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Dr Zaheer Babar is the Head of Pharmacy Practice at School of Pharmacy, The University of Auckland, New Zealand. A pharmacist by training and a PhD in pharmaceutical policy, Dr Babar is the recipient of prestigious “Research Excellence Award” from The University of Auckland in 2012. His research programme covers areas related to pharmaceutical policy and practice, encompassing access and affordability of medicines, quality use of medicines and pharmacoeconomics. He has a successful track record of attracting national and international funding in these areas of medicines policy.
Dr. Babar has active research linkages with the leading universities in Australia, Europe and in the Asia Pacific Region and has acted as a consultant for World Health Organization, Health Action International, International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) and for the Pharmaceutical Management Agency of New Zealand. He is a reviewer of top tier health policy journals and of funding bodies including Australian National Health and Medical Research Council. Dr Babar is the founding editor of Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice (www.joppp.org).