Dr Muhammad Hadi BPharm MClinPharm PhD PGCertHE FEHA SRPharmS

Dr Muhammad Hadi

School of Pharmacy
Senior Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice and Policy
Programme Director, Practice Certificate in Independent Prescribing

Contact details

Institute of Clinical Sciences
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Hadi is a Senior Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice and Policy at the School of Pharmacy, University of Birmingham.

He has diverse international teaching and research experience. He is Fellow of Higher Education Academy and Scientist member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society.

His main research interests include medicines optimisation, health services research and medication safety in low and middle income countries.


  • PG Cert Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, DeMontfort University, UK, 2019
  • PhD in Pharmaceutical Health Services Research, University of Leeds, UK, 2014
  • Master of Clinical Pharmacy, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia, 2008
  • Bachelor of Pharmacy, University of the Punjab, Pakistan, 2007


Hadi completed his degree in Pharmacy from University of Punjab, Pakistan in 2007. He went on to complete a Masters in Clinical Pharmacy from Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia in 2008. During his MSc, Hadi spent six months in Penang General Hospital. Following completion of MSc, he joined a public university, Univerisit Teknologi MARA (UiTM), as Lecturer in Pharmacy in Practice.

In 2010, Hadi obtained a full scholarship to undertake PhD studies at University of Leeds, UK. He completed his PhD in 2014 in health services research evaluating the effectiveness of pharmacist-nurse managed pain clinic.

He worked as a Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice at Monash University between 2013 and 2014 before being appointed Assistant Professor in Clinical Pharmacy at Umm-Al-Qura University in Saudi Arabia (2014-2016).

Hadi held various academic positions at University of Leeds and De Montfort University before joining University of Birmingham in November 2018 as Senior Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice and Policy.

Hadi has broad research interests, listed below, and has published over 50 papers in leading international peer-reviewed journals. He has presented at various international conferences and often peer-review papers for a number of international journals. Hadi is also Associate Editor for BMC Health Services Research Journal.


Hadi teaches Pharmacy Practice and Therapeutics modules across

Postgraduate supervision

Hadi has successfully supervised to completion at MSc and PhD level in the area of pharmacy practice and health services research. Hadi would welcome PhD applicants to enquire in the following areas

  • Health Services and Policy Research
  • Pharmacy Education
  • Medication Safety
  • Pain Management
  • Antimicrobial Use and Stewardship


The overall aim of my research is to improve safe and effective use of medicines by optimising health services delivery and upskilling healthcare professionals especially pharmacists.  My research interests can be captured by following broad themes

  • Health Services Research

I am in interested in the development and evaluation of pharmacist-led services both within community pharmacies and general practice. I am in particular interested in assessing role of pharmacist in the prevention and management of long term conditions.

  • Pharmacy Education:

I am interested to develop and evaluate the effectiveness of new teaching and assessment methods. I am in particular interested in developing postgraduate training programmes for pharmacists.

  • Medicines optimisation

I am interested to apply range of research methods to develop and assess interventions to improve safe and effective use of medicines especially antibiotics.

Other activities

  • Consultant to the Federal Ministry of Education and Training, Pakistan.
  • Associate Editor of BMC Health Services Research journal and editorial board member of Journal of Pharmaceutical Practice and Policy. 
  • Coordinator, Medication Errors Special Interest Group at the International Society of Pharmacovigilance (ISoP) (2017-2018)


