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Contact Details

Phone
+64 3 479 7274
Email
mudassir.anwar@otago.ac.nz
Position
Senior Lecturer
Qualifications
BPharm MSClinPharm PhD
Research summary
Pharmacy practice and social pharmacy
Teaching
  • Clinical Pharmacy Practice and Social Pharmacy
  • Paper coordinator-PHCY511 (Patient-centered care)
Memberships
  • Centre for Global Migrations
  • Otago Global Health Institute

Research

The primary focus of my research is the extension of the pharmacist role and the evaluation of current roles and services using both qualitative and quantitative methods.

Other areas of interest include:

  • Social determinants of health
  • Medicines in the context of daily life
  • Safe and effective use of medicines
  • Public awareness on pharmaceutical services
  • Migrant and refugee health

Publications

Kremer, L. J., Smith, A., Tahitahi, K.-A., Mapusua, T., Anwar, M., Rutherford, G., Cho, H., & Guy, W. (2024). Ko au tēnei: This is me. Exploring the lived experience of underrepresented groups with pharmacy services to inform the development of pharmacy case-based learning. Currents in Pharmacy Teaching & Learning, 16, 167-173. doi: 10.1016/j.cptl.2023.12.019

Yeo, H. Y., Wong, J. H. Y., Chan, S. J., Latu, A. T. F., Han, C. H., Anwar, M., & Marra, C. A. (2023). Exploring the important determinants shaping treatment preferences: Qualitative insights into breast cancer patient experiences and perspectives in New Zealand. Patient Preference & Adherence, 17, 3525-3537. doi: 10.2147/PPA.S443217

Yeo, H. Y., Liew, A. C., Chan, S. J., Anwar, M., Han, C. H.-W., & Marra, C. A. (2023). Understanding patient preferences regarding the important determinants of breast cancer treatment: A narrative scoping review. Patient Preference & Adherence, 17, 2679-2706. doi: 10.2147/PPA.S432821

Rangi, P., Marra, C., Scahill, S., & Anwar, M. (2023). Impact of promotional videos on public perception of pharmacy services. Journal of Pharmacy Practice. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/08971900231177201

Chun, L. D., & Anwar, M. (2023). What constitutes evidence for over-the-counter medicines? A cross-sectional study of community pharmacists’ knowledge, attitude, and practices. Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Sevices Research. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1093/jphsr/rmad017

Kremer, L. J., Smith, A., Tahitahi, K.-A., Mapusua, T., Anwar, M., Rutherford, G., Cho, H., & Guy, W. (2024). Ko au tēnei: This is me. Exploring the lived experience of underrepresented groups with pharmacy services to inform the development of pharmacy case-based learning. Currents in Pharmacy Teaching & Learning, 16, 167-173. doi: 10.1016/j.cptl.2023.12.019

Journal - Research Article

Chun, L. D., & Anwar, M. (2023). What constitutes evidence for over-the-counter medicines? A cross-sectional study of community pharmacists’ knowledge, attitude, and practices. Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Sevices Research. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1093/jphsr/rmad017

Journal - Research Article

Dalgado, A., Patel, J., Kim, J., Helm, K., Williams, K., Kadariya, K., Napier, P., & Anwar, M. (2023). Need a flu jab? Let’s try pharmacy: Patient characteristics and experiences with pharmacy immunisation services. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1093/ijpp/riad026

Journal - Research Article

Rangi, P., Marra, C., Scahill, S., & Anwar, M. (2023). Impact of promotional videos on public perception of pharmacy services. Journal of Pharmacy Practice. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/08971900231177201

Journal - Research Article

Yeo, H. Y., Wong, J. H. Y., Chan, S. J., Latu, A. T. F., Han, C. H., Anwar, M., & Marra, C. A. (2023). Exploring the important determinants shaping treatment preferences: Qualitative insights into breast cancer patient experiences and perspectives in New Zealand. Patient Preference & Adherence, 17, 3525-3537. doi: 10.2147/PPA.S443217

Journal - Research Article

Rani, A., Rashid, S., & Anwar, M. (2022). Parents' knowledge and practices regarding stress management in school children of district Rawalpindi, Pakistan. UMT Education Review, 5(1), 104-121. doi: 10.32350/uer.51.05

Journal - Research Article

Bell, G., Ikhtiari, S., Johns, A., Teoh, D., Webber, S., Napier, P., & Anwar, M. (2021). In this digital age, how easily accessible is pharmacist vaccination information? The case of New Zealand. Exploratory Research in Clinical & Social Pharmacy, 2, 100033. doi: 10.1016/j.rcsop.2021.100033

