International Islamic University Malaysia, Malaysia
Shazia Qasim Jamshed, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice, School of Pharmacy, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM). She did her Bachelors of Pharmacy (BPharm) in 1992 and Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in 1995 from the University of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan. She earned her PhD from Universiti Sains Malaysia on the contemporary issues surrounding generic medicine use among healthcare professionals and future practitioners. Dr Shazia is a faculty at IIUM since 2012. Previously she worked in International Medical University (lecturer) and Universiti Sains Malaysia (fellow researcher). Prior to her PhD she worked in different medical and pharmacy schools in Pakistan and as well as in India. Dr Shazia’s primary research interest mainly encompasses generic medicine utilization, pharmacy education and practice-based research. Over the past two years she worked on the issues associated with care perspectives in oral health, Alzheimer’s disease, alternative therapies, self-medication practices, etc. In terms of scholarship Dr Shazia has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals, periodicals and newspapers. She shared her research work through more than 20 oral and poster presentations around the globe. She authored two book chapters titled “Introduction to Social Pharmacy” (Elsevier) and “The Pharmaceutical Industry, Intellectual Property Rights and Access to Medicines in Pakistan” (McMillan and Palgrave). She has received 7 internal research grants to conduct research in different areas of pharmacy education. She is invited by the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka to be on the board of supervisors for undergraduate pharmacy and nursing research. She is currently supervising and co-supervising two PhD, two masters and 20 undergraduate students.