Ms. Shazwani Shaharuddin


School of Pharmacy
+603 5514 6341
Room  2-5-04

Shazwani Shaharuddin joined Monash University in September 2019. She is a lecturer at School of Pharmacy. She graduated with Master in Clinical Pharmacy, Strathclyde University Glasgow, UK and is a registered pharmacist in Malaysia. She is an experienced academician and researcher with a history of working in varied health and education settings for almost 10 years. She has published her work and presented at national and international conferences. She has vast experience securing and managing grants and supervising both postgraduate and undergraduate students. She is interested in non-communicable disease studies and in developing mobile health apps.


- Master in Clinical Pharmacy, University of Strathclyde, 2009

- Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons), Universiti Teknologi MARA, 2006

Employment History

Sept 2019 - Current: Lecturer, School of Pharmacy, Monash University Malaysia

Jan 2018 - Dec 2018: Tutor, School of Pharmacy, University of Newcastle, Australia

2009 - 2012: Locum pharmacist, Alpha Pharmacy

2009 - 2010: Locum pharmacist, Watson pharmacy

Oct 2008 - Nov 2016: Clinical Lecturer, Faculty of Pharmacy, UiTM & Outpatient Pharmacist, Clinical Training Centre UiTM Selayang

2006 - 2007: Provisionally Registered Pharmacist, Selayang Hospital

Awards and Honours


  • Won gold medal for IIDEX- procurement at hospital


  • Won gold medal for IIDEX and silver medal for ITEX at KLCC- easy to do family DIY reflexology kit


  • UiTM Scholarship for postgraduate study (MSc in Clinical Pharmacy)


  • Won a third place for PRP project “Head to head study comparing Losartan, Valsartan, Irbersartan and Telmisartan”, Selayang Hospital

- Clinical Pharmacy

- Pharmacy Practice

- Medication Safety

- Mobile Health Apps

Scholarly Journals (Refereed Only)


Salihah A, Shazwani S, Neoh CF, Long CM. Evolvement of warfarin medication therapy adherence clinic in Malaysia and its impact on international normalized ratio control over time. Article in Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Research 45(4):1–2 · December 2015

Shazwani Shaharuddin, Ashikin Zamaludin, Rosnani Hashim, Muhammad Abdul Hadi, Long Chiau Ming. Assessing Consumer Preference using Community Pharmacy Preference Evaluation Questionnaire (ComPETe): A Pilot Survey in a Malaysia City. Tropical Journal of Pharmaceutical Research 18(7):31-40 · August 2015.


Y Hassan, NA Aziz, YW Kassab, I Elgasim, S Shaharuddin, YM AlWorafi, HH Zulkifly, LC Ming. How to help patients to control their blood pressure? Blood pressure control and its predictor. Archives of Pharmacy Practice. Vol. 5. Issue 4. Oct-Dec 2014.

Conference Proceedings (Refereed Only)


N Sudirman, Shazwani S, Long CM, Lim CW. Relationship of Time in Therapeutic Range (TTR) with Bleeding and Stroke Incidences of Warfarinised Patients with Pulmonary Embolism in a Tertiary Hospital in Malaysia. Value in Health 18(7):A378 · November 2015

M Mohd Hajiri, S Shaharuddin, CM Long, R Hashim, HH Zulkifly, SS Kasim, CW Lim. Preliminary Study of Safety and Efficacy of Warfarin Versus Dabigatran in Atrial Fibrillation Patients in a Tertiary Hospital in Malaysia. Value in Health 18(7):A378 · November 2015

H Zulkifly, PN Othman, S Shaharuddin, CM Long. Assessing Retrospective Data on the Management of Ischemic Stroke. Value in Health 18(7):A381 · November 2015


Role and impact of pharmacist in anticoagulant management. In proceeding of IPOPs.

History of development if warfarin clinic in Selayang Hospital Malaysia. In proceeding of IPOPs.

Time in therapeutic range and bleeding incidences in patients with atrial fibrillation prescribed with warfarin. In proceeding of ISPOR Amsterdam.


Guideline Implementation in Long Term Asthma Management: Audit using Medication Assessment Tool in Selayang Hospital. Proceedings of ISPOR 5th Asia Pacific Conference.

Assessment of Blood Sampling Time of Gentamicin from Patients at Tertiary Care Hospital. Proceedings of MPS Pharmacy Scientific Conference 2012.

Drug Utilization Evaluation of Antidiabetic and Antihypertensive Drugs Use in Selayang Hospital. Proceedings of Diabetes Asia Conference.


A community based evaluation on depression among diabetes patients. In proceedings of Diabetes Asia 2011 conference National Antidiabetic Institute.


