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

Vibhu Paudyal

School of Pharmacy
Senior Lecturer in Clinical Pharmacy

Contact details

Institute of Clinical Sciences
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Dr Paudyal is a Senior Lecturer in Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Practice. He is an active researcher and educator in pharmacy practice. He has published over 50 peer reviewed publications and has consistently secured external research grants and awards. His particular expertise is in relation to pharmacy and public health, self-care and development and evaluation of innovative pharmacy services.

He is the chair of the research Committee  of the European Society of Clinical Pharmacy and deputy editor for International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy.

He is also the School pre-registration recruitment lead for MPharm and sits on the steering committee Pharmacy Evaluation Group of Health Education England.

Vibhu 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

  • Chair, European Society of Clinical Pharmacy Research Committee (Jan 2020-), vice chair of research committee (2017-2019),Committee member since 2017
  • Deputy Editor, International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy (2017-)
  • Editorial board member, Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy (2015-)
  • 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


Recent publications


Alzahrani, ASS, Price, M, Greenfield, S & Paudyal, V 2021, 'Global prevalence and types of complementary and alternative medicines use amongst adults with diabetes: systematic review and meta-analysis', European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00228-021-03097-x

Vohra, N, Hadi, MA, Khanal, S, Kurmi, OP & Paudyal, V 2021, 'Impact of deprivation, dementia prevalence and regional demography on prescribing of antidementia drugs in England: A time trend analysis', British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology. https://doi.org/10.1111/bcp.14782

Mohammed, E, Khanal, S, Jalal, Z, Cheema, E, Abutaleb, MH & Paudyal, V 2021, 'Perceived barriers and facilitators to uptake of non-traditional roles by pharmacists in Saudi Arabia and implications for COVID-19 pandemic and beyond: a qualitative study using Theoretical Domain Framework', Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice, vol. 14, 25. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40545-021-00307-w

Lowrie, R, Stock, K, Lucey, S, Knapp, M, Williamson, A, Montgomery, M, Lombard, C, Maguire, D, Allan, R, Blair, R, Paudyal, V & Mair, FS 2021, 'Pharmacist led homeless outreach engagement and non-medical independent prescribing (Rx) (PHOENIx) intervention for people experiencing homelessness: a non- randomised feasibility study', International Journal for Equity in Health, vol. 20, no. 1, 19. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12939-020-01337-7

Paudyal, V, MacLure, K, Forbes-McKay, K, McKenzie, M, MacLeod, J, Smith, A & Stewart, D 2020, ''If I die, I die, I don't care about my health': perspectives on self-care of people experiencing homelessness', Health and Social Care in the Community, vol. 28, no. 1, pp. 160-172. https://doi.org/10.1111/hsc.12850

Stewart, D, Paudyal, V, Cadogan, C, Hazen, A, Okuyan, B, Lutters, M, Henman, M & Fialová, D 2020, 'A survey of the European Society of Clinical Pharmacy members’ research involvement, and associated enablers and barriers', International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy, vol. 42, no. 4, pp. 1073-1087. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11096-020-01054-9

Mahmood, S, Shahzad, H, Haque, S, Denniston, A, Paudyal, V, Downie, L, Hill, LJ & Jalal, Z 2020, 'A systematic review and meta-analysis on treatment non-adherence and non-persistence to intravitreal anti-vascular endothelial growth factor therapy', PROSPERO. <https://www.crd.york.ac.uk/prospero/display_record.php?ID=CRD42020216205>

Bell, C, Muhammad, AH, Khanal, S & Paudyal, V 2020, 'Are more men seeking help for erectile dysfunction? A time trend analysis', BJGP Open. https://doi.org/10.3399/bjgpopen20X101145

Ali, RA, Jalal, Z & Paudyal, V 2020, 'Barriers to monitoring and management of cardiovascular and metabolic health of patients prescribed antipsychotic drugs: a systematic review', BMC Psychiatry, vol. 20, no. 1, 581. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12888-020-02990-6

Ali, S, Ullah, S, Paudyal, V, Ali, M, Khalid Tipu, M & Ur-rehman, T 2020, 'Complementary and alternative medicines for the treatment of hepatitis C: perspectives of users and CAM practitioners', Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, vol. 2020, 3932690 . https://doi.org/10.1155/2020/3932690

Alenezi, A, Yahyouche, A & Paudyal, V 2020, 'Current status of opioid epidemic in the United Kingdom and strategies for treatment optimisation in chronic pain', International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11096-020-01205-y

Jalal, Z, Paudyal, V, Al-Arkee, S, Dyson, G & Marriott, J 2020, 'Designing a clinical pharmacy primary care intervention for myocardial infarction patients using a patient and public involvement discussion', Pharmacy, vol. 8, no. 1, 13. https://doi.org/10.3390/pharmacy8010013

McEwen-Smith, L, Price, MJ, Fleming, G, Swanwick, T, Hirsch, C, Yahyouche, A, Ward, J, Buckley, S & Paudyal, V 2020, 'How do pharmacy students select their pre-registration training providers? A mixed methods evaluation of the national recruitment scheme in England and Wales', International Journal of Pharmacy Practice. https://doi.org/10.1111/ijpp.12609

Paudyal, V 2020, 'Impact of HIV and chronic kidney disease comorbidities on hepatitis C treatment choices, drug–drug interactions and hepatitis C cure', International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy, vol. 42, pp. 515–526. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11096-020-00994-6

Review article

Cheema, E, McGuinness, K, Hadi, MA, Paudyal, V, Elnaem, MH, Alhifany, AA, Elrggal, ME & Al Hamid, A 2020, 'Causes, nature and toxicology of fentanyl-associated deaths: a systematic review of deaths reported in peer-reviewed literature', Journal of Pain Research, vol. 13, pp. 3281-3294. https://doi.org/10.2147/JPR.S280462

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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.