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British Society for the History of Pharmacy

Our current officers are:

Prof Mark Nesbitt

The President chairs BSHP's meetings and represents the Committee and the Society as a whole to external organisations.

Mark Nesbitt is the curator of the Economic Botany Collection at Kew Gardens and author, with Kim Walker, of Just the Tonic: a Natural History of Tonic Water.

Ms Catherine Walker

The Vice-President acts as the President's deputy.

Catherine Walker is the Museum Manager at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society.

Dr Stuart Anderson

The Pharmaceutical Historian's Editor liaises with contributors, receives and edits articles and sees the journal through its publication process.

Stuart Anderson is editor of Making Medicines: A Brief History of Pharmacy and Pharmaceuticals (Pharmaceutical Press, 2005).

Honorary Treasurer
Dr Jemma Houghton

The Treasurer oversees the finances of the Society by processing payments and invoices promptly, and keeping the Society's accounts.


Programme Secretary
Dr Kim Walker

Kim has a PhD in the history of medicine and is a researcher for the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and an Honorary Research Associate at Royal Holloway, University of London.


Conference Organiser
Ms Briony Hudson

The Conference Organiser plans, organises and publicises the Annual conference, and takes bookings from delegates.

Briony Hudson is a freelance museum curator, pharmacy historian and lecturer.

Honorary Secretary
Mr Matthew Johnston

The Honorary Secretary provides secretarial support to the Committee and also acts as the Society's membership Secretary.

Matthew Johnston is a museum professional with an interest in collections information and documentation. He worked at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society Museum from 2013-2020.

President Duties
Treasurer Duties
Honorary Secretary Duties