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Dr Hasan obtained his Bachelor of Pharmacy from the University of Karachi. Soon after graduation, he underwent one-year on the job training at Aga Khan University Hospital in Karachi. After training, he worked as a hospital pharmacist in AKUH before taking up Master in Clinical Pharmacy degree in Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), which he has completed in August 2007. Soon after completion, he joined International Medical University (October 2007) 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 the area of quality use of medicine from the University of Queensland, Australia. Between 2015 and 2017, he was a Senior Lecturer (Lecturer IV) in Pharmacy Practice at International Medical University, Malaysia. In 2017, he moved to the UK and joined the University of Huddersfield as a Research Fellow in Pharmacy Practice. He is currently working as a Senior Research Fellow in Pharmacy Practice.

He is the Section Editor of the 'Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice' and Associate Editor of 'Frontiers in Pharmacology' Journal. 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.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Pharmacy Practice
  • Clinical Pharmacy
  • Health Services Research

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Research Output

Drug burden index, polypharmacy and patient health outcomes in cognitively intact older residents of aged care facilities in Malaysia

Hasan, S. S., Chang, S. H., Thiruchelvam, K., Chong, D. W. K. & Babar, Z-U-D., 16 Feb 2020, In : Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Research. 50, 1, p. 13-21 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Exploration of a New Source of Sustainable Nanomaterial from the Koh-e-Suleiman Mountain Range of Pakistan for Industrial Applications

    Nirwan, J., Farhaj, S., Chaudhary, M. M., Khizer, Z., Hasan, S. S., Angelis-Dimakis, A., Gill, A., Rasheed, H., Abbas, N., Arshad, M. S., Hussain, T., Shahzad, Y., Yousaf, A., Chohan, T. A., Hussain, T., Merchant, H., Akram, M. R., Khan, T. M., Ashraf, M., Conway, B. & 1 others, Ghori, M. U., 17 Jan 2020, In : Scientific Reports. 10, 1, 14 p., 577.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Open Access
  • Is it worth the wait? Should Chloroquine or Hydroxychloroquine be allowed for immediate use in CoViD-19?

    Hasan, S. S., Kow, C. S. & Merchant, H., 31 Mar 2020, In : British Journal of Pharmacy. 5, 1, 5 p., 745.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

    Open Access
  • Translation, cultural adaptation and psychometric validation of the SF-6D measure of health-related quality of life for use in Arabic-Speaking countries

    Dawoud, D., El-Dahiyat, F., Abojedi, A., Dawoud, N., Soliman, A., Hussein, M., Mohamed, O., Hasan, S. S., Babar, Z-U-D. & Kharroubi, S., 30 Jan 2020, In : Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy. 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Activities

    • 2 Editorial work

    Frontiers in Pharmacology (Journal)

    Syed Shahzad Hasan (Editor)
    Jan 2018Dec 2018

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial work

    Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice (Journal)

    Syed Shahzad Hasan (Editor)
    5 Aug 2015 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial work