Dr Vibhu Paudyal PgCert, BPharm, MSc, PhD, SRPharmS

Vibhu Paudyal

School of Pharmacy
Associate Professor in Clinical Pharmacy

Contact details

Institute of Clinical Sciences
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Dr Paudyal is an Associate Professor in Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Practice. He is an active researcher and educator in pharmacy practice. As of January 2023, he has published over 100 peer reviewed publications and has consistently secured external research grants and awards. His research focuses on: identifying and addressing the causes and consequences of health inequality, pharmacy and public health, self-care and development and evaluation of innovative pharmacy services. Currently he is leading a UK NIHR Health Service Research and Delivery (HS&DR) funded multicentre randomised controlled trial evaluating integrated pharmacist and third sector worker support for persons experiencing homelessness (PEH). His research on homelessness and health has offered substantial evidence on the disparities in health and access to healthcare faced by PEH. Such research has informed the development of innovative service trials to address such disparities. He is a regular invited speaker in public health, academic and NHS forums.   

He is the immediate past chair of the research Committee of the European Society of Clinical Pharmacy and Associate Editor for International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy. He has supervised to completion several PhD students.

He is also the School foundations training recruitment lead for MPharm and sits on the steering committee Pharmacy Evaluation Group of Health Education England. In his role as the foundations training lead, he led the School of Pharmacy at UoB to 1st rank in national standing in the Oriel exams amongst 31 Schools of Pharmacy in the Great Britain.

Dr Paudyal is a keen educator in Pharmacy Practice and Public Health. He has been nominated twice for outstanding teaching awards at University of Birmingham.

Dr Paudyal has engaged with the mainstream media in relation to the results and impact of his research on healthcare of persons experiencing homelessness. For arranging an interview, please contact the University press office.


  • PhD Pharmacy Practice, 2011
  • PG Certificate (Research Methods), 2009
  • MSc Clinical Pharmacology, 2007 (With distinction and first position)
  • Bachelor of Pharmacy, 2003 (Gold medal)
  • Scientific Member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society


  • Deputy editor, International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
  • Editorial Board, Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy
  • Chair of research committee, European Society of Clinical Pharmacy Jan 2020 onwards
  • Invited lecture: European Society of Clinical Pharmacy Symposium, grant award lecture, Heidelberg, Germany, October 2018
  • Grant reviewer: ZonMw - The Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development
  • Grant reviewer: Liverpool Clinical Commissioning group
  • Grant reviewer: Pharmacy Research UK
  • Grant commission member: European Society of Clinical Pharmacy.
  • Abstract review panel: European Society of Clinical Pharmacy Conferences; UK Academic Primary Care Conferences
  • Health Education England: Evaluation committee member for research on national pharmacists’ pre-registration scheme, principal investigator on associated projects. I am responsible to provide strategic advice to HEE with regards to evaluation and feed forward for development of their new services. Leading the national evaluation of the pre-registration recruitment training scheme set up by Health Education England in 2017/18 making an impactful evaluation project from which one of the reports is available on the HEE website
  • Invited to be consultant for evaluation of NHS minor ailment research projects by private companies through University consultancy services.
  • Journal peer reviewer: Numerous


Vibhu teaches Pharmacy Practice modules across:

Vibhu has experience of teaching Research Methods at Doctorate (PhD and Doctorate of Professional Practice) and MSc level in various disciplines such as Public Health, Nursing, Global Health and International Health. 


Pharmaceutical Public Health

Health Inequality

Drug safety and pharmacovigilance


Other activities

  • External examiner, Eu2P - European programme in Pharmacovigilance and Pharmacoepidemiology- Consortium of European Universities
  • PhD external examiner (various) including University College Dublin, (Ireland), University of Nottingham (UK), University of New England (Australia)
  • Best reviewer award 2017, 2018 for Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy Journal
  • National steering committee member: Health Education England Pharmacist pre-registration recruitment evaluation
  • Guardian and BBC coverage of research on homelessness
  • Nominations for outstanding teaching awards. University of Birmingham, 2019, 2020


Recent publications


Van Dusen, RA, Abernethy, K, Chaudhary, N, Paudyal, V & Kurmi , O 2023, 'Association of the COVID-19 pandemic on stroke admissions and treatment globally: a systematic review', BMJ open, vol. 13, no. 3, e062734. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2022-062734

Shrestha, S, Blebil, AQ, Teoh, SL, Sapkota, S, Kc, B, Paudyal, V & Gan, SH 2023, 'Clinical pharmacists' intervention on pain management in cancer patients (PharmaCAP trial): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial', Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice, vol. 16, no. 1, 14. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40545-022-00505-0

