Medha Kothari

Community Pharmacist and PhD Researcher, Aston University


Medha started her research career during her final year dissertation. It compared medicines reconciliation practices with NICE guidelines across secondary care mental health organisations. This project won the Undergraduate Pharmacist Bursary Award namely ‘the best UK research project in mental health pharmacy’ by the College of Mental Health Pharmacy (CMHP) in 2014. This prestigious award motivated Medha to pursue an early career in research.

Medha has always had a keen interest in combining business disciples with pharmacy to create novel approaches for best practices. In 2016, she decided to put this enthusiasm towards a PhD in business and pharmacy at Aston University. The PhD aims to integrate supply chain management methodologies with medicines management within care homes to improve efficiency.

Upon completion of her PhD (2019), Medha is looking forward to a career change into pharmaceutical industry or consulting, where she will have the opportunity to apply her operations management skills in healthcare.