Portrait of Professor Zaheer-Ud-Din Babar Professor Zaheer-Ud-Din Babar

z.babar@hud.ac.uk | 01484 471471


Professor Babar has recently joined University of Huddersfield as 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.

Professor Babar is also the Editor-in-Chief of BMC Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice and can be contacted at z.babar@hud.ac.uk

Publications and Other Research Outputs


Mohamed Ibrahim, M., Wertheimer, A. and Babar, Z. (2017) Social and Administrative Aspects of Pharmacy in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: Present Challenges and Future Solutions . United Kingdom: Elsevier. ISBN 978-0128112281

Babar, Z., Kousar, R., Murtaza, G., Azhar, S., Khan, S. and Curley, L. (2017) ‘Randomized controlled trials covering pharmaceutical care and medicines management: A systematic literature reviewResearch in Social and Administrative Pharmacy . ISSN 1551-7411

Ahmad, A., Patel, I., Khan, M. and Babar, Z. (2017) ‘Pharmaceutical waste and antimicrobial resistanceThe Lancet Infectious Diseases , 17 (6), pp. 578-579. ISSN 1473-3099

Aziz, M., Fang, Y., Babar, Z. and Usman, M. (2017) ‘Hospital pharmacy services in PakistanEuropean Journal of Hospital Pharmacy . ISSN 2047-9956

Scahill, S., Atif, M. and Babar, Z. (2017) ‘Defining pharmacy and its practice: a conceptual model for an international audienceIntegrated Pharmacy Research and Practice , 6, pp. 121-129. ISSN 2230-5254

Babar, Z., Siraj, A. and Curley, L. (2017) ‘A review of DTCA techniques: Appraising their success and potential impact on medication usersResearch in Social and Administrative Pharmacy . ISSN 1551-7411

Kaplan, W., Boskovic, N., Flanagan, D., Lalany, S., Lin, C. and Babar, Z. (2017) ‘Pharmaceutical policy in countries with developing healthcare systems: synthesis of country case studies’. In: Pharmaceutical Policy in Countries with Developing Healthcare Systems. : ADIS. pp. 405-430. ISBN 978-3319516721

Babar, Z (2017) Pharmaceutical Policy in Countries with Developing Healthcare Systems . : Springer International Publishing AG. ISBN 9783319516721

Atif, M., Ahmad, M., Saleem, Q., Curley, L., Qamar-uz-Zaman, M. and Babar, Z. (2017) ‘Pharmaceutical Policy in Pakistan’. In: Pharmaceutical Policy in Countries with Developing Healthcare Systems. : ADIS. pp. 25-44. ISBN 978-3319516721

H´┐Żkonsen, H., Emmerick, I. and Babar, Z. (2017) ‘Introduction’. In: Pharmaceutical Policy in Countries with Developing Healthcare Systems. : ADIS. pp. 1-9. ISBN 978-3319516721

Dhingra, S., Maharaj, S., Extavour, R. and Babar, Z. (2017) ‘Pharmaceutical Policy in Trinidad and Tobago’. In: Pharmaceutical Policy in Countries with Developing Healthcare Systems. : ADIS. pp. 349-363. ISBN 978-3319516721

Babar, Z., Gammie, T., Gnjidic, D., Reeve, E., Jordan, V., Hilmer, S., Hopper, I. and Lu, C. (2017) ‘Withdrawal of antihypertensive drugs in older peopleCochrane Database of Systematic Reviews . ISSN 1469-493X

Vogler, S., Zimmermann, N. and Babar, Z. (2017) ‘Price comparison of high-cost originator medicines in European countriesExpert Review of Pharmacoeconomics & Outcomes Research , 17 (2), pp. 221-230. ISSN 1473-7167

Gammie, T., Vogler, S. and Babar, Z. (2017) ‘Economic evaluation of hospital and community pharmacy servicesAnnals of Pharmacotherapy , 51 (1), pp. 54-65. ISSN 1060-0280

Vogler, S., Paris, V., Ferrario, A., Wirtz, V., de Joncheere, K., Schneider, P., Pedersen, H., Dedet, G. and Babar, Z. (2017) ‘How can pricing and reimbursement policies improve affordable access to medicines? Lessons learned from European countriesApplied Health Economics and Health Policy , 15 (3), pp. 307-321. ISSN 1175-5652


Babar, Z. and Edlin, R. (2016) ‘Economic evaluation of a medicines management model in New Zealand: A proposal’. In: Economic evaluation of pharmacy services. United Kingdom: Elsevier. pp. 215-223. ISBN 9780128036594

Gammie, T., Vogler, S. and Babar, Z. (2016) ‘Economic Evaluation of Community and Hospital Pharmacy Services: An Introductory Review’. In: Economic evaluation of pharmacy services. United Kingdom: Elsevier. pp. 11-32. ISBN 9780128036594

Babar, Z (2016) Economic Evaluation of Pharmacy Services . United Kingdom: Academic Press. ISBN 978-0-12-803659-4


Jamshed, S., Babar, Z. and Masood, I. (2007) ‘The PharmD degree in developing countriesAmerican Journal of Pharmaceutical Education , 71 (6), p. 125. ISSN 1553-6467

Babar, Z., Ibrahim, M., Singh, H., Bukahri, N. and Creese, A. (2007) ‘Evaluating drug prices, availability, affordability, and price components: implications for access to drugs in Malaysia.PLoS medicine , 4 (3), p. e82. ISSN 1549-1676

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