The Planetary Health Alliance
Sharon initially qualified as a pharmacist working in the fields of community pharmacy, academia and industry. She quickly realised that her interests lay in the “bigger picture” and studied Public Health. She is now a registered generalist specialist in public health. She combines both professions in her role with NHS Highland in Inverness where she is a Consultant in Pharmaceutical Public Health. She also has a role as National Clinical Lead for the Area Drug and Therapeutics Committee Collaborative within Healthcare Improvement Scotland in Glasgow leading national approaches to complex medicines issues and she also teaches Pharmaceutical Public Health at under graduate and post graduate level with The Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen. Sharon is here today representing the Green Breakthrough Partnership; a collaboration between the NHS Highland- part of the national health service in Scotland, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Healthcare without Harm, Scottish Water, Scottish Environment Protection Agency , University of the Highlands and Islands, The Hutton Institute, the Universities of Edinburgh and Glasgow. She will be talking about the impact of the pharmaceuticals (medicines) we use on the environment and some early work that the Green Breakthrough Partnership is leading on in the Highlands of Scotland.