Anthony Cox graduated with a BSc (Hons) Pharmacy in 1991 from Leicester Polytechnic. After a pre-registration year in the hospital sector, he became a registered pharmacist in 1992, working in the community sector several months.
From 1993, Anthony worked within the major hospitals within the West Midlands in a variety of managerial and clinical roles, including clinical services pharmacist, directorate pharmacist, and pre-registration tutor. In 1995 he completed his Clinical Diploma in Pharmacy at Keele University.
He joined Aston University as a Teacher-Practitioner specialising in cardiology in 1999. After being appointed as a pharmacovigilance Pharmacist at the West Midlands Centre for Adverse Reactions in 2000, he became a Teaching Fellow at Aston University in 2002. In 2008 he was awarded a PhD from Aston University, shortly after being appointed as Lecturer in Clinical Pharmacy at Aston in 2009.
In September 2011, he took the exciting opportunity to join the University of Birmingham to help establish the new School of Pharmacy.