  • Jaam M, Hadi MA, Mohamed Ibrahim MI, Kheir N, Diab MI, Awaisu A. A qualitative exploration of barriers to medication adherence among patients with uncontrolled diabetes in Qatar: integrating perspectives of patients and health care providers. Patient Preference and Adherence 2018:12;2205—2216
  • Khayyat, SM, Mohamed MAM ,…….Hadi MA. Association between medication adherence and quality of life of patients with diabetes and hypertension attending primary care clinics: a cross-sectional survey. Quality of Life Research 2018 DOI: 10.1007/s11136-018-2060-8
  • Auta A, Hadi MA, Oga E, Adewuyi EO, Abdu-Aguye SN, Adeloye D, Strickland-Hdge B, Morgam, DJ. Global access to antibiotics without prescription in community pharmacies: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Infection 2018 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jinf.2018.07.001
  • Hadi MA, McHugh GA, Closs SJ. Impact of Chronic Pain on Patients’ Quality of Life: A Comparative Mixed-Methods Study. Journal of Patient Experience 2018 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/2374373518786013 
  • McHugh GA, Conaghan PG, McConville M, Cullen A, Hadi MA, Kingsbury SR. Promoting self‐management in older people with arthritis: Preliminary findings of the Northern Ireland Staying Connected Programme. Musculoskeletal Care 2018;1-5
  • Akram S, Mazhar F, Haider N, Hadi MA, Sultana J. Off-Label and unlicensed drug use in hospitalized newborns in a Saudi tertiary care hospital: a cohort study. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy 2018 https://doi.org/10.1007/s11096-018-0630-z
  • Salmasi S, Lee KS, Ming LC, Neoh CF, Elrggal ME, Babar ZD, Khan TM, Hadi MA.  Pricing appraisal of anti-cancer drugs in the South East Asian, Western Pacific and East Mediterranean Region. BMC Cancer. 2017;17(1):903. doi: 10.1186/s12885-017-3888
  • Jaam M, Mohamed Ibrahim MI, Kheir N, Hadi MA, Diab MI, Awaisu A. Assessing prevalence of and barriers to medication adherence in patients with uncontrolled diabetes attending primary healthcare clinics in Qatar. Primary Care Diabetes 2017 doi: 10.1016/j.pcd.2017.11.001
  • Hadi MA, McHugh GA, Conaghan P. Assessing the quality of the reporting of harms data in randomized controlled trials of pharmacological interventions for Rheumatoid Arthritis: A systematic review. BMJ Evidence Based Medicine 2017;DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/ebmed-2017-110715
  • Hadi MA, Ali M, Haseeb A, Mohamed MMA, Elrggal ME, Cheema E. Impact of test anxiety on pharmacy students' performance in Objective Structured Clinical Examination: a cross-sectional survey. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice 2017 doi: 10.1111/ijpp.12389
  • Hadi MA, Alldred DP, Briggs M, Marczewski K, Closs SJ. ‘Treated as a number not as a person: Chronic pain patients’ experiences of health services. BMJ Open 2017;7:e016454. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-016454
  • Al-Worafi YM, Kassab YW, Alseragi WM, Hadi MA et al. Pharmacovigilance and adverse drug reaction reporting: a perspective of community pharmacists and pharmacy technicians in Sana’a, Yemen. Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management. 2017;13:1175-1181.
  • Nazmiah A. Cheema E, Hadi MA. Saudi Pharmacy students’ perspective towards Pharmacovigilance: A National Survey. Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning 2017 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cptl.2017.05.016
  • Hadi MA, Neoh CF, Zin MR, Elraggal ME, Cheema E. Pharmacovigilance: pharmacists’ perspective on spontaneous adverse drug reaction reporting. Integrated Pharmacy Research and Practice 2017;6:91-98
  • Khayyat SM, Khayyat SMS, Alhazmi SH, Mohamed MMA, Hadi MA. Predictors of medication adherence and blood pressure control among Saudi hypertensive patients attending primary care clinics: A cross-sectional study. PLoS ONE 2017;12(1): e0171255. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0171255
  • Khan TM, Ming LC, Hadi MA. Transgender health in India and Pakistan. Lancet  2016;388(10060):2601–2602