Journal - Research Article

Hussain, N., Said, A. S. A., Javaid, F. A., Al Haddad, A. H. I., Anwar, M., Khan, Z., & Abu-Mellal, A. (2021). The efficacy and safety profile of capsaicin 8% patch versus 5% Lidocaine patch in patients with diabetic peripheral neuropathic pain: A randomized, placebo-controlled study of south Asian male patients. Journal of Diabetes & Metabolic Disorders, 20, 271-278. doi: 10.1007/s40200-021-00741-2

Journal - Research Article

Shakeel, S., Nesar, S., Rehman, H., Jamil, K., Mallick, I. A., Mustafa, M. S., Anwar, M., & Jamshed, S. (2021). Patterns and predictors of off-label drug prescribing in psychiatric practice: A qualitative study. Pharmacy, 9(4), 203. doi: 10.3390/pharmacy9040203

Journal - Research Article

Ahmed, S. I., Lin, L. K., Ing, J. C. S., Hasan, S. S., Anwar, M., & Babar, M. G. (2019). An evaluation of self perceived professionalism among health professions’ students. Pharmacy Education, 19(1), 396-405.

Journal - Research Article

Anwar, M., El-Dahiyat, F., Jairoun, A., Raed, R., Butt, I., Abdel-Majid, W., & Abdelgadir, H. (2019). The sunshine under our skin: Public knowledge and practices about vitamin D deficiency in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates. Archives of Osteoporosis, 14, 111. doi: 10.1007/s11657-019-0671-5

Journal - Research Article

Anwar, M., El-Dahiyat, F., Shriki, H. A., Khaled, M. A., & Rani, A. (2019). An insight into the perception of community pharmacists on health literacy. Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Sevices Research, 10, 433-437. doi: 10.1111/jphs.12323

Journal - Research Article

Anwar, M., Green, J. A., Norris, P., & Bukhari, N. I. (2017). Prospective daily diary study reporting of any and all symptoms in healthy adults in Pakistan: Prevalence and response. BMJ Open, 7(11), e014998. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-014998

Journal - Research Article

Faizullah, M., Nisar-ur-Rahman, Umar, M. I., Anwar, M., & Sarfraz, M. (2017). A cross-sectional study on knowledge, attitude and practices of medical doctors towards antibiotic prescribing patterns and resistance in Khyber Pakhtun Khawah, Pakistan. Journal of Applied Pharmaceutical Science, 7(12), 38-46. doi: 10.7324/JAPS.2017.71205

Journal - Research Article

Anwar, M., Green, J. A., Norris, P., & Bukhari, N. L. (2015). Self-medication, home remedies, and spiritual healing: Common responses to everyday symptoms in Pakistan. Health Psychology & Behavioral Medicine, 3(1), 281-295. doi: 10.1080/21642850.2015.1088387

Journal - Research Article

Anwar, M., Norris, P., Green, J., Au, S., Li, G., Ma, M., Prentice, R., Shum, A., Siaw, L.-A., Yoo, S., & Zhang, S. (2015). Pharmacy students' use of and beliefs about traditional healthcare. Journal of Immigrant & Minority Health, 17(3), 895-904. doi: 10.1007/s10903-014-0013-z

Journal - Research Article

Anwar, M., Green, J., & Norris, P. (2012). Health-seeking behaviour in Pakistan: A narrative review of the existing literature. Public Health, 126(6), 507-517. doi: 10.1016/j.puhe.2012.02.006

Journal - Research Article

Hasan, S. S., Lim, K. N., Anwar, M., Sathvik, B. S., Ahmadi, K., Yuan, A. W. L., & Kamarunnesa, M. A. (2012). Impact of pharmacists' intervention on identification and management of drug-drug interactions in an intensive care setting. Singapore Medical Journal, 53(8), 526-531.

Journal - Research Article

Hasan, S. S., Keong, S. C., Choong, C. L. K., Ahmed, S. I., Ching, T. W., Anwar, M., … Babar, M. G. (2011). Patient-reported adverse drug reactions and drug-drug interactions: A cross-sectional study on Malaysian HIV/AIDS patients. Medical Principles & Practice, 20(3), 265-270. doi: 10.1159/000321274

Journal - Research Article

Anwar, M., Sulaiman, S. A. S., & Khan, T. M. (2010). A survey of knowledge of sexually transmitted infections among patients at a public hospital in Pulau Pinang, Malaysia. Medical Principles & Practice, 19(4), 312-318. doi: 10.1159/000312719

Journal - Research Article

Anwar, M., Sulaiman, S. A. S., Ahmadi, K., & Khan, T. M. (2010). Awareness of school students on sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and their sexual behavior: A cross-sectional study conducted in Pulau Pinang, Malaysia. BMC Public Health, 10, 47. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-10-47

Journal - Research Article

Hasan, S. S., Alen, Y. K. S., Wayne, W. G. W., Ahmadi, K., Anwar, M., & Goh, G. K. (2010). Understanding of and attitudes toward epilepsy among the urban Chinese population in Malaysia. Singapore Medical Journal, 51(4), 290-299.

