Dr Abdullah Al Hamid

Dr Abdullah Al Hamid

School of Pharmacy
Lecturer in Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Practice

Contact details

Address
Institute of Clinical Sciences
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

Dr Abdullah Al Hamid is a lecturer in clinical pharmacy and pharmacy practice at the School of Pharmacy within the College of Medical and Dental Sciences. He has teaching experience in clinical pharmacy, patient safety, therapeutics and research methods at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Abdullah has a broad range of research interest including patient safety, medication safety, and pharmacovigilance.

Qualifications

  • PGCert HE 2017
  • PhD in Pharmacy Practice and Patient Safety 2015
  • MSc in Advancing Clinical Pharmacy Practice 2011
  • BSc (Hons) in Pharmaceutical Management 2010
  • Bachelor in Pharmacy 2005 

Biography

Dr Abdullah Al Hamid gained his undergraduate degree in Pharmacy (2005) from the Health Sciences College, Jeddah-Saudi Arabia. After obtaining his Bachelor degree he worked as a pharmacist at the Saudi Ministry of Health. In 2008, Abdullah came to the UK to pursue his BSc in Pharmaceutical Management at the University of Bradford (2010) followed by MSc in Advancing Clinical Pharmacy Practice (2011) at the University of Hertfordshire.

Abdullah started his PhD in Pharmacy Practice and Patient Safety at the University of Hertfordshire in 2012 where he worked on investigation of hospitalisation resulting from medicine-related problems in adult patients with cardiovascular diseases and diabetes.

In 2015, Abdullah took up a lectureship position at the University of Hertfordshire where he was involved in teaching and researching in the field of clinical pharmacy and patient safety. He has developed experience in design and validation of courses to address professional needs of students. He has also been involved in the supervision of MSc and PhD students.

In 2018, Abdullah joined the staff at the School of Pharmacy in the University of Birmingham as Lecturer in Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Practice.

Teaching

Abdullah teaches modules across:

Abdullah has experience in teaching clinical pharmacy, patient safety, therapeutics and research methods.

Postgraduate supervision

Abdullah has successfully supervised MSc in Clinical Pharmacy projects to completion and currently supervising several PhD students. He is interested in supervising PhDs in the following areas:

  • Patient safety
  • Medication safety
  • Pharmacovigilance
Quality and safety improvement in healthcare

Research

The following themes capture his research interest:

  • Pharmacovigilance in developing countries - examining the different pharmacovigilance systems in order to address adverse drug events associated with medicine use.
  • Patient safety - evaluating the implementation of patient safety strategies and tools in different healthcare systems in order to achieve optimal treatment outcomes.
  • Medication safety - examining medicine related problems associated with the use of medicines at prescription, dispensing or administration stage. It further assesses interventions that reduces errors associated with medicine use.
  • Quality improvement in healthcare - aims at improving the quality of care provided to patients by assessing innovative approaches in healthcare.

Publications

  • Al Hamid, A. M., Ghaleb, M., Aljadhey, H., & Aslanpour, Z. (2017). Factors contributing to medicine-related problems in adult patients with diabetes and/or cardiovascular diseases in Saudi Arabia: a qualitative study. BMJ open7(11), e017664.
  • Al Hamid, A., Aslanpour, Z., Aljadhey, H., & Ghaleb, M. (2016). Hospitalisation Resulting from Medicine-Related Problems in Adult Patients with Cardiovascular Diseases and Diabetes in the United Kingdom and Saudi Arabia. International journal of environmental research and public health13(5), 479.
  • Al Hamid, A., Ghaleb, M., Aljadhey, H., & Aslanpour, Z. (2014). A systematic review of qualitative research on the contributory factors leading to medicine-related problems from the perspectives of adult patients with cardiovascular diseases and diabetes mellitus. BMJ open4(9), e005992.
  • Al Hamid, A., Ghaleb, M., Aljadhey, H., & Aslanpour, Z. (2014). A systematic review of hospitalization resulting from medicine‐related problems in adult patients. British journal of clinical pharmacology78(2), 202-217. 

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