  • Alkhuzaee FS, Almalki HM, Attar AY, Althubiani SI, Almuallim WA, Cheema C, Hadi MA. Evaluating community pharmacists’ perspectives and practices concerning generic medicines substitution in Saudi Arabia: A cross-sectional study. Health Policy 2016;120(12):1412–1419
  • Hadi MA. Fake peer-review in research publication: revisiting research purpose and academic integrity. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice 2016;24(5):309-310
  • Hadi MA,  Karami NAAl-Muwalid ASAl-Otabi AAl-Subahi EBamomen AMohamed MMElrggal ME. Community pharmacists’ knowledge, attitude, and practices towards dispensing antibiotics without prescription (DAwP): A cross-sectional survey in Makkah Province, Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Infectious Diseases 2016;47:95-100
  • Haseeb A, Winit-Watjana W, Bakhsh ARR, Elrggal ME, Hadi MA, Mously AA, Gadibalban AZ, Al-Ibraheem BF, Almubark RA, Ekram RA, Khan TM. Effectiveness of Pharmacist-led educational intervention to reduce the use of high-risk abbreviations in an acute care setting in Saudi Arabia: A doi:10.1136/ bmjopen-2016-011401
  • Hadi MA. Processed meat as a carcinogen: Time for health warning labels? Journal of Cancer Policy. 2016.  DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcpo.2016.03.004
  • Ming LC, Lee DD, Apidi NA, Lai PSM, Hadi MA, Al-Worafi YMA, Khan TM. Use of Medical Mobile applications among hospital pharmacists in Malaysia. Therapeutic Innovation & Regulatory Science. 2016. DOI: 10.1177/2168479015624732
  • Hadi MA, Closs SJ.  Ensuring rigour and trustworthiness of qualitative research in clinical pharmacy. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy. 2016;38(3):641-6
  • Hadi MA, Closs SJ. Applications of mixed-methods methodology in Clinical Pharmacy research. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy. 2016;38(3):635-40
  • Hadi MA, Alldred DP, Briggs M, Marczewski K, Closs SJ. Effectiveness of a community-based nurse-pharmacist managed pain clinic: A mixed-methods study. International Journal of Nursing Studies  2015 DOI: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2015.09.003
  • Sharudin S, Zamaludin A, Hashim R, Hadi MA, Ming LC. Assessing consumer preference using community pharmacy preference evaluation questionnaire (ComPETe): A pilot study in a Malaysian city. Tropical Journal of Pharmaceutical Research 2015;14 (7):1299-1303
  • Hadi MA, Alldred DP. Promoting the role of pharmacists in chronic pain management: How can we make an impact on policy and practice? International Journal of Pharmacy Practice 2015; 23:165-166
  • Khan AH, Israr M, Mateen O, Hadi MA, Aftab RA. Gender Differences in Treatment Outcome among Tuberculosis Patients: A Retrospective Cohort Analysis in Pakistan. West Indian Medical Journal 2015  DOI:10.7727/wimj.2014.234
  • Hadi MA. Transforming Pharmacy Education in Developing Countries. Is Needs-based Education the Way Forward? Archives of Pharmacy Practice 2014;5:43-44
  • Hadi MA, Alldred DP, Briggs M, Closs SJ. Effectiveness of pharmacist-led medication review in chronic pain management: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. The Clinical Journal of Pain 2014;30(11):1006-14
  • Khan TM, Hadi MA. Preceptors' use of hand-held devices and use of drug information resources in Al-Ahsa, Saudi Arabia. Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning 2014;6;284-288
  • Hadi MA, Alldred DP, Briggs M, Closs SJ. Mixed-methods research in Pharmacy Practice: Recommendations for quality reporting (Part 2). International Journal of Pharmacy Practice; 2014;22:96-100
  • Hadi MA, Alldred DP, Briggs M, Closs SJ. Mixed methods research in pharmacy practice: Basics and beyond (Part 1). International Journal of Pharmacy Practice; 2013;21:341-345
  • Zakaria AD, Khan AH, Hadi MA, Ibrahim B. Metastasis of Sigmoid Colon Cancer to the Breast and Uterus: A Case-Study. Tropical Medicine & Surgery 2013; 1: 118. doi:10.4172/tpms.1000118
