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Professor Zaheer Babar is a Professor in Medicines and Healthcare at the Department of Pharmacy, School of Applied Sciences.

He is globally recognized for his research in pharmaceutical policy and practice, including quality use of medicines, clinical pharmacy practice, access to medicines and issues related to pharmacoeconomics. Previously he was the Head of Pharmacy Practice at School of Pharmacy, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland, New Zealand. A pharmacist by training and a PhD in pharmacy practice, Dr. Babar is the recipient of prestigious “Research Excellence Award” from the University of Auckland.

He has active research collaborations and linkages with the World’s leading Universities such as Boston University School of Public Health, Harvard Medical School, Austrian Health Institute, University of Auckland, Monash University and with the University of Sydney . He has published over 100 papers including in high impact journals such as PLoS Medicine and the Lancet Oncology. Dr. Babar has acted as an advisor for World Health Organization, Health Action International, International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, World Bank, International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) and for 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”, and “ Pharmacy Practice Research Methods”. Published by Elsevier and Adis/Springer, the work is used in curriculum design, policy development and for referral all around the globe.


Research Expertise and Interests


  • Access to medicines and pharmaceutical pricing
  • Pharmaceutical policy
  • Pharmacoeconomics
  • Pharmacy practice
  • Pharmaceutical system strengthening in low and middle income countries (LMICs)


  • Creative Thinking
  • Public Health
  • Clinical Pharmacy
  • Pharmaceutical Development
  • Pharmacokinetics
  • Drug Discovery
  • Drug Safety
  • Qualitative Research
  • Drug Information
  • Policy
  • Research and Development
  • Pharmacy
  • International Marketing
  • Hospital Pharmacy
  • Patient Safety
  • Patient Education
  • Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
  • Epilepsy
  • Pharmacy Education
  • Pharmacovigilance
  • Health Systems
  • Narrative
  • Economic Evaluation
  • Therapeutics
  • Heath Economics
  • Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Pharmacoepidemology
  • Medication Therapy Management
  • Community Pharmacy
  • Medication Adherence
  • Pharmaceutical Education
  • Pharmacy Management
  • Editorials
  • Pharmaceutical Care
  • Pharmaceutical MANUFACTURING
  • Medicines
  • Pharmacy Practice
  • Pharamceutical
  • CRO
  • Rational Use of Medicine
  • Community Pharmacy Services

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Research Output 2005 2019

Access to High Cost Medicines: An Overview

Hasan, S. S., Lu, C. & Babar, Z-U-D., 2 Mar 2018, Equitable Access to High-Cost Pharmaceuticals. Elsevier, p. 1-10 10 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Costs and Cost Analysis
Delivery of Health Care
Traditional Medicine
Health Expenditures
Developing Countries

Access to high-cost medicines in New Zealand

Curley, L., Jensen, M., Babar, Z-U-D. & Ram, S., 21 Feb 2018, Equitable Access to High-Cost Pharmaceuticals. Babar, Z-U-D. (ed.). 1st ed. Elsevier, p. 183-197

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Pharmaceutical Preparations

A Comparison of Warfarin Monitoring Service Models

Hasan, S. S., Sunter, W., Ahmed, N., Royle-Pryor, A., Brkic, A., Ahmed, R., Afzal, S. & Babar, Z. U. D., 30 Oct 2018, In : Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Patient Satisfaction
Costs and Cost Analysis

A qualitative study exploring perceptions of policymakers about community pharmacy practice and extended pharmacy services in Lahore, Pakistan

Hashmi, F. K., Hassali, M. A., Saleem, F., Babar, Z. U. D., Ahmad, A. & Khan, M. U., Mar 2018, In : Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research. 9, 1, p. 71-73 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Pharmaceutical Services
Pharmacy Legislation
1 Citations

A review of DTCA techniques: Appraising their success and potential impact on medication users

Babar, Z-U-D., Siraj, A. M. & Curley, L., 1 Mar 2018, In : Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy. 14, 3, p. 218-227 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Pharmaceutical Preparations
Direct-to-Consumer Advertising
New Zealand

Activities 2018 2018

  • 1 Editorial work

Frontiers in Pharmacology (Journal)

Zaheer-Ud-Din Babar (Editor)
Jan 2018Dec 2018

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial work