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Mr Hadar Zaman

PositionLecturer in Pharmacy Practice/Admissions Tutor
LocationNorcroft 2.16a
DepartmentBradford School of Pharmacy
Telephone+44 (0) 1274 234741
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Research Interests (key words only)

Pharmacy Practice, Medicine Optimisation, Mental Health, Systematic review methodology, Allergen Immunotherapy, Health Services Research, Polymer Chemistry

Teaching and Supervisory Responsibilities


  • 1st year: Foundation Skills: Human Medicines Regulation 1 and 2 (Module lead)
  • 2nd year: Senses, Thoughts and Movements 1- Neurological problems, Substance Misuse 1
  • 3rd year: Senses, Thoughts and Movements 2 -Mental Health (Module lead) and Substance Misuse 2
  • 4th year: Patient Centred Care- Integrated Pharmaceutical Services (Module lead)

MSc Clinical Community Pharmacy

  • Neurology and Psychiatry (Module lead)

Administrative Responsibilities

  • MPharm Admissions Tutor


Hadar Zaman graduated from the University of Bradford with a 1st class MPharm in 2008. After completion of his preregistration year Hadar specialised in mental health pharmacy and held various positions in the NHS and gained his Independent Prescriber qualification in 2012. Currently, Hadar is a consultant mental health pharmacist for Alternative Futures Group, the largest independent mental health provider in the North West of England leading the medicines management agenda for the organisation. He combines this with his membership of the national Medications Safety Officer network. He is contracted to the Care Quality Commission as a Specialist Advisor for the Mental Health Inspectorate demonstrating his expertise in the area of mental health. In addition to these secondary care roles, Hadar maintains practice in community pharmacy through his role as a superintendent pharmacist.

Hadar has shown his commitment to the Pharmacy profession through his involvement with a number of professional bodies that span both teaching and clinical practice. He is an active member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society's West Yorkshire Local Practice Forum and simultaneously a stakeholder in the Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire development academy. He is the lead for Public Health for the NHS England Local Pharmacy Network, a position which he created to reflect the importance of this area for Pharmacy. Hadar is a committee member for both national (NICE) and international (European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, EACCI) organisation involved with developing national/international prescribing guidelines.

Recognition of Hadar’s professional development culminated in his acceptance as a Faculty Member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (Advance Level II) in January 2016. He has also been appointed to Royal Pharmaceutical Society expert advisory group on Pre-Registration Pharmacy education. Hadar is the founder and chair of the annual Pharmacy Futures conference which provides a platform for national stakeholders to discuss and debate issues relating to pharmacy.

Hadar became a fellow of the Higher Education Academy in 2015 and is currently a lecturer in Pharmacy practice. He leads and delivers across all stages for the MPharm course and Post-Graduate Pharmacy courses and is currently an external examiner for the Non-Medical Prescribing course at Anglia Ruskin University. External to the University of Bradford, Hadar has recently been appointed as a Pre-Registration tutor for the Royal Pharmaceutical Society and ProPharmace.

In addition to his teaching and professional activities, Hadar has an active research portfolio that spans both basic and applied research. His current PhD project centres on understanding mechanism underlying polymer chemistry for drug delivery. His applied research interests focus on Health Services Research, compiling several systematic reviews in the area of allergy immunotherapy that will lay the foundation for subsequent development of prescribing guidelines through collaboration with external institutes. Hadar is a lead author for a Cochrane systematic review on Benzodiazepine use in psychosis induced aggression and agitation. Hadar's research output was included as an impact case for the 2014 REF exercise and continues to work towards his REF 2021 returns.

Study History

  • Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Practice, University of Bradford, May 2015
  • Independent Prescribing course, University of Bradford, 2013
  • Master in Pharmacy (1s Class), University of Bradford, 2004-2008 

Professional History

2009-2010: Clinical Pharmacist: South West Yorkshire Mental Health Trust 

2010-2012: Specialist Clinical Psychiatric Pharmacist: Rotherham and Doncaster Mental Health Trust 

2012-2013: University of Keele: Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice 

2015-present: Care Quality Commission: Specialist Advisor (Mental Health Inspector)

2008-present: BioMed Care Services- Superintendent Pharmacist

2012- present: Alternative Futures Group: Chief Pharmacist

2013-present: University of Bradford: Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice

2016-present: ProPharmace: Pre-Registration Clinical Tutor

2016-present: Royal Pharmaceutical Society Pre-Registration training tutor

Professional Activities

  • External Examiner for Anglia Ruskin University Non- Medical Prescribing for Healthcare Professionals: 2014-present
  • NHS England Local Professional Network (Pharmacy) – Lead for Public Health & co-lead for Patient Safety (Mental Health)- 2015-present
  • Peer reviewer for the Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine (BioMed Central, UK)- 2009-present
  • Cochrane Schizophrenia Research Group- Author/Peer reviewer- 2015-present
  • Member of the national Medication Safety Officer network-2016-present
  • Pharmaceutical Journal Clinical Pharmacist- Peer reviewer- 2016- present
  • NICE Clinical Knowledge Summaries- Topic expert (Mental Health) and Peer reviewer- 2016- present
  • Pharmacy Research UK- Peer reviewer for grant applications- 2016- present
  • Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire- Academic representation on the Development Academy 2013-present
  • Royal Pharmaceutical Society West Yorkshire (Local Practice Forum)- Member of the steering group 2014- present
  • Founder and chair of Annual Pharmacy Futures Conference- 2013- present
  • Visiting lecturer, University of Huddersfield, School of Pharmacy (2013-14)
  • Visiting lecturer, COMSATS University of Information and Technology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Pakistan-2015

