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


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.

Huang, C, Foster, H, Paudyal, V, Ward, M & Lowrie, R 2022, 'A systematic review of the nutritional status of adults experiencing homelessness', Public Health.

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

Alzahrani, ASS, Greenfield, S & Paudyal, V 2022, 'Factors affecting complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use by adult diabetic patients: a systematic review using the theoretical domains framework (TDF)', Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sapharm.2022.01.001

Vohra, N, Paudyal, V & Price, M 2022, 'Homelessness and the use of Emergency Department as a source of healthcare: a systematic review', International Journal of Emergency Medicine.

Ullah, S, Ali, S, Daud, M, Paudyal, V, Hayat, K, Hamid, SM & Ur-rehman, T 2022, 'Illness perception about hepatitis C virus infection: a cross-sectional study from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pakistan', BMC Infectious Diseases, vol. 22, no. 1, 74. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12879-022-07055-5

Shrestha, S, Shrestha, R, Ahmed, A, Sapkota, B, Khatiwada, AP, Malini Christopher, C, Thapa, P, Kc, B, Qais Blebil, A, Khanal, S & Paudyal, V 2022, 'Impact of pharmacist services on economic, clinical, and humanistic outcome (ECHO) of South Asian patients: a systematic review', Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice, vol. 15, 37. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40545-022-00431-1

Khan, A, Kurmi, O, Lowrie, R, Khanal, S & Paudyal, V 2022, 'Medicines prescribing for homeless persons: analysis of prescription data from specialist homelessness general practices', International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy, vol. 44, no. 3, pp. 717-724. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11096-022-01399-3

Alenezi, A, Yahyouche, A & Paudyal, V 2022, 'Patient Perspectives on the Appropriate Use of Prescribed Opioids in Chronic Non-Malignant Pain: Analysis of Online Forums Using Theoretical Domains Framework', Journal of Pain Research, vol. 15, pp. 1567-1583. https://doi.org/10.2147/JPR.S357354

Shakya, R, Shrestha, R, Shrestha, S, Sapkota, P, Gautam, R, Rai, L, Khatiwada, AP, Ranabhat, K, Kc, B, Sapkota, B, Khanal, S & Paudyal, V 2022, 'Translation, Cultural Adaptation and Validation of the Hill Bone Compliance to High Blood Pressure Therapy Scale to Nepalese Language', Patient preference and adherence, vol. 16, pp. 957-970. https://doi.org/10.2147/PPA.S349760

Alrawashdeh, HM, Naser, AY, Alwafi, H, AbuAlhommos, AK, Jalal, Z, Paudyal, V, Abdulmannan, DM, Hassanin, FF, Hemmo, SI & Al Sarireh, F 2022, 'Trends in Hospital Admission Due to Diseases of the Eye and Adnexa in the Past Two Decades in England and Wales: An Ecological Study', International Journal of General Medicine, vol. 15, pp. 1097-1110. https://doi.org/10.2147/IJGM.S344380

Alrowily, A, Aloudah, N, Jalal, Z, Abutaleb, MH & Paudyal, V 2022, 'Views, experiences and contributory factors related to medication errors associated with direct oral anticoagulants: a qualitative study with physicians and nurses', International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy.

Shrestha, S, Khatri, J, Shakya, S, Danekhu, K, Khatiwada, AP, Sah, R, Kc, B, Paudyal, V, Khanal, S & Rodriguez-morales, AJ 2021, 'Adverse events related to COVID-19 vaccines: the need for strengthening pharmacovigilance monitoring systems', Drugs & Therapy Perspectives, vol. 37, no. 8, pp. 376–382. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40267-021-00852-z

Dhada, S, Stewart, D, Cheema, E, Hadi, MA & Paudyal, V 2021, 'Cancer services during the COVID-19 pandemic: systematic review of patients’ and caregivers’ experiences', Cancer Management and Research, vol. 2021, no. 13, pp. 5875-5887. https://doi.org/10.2147/CMAR.S318115


Paudyal, V, Racine, M & Hwang, SW 2021, 'COVID-19 vaccination amongst persons experiencing homelessness: practices and learnings from UK, Canada and the US', Public Health, vol. 199, pp. e2-e3. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.puhe.2021.08.015

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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.

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