  • Hadi MA, Helwani R, Long CM. Adverse drug reaction reporting among Malaysian hospital pharmacists: facilitators and barriers. Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research 2013;4(3): 155-158
  • Hadi MA, Alldred DP, Briggs M, Closs SJ, Marczewski K. Mixed methods evaluation of nurse-pharmacist managed pain clinic: Design, rationale and limitations. Canadian Pharmacists Journal 2013:46(4):1-5
  • Hadi MA, Alldred DP, Closs SJ, Briggs M. Effectiveness of pharmacist-led medication reviews in improving patient outcomes in chronic pain: A Systematic review protocol. Canadian Pharmacists Journal 2012;145(6):264-267
  • Hadi MA, Alldred DP, Closs SJ, Briggs M. A model for a pain management clinic led by the combined efforts of a pharmacist and a nurse. The Translator 2012;6(3):3
  • Hadi MA, Alldred DP, Briggs M, Closs SJ. A combined nurse-pharmacist led pain clinic: Joint venture of public-private sector. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy 2012; 34; 1-3
  • Hadi MA, Long CM. Impact of pharmacist recruitment on ADR reporting: Malaysian experience. Southern Med Review 2011;4(2)55-56
  • Hadi MA, Long CM, Awaisu A. Primary prevention for cardiovascular diseases: Can statins replace aspirin? Medical Principles and Practice 2011;20:584-584
  • Hadi MA, Tan CL. Interaction between clopidogrel and proton pump inhibitors: Literature to clinical practice. Australasian Medical Journal 2011;4(6) 277-282
  • Elkalmi RM, Hassali MA, Ibrahim MIM, Widodo RT, Efan MA, Hadi MA. Pharmacy students’ knowledge and perceptions about pharmacovigilance in Malaysian public universities. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education 2011;75(5)96.
  • Long CM, Hassali MA, Asrul AS, Hadi MA, Mahmoud AH. Perspectives of heart failure patients in Malaysia towards medications and disease state management: Findings from a qualitative study. Journal of Public Health, 2011;19(6):569-577
  • Hadi MA, Long CM, Lee WL, Iylia RR, Aishah A. A needs-based curriculum review for diploma in pharmacy programme at a Malaysian university. Archives of Pharmacy Practice. 2011; 2(1)pp 23.
  • Hasan SS, Chong DWK, Keivan A, Wong PS, Hassali MA, Ernieda MH, Hadi MA, Sridhar SB, Ahmed SI, Yean LB, Efendie B. Influences on Malaysian pharmacy students’ Career preferences. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education 2010; 74(9):166
  • Hadi MA. Spotlight on the low dose Rosiglitazone/ Metformin combination in prevention of Type 2 Diabetes. Archives of Pharmacy Practice 2010;1: 2
  • Hadi MA. PharmD and needs-based education: An alternate view. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education 2010;74(7);125.
  • Hadi MA, Awaisu A. Postgraduate programs in clinical pharmacy and pharmacy practice: Are we heading in the right direction? American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education 2010;74(4);72
  • Hadi MA, Hassali MA, Asrul AS, Ahmed A. Evaluation of breast cancer awareness among female university students. Pharmacy Practice 2010;8(1):29-34.
  • Hadi MA, Long CM, Lee WL, Shazwani S, Aisha A. Developing a practice based Master in Clinical Pharmacy Programme at Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education 2010;74(2);32.
  • Hadi MA, Hassali MA, Asrul AS, Ahmed A. Knowledge and perception of breast cancer among women of various ethnic groups in the State of Penang: A cross-sectional survey. Medical Principals & Practice 2010;19:61-67
  • Hadi MA, Jeff H. Broader Perspective Needed on the PharmD Degree in Pakistan. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education 2009; 73(6);114
  • Wasif G, Syed A, Tahir MK, Amir HK, Hadi A. In a way to treat addiction: is therapeutic outcome effective? HealthMED 2009;3(1):8-16
  • Khan AH, Khan F, Ashfaq M, Akram J, Khan TM, Hadi MA, Khan MI. Effects of Tranexamic acid and its derivatives on the chemical and metabolic modulation of Glutathione in aqueous solution. Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research 2009;2(3):5-10

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