Journal - Research Article

Hasan, S. S., Feng, S. R., Ahmadi, K., Ahmad, K. M., Chong, D. W. K., Anwar, M., & Badarudin, N. Z. (2010). Factors influencing concomitant use of complementary and alternative medicines with warfarin. Journal of Pharmacy Practice & Research, 40(4), 294-299. doi: 10.1002/j.2055-2335.2010.tb00563.x

Journal - Research Article

Hasan, S. S., See, C. K., Choong, C. L. K., Ahmed, S. I., Ahmadi, K., & Anwar, M. (2010). Reasons, perceived efficacy, and factors associated with complementary and alternative medicine use among Malaysian patients with HIV/AIDS. Journal of Alternative & Complementary Medicine, 16(11), 1171-1176. doi: 10.1089/acm.2009.0657

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Hasan, S. S., Wei, W. W. G., Ahmadi, K., Ahmed, I. S., Yong, A. K. S., & Anwar, M. (2010). Knowledge and attitudes toward epilepsy among Malaysian Chinese. International Journal of Collaborative Research on Internal & Public Health, 2(11), 361-376.

Journal - Research Article

Khan, T. M., Sulaiman, S. A. S., Hassali, M. A., Anwar, M., Wasif, G., & Khan, A. H. (2010). Community knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs towards depression in the state of Penang, Malaysia. Community Mental Health Journal, 46(1), 87-92. doi: 10.1007/s10597-009-9262-z

Journal - Research Article

Khan, T. M., Arif, N. H. B., Tahir, H., & Anwar, M. (2009). Role of the husband's knowledge and behaviour in postnatal depression: A case study of an immigrant Pakistani woman. Mental Health in Family Medicine, 6(4), 195-201.

Journal - Research Article

Khan, T. M., Sulaiman, S. A., Hassali, M. A., Gillani, S. W., Anwar, M., Hussain, K., & Khan, A. H. (2009). Incidence of depression and its demographic correlates: Outcome of descriptive study at the psychiatry OPD Penang, Malaysia. HealthMED, 3(3), 204-211.

Journal - Research Article

Anwar, M., & Sulaiman, S. A. S. (2008). Evaluation of the management of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) by private practitioners in Pulau Pinang, Malaysia. Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences, 15(4), 41-47.

Journal - Research Article

Yeo, H. Y., Liew, A. C., Chan, S. J., Anwar, M., Han, C. H.-W., & Marra, C. A. (2023). Understanding patient preferences regarding the important determinants of breast cancer treatment: A narrative scoping review. Patient Preference & Adherence, 17, 2679-2706. doi: 10.2147/PPA.S432821

Journal - Research Other

Al Sadi, B. M., Harb, Z., El-Dahiyat, F., & Anwar, M. (2021). Improving patient waiting time: A quality initiative at a pharmacy of a public hospital in United Arab Emirates. International Journal of Healthcare Management, 14(3), 756-761. doi: 10.1080/20479700.2019.1692768

Journal - Research Other

Anwar, M. (2015). Mixed-methods research in pharmacy practice and its implications. Archives of Pharmacy Practice, 6(1), 1-2. doi: 10.4103/2045-080X.151279

Journal - Research Other

Ahmadi, K., Anwar, M., & Hassali, M. A. (2012). Malaysian pharmacy educators' view of the role of non-pharmacy trained educators in teaching pharmacy students. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 76(7), 138. doi: 10.5688/ajpe767138

Journal - Research Other

Khan, T. M., Anwar, M., & Gillani, W. (2011). Knowledge towards breast cancer among Malaysian university students. Breast Journal, 17(5), 553-554. doi: 10.1111/j.1524-4741.2011.01142.x

Journal - Research Other

Khan, T. M., Anwar, M., & Mueen Ahmed, K. K. (2011). A perspective for clinical pharmacy curriculum development and validation in Asian developing nations. Journal of Young Pharmacists, 3(2), 151-154. doi: 10.4103/0975-1483.80304

Journal - Research Other

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