Professor Colin Adair FPS


Colin Adair has been Director of the NI Centre for Pharmacy Learning and Development since 2001, having first joined the Centre as Assistant Director in 1992 following a career in clinical pharmacy.

As Director, Professor Adair has focused on pharmacy workforce development and expanded the Centre to include four main areas: live education and training, distance learning, pharmacy technician development and vocational training. Interprofessional education also forms an important and growing part of the Centre’s work, which is promoted via

Professor Adair has an interest in the effectiveness of professional education and how this improves the practise of learners. He has authored over 140 research and educational publications. In recognition of his work, Professor Adair has received three National Training Awards and a JISC Award for innovative eLearning in higher education. He has membership of, served on or advised numerous expert panels on the learning needs of the health professions linked to National Health Service reforms and workforce development.