Stephen Goundrey-Smith qualified as a pharmacist in 1989, and gained an MSc in Information Science at City University, London. He has worked as a hospital pharmacist, in medical affairs in the pharmaceutical industry and as an electronic prescribing and pharmacy analyst in the healthcare IT industry. He works as a consultant, writer and trainer in pharmacy informatics and medicines management. He is pharmacy informatics adviser to the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, the professional body for pharmacists in England, Wales and Scotland.
Stephen has published widely on pharmacy informatics and other pharmacy issues, and is the author Principles of Electronic Prescribing (2012)(2nd Ed) (Springer Science), an introduction to hospital electronic prescribing, and Information Technology in Pharmacy: An Integrated Approach (2012)(Springer Science), an overview of all aspects of medicines management informatics. He was international keynote speaker at Electronic Medication Management in Melbourne, Australia, in 2012, and in Sydney, Australia in 2016; at FIP in Dublin in 2013 on issues concerning access to electronic health records, and at FIP in Bangkok, Thailand in 2014, on the quality of pharmaceutical industry information.