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.