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Dr Sarah Marshall

Dr Sarah Marshall

Dr Sarah Marshall (BSc, MRPharmS, FHEA)

Lecturer in Global Health
T: +44 (0)1273 872788
Location: Ground Floor, BSMS Medical Research Building, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9PX

Areas of expertise: Pharmacy and global health, access to medicines (particularly in Zambia), malaria and traditional medicines.


Sarah is a qualified pharmacist who has worked in many different aspects of the profession around the world, including academia, community and hospital pharmacy and clinical trials. She is passionate about the role that medicines and pharmacy can play in improving global health. This began with a final year project as a pharmacy undergraduate at the University of Brighton, and led to a PhD researching the role of traditional plant remedies as sources of new treatments for malaria, a joint project between the University of Brighton, London School of Pharmacy (now UCL) and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. At the same time she worked part-time as a hospital pharmacist for what is now Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust. 

Following a move to Oman, she worked part-time at a busy outpatient clinic and as a researcher and lecturer. Her next international posting took her to The Netherlands where she worked in both community pharmacy and hospital pharmacy, eventually taking the role of clinical trials pharmacist at Leiden University Medical Centre. Eight years of working internationally enabled her to experience pharmacy in a variety of settings, before moving to Aberdeen. In Scotland she was appointed to the role of lecturer in clinical pharmacy and pharmacy practice at Robert Gordon University. During this time she also contributed regularly to the Pharmaceutical Journal. 

In 2014 Sarah was appointed as a Teaching Fellow in Global Health at the Wellcome Trust Centre at Brighton and Sussex Medical  School. Since that time she has developed the new programme in Global Pharmacy, designed for pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists and anyone else interested in how pharmacy can improve global health. Her interests include malaria, access to medicines (particularly in Zambia), and the role of pharmacists in humanitarian responses. She also writes for the International Pharmacy Journal.

Sarah is a member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) and The International Pharmaceutical Federation. She is also a member of the RPS Humanitarian Aid and Response Network (HARN). Since being appointed at BSMS she has worked on a number of Global Pharmacy initiatives, including joint teaching of global health on the MPharm courses at The Universities of Brighton and Sussex, co-organising the annual HARN conference and being a founder member of the Brighton-Lusaka Pharmacy Link, part of the Brighton-Lusaka Health Link. Read more >



Dr Marshall is course leader for the new and innovative MSc in Global Pharmacy. She also leads and teaches on the Global Burden and Management of Disease, Access to Medicines and Pharmacy and Global Health modules. Dr Marshall combines traditional lectures with lots of short discussion and feedback sessions, along with other interactive methods such as debates and role plays. She has also developed a Charity Challenge where students work in groups to identify a charity which is the best at improving the treatment or management of a neglected tropical disease. A donation is then awarded to the most deserving charity, as justified by the winning team. These sessions have been great fun and an excellent way to learn. She was recently nominated by students for an Inspirational Teaching Award. 

Selected publications

Kalungia AC, Mwambula H, Munkombwe D, Marshall S, Schellack N, May C, St Clair Jones A, Godman B. Antimicrobial stewardship knowledge and perception among physicians and pharmacists at leading tertiary teaching hospitals in Zambia: implications for future policy and practice. Journal of Chemotherapy, DOI 10.1080/1120009X.2019.1622293

Kalungia AC, Muungo LT, Marshall S, Apampa B, May C, Munkombwe. Training of pharmacists in Zambia: developments, curriculum structure and future perspectives. Pharmacy Education (online) 2019: 19 (1) 1-10.

Marshall S. Meeting the challenge of patient safety. International Pharmacy Journal (online) 2018: 36 (2); 36.

Marshall S. Humanitarian Pharmacists:  roles are varied but think about yourself first. International Pharmacy Journal (online) 2018: 36 (2); 48.

Marshall S. Should there be a transfer fee for pharmacists? International Pharmacy Journal (online) 2018: 36 (2); 50-51.

Marshall S. When realising a vision means moving out of direct pharmaceutical care. International Pharmacy Journal 2017 35: 48 

Marshall S. How countries are committing to FIP’s workforce and education vision. International Pharmacy Journal 2017 35: 54-55

Marshall S. What can we do about emerging diseases? International Pharmacy Journal (online) 2016: 34; (3) 34-35

Marshall S. Regulatory approaches accelerate access to medicines. International Pharmacy Journal (online) 2016: 34; (3) 38

Marshall S. Combatting the problem of wasted medicines International Pharmacy Journal (online) 2016: 34; (3) 42-43