Director, Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice Centre, University of Huddersfield Research

Zaheer-Ud-Din Babar is Professor in Medicines and Healthcare at the Department of Pharmacy, University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom.

Professor Zaheer Babar is globally known for his work in pharmaceutical policy and practice, including quality use of medicines, pharmacy education, clinical pharmacy practice, access to medicines and issues related to pharmacoeconomics.

Previously he was the Head of Pharmacy Practice at School of Pharmacy,  University of Auckland and received prestigious  Vice Chancellor’s Research Excellence Award in 2012 from the University.

He has taught in leading Universities in Malaysia and New Zealand and has in-depth understanding of health and pharmacy systems in both high and low-income countries. His high-profile work includes consultancy assignments with WHO, World Bank, HAI, FIP and with the Pharmaceutical Management Agency of New Zealand.

His recent work also includes a number of high-quality books including "Economic evaluation of pharmacy services", ”Pharmaceutical prices in 21st century”, “ Pharmacy Practice Research Methods” and “Pharmaceutical policies in countries with developing healthcare systems. Published by Elsevier and Adis/Springer, the work is used in curriculum design, policy development and for referral all around the globe.

Professor Babar is also the Editor-in-Chief of BMC Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice and can be contacted at