Hypoglycaemic Fear Effect Among Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Patients at The Community Setting. Proceedings of Diabetes Asia Conference.


Guidelines Implementation In Asthma Management: An Audit Using A Medication Assessment Tool In Primary Care, Glasgow UK. In Proceedings of 4th Asian Association of Schools of Pharmacy - 9th Malaysian Pharmaceutical Society Pharmacy Scientific Conference 2009, Malaysian Pharmaceutical Society.

2015: Research Entity Initiatives (REI), Cardiology Therapeutic Research Group, UiTM. Developing guidelines and computer based antithrombotic therapies clinical decision support system. Principal Investigator, RM 32, 000

2013: RAGS, UiTM. Safety and efficacy model of warfarin for atrial fibrillation patients. Principal Investigator, RM 71, 000

Postgraduate (MSc)

Nur Saliha Aidit (MSc: Completed - 2016)
Assessing safety and efficacy profile of Warfarin therapy among atrial fibrillation patients
- Co-supervisor


Nur Najihah Abd Hamid & Filza Najihah Samsudin (Completed - 2016)
Management of medication storage at CTC Selayang                                                                                                            --- Main Supervisor

Amirah Bahrain & Niesa Ismail (Completed - 2016)
Monitoring Warfarin use in cardiology centers in Malaysia
- Main Supervisor

Mastura Mohd Hajiri (Completed - 2015)
Assessing safety and efficacy profile of Warfarin therapy against Dabigatran among atrial fibrillation patients at Hospital Selayang
- Main Supervisor

Halimah Sudirman (Completed - 2015)
Assessing safety and efficacy profile of Warfarin therapy among pulmonary embolism patients at Hospital Selayang
- Main Supervisor

Aminatul Basyirah Aminuddin (Completed - 2015)
Assessing safety and efficacy profile of Warfarin therapy among deep vein thrombosis patients at Hospital Selayang 
- Main Supervisor

Abdullah Fadhil Fauzi (Completed - 2015)
Assessing safety and efficacy profile of Warfarin therapy among mitral valve replacement patients at Hospital Selayang
- Main Supervisor

Nazrin Mazlan &  Mohamad Amal Shamsul Jasmi (Completed - 2014)
Comparison between first 6 months and last 6 months of INR reading among AF patients on warfarin
- Main Supervisor

Nor Ashikin Zamaludin (Completed - 2013)
Consumer behavior of pharmacy customers
- Main Supervisor

Nur Mardhiah Zulkifli (Completed - 2013)
Customers’ satisfaction towards community pharmacy services
- Main Supervisor

Nurirni Dayana Mazlan (Completed - 2012) Intraindividual and interindividual variation of overwarfarinization and underwarfarinization adult patients at Hospital Selayang
- Main Supervisor

Rabiatul Adawiyah Abdul Manaf (Completed - 2012)
Assessment of blood sampling time of gentamicin from patients at Hospital Tengku Ampuan Rahimah
- Main-Supervisor

Farhanah Ghazali (Completed - 2011)
Adherence towards medications among chronic adult asthmatic patients at Hospital Selayang
- Main Supervisor

Amir Sofi Mohd Baidi (Completed - 2010)
Guideline implementation in chronic heart failure management (Malaysian Heart Failure guideline): An audit using medication assessment tools in Hospital Selayang 
- Main Supervisor

Mohd Hazim Che Hasan (Completed - 2010)
Guideline implementation in long term asthma management (GINA): An audit using a medication assessment tool in Hospital Selayang
- Main Supervisor


BMC Health Services Research

Invited Speaker & External Examiner

External examiner for OSCE, School of Pharmacy, International Medical University (IMU), Malaysia, 2017

Invited speaker for Pharmacokinetic-Digoxin, School of Pharmacy, MAHSA, Malaysia, 2014

External examiner for Undergraduate Research Project, Cyberjaya University College of Medical Sciences (CUCMS), Malaysia, 2014

Committee Member

Committee member for setting up and running INR clinic, Clinical Training Centre, UiTM Selayang, 2016

Committee member for setting up pharmacy department, UiTM Puncak Alam Hospital, 2016

Organising committee member "1st national conference on pharmacy practice (NCoPP)- expanding horizon in pharmacy practice: bridging research and pharmacy practice", 2014

Organising committee member "Entrepreneurship in community pharmacy, issues and challenges", 2012

Organising committee member and participant of Malaysian National Drug Policy (DUNAS), 2009

Committee member for setting up pharmacy department, Clinical Training Centre, UiTM Selayang, 2009