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Dr S. S. Hasan started his career as a Trainee Pharmacist at Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH) in Karachi. After training, he worked as a hospital pharmacist in AKUH before taking up Master’s in Clinical Pharmacy degree in Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), which he completed in August 2007. Soon after completion, he joined International Medical University, Malaysia as a Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice and worked there until 2011.

In 2011, he was awarded International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS) and UQ Centennial Scholarship for PhD by the University of Queensland, Australia. He completed his doctoral degree (PhD) in quality use of medicine/ pharmacoepidemiology from the University of Queensland, Australia. Between 2015 and 2017, he was a Senior Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice at International Medical University, Malaysia. After that, he joined the University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom, as a Research Fellow in Pharmacy Practice. He is currently working as a Senior Research Fellow in Pharmacy Practice at the University of Huddersfield and a conjoint Senior Lecturer at the University of Newcastle, Australia.

He served as the Topic Editor of the MDPI Pharmaceuticals, Frontiers in Pharmacology, and Section Editor Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice. He is also an Editorial Board Member at Drugs and Therapy Perspectives and British Journal of Pharmacy. In addition, he regularly reviews articles for several journals in Medicine, Pharmacy, and Public Health (e.g., Journal of American College of Cardiology, The Lancet Haematology, BMJ Open, and PLoS One). His interest lies in research that addresses unanswered questions in patient care as well as questions related to medication and patient safety.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Queensland


Award Date: 5 May 2015

External positions

Senior Lecturer, University of Newcastle

Jan 2018 → …

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Pharmacy Practice
  • Clinical Pharmacy
  • Health Services Research
  • COVID-19
  • Coronavirus disease
  • Pharmacoepidemology
  • Drug Safety


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