Our research

The School of Pharmacy attracts high caliber researchers and the best postgraduate students who share and enjoy a rich interdisciplinary research and learning environment. Research at the School is structured around three focus areas that closely align with the national health priorities. These are health economics, drug discovery and development, and clinical pharmacy and pharmacy practice.

Researchers in the School regularly publish papers in international journals and present their work at major national and international conferences. Some of the researchers are members on editorial boards of leading international journals. Many are also involved actively in engagement with the community, pharmaceutical industries and professional bodies.

The various research areas of the School are divided as follows:

  • Health economics
    • Evidence-based medicine: systematic review/meta-analysis/ network meta-analysis
    • Health policy and system research
    • Health technology assessment
    • Pharmacoeconomics
    • Pharmacoepidemiology
  • Drug discovery and development
    • Drug delivery using nanoparticles and microspheres
    • Drug metabolism
    • Gene targeting anti-cancer delivery
    • Green chemistry
    • Heterocyclic chemistry
    • Medicinal chemistry
    • Microencapsulation
    • Microwave-assisted organic synthesis
    • Multicomponent reactions
    • Natural product chemistry
    • Neurophysiology and neuroscience
    • Neurotoxicity
    • Pharmacogenetics
    • Stress-induced obesity
  • Clinical pharmacy and pharmacy practice
    • Behavioral sciences and patient’s concordance
    • Clinical pharmacokinetics and therapeutic drug monitoring
    • Evidence-based pharmacotherapy – chronic kidney disease, cardio-metabolic diseases, infectious diseases and psychiatry
    • Health promotion and medicine information
    • Interprofessional education and practice
    • Pharmacovigilance
    • Pharmacy and health care education
    • Pharmacy management
    • Pharmacy law and ethics
    • Quality use of medicine and drug use evaluation
    • Social pharmacy

Find out more about our researchers and their expertise here.