Al Rowily, A, Aloudah, N, Jalal, Z, Abutaleb, MH, Baraka, MA & Paudyal, V 2023, 'Medication errors in relation to direct‑acting oral anticoagulants: a qualitative study of pharmacists’ views and experiences', International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11096-023-01555-3

Paudyal, V, Lowrie, R, Mair, FS, Middleton, L, Cheed, V, Hislop, J, Williamson, A, Barnes, N, Jolly, K, Saunders, K, Allen, N, Jagpal, P, Provan, G, Ross, S, Hunter, C, Tearne, S, McPherson, A, Heath, H, Lombard, C, Araf, A, Dixon, E, Hatch, A, Moir, J & Akhtar, S 2023, 'Protocol for a pilot randomised controlled trial to evaluate integrated support from pharmacist independent prescriber and third sector worker for people experiencing homelessness: the PHOENIx community pharmacy study', Pilot and Feasibility Studies, vol. 9, no. 1, 29. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40814-023-01261-x

Richard-Jones, L, Patel, P, Jagpal, P, Lowrie, R, Saunders, K, Burwood, S, Shrestha, S & Paudyal, V 2023, 'Provision of drug and alcohol services amidst COVID‑19 pandemic: a qualitative evaluation on the experiences of service providers', International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11096-023-01557-1

Patel, T, Paudyal, V & Hadi, MA 2022, 'A qualitative exploration of pharmacy students’ opinions and experiences of volunteering during the COVID-19 pandemic', Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning, vol. 14, no. 8, pp. 1004-1014. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cptl.2022.07.006

Doshi, M, Parbat, M, Paudyal, V & Marriott, J 2022, 'Bridging the gap between academia and practice: novel organogram at the Pharmacy Council of India', Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice, vol. 15, 22. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40545-022-00416-0

Chopra, E, Choudhary, T, Hazen, A, Shrestha, S, Dehele, I & Paudyal, V 2022, 'Clinical pharmacists in primary care general practices: evaluation of current workforce and their distribution', Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice, vol. 15, no. 1, 101. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40545-022-00483-3

Alzahrani, ASS, Greenfield, S & Paudyal, V 2022, 'Complementary and alternative medicine use in self-management of diabetes: a study of patient and user conversations in online forums', International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11096-022-01469-6

Naser, AY, Alwafi, H, Al-Daghastani, T, Hemmo, SI, Alrawashdeh, HM, Jalal, Z, Paudyal, V, Alyamani, N, Almaghrabi, M & Shamieh, A 2022, 'Drugs utilization profile in England and Wales in the past 15 years: a secular trend analysis', BMC Primary Care, vol. 23, no. 1, 239, pp. 11. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12875-022-01853-1

Adekoya, A, Tyagi, SK, Duru, CN, Satia, I, Paudyal, V & Kurmi, OP 2022, 'Effects of household air pollution (HAP) on cardiovascular diseases in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs): a systematic review and meta-analysis', International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol. 19, no. 15, 9298. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19159298


Weidmann, AE, Cadogan, C, Fialová, D, Hazen, A, Henman, M, Lutters, M, Okuyan, B, Paudyal, V & Wirth, F 2023, 'How to write a successful grant application: guidance provided by the European Society of Clinical Pharmacy', International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11096-023-01543-7

Review article

Shrestha, S, Khatiwada, AP, Sapkota, B, Sapkota, S, Poudel, P, KC, B, Teoh, SL, Qais Blebil, A & Paudyal, V 2023, 'What is “Opioid Stewardship”? An Overview of Current Definitions and Proposal for a Universally Acceptable Definition', Journal of Pain Research, vol. 16, pp. 383-394. https://doi.org/10.2147/JPR.S389358

Huang, C, Foster, H, Paudyal, V, Ward, M & Lowrie, R 2022, 'A systematic review of the nutritional status of adults experiencing homelessness', Public Health, vol. 208, pp. 59-67. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.puhe.2022.04.013

Naseralallah, L, Stewart, D, Azfr Ali, R & Paudyal, V 2022, 'An umbrella review of systematic reviews on contributory factors to medication errors in healthcare settings', Expert Opinion on Drug Safety, vol. 2022. https://doi.org/10.1080/14740338.2022.2147921

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Media experience

Vibhu has engaged with the mainstream media including the Guardian and BBC in relation to the results and impact of his research on healthcare of persons experiencing homelessness. For arranging an interview, please contact the University press office.