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Research in Pharmacy Practice

A postgraduate research opportunity at the University of Otago.


Academic background
Health Sciences
Host campus
Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma, Honours, PhD
School of Pharmacy
Dr Mudassir Anwar


The role of pharmacist is ever-evolving. From mere dispensers and storekeepers, pharmacists today are seen as key members of the primary care team and are often the first point of contact to the health care system.

In New Zealand, a variety of enhanced patient-centric services are provided by the pharmacists, these services include, but are not limited to health promotion and screening, immunization, Long Term Conditions (LTC), Medicines Use Review (MUR), and prescribing.

I am interested in performing the cost analysis of the existing and future services as well as evaluating them in terms of patient outcomes and satisfaction. I am also keen to explore and identify new pharmacy services and areas where pharmacists have the potential to play a significant role, such as refugee health.

Other areas of interest include social determinants of health, migrants and refugee health, and health-seeking behavior.


  1. BPharm with MS/MPhil (preferably in pharmacy practice or clinical pharmacy) or a Pharm D with or without MS/MPhil
  2. A research background in the area of pharmacy practice or clinical pharmacy evident through publications in peer-reviewed journals, and
  3. Proof of English proficiency in the form of IELTS with an overall band of 6.5 and no individual band below 6.0

Please send me an email with your updated CV and identify the area you are interested in. If you are interested in conducting a project to enhance pharmacy services in your home country, we can discuss that too.

Successful PhD candidates will either fund their studies or will try to secure the University of Otago Postgraduate Scholarship.


Mudassir Anwar