European Pharmacists Forum
Throughout her career, Ornella has been greatly committed to the support and development of the pharmacist profession. She was also instrumental in the creation of the European Pharmacists Forum (EPF) in 1999 and its members from across 10 countries continue to meet on a quarterly basis.
A pharmacist by training, Ornella Barra has always supported a European and transversal approach towards the pharmaceutical profession. The EPF facilitates the ongoing exchange of ideas between pharmacists and dialogue with the public authorities and manufacturers and to promote the idea of “community pharmacy”.
Pharmacy: a lifelong career
Ornella’s commitment and enthusiasm in the pharmacy profession has remained unchanged over the years since graduating from the University of Genoa with a degree in pharmacy. Ornella is Honorary Professor and Honorary Doctor of Science at the University of Nottingham School of Pharmacy.
As a lecturer, Ornella teaches students on the four-year pharmacy degree course (MPharm). Ornella also advises the development of the MPharm degree course itself and sits on the External Advisory Board for the University of Nottingham Malaysia campus, where a similar four-year MPharm course has been established. These courses are recognised by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society in the UK.