Chris Langley has been a non-Executive Director of Health Exchange CIC since 2012, and the Chair of the Health Exchange CIC Board since 2015. Chris background is as a qualified pharmacist and he holds the position of Head of Pharmacy and Professor of Pharmacy Law and Practice at Aston University, where he specialises in teaching the legal, ethical and practice aspects of pharmacy. Additionally, Chris is the Associate Dean for Taught Programmes for the School of Life and Health Sciences where he takes responsibility for the delivery of all undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes across the faculty.
As part of his work at Aston University, Chris undertakes research into the role of the pharmacist and pharmacy within primary and secondary care, and research examining pharmacy educational policy. Chris also undertakes a number of national roles for the regulatory body for Pharmacy in Great Britain, the General Pharmaceutical Council, where he sits on the statutory Fitness to Practise Committee, the Accreditation and Recognition Panel and the Board of Assessors for the pre-registration year.
Chris became involved with Health Exchange while undertaking research into medication adherence patterns of patients within the Birmingham inner city area (the Aston Medication Adherence Study – see www.aston.ac.uk/adherence). Health Exchange was able to put him in touch with various community groups to help increase awareness of the project. After the project finished, Chris accepted an invitation to join the Board as a non-Executive Director and has used the expertise he has gained in his healthcare and academic roles to assist in Health Exchange’s development.