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Dr Zachariah Nazar

Senior Lecturer

Zachariah Nazar


I have recently been awarded my PhD in Pharmacy Practice from the University of Portsmouth, UK. My research focussed on mapping the identified implementation factors of innovative community pharmacy services and investigating their capacity for sustainability. This also included the design and evaluation of a local learning community aimed at facilitating and supporting the development and delivery of community pharmacy services.

Further to this, I lead and collaborate with peers in undertaking research in pharmacy education and investigating how pharmacists can become more integrated within the wider National Health Service as contributors to evidence-based healthcare provision.

In my role as a senior lecturer in Pharmacy Practice since 2014, I have combined the role of year 2 and year 3 unit co-ordinator with numerous other leadership responsibilities. I currently lead on the development of a cross-faculty interprofessional education strategy, oversee the patient and public involvement consultation, and have recently been nominated to lead the University of Portsmouth School of Pharmacy 100 year celebration.

As well as my role in peer-reviewing submissions for the International Journal of Pharmacy Practice and the International Journal of Clinical Practice, I regularly attend and present my own research or that which I have supervised at national and international pharmacy conferences. My strong interest in the promotion of the pharmacist’s role has been recognised locally and consequently I serve as an academic consultant within local professional committees and have been commissioned to undertake specific projects that focus on improving efficiency and quality of pharmaceutical services.

Outside of academia, I am a pharmacist registered with the UK-Emergency Medical Team, trained to be deployed in the case of an international humanitarian disaster. I also deliver cultural awareness training to healthcare professional enrolled on the pre-deployment courses.

In my previous roles, I have spent four years in designing and delivering training to pharmacy technicians and held the position of regional training lead for a national multiple chain pharmacy. I have six years of managerial experience in community pharmacy, and undertook clinical rotations within hospital pharmacy. 

Research Interests

Pharmacy role development – skill mix, innovation, new ways of working

Healthy Living Pharmacies – evaluation, sustainability

Transfer of care – innovation, community pharmacy services

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