Membership of Learned Societies

  • Royal Pharmaceutical Society Faculty member (Advanced level II)
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Member of the British Association of Cancer Research
  • Member of European Association of Cancer Research
  • Member of the Yorkshire Pharmacy in Psychiatry Group
  • Member of the national Medication Safety Officer (MSO) network

Research Areas

  • Medicines Optimisation
  • Health Services Research
  • Patient Safety
  • Polymer Chemistry

Current Projects

  • Cochrane update Benzodiazepines for psychosis-induced aggression or agitation
  • Systematic reviews into the effectiveness of immunotherapy in Venom, Asthma and Allergic Rhinitis

Research Collaborations

  • Prof Aziz Sheikh- University of Edinburgh
  • Dr Sangeeta Dhami (Evidence Base Healthcare)
  • Dr Ian Maidment – Aston University
  • Prof Donna Gillies- The New South Wales Department of Health (Australia)
  • Prof Steve Rimmer- University of Bradford- School of Chemistry
  • Prof Anant Pradakar- University of Bradford- Centre for Pharmaceutical Engineering Science
  • Prof Rob Forbes- University of Central Lancashire


  • National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) - Guideline Development Group for Community Pharmacy and Public Health Interventions- Part of Public Health Advisory Committee
  • NICE Centre for Guideline development- Topic expert Mental Health
  • European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EACCI)- Guideline development group for Venom Immunotherapy


  • Pieroni, A., Zaman, H., Ayub, S., Torry, B. "My doctor doesn't understand why I use them": Herbal and food medicines amongst the Bangladeshi community in West Yorkshire, UK”.  Pardo de Santayana, M., Pieroni, A., Puri, R. (Eds.) Ethnobotany of Europe, 2009, Berghahn, Oxford, UK
  • Armitage., G and Zaman., H. Medicines Management Toolkit for Children Palliative Care Sector. Together for Short Lives. August 2014.
  • Akram., S and Zaman, H. Warts and verrucas: assessment and treatment. The Pharmaceutical Journal, 20 June 2015, Vol 294, No 7867, online URI: 20068680
  • Breen, L., Urban, R. and Zaman, H. (2016). The Health Supply Chain in the United Kingdom. Pharmacists in the Supply Chain Technical Report. International Federation of Pharmacists (FIP). Under review. Available from:
  • Dhami, S and Zaman, H (2016). Allergen immunotherapy for insect venom allergy: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Allergy- under review

Published Conference Proceedings

  • Hamilton, J., Cork, T., Zaman, H and White, S. Fit for purpose? A qualitative study of key stakeholders’ perspectives on pharmaceutical needs assessments. Oral presentation, RPS conference 2014. Abstract published in International Journal of Pharmacy Practice September 2014
  • Sidhu, J., Zaman, H and White, S. Pharmacy students’ perceptions on interacting with people with mental health problems: A qualitative study. Oral presentation, RPS conference September 2014. Abstract published in International Journal of Pharmacy Practice September 2014
  • Zaman, H., Bright, A., Forbes, R. T and Goodall, D. Characterisation of a novel vascular disrupting agent, ICT01-2588, using Taylor Dispersion Analysis. Oral presenation Biopharmaceutical Analytical Symposium March 2015
  • Zaman., H et al. An investigation of the knowledge and practice of healthcare professionals relating to the use of transdermal patches. Room for improvement? Poster presentation, Health Services Research and Pharmacy Practice Conference. Abstract published in International Journal of Pharmacy Practice June 2015
  • Breen., L and Zaman, H. Where do they go? Destination Unknown: An exploratory study of the disposal of transdermal drug patches in the private healthcare sector (UK). Oral presenation Health Services Research and Pharmacy Practice Conference Abstract published in International Journal of Pharmacy Practice June 2015
  • Zaman, H. A pharmacy audit of physical health monitoring for users of mental health services. Poster presentation, Health Services Research and Pharmacy Practice Conference. Abstract publihsed in International Journal of Pharmacy Practice April 2016
  • Hughes, N., Urban, R and Zaman, H. Evaluation of a Training Programme for Community Pharmacy Staff. Poster presentation, Health Services Research and Pharmacy Practice Conference. Abstract publihsed in International Journal of Pharmacy Practice April 2016
  • Parmar, H., Malik, B., Zaman, H and Bukhari, N. Pre-Registration Assesment support. Poster presenation Royal Pharmaceutical Society annual conference. Abstract publihsed in International Journal of Pharmacy Practice Sept 2016

 Pre-Registration Assessment support

  • Poster presenation Royal Pharmaceutical Society annual conference. Abstract publihsed in International Journal of Pharmacy Practice Sept 2016


Author and editor for Medicines Management Toolkit for Children Palliative Care sector (submitted as part impact case study REF 2014)

Public/Academic/Stakeholder Engagement

  • Conference founder and chair of Annual Pharmacy Futures conference (held at the University of Bradford)
  • Guess lecture to International/European Pharmacy students (IPSA and EPSA) on Mental Health
  • Member of Royal Pharmaceutical Society Pre-Registration Expert Advisory Group

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