and related professionals is vital for the successful maintenance and delivery of pharmaceutical services in the NHS and the UK in general. Tim Sizer has dedicated a lifetime to the enhancement of the professional skills of those involved in the profession of pharmacy while working in the field and alongside opinion leaders.He continues this passion as a visiting senior lecturer at Bath contributing to the delivery and development of the undergraduate pharmacy degree programme and postgraduate research projects.

Brief professional biography

For 10 years Tim Sizer worked as the academic lead for the taught postgraduate MSC in Pharmaceutical Technology and Quality assurance at the University of Leeds before taking up his current role in 2009. He is the Regional Pharmacist for Quality Assurance for the NHS in the South West and Head of the Regional Pharmaceutical Quality Control laboratory in Bristol. In this role his research interests include the physical and microbiological control of cleanrooms; medical gas delivery systems and the stability of pharmaceuticals produced in the hospital environment.He is a member of several national advisory committees for the NHS and currently chairs the NHS Pharmaceutical Micro Protocols Group. He was an advisor to the Joint Formulary Committee for the British National Formulary (BNF) from 1997 – 2003.

Tim Sizer was a founder and past chairman of the British Pharmaceutical Nutrition Group. He was a member of the Kings Fund Working Party on Clinical Nutrition (1990 92) which led to the formation of the British Association of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition; subsequently serving on BAPEN’s governing council for over 10 years. He was also a Member of Royal Colleges of Medicine Intercollegiate Working Group on Nutrition from 1996 to 2012.
He is currently an editor of ‘European Journal of Parenteral and Pharmaceutical Science’ and was an associate editor for ‘Nutrition’ from 1995 to 2000.


Tim Sizer received a SMART Award for Industry 1996 (with Prof. G. Hardy) for innovations in the preparation of parenteral nutrient solutions, and the BRIT Award 1998 (British Research in Intravenous Therapy) for contributions to the development of parenteral nutrition.
He was made a Life member of BPNG in 1998.