QU academic named president of the European Society of Clinical Pharmacy

Qatar University (QU) scholar Dr Derek Stewart has been appointed President of the European Society of Clinical Pharmacy, an international leader in promoting quality and innovation in teaching, practice and clinical pharmacy research.

Dr Stewart is Professor of Pharmacy and Clinical Practice at QU College of Pharmacy and Head of Academic Quality Assurance in the Office of the Vice President of Medical and Health Sciences.

Prior to being appointed President, Dr Stewart was a member of the General Committee of the European Society of Clinical Pharmacy. He was also chairman of the research committee for three years.

As President, Dr. Stewart will lead the company for two years, during which he hopes to revise the vision and mission and expand the scope and membership.

“The role of president will also provide opportunities to showcase Qatar University’s contribution to the international level in influencing clinical pharmacy practice, education and research,” he added.

Dr Mohamed Diab, Dean of the College of Pharmacy at QU, added: “The appointment of Dr Derek as President of this organization is an exceptional achievement which reflects the college and the university very well. This is a great opportunity to enhance our international reputation in the field of pharmacy and healthcare. “

Dr Stewart joined QU in April 2019 from Scotland, where he was Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen. He is a highly acclaimed international researcher and scholar, having published over 200 research and education papers, attracted over £ 3million in research funding and supervised 25 PhD students through to completion. He has worked with people from QU and Hamad Medical Corporation for over 10 years.

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