Dr Ejaz Cheema

Dr Ejaz Cheema

School of Pharmacy
Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice
5-Year MPharm Programme Director

Contact details

Institute of Clinical Sciences
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Ejaz is a lecturer in pharmacy practice and is the 5-year MPharm programme director at the School of Pharmacy within the Institute of Clinical Sciences.

Ejaz has teaching experience in pharmacy practice, clinical pharmacology and evidence-based medicine at the undergraduate and postgraduate level. Ejaz is passionate about research in medicines reconciliation, clinical pharmacy, pharmacovigilance, medication safety, health services and medical education. Ejaz has successfully published several papers in high quality journals including PLOS one, British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology and European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology


  • PhD in Clinical Pharmacology, Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick, 2015
  • Diploma in Overseas Pharmacist Programme, Aston University 2005
  • MSc in Pharmaceutical Services and Medicines Control, University of Bradford, 2004
  • Member General Pharmaceutical Council of Great Britain 


Ejaz graduated with a Bachelor in Pharmacy from the University of Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan in 2002. He completed his Masters in Pharmaceutical Services and Medicines Control from the University of Bradford in 2004. Ejaz became a registered pharmacist in the UK in 2007 after completing his OSPAP at Aston University followed by one-year pre-registration in the community pharmacy. Ejaz continued to work as a qualified pharmacist with Boots until the year 2015.

In 2015, he was awarded a PhD from Warwick Medical School at the University of Warwick. Following the completion of his PhD, Ejaz joined Umm-al-qura University in Saudi Arabia to work as an Assistant Professor in Clinical Pharmacy. In 2018, Ejaz joined the University of Birmingham as a Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice and 5-Year MPharm Programme Director. 


Ejaz teaches modules across the Mpharm degree programme

Ejaz has experience in teaching pharmacy practice and evidence-based medicine

Postgraduate supervision

Ejaz is available for PhD supervision in:

  • Pharmacovigilance
  • Medication safety
  • Pharmacy practice
  • Medicines reconciliation
  • Health services research
  • Medical education

Student queries can be directed to Ejaz, interested students can send their CV and their interested area of research to the above contact details.


Ejaz is very passionate about research in medicines reconciliation, medication safety, pharmacovigilance and management of long-term medical conditions including hypertension. He has published several research papers in high quality journals including PLOS one, British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology and European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology. 

Other activities

Ejaz has been registered as a pharmacist with The General Pharmaceutical Council of Great Britain since 2007. He has worked in the community pharmacy as a pharmacy manager.


  • The impact of interventions by pharmacists in community pharmacies on control of hypertension: a systematic review and meta‐analysis of randomized controlled trials. E Cheema, P Sutcliffe, DRJ Singer, British journal of clinical pharmacology 78 (6), 1238-1247
  • Pharmacovigilance: pharmacists’ perspective on spontaneous adverse drug reaction reporting. MA Hadi, CF Neoh, RM Zin, ME Elrggal, E Cheema. Integrated pharmacy research & practice 6, 91
  • Impact of test anxiety on pharmacy students’ performance in Objective Structured Clinical Examination: a cross‐sectional survey. MA Hadi, M Ali, A Haseeb, MMA Mohamed, ME Elrggal, E Cheema. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice 26 (2), 191-194

  • Barriers to reporting of adverse drugs reactions: a cross sectional study among community pharmacists in United Kingdom. E Cheema, A Haseeb, TM Khan, P Sutcliffe, DR Singer. Pharmacy Practice (Granada) 15 (3)

  • Evaluating community pharmacists’ perspectives and practices concerning generic medicines substitution in Saudi Arabia: a cross-sectional study. FS Alkhuzaee, HM Almalki, AY Attar, SI Althubiani, WA Almuallim, E Cheema. Health Policy 120 (12), 1412-1419

  • The impact of pharmacists-led medicines reconciliation on healthcare outcomes in secondary care: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. E Cheema, FK Alhomoud, ASALD Kinsara, J Alsiddik, MH Barnawi, ...
    PloS one 13 (3), e0193510

  • A randomised controlled trial of the impact of structured written and verbal advice by community pharmacists on improving hypertension education and control in patients with … E Cheema, P Sutcliffe, MO Weickert, DRJ Singer
    European journal of clinical pharmacology, 1-5

  • The Need to Introduce Simulation-Based Teaching in Pharmacy Education in Saudi Arabia. E Cheema. Pharmacy 6 (3), 60

  • Gaining Insight into patients medications and their self-reported experience of adverse drug reaction: A cross sectional study in the emergency department. E Cheema, P Sutcliffe, DRJ Singer. International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research 9 (5), 2067-2072
  • Assessment of quality of reporting of Helicobacter pylori related randomized controlled trials: a focus on highly ranked gastroenterology journals. ME Elrggal, M Al-Muwallad, A Al-Otaibi, J Alsiddik, A Shahbar, E Cheema. International Journal of Clinical Trials 5 (1), 21-29

  • Evaluation of preparedness of healthcare student volunteers against Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in Makkah, Saudi Arabia: a cross-sectional study. ME Elrggal, NA Karami, B Rafea, L Alahmadi, A Al Shehri, R Alamoudi, ...Journal of Public Health, 1-6

  • Perspective of Saudi undergraduate pharmacy students on pharmacovigilance and adverse drug reaction reporting: A National Survey. N Alkayyal, E Cheema, MA Hadi. Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning 9 (5), 779-785

  • Incidence and prevalence of prescribing errors in Saudi Arabia: A systematic study.  FK Alhomoud, W Alnemari, H Alfahmi, F Alhomoud, E Cheema