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PhD Doctor of Philosophy



Determining the barriers of inter-professional relationships between doctors and pharmacists in Pakistan: A mixed methods study


Thesis Outline.

The study aims to discuss the acceptability of pharmacy profession in the health system of Pakistan. Sequential Explanatory Design has been adopted for methods. The research aims to highlight the barriers of inter professional relation among the two


I am a PhD student at the University of Sunderland. I have done Pharm.D from Pakistan and Masters from University of Sunderland as well. Previously, I had some publications regarding the relations of doctors and pharmacists and that brings me the idea to investigate deep into it with the philosophical glass. I have worked in Pharmaceutical industry for 3 years and I was associated with the medical affairs department. I enjoy reading new articles and new improvements happening across the world.

Research Activities.

I have published more than 15 research articles in good journals throughout my academic career. I have 3 published articles from my undergraduate thesis and 1 from my masters thesis. Currently, 2 papers are under review in renowned journals of Pharmacy. I have presented posters in some conferences held in UK and in Pakistan.

Citations And Presentations.

1. Khan, Muhammad Umair, Abdul Nabeel Khan, FarrukhRafiq Ahmed, ZeeshanFeroz, Syed Ata Rizvi, Shahjahan Shah, Rahat Hussain, and ZeeshanAdil. "Patients' opinion of pharmacists and their roles in health care system in Pakistan." Journal of Young Pharmacists 5, no. 3 (2013): 90-94.
2. Nabeel Khan, Abbas A, Ken McGarry, SadafShahid. Perceptions and experiences of physicians regarding integration of clinical pharmacists in health practices: A survey of hospitals of Karachi, Pakistan. International Journal of Allied Medical Sciences and Clinical Research (IJAMSCR). July 2014: 2(3); 222-234
3. Khan AN, Khan MU, Shoaib MH, Yousuf RI, Mir SA. Practice Nurses and Pharmacists: A Perspective on the Expectation and Experience of Nurses for Future Collaboration. Oman Medical Journal. May 2014: 29(4); 271-275.
4. Nabeel Khan and Atta Abbas. The need to modernize clinical pharmacy curriculum in undergraduate pharmacy teaching institutes of Pakistan. Medical Science. 2 July 2014: 10(36); 12-13.
5. Abbas, Atta; Khan, Nabeel. 2014. "Clinical Trials Involving Pharmacists in Pakistan’s Healthcare System: A Leap from Paper to Practice." Pharmacy 2, no. 3: 244-247
6. Khan, Nabeel, Atta Naqvi, Rizwan Ahmad, Farrukh Ahmed, Kenneth McGarry, Raafia Fazlani, and Mahrukh Ahsan. "Perceptions and attitudes of medical sales representatives (MSRs) and prescribers regarding pharmaceutical sales promotion and prescribing practices in Pakistan." Journal of Young Pharmacists 8, no. 3 (2016): 244-250.
7. Khan, Nabeel, McGarry, Kenneth and Holden, Keith (2017) the prevalence of poly-pharmacy and its negative outcomes: A survey of leading health care settings of Pakistan. In: The Great North Pharmacy Research Conference 2017, 21 Jul 2017, University of Sunderland.



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Nabeel Abdul Khan

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Faculty of Health, Sciences and Wellbeing

Director of Studies.

Dr. Ken McGarry